In the beginning of the story, Finley is playing basketball outside in his driveway. A girl named Erin is was walking by, and decides to ask Finley if she can shoot hoops with him. He ignores her and just keeps shooting. After getting the rebound on one of Finley's missed shots, she shoots the ball as it cleanly goes inside the basket.
"Are you ignoring me?"
With Finley being the only white kid on the basketball team, he has a special nickname. White Rabbit. At lunch, basketball team star Terrel Patterson gets everyone to dump all of their carrots on Finley's lunch tray, and start to chant "White Rabbit!" This becomes a daily and huge part in Finley's life.
"FEED WHITE RABBIT!"
"You know I don't like to be called Little baby."
Erin and Finley are in a romantic relationship. Terrel likes to call Erin Finley's 'little baby'. This angers Erin very much and she questions Finley a lot for not sticking up for her. This is huge to their relationship because it puts Finley in a tough spot.
"Hey, white rabbits little baby."
Coach decides to trust Finley, who coach has a great relationship with. Coach's close friends were murdered, adn their son (Boy 21) is moving to Bellmont with his grandparents. Boy 21 is one of the best High school basketball players in the Country. Although, he is suffering from some post-traumatic stress. It's Finley's job to protect him, and also help him at school. Now, it's time to meet Boy 21.
"You are an Earthling?"
It's time for Boy 21's first day of school at Belmont High School. This is a very important day, and Filey needs to keep Boy 21 happy if he's going to convince him to play for the basketball team (coaches request). Boy 21 is acting like he is from outer space, which is very cofusing for other people.
"My name is Boy 21. I'm a test model. A prototype."
Finley is having a terrible time shooting the ball and adjusting. Boy 21 has to go in the game, and he needs Fimley's permission to use his powers to win the team this game.
" Finley. Do you want me to use my extraterrestrial powers to win this game? I need to know if it's okay?"