On Monday at school, no one wanted to be Ari's partner when they had to pair off for a project. The new kid got stuck with her. Already, he wouldn't meet her eyes.
She came home in a terrible mood, answering Florian's questions in monosyllables until even Catlin noticed.
"What's wrong, Sera?" Florian asked. "Did someone hurt you at school?"
Yes! she wanted to snarl. And then what?
Florian and Catlin going after her schoolmates, even shooting them, maybe.
She had to get herself together; she was their Supervisor. "Something stupid happened. But it's fixed."
It would have to be.