Chapter 1 Trouble
It was second period and by far one of the most uneventful days of the year.
Edward was off hunting with Carlisle and Esme for the day and naturally Alice had tried toconvince me to stay home from school and have "fun" with her. After much arguing,however, we both dragged ourselves to school and prepared for another boring day of Forks High.Our boring day soon became one that I would never forget.It was second period and by far one of the most uneventful days of the year, until a manthat I recognized as our principle walked into our English class and asked if we could"talk". Of course, the entire class eyed me suspiciously, curious as to why I was beingsummoned to a place that people like me just didn't go to. Alice's expression was differentthan the rest, one of her eyebrows were raised as if she were challenging whatever I wasgoing to be punished for before he even spoke his concerns.When we were finally in the hall, I nervously looked the principle. He appeared calmenough."Do you currently have your student handbook with you?"I caught my breathe, grateful that I hadn't forgotten the book that we were told to carryaround with us in my locker. He took it from my hands and flipped to page 19 whilepointing a steady finger at an article. From his patient expression, I assumed that hewanted me to read it.
Clothing deemed inappropriate by the board are as follows:Excessively short shorts/skirts An article of clothing that reveals the midriff or chest Spaghetti straps of any kind
After reading that final line I looked up at the principle who was still smiling kindly at me."I didn't realize." I said, shocked at the predicament that I was in. Naturally, Alice hadchosen my outfit, and although it wasn't simply just a spaghetti strapped shirt since I hada baggy shirt that drooped below my shoulders on, it was clearly in violation of thehandbook.He nodded his head in understanding. Just then we both diverted our attentions to theclassroom door. Alice had the bathroom pass in her hands and she looked ready for anargument. The principle politely waited for her to pass, but I knew that no such thingwould happen."What is going on here?" she questioned, although she knew full well what had happened.After glancing at the book that the principle still had in his hands, she spoke again. "Bella'sattire is clearly not against the dress code." she stated.The principle's eyebrows raised at the rebel. "Oh?""Yes." Alice continued. "If she's wearing a shirt over it then it's not just spaghetti straps.And there's nothing wrong with spaggetti straps anyway!"The principle waited for her to finish. "But the shirt still reveals the straps and---"