(scene opens in school nurse’s office)
Nurse: Thank you for coming so quickly
Me: I’m a block away, so the hardest part is gearing up (points to Delta grinning on her back). Just a fever?
Nurse: Yes. No signs of anything else, but let us know if she gets worse. (Hands Gamma over after taking parental signature)
Me: (takes Gamma’s hand and starts the chilly walk home)
Gamma: (after a long silence) I made my goal today. I was quiet in class. It was very easy because I was sleeping.
Me: You have to be quiet in class all the time.
Gamma: It’s harder when I’m awake.