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    Sammy stared at Rylie for a moment before pushing off the desk and walking to where the young student had decided to make a stand. Without saying anything she stepped behind Rylie and picked up her chair, since the girl had vacated it, and walked with it back to the front of the classroom to place it beside her own chair behind the teachers desk. With that done she turned back to face the class, leaving Rylie nowhere to sit down.

    "Well," she said as though nothing had happened, "you're not wrong. We always have to own up to our losses as Trainers. They're never our Pokemons fault and no matter how good the other Trainer was, you could always have done something better. That's looking back though, right? In the moment you do your best and later on you have the luxury to go back and figure out how to improve, then use it for the next battle. My loss in the Unova League, as much as the other Trainer worked hard and did their research, comes down to me being cocky. I'd had a string of easy wins up to that point and had the crowd behind me, so I fell back on strategies that had worked for me up to that point. Should've mixed it up, used some of my other Pokemon and not assumed I was the hottest thing going. Being cocky," she said pointedly, "often leaves you exposed."

    "As for the sort of Pokemon I tend to use a lot, or be good with especially, I'm a power player for the most part. I can come up with decent strategies but I'm at my strongest when I focus on overwhelming force. I find I work really well with Fighting type Pokemon, with Dark and Water being joint second. I have other Pokemon of course, I have a Wigglytuff that could level a stadium if he was in a bad mood, but you'll just naturally discover you have Pokemon you're a little better with."

    Sydney kept glancing over her shoulder at Rylie, worried about the predicament her friend had gotten herself into, while not wanting to miss any of the teachers instruction. She raised her hand, not wanting to have to listen to anymore of Ivrant asking questions she already knew the answers to. "Uh, Mi- I mean, Samantha, how do you feel - that is to say from your own personal experience - how can we best use our time here to catapult our future careers as Pokemon Trainers?"

    Sammy shrugged, picking her coffee back up. "I mean that kinda depends on what sort of career you want. But if you're talking about competing in the Leagues, aside from the obvious of doing the whole Badge thing, you're in a dream spot for catching whatever you want and constantly training against your classmates."
    "Um..." Sydney piped up again, keeping her hand in the air, "Sorry, I just, what do you mean by obvious Badge thing?"
    Sammy blinked a few times, caught out by the question." Badges. Like... you know, from Gym Le- hold on a second. You mean to tell me you've been here a whole semester and it hasn't even popped into your head that you have a rotating staff of Gym Leaders where you live? You could have enough Badges to qualify for a League before your year is even up if you put the work in. I mean, once I reached Unova last year I only had to hit up two Gyms to finish my set and I've got over half a dozen from other regions. Classrooms aren't the only way you're supposed to be learning here, okay?"
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    Ivrant did his best to hold back his laughter. This teacher was cool as hell. Sure she didn't throw Rylie into the ocean considering well, that wouldn't look too great but this was kind of a close second. Note to self, don't screw with this chick. On the other hand, Sammy brought up a great point abotu badges. The island had all kinds of Gym Leaders here so it only made sense Gym Badges were up for grabs at any point assuming they were good enough to take them out. It'd be a good way to at least practice surely.

    What kind of Pokemon did Ivrant really lean toward? He didn't have much prefence so far but felt he kept a pretty balanced group of Pokemon at the moment. Dynamo was his all rounder, Buster was his offense and Knox was just a straight tank. Nothing really stood out but Ivrant hadn't done this long enough to really find anything yet he supposed. He'd need to take Sammy's other words of advice as well. Especially about being Cocky. Ivrant didn't really consider himself too high and mighty but he got pretty competitive... but he wasn't exactly cocky. Right?

    "Straight to the punch huh? Remind's me of my Marill, Buster. I bet he'd love to duke it with your Wigglytuff. The guy could use a goal to reach for. He's way too overconfident in his power." Ivrant commented. "My other Pokemon is far less confident though. She's a Sandygast but is usually afraid to come out and fight a times. I guess you could say I have kind of a colorful cast of Pokemon eheh..."
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      Rylie simply stared back at Samantha as her chair was confiscated, giving a bit of a satisfied sneer when she turned her back to walk to the front of the room. Scooting her desk back against the wall she leaned back against with her arms folded, effectively replacing her chair. She got to her, that’s for sure.



