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Title: Learning Curve
Chapter: Twenty-One
Author: [livejournal.com profile] noelleleithe
Chapter rating: PG-13
Chapter word count: ~2,595

Chapter summary: "I'm going to drive us straight into a tree if you keep that up."

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CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE
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The farmhouse was finally quiet again after the chaos of Christmas morning. )
[identity profile] noelleleithe.livejournal.com
Title: Learning Curve
Chapter: Nineteen
Author: [livejournal.com profile] noelleleithe
Chapter rating: PG
Chapter word count: ~2,415

Chapter summary: He was so tired of this holding pattern, and knowing he'd finally be able to come in for a landing soon only made it harder.

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|| Seventeen || Eighteen

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CHAPTER NINETEEN
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Noah was very, very thankful for the extra buffer of Tamara at dinner Saturday night. )
[identity profile] noelleleithe.livejournal.com
Title: Learning Curve
Chapter: Eighteen
Author: [livejournal.com profile] noelleleithe
Chapter rating: R
Chapter word count: ~2,445

Chapter summary: "Still attracted to Noah. Still can't do anything about it."

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|| Seventeen

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CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
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One more leftovers sandwich in his belly (and one in Noah's), Luke waved to his mom a final time )
[identity profile] noelleleithe.livejournal.com
Title: Learning Curve
Chapter: Seventeen
Author: [livejournal.com profile] noelleleithe
Chapter rating: PG
Chapter word count: ~2,320

Chapter summary: Every time he thought he had Luke figured out, something new would show up and shift everything a little.

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CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
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Noah remained apprehensive about the leftover sandwich right up until he actually tried it. )
[identity profile] noelleleithe.livejournal.com
Title: Learning Curve
Chapter: Sixteen
Author: [livejournal.com profile] noelleleithe
Chapter rating: R (calm down!)
Chapter word count: ~2,670

Chapter summary: Luke inhaled deeply, taking in the clean, familiar smell of grass and water, letting it settle into his chest.

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CHAPTER SIXTEEN
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Luke hadn't been kidding about the Snyder Inquisition. )
[identity profile] noelleleithe.livejournal.com
Title: Learning Curve
Chapter: Fifteen
Author: [livejournal.com profile] noelleleithe
Chapter rating: PG
Chapter word count: ~3,215

Chapter summary: Noah counted the days until Christmas break.

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CHAPTER FIFTEEN
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Dinner turned out to be a raucous affair. )
[identity profile] noelleleithe.livejournal.com
Title: Learning Curve
Chapter: Fourteen
Author: [livejournal.com profile] noelleleithe
Chapter rating: PG
Chapter word count: ~3,065

Chapter summary: Noah knew he should look away, but he couldn't, even as he felt his own body responding.

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CHAPTER FOURTEEN
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Anna was thrilled when Noah told her Monday morning of the crowd planning to come to her recital )
[identity profile] noelleleithe.livejournal.com
Title: Learning Curve
Chapter: Thirteen
Author: [livejournal.com profile] noelleleithe
Chapter rating: PG
Chapter word count: ~2,150

Chapter summary: "Would I be overstepping if I gave you a hug? Because you sure look like you could use one."

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CHAPTER THIRTEEN
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When he finally ran down, Luke had no idea how long he'd been talking, but his throat felt like he'd been drinking sand. )
[identity profile] noelleleithe.livejournal.com
Title: Learning Curve
Chapter: Twelve
Author: [livejournal.com profile] noelleleithe
Chapter rating: PG
Chapter word count: ~2,320

Chapter summary: He retreated to his room, and his bottles.

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CHAPTER TWELVE
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Expelled. )
[identity profile] noelleleithe.livejournal.com
Title: Learning Curve
Chapter: Eleven
Author: [livejournal.com profile] noelleleithe
Chapter rating: PG
Chapter word count: ~3,760

Chapter summary: Bill smirked. "You think your boyfriend's some kind of angel," he said. "Too bad he's so good at pulling the wool over your eyes."

