Sbu and Airtime were waiting for her outside when she got out of the principal’s office. They brought her up to speed on Hektikboi and the other dodgy photos going around. She told them about Mpho’s transfer and that she’d been suspended. 

“That’s not fair!” Airtime yelled, loud enough for the school secretary to look up from his desk and stare at them sourly. 

“Oops, my bad, lowering the decibels,” Airtime whispered. “But it still ain’t fair!”

“What are you going to do, Airtime? Record a podcast?” Song was being sarcastic.

“Can’t you hack this guy Anathi’s phone or something and show him wassup?”

“I’ll show him wassup!” Sbu said, punching his fist into the palm of his hand, threateningly.

“No, Sbu, that’ll only make the situation MORE complicated,” Song said. “The last thing I need is you getting in a fight about this.”

“Okay, so seriously, can’t you hack it?” Airtime said hopefully. “Or like, triangulate his location? They do that kind of thing all the time in the movies!”

Song shook her head. “It’s not possible in the real world, Airtime. Hadeh.”

“But we can’t just sit here and do nothing. Can’t we talk to the principal? Back you up?”

“It’s not enough. We need proof,” Song sighed. “We just have to figure out how to get it.”

“We can’t do anything without proof,” Song sighed. “I’m going straight to talk to Mpho to find out what’s going on.” 

Sbu pounded his hand in determination. “I’ll talk to Yankee, see if we can get the scoop on this Hektikboi, figure out if he and Anathi are the same person and how we can bust him.” 

“But you hate Yankee!” Airtime said, surprised.

“Yeah, he’s aight I guess.” Sbu seemed embarrassed. He’d over-reacted when he first met Yankee, but only because he felt so protective towards Lebo.

“I’ll go talk to Mpho and find out what’s gives,” Song said.

The bell rang. Song nodded towards the school building. “You guys better go to class. I’ll see you later. Bring me my homework, okay? I don’t want to fall behind.” 

“You sure you’re going to be alright?” Sbu asked, worried. 

“No, but I don’t have much choice.” Song headed for the gate, carrying her books.

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WHAT DO YOU THINK: Have you ever been in trouble for something you didn’t do? What happened?