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from the previous year, that he was largely ignored in the classroom. “Special-ed kids are time-consuming.” She was looking straight at Liam when she said this. “No offense.” “Are you forgetting that he’s married? And to my opponent, no less. By the way, where is she?” Kate stopped and looked around. “Who? Our ‘fear-more’ leader? Over there with her flock.” Michelle lifted her chin toward a group of women in the center of the room. Kate looked over. Bonnie had dressed up. She was wearing a navy tailored dress with an empire waist, matching pumps, and a string of small pearls that sat perfectly on the edge of the neckline. Everything about her was precise — from the arches of her well-drawn eyebrows to the way she moved her whole body to face someone when she spoke. She was in the center of the room surrounded by a small cluster of women. “I don’t get it. What do people see in her?” Michelle sighed. “She’s the kind of person you’d hang out with at a barbecue — at least, that’s how I’ve heard a few people describe her.” “You couldn’t pay me to hang out with her.”


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