Seeing an altercation from the stage, Miss Caretaker hurried over to River McMillan.
River hung his head, "Yes, Miss Caretaker."
River looked around the room, saw everyone dancing and felt a little silly picking a fight with Cliff Goss.
Alton Carter thought that Krista Tan-Landry was hilarious. He'd only met her recently. She hadn't gotten out much until her little brother Quincy started making friends. Now he often dragged her along wherever he went.
"Who?" Mark asked.
Summer shrugged. "Nobody knows! Maybe we'll find out later tonight!"
Walker hugged Rachel back. "Of course! I'm going to miss you a lot, too! But, you'll be joining me in no time!"
Meadow McMillan added, "Yeah, come dance with us!"
Kent shook his head, "No way! I can't dance! I have two left feet!"
Edwin Carpenter stood in the middle of the dance floor, watching Summer McMillan. She'd been special, but he'd messed it all up. Soon she'd be going off to school and would be too cool for him. Just as well, he thought bitterly. He'd probably just muck it up again. Looking around, he found Chasity McMillan and asked for a dance.
Lizzie rolled her eyes. "Come on River, you're going to get in trouble."
River shook Lizzie's arm off. "I'm not scared of him!"
Lizzie glanced around the room. "You're causing a scene. Quit it or Miss Caretaker is going to call your parents!"
River let Lizzie lead him off.
Distracted, Jane stared across the room, watching Michael and Lacy.
Meadow scoffed. "If you're looking for an example of true love, you should probably put your money on Jackie Bertino & Melvin Carter! They've been together forever and they're always all over each other!"
Melvin patted her hand, "No way! Get your degree out of the way so you can support me while I go to college!"
Jackie laughed. "Ha! You're going to make me your sugar mama?"
Melvin pulled her into his arms and began swaying her around the room, "Yes ma'am. Is that okay with you?"
Jackie snuggled her head on his shoulder. "Sounds perfect!"
"EDWIN!" Christa Downie gushed. "I'm so glad we ran into each other! The other night was AMAZING!"
Edwin looked around the room. Damn. She was going to get him in trouble!
Edwin plastered a smile on his face. Damn. This was getting worse. Stealing a glance across the room, he saw Lizzie step into the photo booth.
Lestat narrowed his eyes. He didn't know why he cared so much. Or why he was so surprised. Christa had made it clear she'd moved on. He just thought she'd want more from a boyfriend than... Edwin!
Edwin snapped his fingers and whistled. "Sooooo... we good here?" he asked. Not pausing to let them answer, he said, "Good deal. Catch you later."
Making a beeline for the photo booth, Edwin took off and was stopped short by the announcements.
"Ladies and Gentlemen... Please gather around...."
Edwin glanced at the stage and then back at the photobooth and groaned when Lizzie pushed the curtain back and stepped out. Shrugging, she came over to join the edge of the crowd.
As the night came to an end, quite a few seniors took a moment to steal a kiss from someone special...