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Dee & Ryo

FAKE Triple Drabble: Average Student

Title: Average Student
Author: badly_knitted
Characters: Bikky, mentions Ryo.
Rating: G
Setting: During the manga.
Summary: Bikky wishes he didn’t have to work so hard in school.
Written Using: The tw100 prompt ‘Average’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a triple drabble.




Bikky knew he was an average student at best, at least when it came to academic subjects. He didn’t seem to have the brain for them, which made him sometimes wish that brains were like computers and if yours didn’t have enough memory you could upgrade to one that did. Maybe there’d be aps for math, or English, or geography, add-ons so even the worst student would be able to get a passing grade. Or maybe you’d be ale to download whole subjects straight into your head and do something more interesting with the time you would’ve spent learning them the old-fashioned way.


Unfortunately, that kind of technology didn’t exist yet, and it was doubtful it would be invented before he graduated, so he still had to go to school five days a week and sit through boring lessons trying to force his brain to absorb knowledge he was probably never going to need anyway.


He couldn’t even skip classes these days because Ryo was really strict about that; it was like his Rule Number One. Then again, skipping classes would be a dumb thing to do anyway, because Bikky knew if he didn’t keep his grades up he wouldn’t get to stay on the basketball team.


While his brain might not be well suited to academic study, when it came to sports, and especially basketball, it was a different matter entirely. Then, his brain and body worked together almost effortlessly, proving to him if proof were still needed that this was what he was designed to do. He couldn’t give it up, no matter what he had to do, and if that meant he had to knuckle down in class and learn pointless stuff then he’d do it. Whatever would give him the chance of fulfilling his lifelong dream.



The End









Comments

Good for him!
Bikky knows he'll have to work hard to get what he wants.

Thank you!

He needs the academics to stay in sports so it all ends up tied together.  I would love to be able to download info straight into my brain.

He does, and I'm glad schools tie the two together, it motivates kids who are better at sports to put effort into their other studies.

I would so love to have that ability. It would make life a lot easier.

Thank you!