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OUIR NEW YO MISS WILL RECEIVE A YEAR’ SUPPLY OF BEALITY PRODI FROM A SPREE AT LA MODISTA 61000 CHECK ATHENA ORTIZ IS A SENIOR AT WEST RIDGE HIGH, WHERE SHE TS TAKING GENERAL COURSES WITH AN EMPHASIS ON ART AND DESIGN. WHOO-HOOO! YER THE BEST, ATHENA! YEE~ HAAAL HER DREAM 1S TO BECOME A FASHION DESIGNER, AND SHE PLANS TO USE HER WINNINGS TONIGHT / j TOWARDS HER TLITION TO ’ ] WRIGHT COLLEGE, WHICH } a SHE HOPES TO ATTEND ) IN THE FALL. (<= ATHENA'S PARENTS AND YOUNGER SISTER ARE IN THE ALIDIENCE TONIGHT, AND I'M SURE THEY ARE BLIRSTING WITH PRIDE AT SEEING THEIR BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER CROWNED, AND JOIN ATHENA AND THE REST OF US IN CONGRATULATING ALL THE LOVELY YOUNG CONTESTANTS TONIGHT! AND NOW A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE PAGEANT'S ESTEEMED PANEL OF CELEBRITY JUDGES. "MARTIN LAMB, PRESIDENT AND C.B.0, OF BRODY'S SAVINGS AND LOAN?" "AND LAST BIT CERTAINLY NOT bea OUR VERY SPECIAL C! THE HOSTESS: DID YOU HEAR ME TALKING TO ANYONE? NOL OT COMING; THE BEALITY QUEEN 15 TOO BUSY TO SEE HER BOYFRIEND. AGAIN. © ot) YOu KNOW WHAT THE BITCH 1S? T COULDA BEEN GOING OLIT WITH ANYONE! INSTEAD, I PICK THIS CRAZY-ASS... AH, WHATEVER... LET'S GO DANCE. ROBERT, YOU KNOW ALL’ ABOUT ATHENA MAN, IF SHE COULD BE Bur SHE'S NOT, RIGHT? US THE CELL, SO WE CAN WHAT DO YOU THINK HAPPENED Te HER? ATHENA YEAH, A WOULD KNOW WHAT? WHY NOT? NEVER MISS WHAT'D T SAY’ YES, HELLO, IS THIS THE POLICE? GREAT, LISTEN... MY NAME TS JANE FORDHAM; T LIVE ON 13TH, OVER BY THE CEMETERY THERE? YES, NEAR THE WAREHOUSES, THAT'S RIGHT, AND, I DON'T GO) AROUND BEING A BLISY BODY OR ANYTHING, BUT... -YOU KNOW THE. OLD TURBINE PLANT, HUDSON'S, RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BLOCK THERE? THAT'S THE ONE. IT SEEMS THERE ARE ABOLIT A ZILLION YOUNG FOLKS HANGING AROUND OLITSIDE TT, TRYING TO GET IN, AND THERE'S THE MOST GOD-AWFUL MUSIC, THAT, WHAT DO YOU CALL TT, THE RAP? JUST SCREECHING OUT FROM THERE! YES, COULD YOU? LAND SAKE’, IT'S GETTING SO A BODY CAN'T GET ANY REST THESE DAYS! THANK YOU, OFFICER... ATHENA, 1 TOLD YOu NO/ OVER My DEAD BOpy! WHY YOU DON'T JUST LISTEN TO ME FOR ONCE? WHAT DO YOU MEAN, DADDY? I ALWAYS LISTEN TO YOU, THAT'S THE PROBLEM! I DO EVERYTHING YOU SAY, EVERYTHING YOU WANT, AND THE ONE TIME T WANT TO GO OUT, You I DID Goop TONIGHT, PAPI, RIGHT? MADE YOu PROUD OF ME? THEN LET ME CELEBRATE, DAMN, YOU DON'T SPEAK THAT LANGUAGE IN THIS HOUSE YOUNG OH, MA, YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO DO THAT. ANYWay, THOUGHT WE WERE S'POSED TO GO OuT TO DINNER? YOUR FATHER HAS TO WORK TOMORROW AND HE WANTS TO GO TO