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‘I’ve got a paper for history, physics worksheet, can’t forget that, and then I have a group project for Integrated Lit 3’  you thought to yourself as you pulled your textbooks out of your backpack. You set them down on your desk and went to get your laptop. The familiar ping ping ping of your phone alerting you that you have a message was ignored. You knew if you didn’t start working now that you wouldn’t get much done tonight and your phone was your greatest weakness. Saying a silent prayer for all the memes left unread you moved on to your laptop. 

“Crap I left that history lecture on!” you groaned as you opened your laptop to find that your downloaded lecture had been playing quietly in your backpack the entire bus ride home, draining your laptop battery to almost nothing. You plugged in your laptop and picked up your phone to check what the notifications were to decide if it was worth leaving unmuted. Surprisingly you had been added to a new group chat. 

 

Yaho! (y/n) Aiden Cory Inny Lit 3 Group B in the hauwse!

Kiwi

Wow if this is what the group chat is going to be like we’ve already failed this project

Cory

adjfjgdkj 😂😂😂

Have more faith (by george micheal) in us dude

kiwi

Everytime you speak you take 6 months off my life

Cory

Waaah! (y/n) I’m being bullied come save me!

Kiwi

 

This is a lot

XXX-XXX-XXXX




You sighed as you looked over the group texts. Your teacher had randomly assigned groups for the project and posted them after office hours were over so no one could harass her with complaints in person. Fortunately you were used to working with Kiwi since you’d known each other since grade school but you felt bad for Cory. He was kind of uptight, well…. Really uptight and he had the highest grades of the boys in your class. Cory was on a scholarship for the track and soccer team at your school and didn’t have much free time. You knew Kiwi’s antics would drive him crazy so you hoped you’d be a good balance but you weren’t sure about Aiden. Honestly if Kiwi hadn’t announced him in the chat you wouldn’t know his name. You decide to head to the kitchen and make a snack while you tried to get the group chat together. You were lucky enough to be staying in an Athletic Dorm House since you were on a sports team which meant there will always be some kind of snacks in the kitchen. You picked a single serving bag of light butter popcorn and pumpkin spice almonds out of the “Expiring Soon” basket on the countertop and put the popcorn in the microwave.  You picked up the phone and started typing.

 

Waaah! (y/n) I’m being bullied come save me!

Kiwi

This is a lot

XXX-XXX-XXXX

(Y/n)? Are you there? 

Does she have practice today?

Kiwi

I’m here

I just got in the house and set up for studying

Nice! What kind of snackage do you have going?

Kiwi

 

PSL Almonds popcorn gonna toss in some vanilla chips and craisins.

Maybe a caramel drizzle idk

 

UuUuuUgh! You need to bring me some

Kiwi

I nominate myself as the snack bringer if 

we can get on topic and pick a piece 

to do our project on within the hour

 

BEt

 *BET

Kiwi

 

Suddenly this group chat has become more bearable

Cory

I’m down for appointing you Snack Queen as long as everything isn’t vegan

Aiden

Alright 

The topic is

 “Great American Classics the World Can Still Learn from Today”

So… Your favorite Great American Classics?

 

Death of a Salesman: Arthur Miller

Kiwi

 

That was surprising coming from you.

Cory

 

And yours Mr. 4.0? 

 

Molby Dick?

 

 War and Peace?

Kiwi

 

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Cory

 

Niiiiiiice

 

You totally suck less in my head now

Kiwi

Kiwi behave or I’ll have take drastic measures

Fine

Kiwi

What about you Aiden?

The five people you meet in heaven

Aiden

 

Alright so we all have different themes going here



You never said yours

Aiden

It’s The Crucible

(y/n) is lowkey obsessed with persecution of the occult in society

She wrote a butch of papers on it in highschool and stuff

Kiwi

 

You pulled your popcorn out of the microwave and dumped it in a bowl with your extras. You grabbed a bottle of water and headed back to your room with your snack before the kitchen got crowded with the dinner rush.




It’s not the ‘persecution of the occult’

It’s the justification of persecution with the occult

I just think it’s interesting how it becomes 

justified to go against your neighbor over factless suspicion

And the lengths it can go to before enough 

people stop it in general thb    

 

So Spoopy McCarthyism?

kiwi

😣😆

I guess



Actually the recurrent use of religious belief to fuel persecution 

of those with different ideals works for the project topic

Cory



There’s also the fact that they blamed Tituba for the crap they did and 

was the one punished most severely for it because she was black 

Aiden



So like 

How religion and race create a sense of presumed innocence?

 

We can relate it to the karen calls that make people hashtags

Kiwi

 

You have point but it’s phrased terribly

Cory

 

That’s pretty much my whole life

Kiwi

It really is

What about the interview portion?



We need to interview someone that’s never heard of  it

and have them relate it to an event in 

their personal life or a current event right?

Aiden

 

That’s totally unfair to make someone else to read a whole book for your homework

Kiwi

 

I have an uncle that was falsely imprisoned in America

I can have him watch The Crucible and interview him 

on how it related to his trial 

Cory

 

Woah deep

Will it be triggering?

Kiwi

No he likes to talk about it a lot actually

It’s how he got his citizenship

Cory

He sounds like fun i want to do the interview with you!

Kiwi

 

If I bring you home my family might think we’re dating so no

Cory

 

You decided to push Cory’s buttons a little bit.

 

Didn’t your sister have a racial discrimination suit?

 

Oh yeah!

 

We can do two separate interviews and an interview together!

 

Now you’re stuck with me nerd :P

Kiwi

 

Oh joy -_-” 

 

I’ll make the sacrifice for my grade

Cory

I’m coming to your dorm

Kiwi 

 

 

‘Well that went well’ you thought to yourself as you moved from your bed to your desk.

You checked on your laptop. It was now fully charged so you logged onto your online classroom and checked over the rubric for the assignment. Everything you discussed doing ticked most of the boxes for information requirements. Now you just had to compile the information into a presentation along with a written report on the subject. You emailed everyone a pdf copy of The Crucible and started on your homework. You finished the physics worksheet with ease but one of the questions had a typo. You picked up your phone to text the TA for extra credit and that’s when you noticed someone else had been texting you while you worked.