The student sitting there was grinning, staring at her chest.
Jared felt his hands clench into fists.
The student whispered into his friend's ear; they both stifled a laugh as they exchanged something in the palms of their hands. It was a huntsman spider.
The student reached over subtely, preparing to drop it down Arielle's shirt.
Jared lunged over his desk in a rapid motion, grabbing hold of the student's collar as he threw a hard punch to his face. The grin on the boy's face disappeared as he punched Jared back; the two tumbled onto the floor, where the spider was fleeing from the scene only a few metres from them.
"Apologise to her", Jared snarled under his breath, dodging a punch directed at his head from the careless student.
But also pigs and horses, and basically everything that isn't human.
Humans betray, lie and cheat; they kill for sport and break hearts.
I am a proud alien.