He cleared his throat. "So, how do you propose we go about this? You could come over whenever our moms have you scheduled and you could go swimming or play video games or whatever and then report back that everything's fine."
Justin looked thoughtful. He walked over to the poolside lounge chairs and sat back in one, threading his fingers together behind his head. Gabriel rolled his eyes. Make yourself at home.
"But how would you learn anything?"
"I'm not an idiot," Gabriel snapped. He sat stiffly in the chair next to Justin, narrowing his eyes at him. "You could make this really easy on both of us. I won't waste your summer, and you don't waste mine."
Justin sighed. "Look, I know how you feel, okay? This is probably pretty embarrassing for you. But try not to look at it that way, okay? I believe your mom when she said you're stressed. I can tell just by looking at you. When did your class start?"
Gabriel frowned. "Today."
"And let me guess...You haven't logged in or whatever you need to do?"
"Exactly. You're already behind and you haven't even started. Think about it this way... If you let me help you, I can make it so you actually enjoy your summer. We'll work a little every day, you'll read every night, and you won't have any stress because you'll be caught up every day. How would you rather spend your summer--carefree on the outside and panicking on the inside until four days before the final when you study without sleeping and probably barely pass? Or spend a few hours every day working with the rest of the day all yours to enjoy, stress-free."
Put that way, it really did seem like a good deal, and the fact that Justin was hot as hell didn't hurt. "So what do you get out of this?"