I'm back to New York after being kicked out of The Webb Schools in Claremont, California. I know I sound like some boarding school delinquent, but in my defense it was prank week. I haven't seen Maya, Farkle and Lucas since end of freshman year when Lucas chose Maya. I'm not the same optimistic Riley Matthews I once was. I'm not a bad person, I'm realistic. I grew up. __________________________________ "Don't treat me like you'd treat Princess Dancing Sunshine because she's gone. Don't use Rileytown as a metaphor because it burned to hell. I'm Ri!" I finally let go of the grip I had on his collar. I turned to walk away, but he grabbed my hand. He ended up spinning me back into his grip, somehow. He took my face in his calloused hands and pressed his forehead to mine.