When Talentpalooza!! finally arrived, Megan and Heidi made their way into the semi-darkened auditorium. Heidi wore her mother’s trench coat over her costume so she could minimize the amount of time she’d be seen in public dressed like a mutant bird.
Don’t do it. Don’t go on stage. Don’t do it. Don’t. Don’t. Don’t.
Megan’s voice filled Heidi’s other ear: “We have to do this, Heidi, if only to take high school back from the poeple who rule it. They are Satan’s minions. They make high school hell. We must defeat them.”
Heidi pressed her palm against her forehead. So many voices. Jerome in one ear, Megan in the other.
Someone a few seats to Heidi’s left yelled, “Talentpalooza!! sucks!” She could not have agreed more. And that was before everything happened.