Tackle the Problem
There are a lot of ways to get a guys attention. You could accidently spill something on them, ask them for directions, steal something from them and act like they dropped it. However, there's nothing that grabs a guys attention quite like tackling them to the floor.
Yes. You read that right.
In all honesty, it wasn't a complete mission failure. The disguises had payed off, and there was no way he'd be able to recognize us later on.
"Hi. Excuse us, sorry to bother you, but do you know where the psych section is?" I asked, catching his attention. He paused in his walking and glanced at us. He scratched the back of his head, thinking for a second.
"Um... We're in the psych section." He said, glancing around at the bookshelves.
"Oh. This is it?" Maddie said, trying to lighten up my failure. Why would I ask that? Of all the possible sections... why that?
"Um. Yeah it is." He gave us an odd look before pointing to the sign right in front of us, that clearly said 'Psychology.' Crap. I felt like a moron.
"Oh. Sorry, we just transfered our majors and we're still a little confused." This seemed to pique his attention.
"You transfered your majors?"
"Mhm." He gave an incredulous look.
"In the middle of the semester?" Crap. Why was this so difficult? I mean, it shouldn't be this hard to waste a couple minutes, but he seemed to be catching every lie we swung his way. I guess it made sense. His entire life is revolved around making people believe lies. It only makes sense he's able to figure them out.
"We really hated our current major." I decided to let Maddie do all the talking. It definitely was not my strong suit.
"Oh. What'd you major in?"
"Architecture. Couldn't stand it. What'd about you?" I saw this disaster happening right after Maddie said those words. I'd done my research.
"I majored in Architecture." That abruptly ended any conversation we were going to be having.
"Oh." Maddie couldn't think of anything to say, Arthur gave a polite nod and started to walk away. To be honest, I was just going to let him go, then Maddie had a brilliant idea.
Arthur wasn't talking to us. He was walking away from us. Away from us towards Cam and Ariadne. What's the best way to prevent this from happening? Why, to get Arthur to stop walking. How do we get him to stop walking? Oh. Why not throw the closest object nearby at him. What's the closest object? In this case, it happened to be me.
So, she pushed me towards him, and actually pushed me, and I didn't want to fall, so I grabbed him and ended up tackling him to the floor.
After a quick apology, a glance at Cam and Ariadne's empty table, we took off.
So, sorry it's so short, but review and the next one will be longer and out faster!