Tck The clock seemed to go by so slowly. The teacher's voice now just a drone in the back of Vanessa's mind as she watched the second hand slowly move along the clock. Tck. How long must this torture go on?? Vanessa longed to be free from this prison that sucked the fun out of everything. Tck. She lived for her life after school. To be creatively free, to let her soul explore past this physical body the cosmos had chained her to. Dnnnnnnngggg!!! There it was! The Bell!! Before the bell had even stopped ringing, Nessa was out the door and waiting for her friends. They were all going over to Chuck's place for band practice. This was going to be a great year! She could feel it! There was an impatient bounce to her step as she made her way to the second hand van she had parked on school property, while Mountain Rock boarded students, Nessa lived close enough that she didn't have to stay at the school, which she was grateful considering she felt like she spent enough time at the school. Vanessa climbed in, unlocked the doors, and waited for the rest of her group. Practice wouldn't be very long today, probably just discussion about what they would play at the festival coming up, maybe do some homework together, but she was still anxious to start. "Oh come on..where is everyone?" She got back out of her van and stood by the open door, looking towards the school as children poured out.