      Why was she so happy about that? She’s never been the kind of person to antagonize somebody on purpose, especially an adult. For whatever reason though, getting under that woman’s skin ignited this rebellious side she never knew she had. Rylie pondered these things for a moment as she passively listened to the lecture.

      ‘Tch, she was looking right at me when she said that… I guess in a way I am being rather cocky.’ Rylie thought to herself as she listened. ‘She’s right though, doing the same thing over and over again would be easily noticeable. From the sounds of it we have a similar fighting style, just replace Fighting with Ice for me. Maybe she knows… No, there’s no way I’d let my self fall into a pattern like that.’ She continued thinking, stubbornly dismissing the thought.

      Rylie caught Sydney glancing back over her shoulder for a moment before turning back to Samantha. ‘Was she judging me? I’m not acting that strange am I… Alright, maybe I am.’ She thought to herself, quietly worrying as she leaned against her desk. ‘Whatever, I’ll talk to her later about it.’

      As she continued listening to Samantha lecture, Rylie gave a confused look as she went on her rant about badges. The thought never occurred to her, but why would it? She had seen Candice battle before, there’s no way she would stand a chance against her right now. Not bothering to raise her hand she took it upon herself to speak up. “I’m sorry, I’m not sure I understand Ma’am.” She began, knowing the word Ma’am might tick her off. “You just told us not to be cocky, yet you’re suggesting we brazenly go off and challenge some of the world’s strongest trainers despite only being a student for a few months now? That sounds rather cocky to me.”

      Rylie gave a deep breath before continuing. “Not to say I don’t see the value of challenging someone far above your skill level, but are you seriously suggesting that far of a jump is a good idea?” Narrowing her eyes, Rylie continued in a far flatter tone. “I’d be careful how you answer that by the way. I sure you know what’s coming next if you simply say yes.” She warned, giving Samantha a challenging stare.

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      This class was really quite the show. The too cool teacher and one of the students were going at it and Desmond couldn't help loving it. He loved the power move that Sammy had pulled with the chair but that girl was not backing down, blatantly challenging (threatening?) Sammy, which Desmond had to admit was a power move of its own. It reminded him of how he and Daro had rose through the organizations ranks. Another thing that intrigued Desmond was that they could challenge the teachers here for badges. It had never occurred to him that battles here could be considered official matches and therefore possible to make progress towards league championships. He assumed any battles would just be basic sparring.

      Back to the plot thickening though, as much as Desmond loved the standoff, he was getting a little irritated with how the student was treating Sammy. He was all for discussion and confidence but this was threatening to get out of hand. No doubt Sammy was rough around the edges and definitely overly sure of herself to a degree, but this girl was being outright disrespectful with that last comment.

      Desmond couldn't help himself, he had to say something. He turned towards the girl sitting on her desk. "I doubt Sammy is saying we go off challenging the professors all willy-nilly. Rather that we should've maybe known by now that that was an option for later in our school careers, cause as you said we are fairly new trainers. But even so, if she did mean we should go off and challenge them, I don't see much of a problem. The professors here are professionals and good people and would never blatantly hurt our Pokemon to a dangerous point. Also, there's plenty of lessons to be learned from a loss to one of the best trainers the world has to offer, as one-sided as it may be, such as respect." He turned back towards Sammy, "I apologize for interjecting like that, I just wanted to say my piece."

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        Sammy took a deep breath through her nose and reminded herself not to agree to favours from Flannery in the future, especially when she'd been drinking. Teach a class, it'll be fun! At this point she felt as though it'd be more fun trying to wrestle away the leek away from a Farfetch'd in the rain while she missing a shoe. "Alright, alright, listen," she held up a hand, "apparently this has turned into Gym Leaders 101 and I'm not into repeating myself so if you're the type to actually listen I'd say do it now."

        At that it was like someone had given Sydney a direct command, she flipped to a new page of her notebook and sat poised, ready to scribe whatever pearls of wisdom this unconventional teacher had to offer. With any luck this would distract Rylie from whatever mad crusade she was on to get herself suspended...

