Procedure and Propeganda

_"Don’t underestimate how popular you really are. They know it, and they’ll exploit it. As has been the case since the inception of society."

“Don’t listen to her. They are your friends. They only want what’s best for you. Besides, she’s done nothing but hold you back with her insistence on tradition.” “But tradition is what everything is based on. Without tradition, there is no future. Anyway, she’s only looking out for herself. Nothing good will come of this if you don’t follow the tradition.”_

Emily closed her eyes and waited, patiently. Eventually both stopped, as they always did.

When her eyelids parted, Emily’s emerald green eyes shimmered like jewels.

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