♫ Suggested Soundtrack: Ed Sheeran – Photograph
Scarlett: Stop it! *laughs*
Michael: I’m a monster! *rawr*
Scarlett: Miiiikey! Stop thaaaat! *laughs*
Lydia: Scarlett, come here for a bit!
Scarlett: I’m coming!
Lydia: Why is Michael here?
Scarlett: We’re just playing, mum. It started raining outside, so I thought it would be fun if we came inside and played „The Maiden and the Monster“. Michael even let me be the Monster for a while because I begged him, but I teased him for wearing a dress so he’s now an angry Monster. It’s so much fun!
Lydia: Are you being careful? I don’t want him to steal anything or something like that.
Scarlett: Mikey is not a thief, mum.
Lydia: He’s poor and poor people can do a lot of stuff which might surprise you, honey. Trust me, I know. I wasn’t born rich, you see.
Scarlett: I trust Mikey. He’s a lot of fun and he is a really nice boy, mum.
Lydia: If anything goes missing I’m having a talk with his mother!
Scarlett: That’s okay. I’m sure nothing will go missing.
Lydia: *yells* Scarlett! I just received a phone call from your teacher… Why did you get a C on your test?
Scarlett: Mum, I really didn’t mean to. I was studying the whole night and…
Lydia: I am so disappointed in you, Scarlett. You are now grounded, missy!
Scarlett: But mum, Mikey and I are…
Lydia: *yells* ENOUGH WITH THAT BOY! He is a bad influence on you and you will see him no more!
Scarlett: You can’t do that! He is my friend and I really like him! He even said he likes me too.
Lydia: You can’t be serious, Scarlett! Gosh, why can’t you be more like your sister! She has perfect grades and she spends her time doing important stuff. Not playing around with some thief!
Scarlett: Why are you calling Mikey a thief?
Lydia: Honey… He’s been stealing stuff from us for years! I never told you about it because you liked him so much. But this has to stop now, you’re growing up. Do you want to go to St. Duncan’s like your sister or do you want to ruin your life?
Lydia: I will be getting you a tutor, but you have to promise me that you’ll get better!
Scarlett: I will, mum, I promise. I don’t ever want to let you down and I’m sorry I can’t be more like Jade. I’ll give it my all, I promise!
Lydia: I believe you. I’ll even invite a nice girl for you to play with, she’s a daughter of my friend. Her name is Hannah, and I’m sure she’s going to be a nice influence on you, sweetie. She’s someone you should spend your time with, not Michael.
Scarlett: Fine, I’ll do all of that. Just please, tell me the truth… Did Mikey really steal from us? I just can’t believe that, that doesn’t sound like him at all…
Lydia: I’m sorry honey, but yeah, he did. I just didn’t want you to be heartbroken about it so I kept it a secret for so long. But now, I’m sure he’s a bad influence and I can’t let you ruin your life because of him…
Scarlett: I’ll change for you mum, I’ll… I’ll never speak with him again! I want to make you proud.
Lydia: You’re already making me very proud, darling. You’re growing up and it’s time to leave all the bad things behind.
♫ Suggested Soundtrack: Lana Del Rey – This is What Makes Us Girls
Matthew: Are you ready?
Sam: Yeah, I think so.
Matthew: Wow, Sam. You look wonderful!
Sam: Thank you so much, uncle Matt.
Matthew: I know you don’t really care about Cotillion, but it’s an important event for Lydia and Scarlett and for our community. It’s an old tradition and a way of introducing a young lady to society.
Sam: It’s really not something I wanted to do, that’s true. I was never a girly girl, uncle Matt, and I honestly never cared about social events. Especially not ones which seem to advocate for stuff I don’t stand for.
Matthew: It’s mostly just a social event these days. But Lydia also says it teaches young girls social etiquette and class and that’s not such a bad thing, right?
Sam: I agreed to do this for you guys, but don’t try to make it out to be anything more than it is. *laughs* It’s an ancient tradition which promotes upper-class and aristocratic elite status as something we should aspire to achieve.
Matthew: It’s also a charity event!
Sam: Uncle Matt, stop it! *laughs* I’m going to do it, but my position on this subject’s not changing. *laughs*
Matthew: And who’s your date again? Chris or Michael?
Sam: Uncle Matt?!
Matthew: What, I’m just wondering. You seem to be spending a lot of time with both of them and I’m really happy about the fact you’ve found friends in here but… I’m also interested in which one you like…
Sam: *blushes* Uncle Matt, I like them both. But just as friends! Okay?
Matthew: *laughs* Oh, whatever. Be secretive! But just remember, boys have feelings too, Sam.
Sam: Gosh, you’re such a grown up! *laughs* I’m going to the dance with Michael, Chris is actually not going because he has to take care of his sister. And besides, Michael asked me first. Happy now?
Matthew: So, it’s Michael then…
Sam: *laughs* STOP IT! *laughs*
Scarlett: *throws up*
Jennifer: *yells* You two are done! Done!
Jennifer: No buts! I’m sick and tired of cleaning up after you. Scarlett, you had potential, especially as you’re Jade’s sister, but… You’re, quite frankly, nothing like her. No, actually you are NOTHING!
Jennifer: And don’t get me started with you, Hannah, either! *yells*
Hannah: But we…
Jennifer: You were always a bit slow, Hannah, but… What do you not understand about no „buts“?! If you try and pull something off again, I’m going to completely ruin you! I swear! Now, you’re just out. And that’s only because I am such a nice person, so I’m letting you go easily. You’re free to do what you want, but you will never be in the inner circle anymore. However, if you even try to do something which might hurt me or the other girls, you will be completely ruined. And you both know what I’m capable of! I’m the big bad b*tch of St. Duncan’s High and you two morons are both out and I am so happy to say that!
Hannah: This was all your god damn fault! I should of never helped you out! You and your obsession with that dumb slut. I’m going to get back in, Scarlett, I promise you that! I have to! I’m not letting all of my years of hard work and basically being her slave go to waste just because of you! I deserve my spot as the it girl of this school next year and I’ll make sure you’re no way near me when that happens! Just wait and see, just wait and see!