        "Yes," Sammy nodded, "Gym Leaders are - at least for the most part - highly skilled and experienced Pokemon Trainers. They could generally take a run at the League of their choosing and do very well - the simple fact is that quite a lot of Gym Leaders could easily fill in for a member of their regions Elite Four if they needed to. When I was here at the Academy I watched Misty, Cerulean Gym Leader from Kanto, cut through Team Rocket with a Mega Gyrados like they were nothing. I've also seen her battle a ten year old using a Staryu and a Psyduck that couldn't pick its own feet out of a lineup and she lost, although just barely. Any guesses why she didn't just bust out one of her powerful Pokemon and wipe the floor with that kid?"
        "Oh," Sydney rocketed her hand into the air, "because it wouldn't be a fair match?"
        "Eh, kind of," Sammy tilted her head in acknowledgement, "you're right but that's not the whole of it. Gym Leaders aren't there purely as these obstacles you have to beat to get into the League. If they were all the Trainers in League competition would be roughly the same strength, right? And although they're all of a certain calibre we can tell that some of them are much stronger and more experienced than others."

        She took another sip of her coffee before continuing, being careful with how she phrased what she wanted to say. This wasn't her forte at all, she was a fighter through and through. It would have been a lot easier to show these kids what she meant but she hadn't known ahead of time this was going to be what they covered...

        "Gym Leaders adapt the team they use depending on their opponent so that a battle against them will always be a challenge, no matter who it is. That's because they're there to help whoever they battle grow or learn something as a Trainer. Maybe you beat them on the first time and just have a hard fought match, or you lose and come back for a rematch after more training or coming up with a new strategy. Whatever way it works out the point is to get better - heck, it's why half the time Gym Leaders hand out TM's after you beat them. Whether they're here at the Academy or in their Gym, they're teachers. Except Surge, he's just a dick." She shrugged. "So you can challenge them now or you can wait until you feel ready. They're not going to throw their best at you, they're going to throw what they think is best for you your way, got it? If you get a Badge, awesome. If you don't, learn from it the same way you're supposed to be doing from everything on this island."

        "As for you, old-man-hair," she gestured towards Ivrant, "I had the same thing when I first got here, with a Ground Type as well funnily enough. My Cubone wouldn't do anything except cry and use Endure - little guy was terrified of his own shadow because he'd been with an abusive Trainer until I," she cleared her throat, "rescued him. You can either try to help your Pokemon overcome its weaknesses or play into its strengths so it feels more comfortable. I mean, do both obviously, but you gotta start with one. I helped my Cubone get over the fear, but honestly, a Sandygast? Helping it feel confident with a smart defensive strategy might be the way to go on that."

        "Don't worry about jumping in," she nodded to Desmond, "You weren't far off the mark about Gym Leaders. They're not going to put you through a wall just for the hell of it, that's not what they're about. Now, me on the other hand," she turned to Rylie with a grin, "I don't have to worry about playing nice. Kid, if you want to rumble after class grow a pair and challenge me. But stop being a brat in my class and just know that I don't play nice, I don't go easy and if the best lesson I can teach you is to know when you're in over your head I am happy for my Crawdaunt to Crabhammer all of your Pokemon into craters. Outside of Gym Leaders hell yeah, you can still challenge anyone you like, even if you try to hide it behind a mukty question. But think about your Pokemon instead of your own ego because you might find you've put them in a situation they aren't ready for."

        Her grin became a little less wolfish as she looked to the rest of the class. "Any questions?"
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        "Well we're not exactly going to learn a lot if we keep winning. Whole point is to learn how to get stronger not body everybody we come across and call it a day. I'm sure the Gym Leaders here would feel the same way. They're still learning the same as us right? What would they get out of using their best and what would we really learn out of that?" Ivrant stated, writing down notes on what Sammy was saying. Especially considering how to deal with the nervous nature of Knox.

        But how was he supposed to make Knox feel comfortable on defense? Have it get hit by heavier stuff? Perhaps it wasn't confident in its ability to seriously take a hit and Ivrant wasn't really sure of a non violent way to have Knox be comfortable with that kind of thing. Ivrant found the poor guy on complete accident when Buster accidentally ran her over. Perhaps that was why she got so afraid. On top of the type weakness, Buster was a truck. Maybe she lost motivation to try tanking hits ever since then.

