Jian is in the office, being reprimanded for attacking Brian. Dora Finley gives Brian holy water, blessed salt and a charm, at his request. He goes in to speak to Jian and the principal, making sure to shake their hands, and the hand of the security officer, before going out.
His phone rang. Millie and the other students frowned at him.
“I swear, it was off.” He glanced at the screen, knowing it was his mother before looking. The phone had been off all day, but it always rang for his mother. He stepped into Dora’s office to answer. “Hi, Mom.”
“Brian, what’s happened?”
He expained quickly. Maribelle listened quietly.
“You’re sure he’s bad?”
“Almost a hundred percent.”
“Why not conclusively?”
“I can’t really talk about this right now, Mom. Mr. Ferris is going to want to talk to me any second.”
“You call your father.”
“We tried. He didn’t…
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