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Kim Baden
While the teachers are in jail, the students will play?
Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:03am

It was Derek. Looking . . . different.


She realized she was smiling back at him, like his easy smile just made her mouth move. Kim's cheeks pinked with color, and she took a drink of her wine cooler. She hadn't seen Derek in ages.

She had an odd, definite desire to have him know this party was her doing. She wasn't sure why. Still he had a slyness about him, and she didn't like standing between him and the wall of the roof, which only went up to her hips.

"Ninth's haunted," she swore, lying through her teeth, "But the ghosts are all weirdos. They just party all the time. Usually with Willow."

That made her feel bad, she shouldn't have said that about Willow. But a coolness had come on, now she wanted to lead this, at least some. Kim put a hand on Derek's chest and pushed him a step back, then moved at least so she wasn't cornered against the edge of the roof. "What about you? A summer shopping?" She gave a little frown, a heh-well-that's-alright sort of look to his shirt. "Works good enough."

  • It IS the first night backDerek Orton, Fri Feb 18 11:46pm
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    • While the teachers are in jail, the students will play? — Kim Baden, Sat Feb 19 12:03am
      • Yes, should I pick the game?Derek , Sat Feb 19 1:11am
        Derek moved as Kim put a hand on his chest, sitting on the ledge wall while Kim moved out of the way. His hands moved from Kim's shoulders and stayed on the wall too. He crossed his legs at the... more
        • That just sounds ominousKim, Sat Feb 19 10:22am
          Conney Island? Kim had heard of it, like whispers of a place that might or might not have existed. Part of her wanted to go, while the rest dug her heels in and refused. Pitts' was her world. This... more
          • I'm nothing, if not OminousDerek Orton, Sat Feb 19 10:38am
            Derek smiled wider at the comment about shopping all the time. "I never pinned you for a mall rat," he teased, raising his eyebrows once and letting them come back down again. Ramona had taught him... more
            • Ha! Um, sure.Kim, Sat Feb 19 10:59am
              Derek was flirting with her. Kim got that. He was nothing like Howl, a fact she wanted to blame him for. But she was barreling straight past being relieved that he didn't care she kept saying random... more
              • We would make an ominous teamDerek Orton, Sat Feb 19 12:41pm
                She was trying to put him off, but didn't move. Neither did Derek. It was something Ramona said girls did--playing hard to get. Trying to send message when they really meant something else. So Derek... more
                • I like the sound of thatKim, Sat Feb 19 7:26pm
                  Kim was temporarily stunned, lost for words, when Derek insulted her imaginary boyfriend. Fiercely, almost impulsively, she agreed, "He's not-" and then instantly realized that she shouldn't have... more
                  • Team, team, teamDerek Orton, Sat Feb 19 10:26pm
                    Derek could tell he struck a chord. She knew Jake was boring. That was obvious enough. Who didn't know Jake was boring? He shrugged off whatever defense she'd stopped as she had. He couldn't help but ... more
                    • Go, go, go!Kim, Sun Feb 20 10:21am
                      Kim could not take the threat of Abby seriously, especially since she had made up dating Jake in the first place. It was growing to be one of the most brilliant things about her reputation, she had... more
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