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Later, Kim spunkily tells her mother what happened. Peg wants to go down and complain, but Kim isn't having it. Peg asks if there's anyone who didn't abuse her. Kim considers that...
...and the next day at school, finds Mokthar and tags along with him to the school paper office, which is populated by geeks and large stacks of newspapers. Kim doesn't look impressed, although I'm not sure what she was expecting, given that Mokthar told her it's a big hangout of his. Kim's about to go when Keri Lynn Pratt pops up from behind a stack in a corner and squeaks a hello. Kim, I know I don't know what your abilities are, so I don't know if you can tip some newspapers over onto Keri and then use your super-speed to make a clean getaway. But if that's within your powers, I think it's the indicated play here. It's not to be, however, as Keri introduces herself as "Cornelia," and Mokthar tells her that Kim is interested in joining the school paper. Keri squeaks something that I think means that she's excited about having Kim on the staff. I'd find out her exact words, but my dog's taking a nap in the other room at the moment, and I really don't want to disturb him. Kim waves goodbye to Mokthar as Keri sweeps her out of the room. Elsewhere, she tells Kim that she wants to "blanket" their school with "the good name of the Hillsider." This cues their "ironic" happening upon a student lying asleep, blocking the stairway, covered with a "blanket" of a few copies of the paper. It's also the cue for me to start "blanketing" my liver with beer. Kim suggests that they devote some space to the social inequalities plaguing the school. Keri speculates that maybe someday they'll be the ones sitting at a "Reserved" table in the cafeteria. She's got that look in her eyes that pageant mothers have when they talk about how special their daughters' talent routines are, so don't be surprised if she turns out to be a little CRAZY. She hands Kim a pad and hustles off.