|The Systematic and Deliberate Observation of Baron
Author: RogerTonyRue PM
A borderline neurotic, overly exaggerated, and highly romanticized observation of my school mate, Baron Lucas. Oh, and there's me, a nonentity.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,566 - Published: 04-10-12 - id: 3012291
|A+ A- Full 3/4 1/2 Expand Tighten|
For two month, Baron Lucas was making the world know that he was a mystery.
No one knew him that well, since he literally just popped up from social radar after he moved here from an undisclosed place.
He barely spoke to anyone, and while not entirely rude and snobby, he gave off that cool, collected, silent feel. In fact, if I were any more honest, I'd say Baron was a social ghost; you know he's there but you can't interact with him.
Every girl (even some guys) pinned for him, most of the straight guys wanted to be something like him, but he never truly cared or seem to care about things like power and popularity. I even think he loathes the limelight. Which is kind of ironic because the more he ignored it, the more he became socially powerful and popular.
But that is to say that when he does want the attention, everyone would just be glued to him. There was this incident where one of the more 'in' crowd females – Jenny Dooley, with her wavy hair and pouty lips – had set her sparkly blue eyes on him. And when tyrannically beautiful Jenny sets her mind into something, she will fight for it, tooth and nail, just to get it. After all, wouldn't the prettiest and most popular female make a wonderful couple with the most elusive and (I'll be grudgingly frank on this) handsome male of the school?
Imagine her surprise when Baron just shrugged off, repelled, and turned down all of her not-so-subtle advances to him. Even the blatant and borderline-inappropriate ones that she did were, well, those were turned down in the worst and most embarrassing way imaginable. Poor Jenny even resorted to spreading rumors about Baron batting for the other team, if you get me.
And that's when the kid gloves come off; in just 40 hours, Jenny's entire power base and student body stature was stripped, ripped, bought and torn apart by a series of uncharacteristically coincidental incidents.
The start of which was when she got flagged with a DUI when she was going home from a particularly wild party that she went to. With her parents out of town, she had to spend a rumored 16 hours in jail. And no one among her clique or friends was kind enough to call her parents.
When she did get out, the rumor sharks were abuzz with fresh blood in the water, and Jenny Dooley was the fresh meat. Right after getting bailed out by her parents, it was like she had stepped into a different world. Jenny had gone from popular queen bee to social pariah. From the highest of the social food chain to the bottom feeders. Heck, even the bottom feeders stayed away from her.
A lot of people had commented that Karma really bites you in the butt, and that Jenny was only getting what was coming to her.
But that didn't stop from there; her father's business firm was put in a lot of scrutiny because of rumors of fraud or something, which magically surfaced only after Jenny had gotten out of jail, only to be proven true and broadcasted by the local media when an anonymous sent a boxful of evidence to them and the police.
Her mother wasn't spared too; Mrs. Dooley's apparent secret infidelity (well, it's not much of a secret now, is it?) got aired along the crossfire, that she was having an affair with some guy from a nearby town.
To top it all off, when Jenny got to school, news of Baron dating someone was out in the open. The rumor was proven true to the entire student body when Baron entered school with Jenny's equality tyrannical best friend Tabitha by his side, holding hands and all that couply stuff. They even kissed when the bell rang. (Though he and Tabitha only ended a week later)
Now this is the part where it gets interesting, there were talks and whispers that Baron was the one who orchestrated everything; from the police finding her driving drunk, to sending the evidence of her father's crimes, even the pictures of her mother kissing her lover that was left on the Dooley residence's front porch. The short length and the systematic way of how her social life got murdered is what we should be focusing on. It's way too much of a coincidence for all of those things to show up in that succession. She literally had everything in her hands, and just like that it was taken away from her because of her and her family's poor choices.
With her father humiliatingly out of employment, and her mother being the Hester Prynne of town, and their marriage put into the test, as well as Jenny's own social problems being talked about in school, everyone pretty much knew that Jenny Dooley's days were numbered. And true to everyone's beliefs, their whole family moved to another town two weeks later.
No matter how unfortunate it was, I kind of think it was a blessing in disguise because in her last week in our town, Jenny actually seemed nice and humble and not catty.
Anyway, I personally believe everything about Baron being the mastermind of her social death because she wasn't Baron's only target. You know, the whole systematic social murders, if you were listening to me. There were a couple other people, and every single person that messed with him was placed to their rightful places. There was Erik King, Janice Lee, Bert Thomas was particularly nasty and well, you get the point: Baron Lucas is not to be messed with.
The thing about it though was that it never went into his head. Sure, everybody feared him but he didn't lord it over all of us. I mean, if I think about it, the whole social dynamics of my school is probably very different from yours. And I think it's a good kind of different: here, no one really gets oppressed because Baron is also known to have taken troublemakers and bullies down a peg or two. He once did this favor to the nerds by subtly scaring all of their bullies, or how he did this favor to this student who was accused of stealing this test by finding and scaring the real perpetrator to admit the truth. So he's like the black knight. Feared but respected. And so long as everything ran smoothly and without trouble, he wouldn't intervene.
I guess that is that for now.
Well, there's me, but I'm just a nobody. No. This account of mine isn't about me trying to make a name for myself, or winning a sports championship, not even me trying to climb up the social food chain. On the contrary, this story is really just an observation of Baron Lucas.