OneShe is a perfectly sharp little ball of eye-shadow and fury and she kicks
thewindow adjoining the cafeteria door as hard as she can and it crunches into acobweb.She storms off and Nolan and I go up the stairwell and at once the wholefucking school is in that little square of space starting rumors.A day like today is not the day for a person to be disrespectful like Sean¶sgirlfriend kicking that hole in the glass. I sit next to Nolan with a tightness in my jaw and fume while Brian, the nark, inspects the damage. The girl had shoved agray garbage bin in front of it to try to hide the crack. I mean the least you could dois just admit your fault and pay for the damages without making them hunt youdown and humiliate you, honestly.And Wednesday with the whole fight between Julian and Liam during lunch.That also irked me. Liam sideswiped Julian while he was zipping off his jacket andgot him in a headlock and broke his nose with his knee. Julian¶s face was brightwith blood and the rest of it was spattered all over the asphalt where people like mehave to walk around every day and look at it. The school police came andhandcuffed them both and all I could look at was the blood on the ground and all Icould think was how sick I felt and all of the guys are lush with the violence. Theyare yelling at Liam for being a cheap-shotting bastard while he is being taken awayand they stand on the tables for a better view. I sit in my place as small as I can beand curl up against Nolan¶s stomach, who is just as riled as the lot of them.I don¶t understand fights. I don¶t like how Liam snuck up on Julian and punched him while he was down. I think that it should be like back in the daywhen people fought like gentlemen, waiting for each other to mentally prepare andsituate themselves and letting them stand up before hitting them again. Like in thePrincess Bride when Inigo Montoya helps Wesley up the face of the cliff and talksto him while he catches his breath before they duke it out. Mindless anger does notsolve a thing; it just causes the sprout of a grudge to bloom.