The greeting solidified the fact that there was, indeed new people in his room. Of course that made him feel like a totals fool since he was not only out of his lab coat but also acting like a fool over a game. Something simple like a tackle- oh well he was still a young person. Not like he was forty and doing this. He had room to mature, kind of. The man’s narrow green eyes flowed over the pair, taking note of the young girl hiding behind the man. Both looked confused which seemed to be a common face upon meeting the man.
Perry was lanky looking as if he never quite grew into himself when he was first looked at which was a trick of the eye thanks to broad shoulders. Though there was no mistaking the fact that he was young for as physician at a school. Normally people saw the in house doctors as old snobby men but instead they had a redheaded “boy” running the show. A boy who had gotten a full scholarship to Columbia and somehow people never looked at the certificates on the wall. That would only make sense.
“Sorry,” he commented in his natural impish tone.
His red eyebrows furrowed in confusion at the age difference between the two standing there and most of the other people at the school. He was not used to getting teachers still since the past year had been almost all students. It was rare to get someone his age never mind older than him. With his hand stretched out for the other man to take he eyed the similarities between not only the presumably father/daughter pair but oddly enough himself and the man. With square jaws, pale skin and light eyes it was like looking into an aging mirror. The last time he did that was when he met his mother for the first time ever three years before. Only she was a female with enormous… front parts that actually intimidated the man.
“I’m Perry Rockwell, I am in charge here even though I am young but I promise you I know what I am doing.”
The comment came out with a tone of humor meant to lighten the awkward mood he had set. Looking down at the little girl, he released the father’s hand and dropped to her level and gently reached out his hand once more for her to take.
“And who are you?” he asked in a soft tone to the small girl.