Joan strode swiftly down the corridor making her way toward the senior lockers. The task before her was unpleasant, so she planned to get it over with quickly. She reached Amanda Lipton’s locker and stood her ground silently until the senior finished exchanging books.
Amanda spared Joan a brief glance, before turning to walk slowly away. “Look what crawled out of the pit of despair.” She directed her comment at Joan without making eye contact. “What do you want?”
Joan fell in behind Amanda. “I want to live in a world populated by rational, considerate people, but that’s clearly not why I came to you. I have a message from Mr. Kolter. He wants to discuss an article about student government for the school paper. Please let him know a good time for you to meet with him.”
Amanda nodded to the empty space in front of her. “I have a free period later. I’ll find him.” She quickened her pace to escape Joan.
“Am I dismissed your highness? Or should I say hiney-ness? You have put on a little weight.”
Amanda stopped, but refused to turn around. “I’d threaten to make your life miserable, but God took care of that for me.”
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