by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Beautiful Creatures 12.13 Summary
How It All Goes Down
- Winter formal time!
- The corsage Amma gives Ethan has a surprise: a small graveyard bone tucked inside. "A little protection never hurt anybody" (12.13.13).
- Lena is decked out in a gorgeous black-and-silver ensemble. It's a little classier than Link's get-up: a t-shirt with a tuxedo design on it. Cute, Link.
- Link has brought a date: Lena's persuasive cousin, Ridley, wearing the skimpiest dress a Jackson High formal has ever seen.
- Ethan tries to convince Link that Ridley is bad news, but he won't listen.
- At the formal, Ethan and Lena get their photograph taken and share a passionate kiss. Unfortunately, someone has decided to prank her. When the flash goes off, a bucket of wet soap flakes dumps onto Lena's head, ruining her hair and her dress.
- Things get pretty tense for a while. Ethan even punches someone in the face. Yikes.
- Lena and Ethan just want to leave, but Ridley decides to defend her cousin.
- Chaos ensues: ripping dresses, blowing light fixtures, setting off the sprinklers, and shorting electric equipment. Ridley almost takes down the whole stage where the Ice Queen is being crowned.
- Back at Ravenwood, Macon grounds Lena for not leaving as soon as she saw Ridley.
- Lena, though, wants to know how exactly Macon even knew she was there.
- Macon confesses that Boo Radley, the dog, is—wait for it—his spy. Macon can see through Boo's eyes. This sure gives new meaning to the term seeing-eye dog.
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