Noughts and Crosses (1)

Persephone (“_______”) Hadley is a Cross, with _______ skin, and the daughter of a wealthy senior politician, Kamal. Callum McGregor is a nought, with _______ skin. They used to play together when Sephy’s mother (_______) employed Callum’s mother (_______), as a nanny. However, she was fired for being unable to provide an alibi for her employer. We do not know what she was expected to cover. Since then, Sephy and Callum’s friendship has been _______. As best friends, their relationship is frowned upon by society.

Callum is one of the first few noughts to start at _______, a high school for crosses that now accepts the best-performing noughts. Sephy is overjoyed to find that Callum is in her class after helping him pass the entrance examination.