Today, Beacon Hills High School prepares to welcome a new student! Several new students, in fact; a whole class of them. As summer gives way to fall, so too does freedom give way to restriction. Get in your seats, everyone.
Matt appreciates hand-holding. He seems much calmer now.
"You should probably have someone take a look over your contract then."
"I shouldn't complain though, since it's benefiting me right now... okay, carry on."
"Byrne said you guys needed a ride, so I delivered."
"I'll be sure to thank him."
"Don't worry, in May next year I'll be sixteen and then we'll have a Ferrari to take us places."
"Making plans for the future already?"
"I'm a planner. I plan."
"So, about you and plans...what are you going to do? About your dad."
"I was gonna avoid it for a few days, until the weekend. I think we both need some distance."
...he leans at her.
She smiles and puts her head on his shoulder. "Eventually I'll introduce you to him, when he's chilled out some. I think you'll like him."
"Eventually. We have so many plans first."
"Alright, which of you am I dropping off first?"
"You can drop me off anywhere in town, but Matt first, please."
"You're going to see him off right? Boys like that, if you see them off."
She hops out of the car after Matt. What's his house like?
It's a well-maintained suburban home with two stories and a two-door garage. Nothing about it gives her any information about the people who live there, not anymore than their neighbors.
"Oh, you miss me already, huh?"
"I have to walk you to your door, I'm a gentleman."
So she walks him to his door.
"Thanks for today. I had a good time."
"Does that mean I get a goodbye kiss? For a job well done."
"Only since you asked so nicely."
He goes in for a briiief kiss.
She makes it worth it.
"But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? Good night, Juliet."
He goes inside.
She watches him for a moment, and then spins around walking back to the car.
"Could you please take me to the mall, if it's not too much trouble? I'll go from there."