Thicker Skin

A young, unpopular girl finds a peculiar book that sets her on the path to royalty… of a kind.

The shelves of the library acted as acoustic baffles, swallowing the sound of rambunctious high school students yelling and laughing and roughhousing in the hallways outside.  A few female students entered, allowing the sound to follow before closing the door behind them.  


Erin glanced up at them with a worried frown while pushing her glasses up with a bent knuckle.  The intruders giggled with a quick glance towards the librarian before slipping between the aisles.  They whispered loudly but their words were indistinct.