Remember how I said I wasn’t going to make Aria (the Pink Passport ski doll) a main character?
But look at her! Isn’t she so pretty?
Anyway, for today’s post we are headed back to Aquifolia High School!
It’s just a normal day in class. Nobody is doing any work. There is no teacher.
…What kind of school is Aquifolia High, anyway? WHY IS NOBODY EVER WORKING.
Ahem. Anyway. It’s a “normal school day.”
C’mon, Franchesca, you can do this. Just walk in, and sit down. No big deal.
“Um, hi.” Aria says, walking up to a random desk. Hopefully that girl is nice enough… “Can I sit here?”
“Go ahead.” The girl smiles. “I’m Emily.”
*I’m really sorry this photo is blurry, I didn’t notice ’till I had packed everything up!*
“I’m Aria. I’m new here.”
“Oh, cool. I moved here last year, so I know what it’s like! Why did you change schools?”
Aria hesitates. “Um. There were some girls… They were being kinda mean to me…”
“Oh, that sucks! You know, last year, this girl wrote all this mean stuff about me online, for everybody to see! It was awful. But now we’re friends -isn’t that weird?”
“That’s crazy!” Aria laughs. “So, do you like this school? I hope I made the right choice in moving here…”
It’s break time.
“What do you guys think about the new girl, Aria?” Barbie asks, starting off the conversation. “I heard you talking to her in class, Emily. What’s she like?”
As much as she hates to admit it, Barbie loves to gossip.
Emily brightens. “Oh! She’s real nice. She moved here because some people were teasing her, or something. That’s so upsetting, right?”
“Wait -she just told you that? Straight away?” Princess Aimee can’t believe what she’s hearing. “That sounds like a weird thing to tell someone you just met.”
Kayla frowns. “Sounds like she’s out for attention, if you ask me.”
Emily turns away. What happened??
The school day is over, and it’s time for everybody to go home.
“Hey, Aria!” Emily calls out, running to catch up with her.
Aria turns around. She’s glad to see it is the girl from earlier.
“Hey, so I was thinking… Do you want to do something after school? There’s this really cool cafe, it’s called The Lemon Tree-”
Aria cuts Emily off.
“Thanks, but, er, no thanks. I’ve got some stuff to do at home. Maybe next time?”
“Yeah, okay.” Emily tries to play off her disappointment. “Maybe next time.”
Once Aria leaves, Emily is surprised to see Barbie standing right behind her!
“What do you think you’re doing?” Barbie asks, narrowing her eyes. Emily is shocked to see Barbie like this -isn’t she supposed to be excessively nice all the time?
“Look, you’re new to the group, so you might not realise this, but our reputation is important. If you’re seen talking to the wrong person, your reputation can go down the toilet in an instant.”
“Yeah, but-” Emily can’t believe her ears. Is Barbie seriously being this controlling?
“But nothing! If your reputation goes down the toilet, so does mine. And I am not letting that happen!”
Emily rolls her eyes and turns away. “You’re ridiculous, Barbie.”
Sidenote: Look how short Barbie is! This isn’t the camera angle or anything -she actually is that short! She’s wearing flats, while Emily is wearing heels. Crazy!
Alright. That’s all for today. What are your thoughts on Aria?