        "What about the reverse situation though? A Pokemon that's TOO confident in its power and is just overall reckless? Well... I suppose "cocky" would be a better way to put it. He listens to me just fine but its just the execution that's an issue."
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          Rylie turned her attention towards the unfamiliar boy, giving him a rather annoyed look as he spoke. She was tempted to mock him for feeling the need to come to the defense of a league contender however he wasn’t the only one looking at her. All over the classroom she caught other students looking back at her, she could almost feel their staring crawling on her skin. This was a rather new feeling for her, and it wasn’t exactly pleasant.

          Rylie shuffled in place as the pressure on her began to grow, even if she wanted to she couldn’t find the courage to speak. Barely even listening to Samantha’s lecture at this point, Rylie simply leaned back against her desk with her arms crossed trying her best to ignore the staring. ‘I just wanted to see a league contender fight in person… why is everyone looking at me like that?’ she thought to herself, beginning to spite class.

          Rylie flinched just a bit as she was directly addressed, mustering up the courage she painfully looked up at Samantha. ‘So much for her being a good person huh red shirt, she's nothing but a brute.’ she thought to herself in regards to her threat, gritting her teeth in frustration.

          Her nerves grew only stronger as she was put on the spot, her chest tightening up to the point where it was becoming difficult to breath. She had to say something quick, anything to get out of the spotlight. ”Samantha…” She began, swallowing the lump in her throat. “If you agree to let me talk to you in private after class, I’ll stop causing trouble for you. Is that a deal?” she offered, barely able to maintain her composure at this point. The only thing keeping her from breaking out into tears being her pride.

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            Cyan had remained rather quiet for the entirety of the class. It's not like he wasn't paying attention, he was just drifting off more than usual. Maybe the pressure from his next test finally hit him. Or he was thinking about how his recent battle went... But the new teacher finally caught his attention when she mentioned her own defeat and why she lost.

            It was similar to why Cyan had lost his battle. He kept using the same strategy over and over because it worked before, without adapting. That's how even a weaker Pokemon was able to beat him with ease. He had to reflect more on that later, because now he realized how much of the class he actually missed, so he scrambled a bit and finally got a pen and paper to write things down. 'Gym Leaders give badges to challengers that beat them..." As he began to write down, he noticed the discussion had already moved on, and he had barely written a damm sentence down.

            He began to raise his hand to ask the teacher to repeat what she said, but then put it down quickly. The last thing he wanted in this class was to be known as the guy who spent the entire class daydreaming. So he just sat there quietly, trying to figure out what was happening right there and then.

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              "I've had that problem too," Sammy smirked at Ivrant, "Although that was with my Pancham. Little brawler just wanted to work his knuckles on anything that passed him by and wouldn't listen to a word I said, or consider that there were some fights he just shouldn't pick. I can't give you any advice that'll instantly fix your problem because every Pokemon is different of course, but what worked for me anyway was helping my Pancham understand that discipline was going to win him more fights than what he was doing. Of course then he evolved and we had to start all over again," she grinned.

              She listened to what Rylie had to say, frowning with a little concern at the girl. "Hell, you can talk to me whenever you want. And you can keep making as much or as little trouble as you want - this is your time kid. But sure, we can chat afterwards." She walked around her desk and grabbed Rylie's chair, moving it out to the side so it wasn't difficult to get to, then resumed her position in front of the class. She didn't say anything, but the invitation was there for Rylie to get her chair back if she wanted it.

              "So just to be clear, yes, Gym Leaders are also still learning. So are Champions for that matter, our job as Pokemon Trainers isn't ever done, y'know? There's always more we can learn, more training we can do, new challenges. A Gym Leaders main job is to help other Trainers with their journey, because what do we do in gyms? We train. That's my understanding of the whole system anyway, but it takes a special sort to be a Gym Leader and it's definitely a career path that attracts the eccentrics. Don't be too shocked by how weird some of them can be."

              Sydney raised her hand again, not waiting to be called on before speaking. "Samantha, I understand that we have access to all of these Gym Leaders and that it's an incredible opportunity, but with Finals close by don't you think we should be focusing on our academics rather than battling?"

