So, in this story, there are a fair few things AU. Instead of Sheldon being 5/6 years older, Sheldon and Penny are the same age. They also live in the same town and Sheldon didn't skip any grades (just say his Mom didn't let him or something.)
The plot of this AU is Sheldon and Penny have to share the same Math textbook.
Sheldon wasn't pleased about having to share his textbook. Sure, it wasn't exactly his own textbook, but it would have been nice to be able to take it home to study it.
But no, instead he had to share it with someone in the math class before his.
He was just lucky that whoever he had to share it with didn't seem to have an affinity for tearing pages out or writing certain things on certain pages.*
Whoever it was though, they did seem to have an affinity for doodling. At first even he could ignore it. Just little pictures of what they (Sheldon was pretty sure it was a she but he may have been wrong,) thought were hearts. They mostly drew in pencil so Sheldon would just rub them out.
Then, she progressed to drawing moustaches on the images in the textbook. Some even in pen. Sheldon hadn't appreciated having to read through the word questions whilst his eyes were being drawn to a rather impressive handlebar moustache on the female in the book. Eventually it got to the point where he decided he had to write a note.
As he wasn't into petty vandalism, he pulled out his pack of post it notes and carefully wrote what he thought to be an acceptable message.
Kindly stop your vandalism and perhaps focus on the lesson going on in front of you-
He expected that to be the end of it but when he next opened his math book he noticed an addition written at the bottom of the page.
Of all the people to be sharing a textbook with, it had to be Penelope Whilst she had the looks and popularity of a cheerleader, she was part of the drama department. He had met her on occasion when she came round to see Missy but they had never talked.
However, he knew her to be loud and annoying and he had certainly interacted with her boyfriend Kurt before.
That is unacceptable
Whilst he didn't get an answer back that time, he noticed the crudely picture she had drawn of their math teacher with what looked to be a sword sticking out of her abdomen.
If you put half as much effort into your school work as you do your doodling, you may end up one of the few students here to amount to anything.
Again, she didn't write back, but she had ripped up his post it note into a rough approximation of what he believed to be male genitalia.
At least this time you didn't vandalise the book.
I know your class has the same lesson plan as ours, do you understand how to do all the trig shit
I believe you are referring to trigonometry. Yes I do understand, thank you for asking. Please refrain from using unnecessary profanity.
Would you mind meeting in the library to show me how 2 do it. None of my friends or family can explain it to me and I need a C in my maths test.
Sheldon sighed out loud. He didn't really want to, but she had asked so nicely.
Meet me on Friday afternoon at 4 o clock. Be punctual. Also, why revert to number speech in the middle of your sentence? 'To' is just one character less than 2 and it makes the sentence look better.
*Does anyone else have school textbooks with dicks drawn on page 69? I hope it's not just my school books. (that I share with others I mean)
I'm really sorry for how abruptly it ends. I'm really not very happy with it. I'm English but I was trying to write as an American. Tell me if I failed please!
Constructive criticism that isn't just bashing my preferred ship for no apparent reason is welcomed. If you don't ship Shenny and want to comment, telling me that fact, please press the off button to your computer/laptop/tablet/phone now.
If anyone cares, I drew the cover art myself and I'm quite proud... until I make it bigger and see all the mistakes.