Sephiroth will never have quite her touch with math, never much enjoyed playing around with the gruesome numbers of war. He discovers a gift for literature instead. Once he's watched an online class or two and got the hang of it, it's really just the same thing he's been trying to do all his life. See past the surface and figure out what people really mean. Metaphor and symbolism, it's just the euphemism and double entendre of the written word. And he always did love a good yarn, before Dr. Gast died and stories went away. He won't let them get away again.
They both ace standardized science and try not to think too much about it.