Luke finds Jess upstairs. Jess is putting away some CDs. He organizes not by the alphabet, but by genre. File him under "Wasting Our Time With His Affected Droll Attitude." Luke sees that Jess is now reading a book from under his pillow, and asks if that's something for school. Jess rudely says that it isn't, pretty much ignoring the fact that Luke's trying to talk to him. Luke asks if Jess should be reading something for school. Jess says there's no real reason, and asks what Luke's babbling about. Luke says that he knows Jess is flunking out, skipping class, and stealing baseballs. Jess merely smiles into his book. Luke asks why Jess needs five hundred baseballs. Jess says he'd like to talk about this later. Luke tells Jess that the school is going to hold him back. Jess says that at least he'll know where all his classes are. Luke says this is serious: Jess will end up being the old guy in the back of the classroom with a beard and a racing form, babbling about Steely Dan. Jess doesn't think he'd choose Steely Dan as his babbling band. He says he's going out, and tells Luke not to wait up. Luke asks where Jess wants to be when he grows up. Jess says he'd like to be twenty miles south of wherever Luke is. This kid needs a beating, if you ask my mom. ["As usual, I'm with your mom." -- Wing Chun] Luke tells Jess to think about the future. He asks how Jess plans to get a job, eat, live a life. Jess insults Luke by saying that perhaps he'll work in a diner. He leaves without anyone beating him up properly. How dare he treat the guy that's raising him that way?
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