Subject: Re:A confession
Oh my god, Faye. I told you not to do it! And she's right, you know, you did steal him from her. If you hadn't asked him to break up with her, they'd still be together. There's only one thing you can do to fix this. You have to break it off with him, which should be easy since you're not even officially dating. RIGHT?
Tell me as soon as you've done it. I'll be waiting. And you know I'll know if you're lying.
The season's snowfall was reaching record levels, bringing the entire town to a standstill. While Faye was happy to study at home - at least she wouldn't have to deal with all the drama in her class! - James was frustrated by the lack of education available to him.
The snow let up just enough for the roads to be cleared in time for the town's prom. Despite her sister's urgings, Faye hadn't broken things off with Tyrone yet, though she would. Soon.
Faye: "I'm sorry for what I did, to you and Tyrone."
Cheryl: "You're sorry. Wow. It's not like that actually fixes anything."
Faye: "I know. I wasn't thinking everything through entirely. I just kept thinking, you know, that if he wasn't dating you then it was okay. I didn't think about how it would make you feel."
Cheryl: "Yeah, well, if he moved on to you so quickly then he must not be worth it, anyway. Best of luck, really. You'll need it."
Much to her confusion, at the end of the night she was crowned prom queen. She heard that Cheryl had gone around after their conversation in the bathroom and told all the students to vote for her. What kind of a sick joke was that? Faye took the crown, but refused to stay for the ceremony.
It was soon time for James to start high school. Despite the snow, he'd achieved top grades in elementary school. While he had the test scores to attend an exclusive academy such as Smuggsworth Prep School, he chose to stay at home. He preferred to direct his own studies, after all, and that was much easier when dealing with the less rigorous curriculum of the community high school.
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The chapter in which James almost aged up badly due to only being able to attend school once during his childhood. Thankfully, an extra credit mod came out just in time.
I hate high school drama. Faye, go graduate already, will you? And James? Don't do this. Or I will smite you. Just so we're all clear.
James has very good reasons for all the choices he makes, even if they might seem very weird now.