BED EARLY. AND ANY\ HO NEEDS TO GO OUT, WHAT, YOU DON'T LIKE MY COOKING NOW? NO MOM, I LOVE Ir, I Just ATHENA, COME ON, YOUR FATHER JUST WANTS US ALL TO HAVE A GOOD TIME TONIGHT, THIS PLACE BEEN LIKE A CRAZY HOUSE THE LAST COUPLE MONTHS. I MADE YOUR FAVORITE ATHENA, LOOK, YOU'RE A BEALTIFUL YOUNG LADY, RIGHT, EVERYBODY SAW THAT TONI AND SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL, | WHEN YOU'RE ie PRETTY, THAT ADVANTAGE. YOU HAV MUCH OPPORTUNITY, SUST BE CAREFUL AND LOW WHAT YOU WANT TO DO, ATHENA! YOu OUT OF THAT OM RIGHT NOW, YOUNG Lat ATHENA! YOU GET BACK HERE RIGHT NOW! YOU HEAR ME?! ATHENA, ARI YOU LISTENING NO! NO PHONE CALLS. SHE'S NOT GOING OLIT, AND SHE CANNOT HAVE ANY VE ME THE LISTEN PARENTS... L YOU WHAT, WHY SOMETIMES TOO MUCH, AND YOU. DATED HER? "YOUR FATHER LOVES You TOO MULCH," AH, MOMMY, TF YOU ONLY— I'M TRYING TO GET TO THE WAREHOUSE DISTRICT. I’M NOT TRYING TO BREAK THE LAW. T'M ALREADY LATE. -..YOU YOUNG PEOPLE ALWAYS SNEAKIN IN HERE, WITH YOUR BEER AND YOUR RAP MUSIC, SMOKIN YOU DRUGS AND YOUR MARY-JEW- WANNA, LEAVIN BOTTLES AND USED LIP CONDOMS: AND SUCH... YER TRESPASSIN, MISS. NO VISITORS AFTER HOURS. THA'S AGAINST THE LAW. TM NOT VISITING... DAMN MISTER, YOU TRYING TO BLIND NE? -. MAKE ENOUGH NOISE TO WAKE THE DEAD. I SHOULD Just CALL THE COPS AND BE DONE Pe ier WITH TT, BUT. ee WELL, AWRIGHT, GO HEAD, BUT MIND YOU BE CAREFUL... Like YOu A -,PURTY YOUNG THING LIKE YASE'F GET IN A LOTTA TROUBLE OUT HERE. THANKS MAN, I REALLY APPRECIATE =] % EI | = tT} W oy a NN 1s five Pearle toner THAN DEAD ONES. WELL, IF YOU DO SEE ANY DEAD PEOPLE, YOU SHOU PROBABLY RUN AWA) VERY, VERY FAST. a NOT BECALISE THEY'RE BAD, MORE CAUSE HE THINKS HE'S SO MUCH BETTER THAN THEM. WELL, NOT EXACTLY VAMPIRES, IT'S MORE LIKE... YOU KNOW AIDS? TT's LIKE, THESE PEOPLE HAVE AIDS, AND THEY WANT TO KILL THIS ‘ONE GUY WHO DOESN'T. DONT EVEN KNOW ME, AND YOU WANT. TO BORROW ME YOUR BOOK? HUH. YOU WANT TO BORROW IT? I've READ IT A MILLION TIMES. LDONT REALLY HAVE TIME TO READ ANYWAY. if a MM. THAT'S NOT THE STORY T REMEMBER. ANYWAY, THAT WAS A LONG TIME AGO THAT T READ IT. ein ee 7 OH No? TOO BUSY WITH PARTIES AND BOYFRIENDS AND HANGING AROLIND CEMETERIES AND WHAT NOT? REALLY? GIRLS STILL Do THAT SHIT? wow! NO, I, UH- T DO, LIKE, BEALITY PAGEANTS AND STUFF, LIKE WHAT, ‘QUEEN OF THE CORN’ OR SOMETHING? OR ‘CHERRY BLOSSOM PRINCESS"? 11'S NOT SHIT! TT's HARD WORK, AND I HAVE TO KEEP A CLEAR HEAD. IT’S NOT EASY LOOKING LIKE THIS. AND ANYWAY, WHAT WOULD YOU KNOW ABOLIT IT? TLL gust BET YOU HAVE ACLEAR NO, No, WAIT iP. WHER ‘OU. GOING? C'MON... FUCKIN’ IDIOT! v HELL é SS Wii MOG i I} Cea] > \E4 oS vy LF ba S ees —<—s y Kk ” ie oe ~