Bonnie mumbled something unintelligible.
“I couldn’t hear that.”
“Because I’m jealous, all right?”
Kim was stunned. She didn’t know what she had been expecting, but that certainly wasn’t it. “Jealous? Of me? But why? You’re the most popular girl in the school. You’re dating the captain of the football team. I don’t even have a boyfriend at all.”
“Big deal. So I’m queen of one high school.”
“You were queen of those metal girls too,” Brick said.
Bonnie stared at him. “Huh? What the hell are you talking about?”
“I think he’s talking about when the bebes made you their queen.”
“Those crazy fucking robots? That was all your doing anyway. You were the one who told them I should be their queen. The point is that I’m queen of one high school, one out of thousands across the country. People all over the world know who you are. You have your own fucking TV show, for christ’s sake!”
Bonnie gave a sigh of exasperation. “It started the day we met, when you tried out for the cheerleading squad in eighth grade. I wa...