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What traitors we were. Strange that ratting out Jarod to Mr. Raines seemed like a traitorous action, but really, it was about Sydney, not Jarod. We were ratting out Sydney, and Miss Parker didn’t like it any better than I did. I tried to apologize; she didn’t. She stood there and sided with Raines, flatly and unapologetically.
Sydney’s smile was like a wall. I wasn’t used to that wall, though I knew he was an expert at putting it up. He could hide an entire world behind a smile. Hiding from us. We betrayed him, and he stopped trusting us.