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Nov 26, 2020 9:27 PM
Ade in Beacon Hills
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Stiles, meanwhile, is still talking.

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In a bit.

"I'm sorry about that," she tells Scott.

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"It's not your fault. And what you said got her off my back. Hopefully until Jackson recovers."

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She sighs. "I'll see if I can't win the game for us without making it too obvious."

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"...actually, she's only interested in me because I started getting surprisingly good recently. You're new, if you can keep up with Jackson from the beginning, everyone will believe you're just that good."

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"I said I hadn't played lacrosse before, but maybe."

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"Natural talent. You don't have asthma, you haven't been sitting on the bench for years...it's believable."

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"I guess. Anyway, gonna go check up on Stiles."

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Stiles is here, having an argument that threatens to last right up until the bell.

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"-because you got a girlfriend? Because he's suddenly good at lacrosse? What's wrong with you?"

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...she approaches them uncertainly.

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"Bye, Meena."

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"Fine. Have a nice life."

She waves at Ade.

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...she waves back.

"What was that about?"

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"She's annoyed because we stopped hanging out. If I'd known she'd flip out like this, we never would have started."

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"...well it is reasonable to be annoyed by someone not wanting to hang out with you anymore. Why did you stop?"

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"We have other stuff on our plate. It's not like we're friends."

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"Other stuff?"

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"Recent events? Scott's furry little problem?"

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"And... that means you don't hang out together anymore?"

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"Yeah? He's not really acting normal, and we're not going to tell her."

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"Oh. Not keen on covering it up? He should get better at it with practice."

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"Meena wasn't really his friend. I'm not keen on covering it up; we used to spend our time mocking everyone and bitterly complaining about everything, and that's harder when I can't tell her anything."

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"Yeah, that makes sense, I guess. Did she have a crush on you?"

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"No? I don't think so? Why would- how would I know?"

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