What an ROTC cadet does when you're not looking

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What an ROTC cadet does when you're not looking

Hi, I'm Nick and I'm 15. I go to Ryan Highschool in Denton Texas and I am an AFJROTC cadet. At seven am tomorrow morning I will wake up to my stupid alarm and dawn full service dress and go to school to take my official ROTC photo. But before I get there, ill sneak my iPod into the inside pocket of my dress coat and play the conventional weapons songs and no one will notice. The headphones snake through my hair line and blend in with my dark brown hair. Ill eat my fruit loops and brush my teeth and walk out the door. The street will be empty and no one will be able to predict the weather until everyone is outside already. Ill be alone halfway until I get to my bus and ill slip my cover on top of my head, three fingers from between my eyebrows to the tip of my hat. Ill walk down the street with a spring in my march because while maintaining my military bearings, and staring off into the distance I'm secretly rocking out. Behind my horizon stare is a lively boy who loves his mornings because he listens to the best music every morning. I march and you see a well strung man going down the street but I'm actually an Emo kid like most of you and I'm actually listening to the music that could make me break regulations almost any time.