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what happened in Fire with Fire?
- Lillia goes to see Reeve in the hospital. Sob sob.
- Mary realises that even though she hates Reeve, she kind of loves him too. She asks Lillia how he is, and Lillia tells her that he’s got a broken leg which means he has to sit out this season.
- Reeve returns to school. He’s sad about being off the team but he’s determined to get back into shape as soon as possible. He goes out onto the field with his crutches and he gets embarrassed because he’s so slow and clumsy. Sob sob.
- Kat’s friend, Kim, has left her boyfriend and kind of disappeared. With a lot of money.
- Rennie isn’t talking to Lillia because she’s convinced that Lillia has feelings for Reeve. Which she does but NOT THE POINT.
- Mary joins the yearbook committee. Rennie is also there, and refusing to let the other girls show a photo of the prom king and queen. She says it’s because it would be a ~trigger for Reeve, but it’s obviously because Lillia won prom queen and not her mwahahaha.
- Reeve has taken up swimming to get his leg back into shape, but his therapist/personal trainer tells him that it’s going to do more harm than good by working it too hard and fast. Reeve fires him there and then.
- Nadia and Alex are totally becoming a thing.
- Lilia is running a Fall Festival night for the younger kids. Rennie is no help whatsoever. Reeve, however, turns up.
- Mary’s Aunt Bette starts talking about spirits and stuff because she’s very witchy. Mary dresses up and goes to Ricky’s house with Kat to watch horror movies. They then go to Lillia’s Fall Festival and enter the maze. It’s all very creepy. Mary confronts Reeve for being a bully. He tells her to go fuck herself. Lillia tells Reeve off. Sob sob.
- Mary runs into the woods because she’s upset and clearly thinks this is a good idea? Who knows what she did in there but she comes out a few hours later. She finds a guy and kisses him.
- The girls figure out that Reeve is hopelessly in love with Lillia (*WAILS*) and they come up with an idea to break his heart. I would just like to mention that I think this is a horrible idea and I don’t approve at all.
- Kat’s dog runs the hell away from Mary BECAUSE MARY IS OBVIOUSLY A GHOST OR A DEMON OR SOMETHING PPL
- Lillia apologises to Reeve as part of Operation Heart Break. She’s also dressed up and looks hella hot. She then goes swimming when Reeve does and I die from the tension.
- Reeve accuses Lillia of putting ecstasy in his drink. Sob sob. She then cries and tells him about how she was raped at a party. Reeve apologises and comforts her. Sob sob sob.
- Lillia and Alex go to Boston with their mums to look at fancy schools. Kat convinced Alex to go after what he wants instead of trying to please his parents.
- Mary watches Lillia and Reeve in the pool together. She gets upset. Lillia says she might take the swim test for real.
- Lillia organises a movie night at her house while her parents are away. She invites everyone but Rennie because lawl Rennie is a cow. Reeve shows up but he thought it was gonna just be the two of them. Sob sob. He leaves early because he gets a bit upset and also jealous. But he still wants to see Lillia at the pool. BYE.
- Kat remembers the time back when her mum was sick and Rennie was meant to come over. Rennie didn’t want to, and Kat got angry at her sick mother instead of at Rennie for being a shitty friend. Kat throws away her daisy necklace.
- Reeve cries in front of Lillia when he tells her that there’s no way he’s going to be back on the team this season. Lillia promises to help him study, because he’s clearly smart. Reeve worries that he’s not a good guy.
- Reeve invites Lillia to watch TV with him. Alone. But because it’s Thanksgiving, Lillia isn’t allowed to go. Mary sees Reeve and Rennie leaving the cinema and she freezes the lock on their car.
- The girls come up with a plan to get Reeve and Lillia together “officially” over Christmas.
- REEVE AND LILLIA KISS AND ITS LEGIT
- Rennie is having a Gatsby themed New Year’s party. She goes to Kat’s house and apologises for all the bullying and torment that she put Kat through, and then invites her to the party. Kat says she’ll think about it if she can bring someone, meaning Mary.
- Lillia has another gathering at her house and after Reeve embarrasses Alex over pizzas and then Alex embarrasses him back, Reeve then insults Lillia by pretending that she’s insane for holding his hand. RUDE.
- Reeve drops Rennie home and says he’ll be back, but he then cancels. Lillia invites Kat and Mary over for a sleepover. Reeve turns up the next morning to ask why she’s not at his open house. Lillia tells him that he’s a jerk and they have a sort-of-break-up *SOBS*
- Lillia goes to the open house but Rennie is there and she answers the door, and tells Lillia that Reeve doesn’t want to see her.
- Mary and her Aunt Bette go to a gallery, and it turns out to be one that Rennie’s mum owns. Rennie and her mum start to mock Aunt Bette. Mary tries to make the paint cans tip over. She almost manages it but Bette stops her.
- Some student comes up and gives Lillia photos to give to Rennie. Lillia puts them in Rennie’s locker.
- Reeve shows up at Alex’s mum’s party. He’s very drunk. He tries to drive home, but they take his keys away, and so he walks because he refuses to let Alex drive him. He calls Rennie for a ride home.
- Lillia remembers when she first met Reeve. They were playing tag in a house that was being built and Lillia tagged Reeve so hard that he fell into the wet concrete. Lillia tries to tell Reeve’s dad that it was her fault but Reeve takes the blame. SOB SOB SOB.
- Kat’s dad and brother get her a new laptop for college <3
- Mary’s mum turns up at the house and takes Aunt Bette away because Aunt Bette SEEMS TO BE IMAGINING MARY WTF WHY IS MARY ACTING LIKE A GHOST THIS IS CREEPY
how did it end?
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