The next day, as with every day, students must attend homeroom.
And so Juliet is in homeroom. She does seem to be wearing men's clothes that are much too big for her, but she is unbothered by this fact.
Her good friend Tracy doesn't comment on it, either.
The TV is on today! Apparently, their morning announcements will now be delivered to them by one of the sophmores.
They're serving mac and cheese in the cafeteria today! If anyone lost a purple jacket, it's in the Lost & Found. There's going to be a fundraiser this weekend for the school's rotary club! And that's the morning announcements.
Oooh. Mac and cheese. Yum.
Is her snarky blonde friend around?
There she is.
She isn't seeking Juliet out, but she's there.
Look at Juliet seeking her out. She moves over to her.
"Good morning. Get up to anything interesting after school yesterday?"
"Uh, no, not really. Did you?"
"Went on my first date with Matt. Which ended with Coach Finstock driving us home," she laughs.
"Your life sounds more exciting than mine."
"Well, you're in my life now. You get benefits."
"I guess so. Thanks. Was it fun? Matt seems like a nice guy."
"So fun, great kisser." She does not mention the very not fun part in the middle there. Obviously.
"Good to know. I'll be rooting for you two."
They say the Pledge of Alliegiance, and then they're off.
"Thanks. I do really like him. I hope I'm not... overstepping myself? Scare him away or something."
"I don't know him that well, but I don't think so. Boys are hard to scare off."
"Maybe. But I have been known to be scary..."
"It's your budding romance, not mine. I still think you shouldn't worry until you meet each other's parents."
She puts on a deep voice, "Stay away from my daughter. You are not to get involved."
"They've already kinda met. My dad and Matt."
"How was it?"
"That what pretty much the entirety of it. So, not great."
"It's not bad for your first date. Let him set the pace, if he's skittish."
"You give good advice, Erica. I think I'm going to have to keep you forever."
"Sure, I'll just reschedule dying."
"It's cool. I have it handled."
"Sure, sweetie. I'll believe it when I see it."
Science proceeds apace.