[Entry logged one year ago]
Marissa’s Journal

There are two types of girls at Sumter—those who try their best to stay clear of Mora Halterin, and those who go out of their way to kiss her ass. Keeping as much distance as humanly possible is my first choice but, with a boarding school this size, that’s not easy.

When I started at this academy, I was immediately told on day one that, if you do talk to Mora, make absolutely certain you don’t annoy her in any conceivable way. I thought they were just being dramatic.


Didn’t take long for me to see it first hand—a girl complimented Mora’s hair clip, saying she had one “just like it” at home. Holy shit, was that a mistake! Mora went nuts, shouting and swearing that hers was one-of-a-kind, custom ordered by her dad so that the diamonds on it spell out her name.

That girl eventually left the academy because Mora made her life a living hell. We’re not talking stupid pranks or the occasional school bullying—Mora and her pack of cronies would come up with some real psycho-level shit. And that girl wasn’t the only one.

There were others who got it far worse.

Another apparent no-no is lying to Mora. They say she’s got a built-in bullshit detector and that getting lied to is a major trigger for her. Hope she never asks what I think of her…

The real screwed up part is that she can get away with just about anything. Even the teachers turn a blind eye to whatever she does. I think they’re as afraid of her as the students are. I don’t know what the deal is with Thorne, but Mora and Siyo usually get a free pass with her too.

Maybe it has something to do with Mora being the richest girl at Sumter, or that her dad’s the CEO of Halterin Pharmaceuticals. Either way, it’s royally messed up.

Danger Zone One. Story by Midnight. Art by Salaiix.