12 with Tim and Damian?
End of semester papers, always a joy. Truly, the only proper way to spend a solid six hours in front of a computer screen trying in vain to think of some way to artfully write about the key themes in a book you barely read without it sounding like utter bs. And such was the way that Tim had just spent those six hours, though the only progress he had to show for it was a few measly paragraphs. But it still seemed like a good place to take a break and get some food, since he hadn’t eaten in the entire time he was working. After a quick stretch, Tim headed to the kitchen and saw that Damian was also perusing the cabinets for a snack. Damian glanced over at him before saying “Drake, you look like you just crawled out of hell and wrestled a bear.” Tim frowned “Thanks, I try my hardest.” Damian let out a mirthful scoff “ Clearly your efforts aren’t feasible. Honestly I doubt you even try on anything.” This was met with a dry, humorless laugh from Tim “And yet I seem to get fairly good results for someone who apparently ‘doesn’t try’.” Damian opened his mouth to spit out a comeback when Tim held up his hand in mixed defeat and anger “Please, stop.” Damian blinked, confused as to why Tim hadn’t tried to insult him or anything. “Listen, Damian, I am tired. I have worked for six consecutive hours on a paper that I don’ t care about but have to do because otherwise I won’t pass this class. And on top of that, I have work to do for about seven other classes that is just as, if not more, difficult than my term paper. If you want to insult how I look right now, fine I don’t even care. But I would like to see you be able to pull off like 5 AP classes and have extra curricular activities and an outside life while still somehow managing to look like you’re not half dead. Okay? Thanks.” With that Tim grabbed an armful of food and retreated back into his den-like room, leaving Damian standing in the kitchen looking completely stunned. The joys of a life as a student were really something he had to look forward to.