I couldn't believe I had never noticed that Edmon was sitting in the back of my ninth grade math class.
Today I took the liberty of sitting in the back next to him. He looked surprised at first, but accepted it and continued writing in French in a notebook of his. Kate, being the friend who would never sit alone, followed me to the back and stole some other girl's seat.
Sometime during class I leaned over and whispered to Edmon:
"What are you writing?" He looked up.
"In French," he said, and looked back down, muttering to himself. Gee, thanks for that enlightening information.
I only made out one word: sot.
Later I googled it.