|She looked as though she didn't have a clue. Charmin' Charmaine Cleary. Decent student. Outstanding athlete. A beauty, though she seems hardly to know it. I'd have killed for hair that lustrous, skin vibrant as hers. She glows. Her body announces good health like a neon sign.
Her mother's first concern was the scholarship. She won't lose it? she asked. This after I told her Blat was in ICU. The stepfather was even better. He cursed her out. The stupid bitch! She did what? I tried to calm him down. He kept saying If this screws up her career . . .