She'd been written up and suspended from school for two days for dislocating the running back of the football team's thumb. It was only because he grabbed Max's ass.
Of course, Alexia's mom didn't care. She was under the misguided impression that if Max had informed a teacher that something would have been done about it.
She walked along, replaying the argument in her head.
"You can't just lash out like that, Alexia!" Her mother shouted. "You're going to get into real trouble. You seriously hurt that boy!"
"Good," Alexia said angrily. "Maybe now the son of a bitch will learn to keep his hands to himself."
"It isn't your place to mete out punishment like that, Alexia." Edith snapped.
Alexia raised an eyebrow. "Who else is gonna do it?"
"That's what your school has adults and grownups for." The older woman said, trying to stay calm.
"Really? Come on, mom. I know you ain't that dumb. None of the so-called authority figures gives a shit." She crossed her arms. "It's always us against them."
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