Mt. Plains High School, home of the Foresters...
Chrystal: Why would Tory ask you to prom but not me?
Chrystal had stormed up to Nina and kari and Ayumi at Nina's locker to hover over them like a stormcloud the following morning before school.
Nina: *sighs* You got me, Chrystal, why would he?
Chrystal: Pff, I don't know. Why do you think I asked you?
Nina: I have no idea. You should ask him like, directly if you're so concerned about it.
Nina tried to hide the anxiety she felt with Chrystal towering over her, but even with her friends standing next to her the Amazon girl made her nervous.
Chrystal: *agitated* I can't find him. That's why I cornered your gimpy ass. You're too slow to escape.
Kari: Gimpy? Geez, Chrystal, you can't even like, pretend to be nice?
Kari stepped up beside Nina.
Nina: Relax, Kari, let's not escalate this.
Chrystal: Escalation with you bunch of has-beens? Whatever. Just be straight with me and I'll go.
Nina: You're better off finding him, because I have like, no idea. It's interesting to me though, that you thought I would like, be cooperative even if I knew something.
Chrystal: I'd beat the cooperation outta you.
Chrystal gave Nina a hard stare, then began walking away.
Chrystal: See you, Nina.
Nina glanced at Kari and Ayumi. All three of them had similarly confused, concerned looks on their faces. Even together, they had no desire to tangle with Chrystal.
Nina: *low voice* Do you like, think Marley knows what she's doing?
Kari: She didn't just involve you, she involved like, all of us. I wish she'd've given you like, more of a hint about what she's up to than you not being like, the focus of her plot...
Ayumi: *characteristically detatched* Chrystal thinks she's the toughest, strongest girl in the school. But she's not the most dangerous. Marley is, and it's not even close. She's not even a part of any teams or clubs and is dating the most popular guy-
Nina: Was dating apparently.
Ayumi: Right, but even so, she's in-crowd by the force of her personality and her mind. You remember what she almost did to you and Marv, and even though she didn't achieve her main goal, she still won.
Nina: She is absolutely up to something...
Momo didn't like Chrystal much at all. To her, Chrystal was big, noisy, and (worst of all) ugly. The exchange student had no idea how someone so repulsive could possible be a part of what she had learned was called the in-crowd. But worst of all was how mean she was to her friends (which really colored her impression of the big girl). She recalled the previous fall when the volleyball team was thrown into turmoil because of Chrystal and she fought with Erisa, then in the wintertime when she threatened Nina. This morning when Chrystal made her appearance at Nina's locker and tried to bully her friend again (along with Ayumi and Kari) only served to deepen the disgust and anger she felt towards the girl. Her heart thus hardened, she resolved to do something about it when Chrystal walked into class. Before the Amazon woman and her loud, obnoxious laugh could sit down, Momo was right there at her desk, smiling sweetly at her.
Chrystal: *suddenly serious* Who're you? What do you want?
Momo: *sweetly* Why do you want to start the fight with Nina? She is my friend, same is Erisa.
Chrystal: *dismissively* Those two [homophobic slur]? Mongrel and her stumpy [expletive] can go [expletive] themselves for all I care. *waves Momo away* Now get lost, before-”
Momo: *mocking gasp* But you are so ugly and fat! It is amazing that the so ugly and fat girl can be like this to the cute and nice girls! Maybe you are... jealous? Mm, yes, jealous.
Chrystal: I don't know who the hell you are, but-
Momo thrust her cartoon-character chest at Chrystal.
Momo: I'm cute, too, and I'm having the amazing oppai. Do you say you are so jealous of me, too?
Chrystal: You can't even speak English! Why would I be jealous of you?!
Momo: You are stupid, too, I know my English score is more high than yours.
She and Chrystal were focused on each other, oblivious to the attention they were gathering.
Chrystal: I don't even know who you are, you stupid bimbo! I don't give a [expletive] about what you say!
Girl Whose Name Momo Can't Remember: She's Momo, and she's right!
A female voice came from the crowd. Momo smiled an evil smile at Chrystal and pressed her advantage.
Momo: You must not say the mean things to my friends!
The energy of the crowd was behind her.
Chrystal: *feeling ineffectual* You better watch your back, Momo!
Girl Whose Name Momo Can't Remember: Or what, you'll kick all our asses?!
The female voice shouted again, this time drawing cheers.
Momo: You are ugly, fat and stupid, Chrystal.
Momo menaced towards Chrystal, forcing her down into her seat.
Momo: Leave the others alone.
At the faceless schoolgirl's prompt, the class took up a chant of “Ugly! Fat! Stupid!” Chrystal absolutely wilted under the pressure of the chant, slumping in her chair and hiding her face behind her hands. After all the abuse she had dealt out over the years, she never imagined she'd even be on the receiving end, for she had neither the empathy nor the imagination necessary for such an undertaking. And yet, there she was, the bully being bullied.
Tenyson-Sensei: Hey! Hey! What is going on in here?!
Tenyson-Sensei walked in to break up the chant. He saw them gathered around Chrystal's desk, and Chrystal herself slumping as though she thought she could escape by drawing in upon herself.
Tenyson-Sensei: Everyone, back to your seats, sit down!
As they quietly and obediently moved to their desks, he tried to get some bearing as to what had happened.
Tenyson-Sensei: Anyone care to explain? Chrystal? What could you have possibly done to deserve this?
Chrystal let out a sound of disgust as she bolted upright to her feet to glare at Tenyson-Sensei.
Chrystal: How is it that I'm automatically the bad guy?!
She angrily gathered her things and left the room in a flash, leaving her teacher and classmates in stunned silence. Momo was socially aware enough to know that Chrystal's reputation warranted Tenyson-Sensei's reaction. Even so, she felt a bit guilty for crushing the girl so thoroughly. Still, it wasn't so bad. There was that small, cute girl with the short hair sitting near the window who looked profoundly satisfied. Despite knowing she had seen that face before, Momo could not connect it to a name. At any rate, she was glad that not everyone felt bad about what had just happened.