feel very "normal" when you're living in a loft apartment with
only your older siblings, and you're the youngest, and there are
no parents. Things start to feel even weirder when your oldest
sibling and his wife start to act like them. Your gay brother,
Jeremy (aka Jared), has begun to take light of the situation and
actually start to believe they're more of parents than brother
and sister. I, Alicia, remain a rebel. I still talk smack to
Jason and gossip with Eliza in the bedroom and paint her
school has begun. I wanted to feel a sick thrill once I set foot
onto the over-sized lawn, but I couldn't. During middle-school
and throughout the summer I thought about it too much. Now, here
I am and I feel nothing. I feel like I'm going to school.
Everyone is in groups, beside trees, on benches, out on the open
lawn. Everyone is in groups. Where's my group? I don't know, I
don't have one. I have to pitch in with my brother's group and
just sit there pretty while they gossip about the Kings and
Queens and how completely sexy Queen Patricia's skirt is
thing today with friends are Groups. You can only have one, and
if you don't have one, you're not going to survive high school.
The Kings and Queens are the people who rise above everyone, even
the teachers. Although the principal still makes the rules in the
school, they're the one that rule the school. You respect them,
when they talk to you, you don't ignore them and when they ask
for something, do it. Kings and Queens consist only of
the sexiest and most irresistible people on school grounds.
Everyone just has to love them. Aces are the jocks; the
football, lacrosse and your basketball players. Your Spades are
the geeks and nerds; the people who do your homework for you and
sometimes even charge you for it. There's your Hearts, wannabes
and complete desperate for the Kings and Queens. Jokers aren't as
high as King and Queens, but they're still respected like them.
They talk smack to the teachers and pull off your annual
give Jared my thanks for letting me in on this info. He already
knows it since now, he's a Hearts Sophomore. If someone doesn't
have a title, you're going to die in this hell-hole.
going to die in this hell-hole.
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