“Miss, are you lost?” the professor remarked. His words pierced her soul. The words of the past bounced in her head like a pinball machine. Her conscience howled to be heard.
“Is this the advanced physics class?” she mumbled.
“Why yes miss,” he smirked.
“Then I believe I this is the class I’m supposed to be in this hour. Are you Dr. Stein?”
“Yes, but...is your name...” he hastily said running his finger through the list, “...is it on the roster?”
“Kelly, Kelly Anderson.”
“Oh...I didn’t realize...”
“Thank you for your troubles sir,” she smiled as she took a seat. This is not the first time she was put in this kind of a situation, but it would not be her last. She knew that. It did not stop her though. With nothing left to say, she flipped open her binder, tore out a sheet, and sharpened her pencil. She was ready to fight this battle, but it all started with mustering up the courage to open the door.