The teachers took the opportunity to restrain her, grabbing and holding back her arms. "Come on, Jed, Aaron, we're going to the office." Aaron closed his eyes, turning his face to the sun. This meant a phone call home.
"Doesn't matter who started it. School policy is whoever is fighting gets in trouble. So you're all going whether you want to or not." Aaron had always found the rule stupid, but he didn't feel like this was the time to say so.
The teachers left the kids at the office, muttering to themselves as they left. Jed was holding his nose and Aaron just sat with his arms crossed.
"What." Aaron said flatly, drumming his hands on his arm.
'For what? For getting me into trouble because you get into other people's business or sorry for staring? Just want to clarify," He said.
"What has it been Mandy? Three years? Four? Five?' In all those years, I didn't hear anything from you. Sorry isn't going to cut," he growled.
"Don't lie, Mandy. You had our phone number. All you had to do was pick it up." His drumming got faster and harder.
"Oh, so you're just going to stop talking now? Good plan." He rolled his eyes, waiting for the principle.
"Good. Because I'm not going to." He turned away, ignoring the smile that was on Jed's lips.
"Oh, did you find a mirror?" Jed said, holding a cloth up to his face. His lip had swollen, and he had an evident lisp.
"If anything thing is wrong with it, it's because of you." He said, glaring. Aaron just sat there. The girl couldn't go five minutes without starting something.
"Can you both just pipe down for a couple of minutes? It's not going to help us if the principal comes out and we're still fighting." Aaron said. Jed stuck his tongue out at Mandy and turned around in his seat.
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The principal, a tall, stately woman, came out of her office. "I would like to see you all, in my office. Now," She looked a bit tired, as if she had a lot of stuff to get to and knew she was no where near done.
Aaron, refused to look the pricncipal in the eyes, and Jed just sat there with a goofy grin on his face. 'Now," she said slowly, "I want you three to tell me, in your own words and one at a time, what happened. Maddy, you may go first."
"Not true." Jed said, " I would never hit a girl until she hit me first. These two," he pointed Araron and Many, "Came up and started sayingall sorts of things, then Mr. Grumpy over here started throwing punches. His girlfriend joined in pretty soon after."
"It's true," Aaron said, glaring at Jed. "He hit her first." Just as the principal prepared to respond, one of the teachers from earlier came in. "Alright, we've interviewed some of the kids. Here's the reports," she dropped them on her desk, muttering about too many males in the school. The principal put on her glasses and quickly scanned the page. "Well. Aaron, Mandy, I want you to stay in here for a few minutes. Jed, go back to class."
The principal sharply turned her head towards Mandy. "Young lady, I will only ask you once to sit down. Yes, I'm letting him go. I wanted to talk to you alone. I'll talk to him again later, but I felt it important to be alone with you two. Now, the reports are very contradictory. Some say Maddy hit, others Aaron, and yet more say Jed was. Since the majority say it was either you or Aaron or hit first, I'm going to ask you defend yourselves first before I make my decision."
"Yes, dear, you said that. What reason would he have to slap you?" she said.
"Alright. Look, I honestly don't believe you two started much of anything. Of course, for fighting, I have to punish you so I'm keeping you after school for dtetention. Jed, I'll put him in another room and add two weeks on to his sentence." She made a motion for the two kids to leave.