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CHAPTER ELEVEN
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The Scoobies, as Zach jokingly dubbed them (he fully admitted his preteen crush on Xander Harris), put their plan into action the following week )
[identity profile] noelleleithe.livejournal.com
Title: Learning Curve
Chapter: Ten
Author: [livejournal.com profile] noelleleithe
Chapter rating: PG
Chapter word count: ~2,650

Chapter summary: Noah's calm nature should have helped bring Luke back to reality, but this time it just made him madder.

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CHAPTER TEN
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Noah knocked on Dr. Amir's office door Wednesday afternoon, trying to tamp down his nerves. )
[identity profile] noelleleithe.livejournal.com
Title: Learning Curve
Chapter: Nine
Author: [livejournal.com profile] noelleleithe
Chapter rating: PG
Chapter word count: ~2,300

Chapter summary: He'd tried the flying-by-the-seat-of-his-pants approach to life, and that had crashed and burned spectacularly.

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CHAPTER NINE
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Noah chewed on the end of his pen as he listened to Luke )
[identity profile] noelleleithe.livejournal.com
Title: Learning Curve
Chapter: Eight
Author: [livejournal.com profile] noelleleithe
Chapter rating: PG
Chapter word count: ~2,420

Chapter summary: He stopped himself before he could admit that having Noah there, and especially having Noah's hand in his, was making things even better.

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CHAPTER EIGHT
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Pushing aside the remains of her pie slice, Faith stood up and smirked. )
[identity profile] noelleleithe.livejournal.com
Title: Learning Curve
Chapter: Seven
Author: [livejournal.com profile] noelleleithe
Chapter rating: PG
Chapter word count: ~2,870
Chapter summary: Luke's gaze snapped over to land on Noah, who had lowered his head a little as if to hide his red cheeks.

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CHAPTER SEVEN
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Luke's phone rang as he was driving to Deerfield Tuesday night )
[identity profile] noelleleithe.livejournal.com
Title: Learning Curve
Chapter: Six
Author: [livejournal.com profile] noelleleithe
Chapter rating: PG
Chapter word count: ~2,625
Chapter summary: Being attracted to Luke was one thing, but thinking of him as anything more than a friend was off-limits.

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CHAPTER SIX
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Days started running into each other as the term kicked into high gear. )
[identity profile] noelleleithe.livejournal.com
Title: Learning Curve
Chapter: Five
Author: [livejournal.com profile] noelleleithe
Chapter rating: PG
Chapter word count: ~2,250
Chapter summary: With the limits that their situation had placed on their relationship, Luke was enjoying getting to know Noah as a friend before anything else.

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CHAPTER FIVE
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Luke got to the classroom a full five minutes early Tuesday morning. )
[identity profile] noelleleithe.livejournal.com
Title: Learning Curve
Chapter: Four
Author: [livejournal.com profile] noelleleithe
Chapter rating: PG
Chapter word count: ~2,975
Chapter summary: Maybe Noah shouldn't be thinking about Luke and rubbing anything.

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CHAPTER FOUR
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Noah didn't stop smiling all the way back to his dorm room. )
[identity profile] noelleleithe.livejournal.com
Title: Learning Curve
Author: [livejournal.com profile] noelleleithe
Chapter: Three
Chapter rating: PG
Chapter word count: ~3,900
Chapter summary: Luke tried not to stare as Noah walked away, he really did. But seriously, could anyone blame him?

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CHAPTER THREE
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Noah tried to relax as he sat in the same front-row seat he'd chosen two days earlier. )
[identity profile] noelleleithe.livejournal.com
Title: Learning Curve
Author: [livejournal.com profile] noelleleithe
Chapter: Two
Chapter rating: PG
Chapter word count: ~2,620
Chapter summary: Despite growing up around a farm, Luke had never been much of a morning person. Luckily for him, Faith was.

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CHAPTER TWO
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Luke closed and locked the door behind him. )
[identity profile] noelleleithe.livejournal.com
Title: Learning Curve
Author: [livejournal.com profile] noelleleithe
Chapter: One
Chapter rating: PG
Chapter word count: ~3,210
Chapter summary: His service behind him, his father out of his life, he could finally move forward.

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CHAPTER ONE
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Noah sat front and center, spine military straight, staring at the empty desk at the front of the room. )

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