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Being an enduring set up at her lunch desk? It used to be nearly too stable to even think. Justine was once president of the freshman type, a member of virtually each membership, and the megastar of this year’s musical—My reasonable girl. She used to be additionally relatively smart—almost all her periods have been Honors or AP. I constantly concept women like that may be referred to as geeks or anything, yet no longer Justine. She used to be the preferred woman within the 9th grade. She was once even courting a junior basketball participant named Eddie—and they’d been nominated for homecoming court docket. Being certainly one of her most sensible buddies will be like a dream come actual. I’d simply noticed Justine and her buddies whilst I heard an individual calling my identify. “Bailey! ” Elsie James, a lady I knew from the cheerleading squad, used to be jogging towards me, sporting her tray. “Hey,” she stated. She sounded a bit nasal, like her bronchial asthma have been bothering her. “So how are you feeling approximately that bio attempt the next day to come? ” “Oh, um. beautiful stable. How approximately you? ” “I’m worried. i used to be in poor health final week, so I’m lacking a day’s worthy of notes. ” She positioned her tray down on the closest empty desk. “I have notes,” I informed her. “You can borrow mine if you would like. ” “Really? that might be extraordinary. thank you, Bailey. ” “No challenge. ” “Bailey. ” Justine seemed at my shoulder. “I suggestion I observed you over right here. ” “Hey, Justine. ” Elsie brushed a few darkish curls at the back of her ear and smiled. “I love your skirt. ” Justine smiled and ran a hand down her equipped black skirt. “Thank you. It’s really purported to be knee size, yet my legs are a bit too lengthy. ” “It seems nice. ” Elsie gestured to the seats at her desk. “You men can take a seat if you'd like. I’m ready on Tess and style, yet there’s room for 2 extra. ” “Oh, thanks,” I acknowledged. “That’s relatively nice—” “But Bailey and that i have already got seats,” Justine stated. “Thanks for the provide, although. probably over again? ” “Sure. every time. ” “Excellent. Come on, Bailey. ” I waved to Elsie and Justine around the cafeteria to her desk. She used to be sitting with different renowned underclassmen, together with sophomore cheerleaders, a freshman soccer participant, the JV ladies’ volleyball captain, and the sophomore category president. “Sorry,” Justine informed her associates. “I needed to move rescue Bailey from Elsie James. ” She rolled her eyes dramatically. “She requested us if we needed to sit down together with her. Isn’t that lovable? ” “She is so weird,” Melanie, one of many cheerleaders, acknowledged. “What type of identify is Elsie, besides? feels like a cow’s identify. You’re now not, like, acquaintances along with her, are you, Bailey? ” “Um…” I regarded down at my tray, unsure how one can solution. Elsie had constantly been very nice to me, yet I had a sense that wasn’t the appropriate resolution. “I suggest, I don’t have whatever opposed to her, yet we’re now not, like, besties or something. ” “Don’t hassle with her,” Justine instructed me. “Trust me, she’s no longer worthy figuring out. You’ll be much better off in the event you keep away from that woman. ” “She’s so weird,” Melanie repeated. “When she first bought at the squad, i assumed she used to be cool, yet she’s so bizarre. ” “Melanie, pricey, take me back to the fact to get you a glossary.

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