              Sammy crossed her arms, looking down at the tooth-achingly eager young girl asking the question. "If your goal is to be a professor or something, sure. If you want to be a competitive Trainer, maybe not. Figure out what your goals are and focus on what you need to do to get there, put the work into the areas you want to succeed in most. Do you want to be a successful Trainer in the Leagues? Put the books down and battle more. Do you want to be a breeder? Spend more time studying and volunteering at places like the Pokemon Centre to get hands on experience. Don't waste your time on things that don't matter to you."
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                Rylie merely leaned against her desk rather somberly, finding it rather hard to look up towards the front of the class. “Thanks” she replied to Samantha somewhat flatly, barely looking up towards her. Despite being offered her chair back, she didn’t currently have the courage to walk up and claim it, instead choosing to remain leaning against her desk as she’s been doing. Quietly she listened to the rest of her lecture, trying her hardest to avoid staring eyes.

                ‘Well, I still hold the opinion that her advice isn’t the greatest at the very least… Didn’t she say just a moment ago that the reason she lost in the league was because she didn’t do her research?’ Rylie thought to herself as Samantha gave her lecture on the more academic side of things. Letting out a quiet sigh Rylie refrained from pointing this out, remembering the promise she made earlier. ‘Whatever, there’s no way Sydney would take something like that to heart anyway.’
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                The idea of battling Samantha appealed heavily to Ivrant. He got a serious thrill battling people better then he was. It's just lately his unorthodox methods of battling usually caught his recent opponents off guard which netted him a win at times. Hearing an opinion from a seasoned trainer or a gym leader could at least give Ivrant a more steady goal on how to move forward from here. He'd ask after class though. They had things to learn and all.

                What did Ivrant want to be though? He couldn't see himself being a teacher that's for sure. He barely had the patience for such a thing... so maybe the Gym Leader route wasn't right. Being a simple competitor in tournaments around the world just felt more his speed. Taking down gym leaders, going around the world to defeat the competition... it just felt right to him. At least Ivrant knew he was focusing on the right areas for that kind of career path. He had to make himself the top dog in this school! The trainer that others would strive to defeat! And not just students, he'd have to face teachers at some point too and get to the point where he could even rival them! Perhaps it wouldn't happen during his time in the school but he could set his goals as high as he'd like!

                He hadn't heard of any announcements as of recently but he just had to ask! Sammy might be on the inside with this kind of info! "The school probably holds tournaments here right? You wouldn't happen to have an estimate when one would be starting would you? I'd be surprised if Mr. Oak didn't hold one before graduation!" Ivrant asked. It's been white noise as far as that kind of competition goes! Ivrant wanted to be ready for that kind of day!
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                While Desmond listened to Sammy he would periodically peek out of the corner of his eye to look at the girl on the desk. Her tune had changed real quick after he piped up. To the point she was acting nothing like the girl who had just spent the first half of class standing off with Sammy. Desmond actually felt a little bad, his point was fair but he supposed he didn't need to include the little dig at the end. He just wanted her to tone it down a little, not completely. She wasn't even grabbing her chair, even though Sammy had released it. He made a mental note to say something after class.

                Desmond turned his attention back to Sammy just in time for one of the girls only a couple desk over from him to ask a question. There was something familiar about her but he couldn't quite place it, like he had talked to her before but he had know idea where. Rather than dwell on it though, he focused back on Sammy's answer. It was a fair point she was making. Desmond had no interest in being a professor or breeder, so why spend more than what was needed on activities for those professions? Desmond knew for sure he wanted to be a top trainer and what that meant, he had an inkling. Gym Leader, E4, maybe even Champion? He could definitely see it, after all, all of his idols were in the same positions and what better way to prove his strength and get the opportunity to teach what he knew than through battle?

                Yeah...he could see it now.

                "Hey Sammy, what do you want to be? Obviously a top trainer but are you going to go for a position like Gym Leader or do some traveling around regions or something else?"

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                  Halloween had ended and number of days had passed. The Malamar Incident between him, his friends and two other kids had finally ended, taking up much of the first semester. Once the problem ended, Megami decided to leave the academy to help her mother. Dallas was saddened by her choice, but he smiled, accepting it. Before she left, she handed him a recipe for Poke Food for the pokemon in his egg. Since then, he hadn't cooked much, nor had he spoken to Jenna. He did sometimes speak to Megami via internet or C-Gear.

