Jeanne Galletta Is in Trouble for the First Time in the History of the Universe
Rafe is pretty amazed because now Jeanne is in trouble for going into the boys' bathroom. Jeanne's never in trouble. Ever.
She tries to explain why she was there, but Mrs. Stricker explains that rules are rules and her hands are tied. Jeanne will have to serve an after-school detention.
Rafe, on the other hand, won't be getting detention, because it's not against the rules for a boy to be in the boys' bathroom. See, kids? Some rules are stupid.
Rafe tries to apologize to Jeanne as they leave the office, but Jeanne is resigned to her fate. It is what it is. What can Rafe do?
He can run into the girls' bathroom. Which is exactly what he does.
Okay, so yes, Rafe gets detention for going into the girls' bathroom, but that doesn't change the fact that Jeanne got detention too.
That means Rafe broke his No-Hurt Rule and lost his last life. Game over. He's officially dead now.
Oh, and he's flunking out of middle school.
Rafe Khatchadorian is done. There's nothing else to tell. End of story.
All right, but he's not totally done. There's some more pages to this book yet. Except Rafe's going to let Leo tell this part.
This section is all in pictures, so we're basically just going to explain them to you (hey, Leo's silent, so he can only draw what he's thinking).
Rafe's pretty bummed because of all the bad stuff that's been going down, but Leo tells him it's fine—he's still gotta do his big end of the year project.
But what about the rules he's broken? And the fact that he lost all his lives? Oh, and the fact Leo doesn't actually exist and Rafe is probably crazy?
Nope, Leo says, none of that matters. Just do the big project. It's gonna be awesome.
Well, that's good enough for Rafe. Project back on.
Thou Shalt (Not) Vandalize
The next morning, Rafe leaves a note for Mom saying he's gotta get to school a little early to work on a project.
It's not lying. Not technically. He gets to school at 4 am to work on his big end of the year project.
There's a big blank wall back by the gym, which looks a whole lot like a blank canvas. Rafe had been practicing this on graph paper in his room. Now it's time to make it real.
Leo encourages him the whole time as Rafe works with his marker on the wall.
It takes a few hours, but by the time he's done, Rafe has a pretty great looking masterpiece. (You can see a sketch of it for yourself in the book.) In fact, he's so into creating this masterpiece that he doesn't hear the police car pull up.
He just hears the cop say, "Holy smoke, kid, did you really do all this?"
Two Minutes Later…
This chapter isn't so much a chapter as a picture of Rafe and Leo in the back of the police car. Busted.