Alright, folks--we’re officially halfway through Warrior Heir! Chapter 10
is officially called “The Street Fight,” which sounds like “conflict” to me.
So here we go. It all starts when Jack twists his ankle during a soccer game. He’s supposed to be going to
Leesha’s birthday party, but he’s late because he’s getting his ankle wrapped and he runs into Ellen in the parking lot. He decides to blow off the party because (duh) it’s Ellen. They walk around town talking and Jack finds out that Ellen’s family moves around a lot and she’s probably not going to see him again after the school year ends. (Side note: apparently Hastings started a club whose members are Will, Fitch and Ellen, and he’s taking them all to England for the summer which seems like a GIANT COINCIDENCE since Becka was already taking Jack there.) Anyway, Ellen isn’t
going to England, she’s going to some vague camp and then it’s goodbye, Trinity.
This is depressing to Jack, who can’t get a break lately. So he’s already kind of pissed off when they run into Lobeck and a couple of his similarly-beer-goggled friends. They get in a fight, and things are painful but fine--Ellen’s even holding her own--when Jack decides he’s had it up to there and lets loose the Warrior Whoopass. Next thing he knows Ellen’s screaming and he’s about to kill Lobeck with a flaming tree limb.
Needless to say, Jack doesn’t look so hot by the time he gets home, and Linda has to do damage control. Finally, Linda finds out that Jack and his mother are going to England for the summer and she doesn’t seem too happy about it.
Is it just me or did Ellen seem freaked out about the fight for the wrong reasons? I mean, she definitely seemed freaked out but not particularly by the Warrior Whoopass. I THINK ELLEN HAS SECRETS. Also, this whole England thing seems odd. Hastings just happens to be taking Jack’s best friends to England, but how could he know that Jack himself was going when Linda didn’t even know?