Break Up is the thirty-third chapter of Stranger in a Strange School.


Basil watched as Brandy walked up to him. Standing in the drama hallway, Basil frowned and looked down.

"What's the matter?" Brandy placed a hand on Basil shoulder. It wasn't roughly holding his shoulder, not like Brad's hands. Brandy's were gentle. "Did Barrage give you a third week of solitary detention?" If only.

"Brandy, I don't think things are going to work out between us." Basil was just going straight to the point. Brandy gasped in shock. The unhappy look on Basil's face was like the shock on Brandy's.

"But we just got together!" Brandy wasn't crying. Basil was impressed. "Why do you want to break up?"

"I've got a lot of explaining to do." Basil breathed and then looked Brandy in the eye. "First off, I did send that picture of you with snakes for hair." Brandy shook her head. She had believed it was him but at the same time she didn't believe it. "Secondly, the feelings aren't mutual. I was aware of you felt toward me and saw that as a means to get the jocks protection."

"You… you were going to use me?"

"Yes but that wouldn't have been any use since I found out that Murder had attacked the jocks yesterday. I had thought he had attacked them the first time he came here but apparently I was wrong." Basil looked away from Brandy. "It gets worse! Students other than the jocks have been attacked by Murder and then all would like nothing more than to beat me to a pulp as an angry mob. I begged someone for help and I got roped into a revenge scheme against the best friends I could ask for. I simply can't help him hurt them. There is only one way out and I'd prefer if you not have to wear black."

"What are you talking about?"

"Being struck by lightning can be fatal." Basil walked away leaving Brandy alone. Brandy then realized that Basil wasn't headed for solitary detention. She knew what he was going to do.