‘The Model’ – Big Black
Today was a step in the right direction.
I said hello to Mary-Jane Ferguson in the morning, shortly after which she came to me and asked me if Danny Chegwin had rung me. I told her he hadn't and that she ought to nag Sandra and he to organise some ‘outing’ or other.
After a few lessons I saw her around with Mickey and said nothing.
Jonny tells me that no one at KES likes Mickey because he’s sarcastic and always slags people off.
‘Possession’ – Sisters of Mercy
Later, at lunch, Daryl came to talk to Jonny and then Mary-Jane joined us, so I talked with her.
She says she likes to be known by her nickname, Fergie. She’s re-doing GCSE’s in Art, Ceramics and Photography. She may well even come back next year to do the BTEC Performing Arts course. Her ideal career would be being a singer. I find that very thrilling and very pleasing; inspiring. She swears like a trooper, but is also thrillingly articulate.
She tells me that Mickey has few friends and is – in her own words – ‘a twat’. She also knows loads of Jonny’s former KES friends, and we spoke of the days when her brother and Danny Black were really good friends. Luggage was also mentioned as a mutual acquaintance.
She tells me she stays in most evenings. She still lives with her parents who allow her out one night a week – which she usually takes to go to the Wenns bar and LA’s with Mickey. To earn money, she has a job baby-sitting.
She says she has known of me and acknowledged my presence around the place for quite some time.
Anyway, Jonny and I eventually had to say goodbye and go to our last Dance lesson ever as Scarlett Kane leaves at the weekend for a new job.
At break, Fergie was with Mickey and I felt so ‘bitter’, so ‘angered’ (?). But hey, he’s got his rights, hasn’t he? I suppose.
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Next time: ‘Getting to know Fergie…’