The Return of Zan: Part 1

Salut, tout le monde! C'est Sabine! We're getting in the hang of blogging again, so bear with us while we update you with our lives.

This summer, while I was attending the summer program in the US that I normally attend, I had the opportunity to meet some friends I made online. I met them at the AG store near the DC area, and even though I had a blast with them, there was an unwanted (by me) guest.

Bref, tu te souviens Zan?

Heather Alexandria McConnell, better known as Alexandria or Zan, is the twin sister of Jess McConnell...somebody that I'm not particularly fond of. I'm not fond of Zan, either, but we'll get there. Jess is know-it-all, pretentious snob who goes to Columbia University. Jess and I have never gotten along. Zan, on the other hand, isn't pretentious. She's just obnoxious. Zan isn't mean or anything. She's just, well, Zan. She has this newspaper called The Daily Alexandria. Despite the name, it comes out every two weeks. It's similar to one of those trashy gossip magazines because the stories Zan writes are rarely true. They tend to be exaggerated or completely made up stories about others. Zan also has a Daily Alexandria YouTube channel. She walks around with her notepad and video camera, just waiting for the latest story.

I mostly had forgotten about Zan and her ridiculous fake news, but she clearly didn't forget me. When I heard somebody with a camera scream, "Hey! Sabine!", I had to think long and hard about who was demanding my attention.

 "Hey! Sabine! Funny seeing you here! I had some flight troubles and thought I'd stop by and shop. I guess I can head back to the summer program with you!"

...and with that comment, my eyes grew big. She was doing the summer program again after she was sent home early because of the drama one of her fake news stories caused. After that incident, only Jess attended the program. I was hoping both McConnell girls wouldn't come back, but I wasn't that lucky. 

I was particularly angry that now I had to introduce my friends Theo and Saila to Zan. Zan was polite, though her overeager self demanded a photo with Theo and me.

Zan tended to dominate the conversation, as she occasionally tended to do in the past. She noticed the 35mm camera that I received as a gift from my parents for passing the bac, and she insisted I take photos of her, Theo, and Saila with it.

Then, Zan decided to ask a random person to take pictures of all of us. 

I was not prepared for the return of Zan. Just when I thought she was out of my life forever, she returned.


1 comment

Melody Silverleaf said...

Oh, my! Well, guess you'll have to keep calm and carry on as challenges arise this summer. Maybe you and Sail and Theo will be successful in avoiding her most of the time.