Sundays With Ingrid (1)
The bus stop was a block away, in front of Mia McGreevy’s house. Mia: another cool name. Mia and her mother had come from New York the year before, after the divorce. The bus and Ingrid arrived at the same time, which was almost always the case.
“Hey,” said Mia. She was tiny, with big pale eyes that always looked a little surprised. “Gum?”
“Yeah,” said Ingrid., taking a lime-green piece of Bubblicious. She noticed Mia’s mom watching from a window to make sure Mia got on the bus safely, maybe not yet realizing that Echo Falls wasn’t the big bad city.
“You get that last algebra problem?” Mia said.
“Don’t go there.”
Mr. Sidney opened the doors. He had on his cap that said BATTLE OF THE CORAL SEA.
“Mornin’, petunias,” he said.
“Hi, Mr. Sidney.”
Girls were always petunia to Mr. Sidney. Guys were guy, as in “Take a seat, guy, and zip it.” Ingrid and Mia filed past him and sat down at the back, as far from Brucie Berman as they could. Brucie sang “Am-er-i-can wo-ma-aa-aa-aan” as they walked by, ignoring him completely. They opened up their algebra notebooks and Ingrid started copying, fast as her pen could move.
(from Down the Rabbit Hole)
Tags: Echo Falls Series
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