Thomas was brought back to reality when he heard someone talking to him. He turned to see who it was, and, had it been anyone other than Kiki, he would have likely lashed out at them.
He smiled and said "Thanks. Don't be so modest though, you matched my score perfectly." As they grew nearer to their next class, Thomas quietly asked "Kiki, at Lunch would you grace me with your company? There's something I'd like to ask you ."