Jeremy got out of bed, rubbing his eyes and putting on his slippers. He opened his bedroom door and walked downstairs. To his surprise Alaric was already up.
“Morning” Jeremy yawned. “Why up so early?”
“Preparing my classes” Alaric said.
“Come on, Ric, it’s Saturday” Jeremy muttered. “Saturday morning nonetheless. Just come and have breakfast and then you can do your homework”
Alaric drank of his coffee. “I’m having breakfast right now” Jeremy shook his head and sat down. He wanted to pour some coffee, but discovered the pot empty. “Seriously?” he said looking at Alaric. He poured a glass of orange juice and made his breakfast.
“So, what’s on today’s schedule?” Alaric asked without looking up.
“Not sure yet” Jeremy mumbled with a mouth full of bread. “Hanging around a bit”
“I might give a quiz on Monday” Alaric said.
“Right, ‘cause we’ve seen so much course material so far” Jeremy said sarcastic.
“I’m serious, Jeremy” Alaric said, now looking up. “I’m not going to give you better grades or give you special treatments because we live in the same house. You’re going to have to work more than ever. I will not make it any easier for you than for the rest of your class. Am I making myself clear?”
Jeremy sniffed. “This was not how I planned on starting my Saturday”