Stephen sat down beside Alex.
“Don’t you mean biding time?”
Alex shook her head.
Stephen noticed the intricate pattern of arcane gestures Alex was performing with both hands. The ends of his hair felt like they were bristling with static electricity. A bird in flight slowed to a crawl.
“Alex! Stop! You’ll get in trouble!”
With a huff, Alex pulled her fingers into fists. Sounds flooded back around them as time resumed.
“Uh oh! Come on!” Alex said, jumping to her feet.
The school master rounded the corner, looking right at them.
Stephen raced after her.