                  One morning, not long after Megami left, the egg he had received at the start of the year, started to crack and shake during breakfast. He removed the egg and a Gible popped in fin like head out of the egg, reminding him of a Sharpedo in the ocean. Dallas was surprised that it had been a Gible. Not many new trainers had ever started with one, nor had he seen one on the island up until now. The incubator fell apart and he threw it away. He crushed up the poke food that Megami gave him and the shark like dragon loved it. He decided to name it Siege.
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                  Present day...

                  Winter was coming as Dallas looked out across the ocean from one of the docks. His hands were covered by gloves, his blue jacket flopping in the wind. There was a pokemon out there he wanted to meet, but it was still unknown. After a few minutes of waiting, he decided to head to class before he was late.

                  In class, he had remained silent through all of the.... well he wasn't sure what was going on. He had never been in a class that was so chaotic. He was surprised that Rylie was acting like she was, then again, he had really only ever spoken to her in the first class of the year.

                  He hadn't really spoken to anyone in this class before, but he knew them from gossip around the school. He had also battled Ivrant on Halloween, but Dallas had lost against him.

                  The conversation about what you wanted to do in the future, started to grab Dallas' attention. Ever since Megami had left, Dallas had wondered if what he wanted to do in the future, was really all he wanted to do.
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                    Sydney settled into her seat and stared at the notes she had almost automatically taken down about what the teacher was saying. The gist of it was simple enough, focus on taking steps to achieve your goals rather than spending your time on things you weren't personally invested in for the long term. She had come to the Academy with the goal of becoming a serious Pokemon Trainer and, depending on your criteria, she supposed she had sort of reached that goal already. She'd gone from one Pokemon to four and now had first hand battle experience against both wild Pokemon and other Trainers, whereas back in Unova she'd had none. So to many people she could be considered a real Pokemon Trainer now.

                    Beyond that though she had always wanted to compete in the Leagues and help show off that a Pokemon like Miko had to potential of becoming a force to be reckoned with even if she wasn't a typical powerhouse. But it felt as though it had been forever since she'd thought actively about that, it had become so important to do well at the Academy, to stand out as an excellent student. Was that the same thing as an excellent Trainer though? When had her focus shifted? She frowned, forced into introspection by Sammy's cavalier advice.

                    Sammy barked out a laugh, "Me? A Gym Leader? I'd be terrible at it, I hate losing too much. It used to be that if I lost to someone I'd get obsessed and just challenge them again and again until I won which you can't really do if you're running a Gym. Not that that's a bad approach to getting stronger, but you need to put a little more thought into it between battles than I used to. And truth be told, I can't stick to one place for too long," she shrugged, "I grew up on whatever ship my old man could find work, the closest I ever had to a home was this place. So travelling around and seeing new sights, new Pokemon, new challenges... that suits me just fine."

                    "Tournaments? Oh, sure." She replied to Ivrant. "Sometimes we organised them ourselves, sometimes they were ones run by the school. But even if the school is going to run more in the future you shouldn't wait for opportunities like that to present themselves. I guess that's the lesson of the day. It's on all of you to make whatever you want to happen, happen. So quit listening to me and go do your thing," she said as she checked her watch, "class is over in five minutes anyway, so consider yourselves dismissed. I'll be on the island for a little while longer helping out with a thing so if any of you find yourselves at a loose end and want a kick up the butt, feel free to come find me. Our upstanding member of the student body there," she nodded to Rylie, "called first dibs though, so the rest of you can skedaddle."

                    Sydney sat there for a second before realising that Sammy was serious and wanted them to head out. Once it clicked she packed up her belongings and stood up, making her way out of the classroom in a bit of a daze. Had everyone in the Chatot Room been serious when they were so unconcerned about finals? Should she be worrying less about the goals the Academy was setting for her and more about the ones she wanted to set for herself? She hadn't ever been this confused about what to do next before...
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                    Arwyn kept quiet during the entire class. How is this even a class? The teacher was more childish than most of the students here, and we ended up learning... nothing. Arwyn almost wished he wouldn't have come, as this seemed like nothing more than a waste of time. She probably didn't even check attendance, so what's the point? He learned nothing... or at least, not enough. The trainer that gave class was definitely a skilled trainer, but she lost because she didn't pay enough attention....that doesn't seem like a great fit for a teacher.... When she dismissed everyone, Arwyn took the opportunity and left immediatly. What would he do the rest of the day? Maybe studying for finals was a good idea, since he still has quite a bit of work to do...
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