Katie's head jerked as though she'd just received a shock in the neck.
What the flip!? Who's the one being interviewed here? That doesn't...
"Miss, uh—"Crap, what was her last name? "Look, I'm doing the best a 16-year-old can, and anyway that doesn't matter, that's a red—ooph!"
Something sudden and forceful prodded her in the back, shoving Katie off balance. She turned around, clenched fists, and came face to waist with a tan-skinned man who...Was he another reporter, or some kind of moderator or plant?
"No one's here to watch some blogger bicker with a CEO, if she wants to give you the exclusive then you'll get it. Until then wait and see if you're called on again."
The others seemed to take that as their cue and began shouting and waving wildly for attention, drowning out the lone child's protests. She glared up at the man. Human or android, she was sure she could make him regret that, were it not for her cover. Although Katie didn't identify as a hero and hadn't assumed an alter ego, she was none too keen on revealing her powers to anyone apart from her mom. And if something went wrong she was far too terrified to risk another incident like last time.
Well, maybe if she thinks she's so superior then I can get that exclusive, she thought, not particularly hopeful about the prospect. It'd take a lot to swallow her pride and ask for one. But with the right approach, maybe...
"C-can we talk about that exclusive!?" she tried to shout over the crowd, but remained uncertain if she'd been heard even in the front row. Well, closed mouths don't get fed. She let herself be absorbed in the chorus of voices, already drafting the next approach in her mind.
"To whom it may concern..."