Aquila89 wrote:No, in that comic, they definitely don't think she's the alpha. Cess earlier says that Melissa's departure created a power vacuum. They didn't want Layla to fill it, because they wanted to fill it themselves.
By the way, I'd like to see what are they up to now. Do they still hang out with Chloe?
Human interactions are more complicated than those in, say, a wolf pack or a group of baboons, though their interactions have turned out to be a lot more complex than we had once thought. Cessily and Laura (and most of the other students) probably saw Melissa as the alpha, and Cess wants to replace her. Melissa, however, was the queen bee
, not strictly the alpha
. Layla, as I see it, is outside
the high school social hierarchy: she isn't interested in being "the queen bee", but she is attractive and very strong
. She is, to coin a term, the 'virtual alpha' - she could be the queen bee if she wanted to, but she isn't interested. Cess and Laura, when they think she may
have overheard them badmouthing her, are terrified
Also note that the only one (as far as we know) to stand up to Layla in public is Brooke. And she is even less likely to want to be queen bee.
One other point: There have been quite a few references to the possible use of the Orb of Tiresias. Has everyone forgotten that it shattered into a zillion or so pieces? Now I'm sure the the mad scientist... er... the highly respected teacher... Ms. Twigett has at least some of those fragments and she may have a way to use them to reverse or alter the effects left over from its use. If she does, it might work... or something
OK, so now I'm getting this vibe about the Orb of Tiresias being shattered like the shikon jewel
... and I'm imagining Kagome, Inuyasha, and company collecting the fragments of the Orb so that it can be restored and used to fix the situation.
(fixed misspelling of Inuyasha)