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“You’re biased because of me.” Kate’s hands were on Liam’s shoulders. “It’s true. I prefer kind people. I must do something about that.” Michelle scooped her hair into a ponytail, and let it fall. “There’s a certainty about her, too. She called me wishy-washy when I said we should leave the teachers to decide how to spend their allowance money. I think some parents liked that.” “Oh, did you hear the latest? She says it’s unfair for our kids’ class to have more resources. She singled out the kids that use the Alpha Smart to type their work on — like Liam.” “No.” “Yes!” Michelle threw her hands up. “In one tiny, infinitesimal way our lives are easier, and she’s squawking about that?” “Here she comes,” Michelle whispered, as the two women put on faces that suggested they’d been discussing something other than her. “There you are! Look how pretty you are.” Bonnie gave Kate a sweeping glance. Charles and Neil Jr., Bonnie


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