Rebel forces are trying to overthrow the power structure. Chloe and Lark are the rebels; Eve and Mason are the rulers.
This morning, the ruling party lost the first battle. The girls lobbed cannon balls into the castle by refusing to go to school. They refused even to get up out of bed.
The girls were so steady in their opposition—quietly and stubbornly lying there even with all the lights in the room turned on and the covers pulled off—that Eve and Mason were left with only one option. If they wanted the girls in school, they’d have to physically force them. They would have to drag the girls out of their beds.
Not terribly surprising (to me at least) Eve and Mason chose not to. Right now, the rulers are having an emergency meeting outside in the yard where the rebels can’t overhear them.
As the reporter covering this rebellion, I proffer the view that the rulers are in a vulnerable position. They’re in danger of being overthrown.
Eve and Mason are not on top of their game.
And the rebels have gone back to sleep.
Jill Riddell is a writer in Chicago. She teaches at the School of the Art Institute and has a weakness for nature, magic, and pennies abandoned in sidewalk cracks.