The Spot

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The buildings that made up the complex of the Scientia Institute were reflecting the yellow, noon sun straight into William's eyes. Blocking the blinding light with his hand, he stared straight towards the main entrance, as he had for the past twenty minutes. "For such a smart girl, you'd think she could understand the concept of ending a session on time for once." He strained his vision as the front doors opened, and once again he sighed in disappointment. "Maybe the library got a new book in, one she actually hasn't read yet." William collapsed against the nearest tree and tried to decipher what sway mere books could hold over a daring dirigible ride through the canyon. Even though he was royalty, William hated playing the part. He was much more comfortable in his brown slacks and black boots than any suit he had ever had the misfortune of having to wear. Ever since his parents had died four years ago, William was emancipated; Finally regaining his senses several months later, with Higgins futilely attempting to reestablish proper direction for William. Much to his dismay, William's new outlook, like his wardrobe proved immutable. William had already concluded that the world had screwed him over, and as such he felt as if he owed it a solid pop in the mouth. William cocked his head and smiled as an idea hit him. Pulling his pocket knife out of his left boot, he turned and started carving letters into the tree behind him. As he carved the first letter, an image of Higgins appeared in his head, scolding him for acting so brash. This thought only lead to widening his smile and doubling his efforts on the tree. A group of young students dressed in white lab coats were chatting as they passed cl... ... middle of paper ... ... had been sewn together on their bodies, and was much a part of the soldier as their arms or legs. Captain Gilford motioned towards them. Reggie turned to William, "Well, I've got some more tests to run before I'll let you take the SPOT out for yourself, and I'm eager to get to them. Good luck with the Captain, and tell me what happened later." Will waved him off as the SPOT roarded back to life and chugged off back towards the gate. "Always one for a dramatic entrance, eh Will?" William smiled back, "Well I thought a normal horse carriage was a little too cliché, wouldn't you?" Captain Gilford reached in a pocket and pulled out a pipe, and, after pulling some tobacco and a match from another pocket, lit the pipe. Taking a long drag, he looked back to William, "Indeed. What other mischief have you been up to today that I should be aware of?"

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