Imogene was like watching that blond boy she hated on sight play Minecraft on his tablet rather than clean up after The Gray Monster. Just because she hated him, she used The Gray Monster’s words to tell him in what she hoped was a sickening singsong, “Denial of what’s real, no matter how ugly, is your biggest enemy!”
“Yo, Pregs, shut the fuck up.”
“I am not pregs!”
The Blond Monster actually looked away from Minecraft long enough to look at her, stunned, before laughing so hard he could hardly singsong back to her, “Denial of what’s real, no matter how ugly, is your biggest enemy!”
It was Imogene’s turn to be stunned. Like, why was he effin’ telling her that? She wasn’t playing Minecraft instead of changing a bed that was, like, cray cray gross and really needed to be changed. Hopelessly puzzled, she could feel her expression change to what her father had always, like, actually thought was cute and called her puppy face.
At that The Blond Monster’s face changed too. He wasn’t sneering anymore. Even though she could see and hear that his latest skin on Minecraft had just died, he was still watching her. “Do…do you like Minecraft?”
Not one, but two drops from the ceiling hit the side of her face, making her suddenly furious. “What are you, some kind of noob? Minecraft is so so so def not woke!”
The sneer, and a short snort of laughter were back. “If Minecraft’s not woke, what the fuck are you? Woke?” He turned his back on her and went back to Minecraft.