In Aquifolia, the most popular hang-out spot for teens and young adults is Berry Blast, a brightly-coloured overpriced smoothie shop.
Jessica gets the Pineapple Swirl drink -pineapple juice with a splash of mango juice, lemon and soda.
Jessica is meeting up with her flatmate and best friend Aimee. “So, how did the science test go? Did you pass?”
“Nope.” Aimee announces, cheerfully taking a sip of her drink. “I got 59%. You need 60% to pass. Looks like I won’t be getting that science degree after all!”
Jessica gasps. “Oh no! Are you okay?”
She is surprised Aimee is reacting this calmly. Why is she smiling?? What is happening?
“But it’s alright! I’ve decided that science isn’t for me, anyway. I’m going to become a pet sitter instead!”
“Oh.” Jessica is a little bit confused, but decides not to question it. “Well. Alright then! Whatever you want to do is fine with me.”