Yet last night, when her Mom asked if I was eating with the boys today she very firmly and very loudly said "He's eating with ME."
So I did.
Upon arriving, she had me sit next to her and I pried out of her what had gone on that day while she looked distracted. I figured it was because "he who shall not be named" was sitting one table over and I was asking her if I should go over and say hello. Turns out, she was just waiting on everyone else to get to the table.
Then, her and about 8 girls at our table and her cousin and about 8 boys, including the one on my hit list, all bowed their heads, held hands, and prayed for their food. Turns out they do this everyday and don't really care if other kids or the teacher have a problem with it.
I never did anything that gutsy when I was 13.
Just when I thought I couldn't be more proud of her, she goes and throws me a curve ball.