Prairie Jones is a high school student who is a dream walker. She uses the knowledge she gets from other people’s dreams to get what she wants. Now she has walked into the wrong person’s dream. He is not happy, not human and looking for Prairie Jones.
Prairie Jones and Martin were talking in the halls just before summer break.
“What happened to you?” Martin asked, shutting his locker door.
“I’m trying a new look.” I knew the orange plaid jacket was a big mistake when I put it on this morning, but clean laundry hadn’t been high on my priority list for the last week.
“Give it back to your grandmother.”
“You know there are days that if I didn’t like you, I’d tell everyone you’re gay.”
Martin stopped in front of our English class, first period. “You know there are days that if everyone in school didn’t hate you, they’d listen.”
“That’s cold.” Like I cared.
“It’s true. Stop using people’s dreams against them.”
“Hey, I only make them do what’s right.”
“In PJ land maybe.” Martin slid into his seat. “What about Ms. A? Did you have to threaten to out her to the principal.”
“She’s crushing on him, so what?” I chucked my books under the desk.
“So what? You used that knowledge to make her change your grade.”
“I deserved an A.”
“You couldn’t settle for a B+.”
“Alright, I’ll give it a rest for a while.”
Martin didn’t realize I’d stopped dreamwalking a month ago. Ever since I walked into that Joshua guys dreams and he walked back.
“I’ll find you Prairie Jones.” Had been the last thing he said, “And not just in your dreams.”
“Students,” Ms. A said above the den. “I’d like to introduce a new student, Joshua Bennet.”