r o m a n Roman turned around and frowned when he heard Samuel scold a student. It became apparent that this kid, Jonah, had been making fun of Emma and Roman would not stand for that kind of behaviour. He allowed Samuel to reprimand Jonah, before he wordlessly crossed the room and picked up a whiteboard marker from his desk. He wrote in big letters LUNCHTIME DETENTION on one side of the board, then wrote Jonah's name beneath it. A little murmuring started, but Roman didn't react to that at all. He set the marker down and gave Jonah a reproachful look. "You're a young adult, please act like it," he said sternly. "You can have your name removed at the end of the lesson if you behave yourself." The kids were silent for a moment. It was clear that even if Roman was a sub, he wasn't a pushover, and he was serious about this while he was here. Roman had no tolerance for bullies whatsoever. He gave Emma a small smile when he returned to her, to finish what he had been saying. "That was very good, Emma. Okay, everyone, keep practicing your chords, and I'll print the lyrics for the singers and then we'll get started." He smiled at the class, then returned to his desk, gesturing for Samuel to follow him up. "How am I doing?" he asked his husband as he opened his laptop and searched for the lyrics online.