It's March 1st, which means that it's Assassin season at Greeley High. Students all around the school pay the five-dollar entrance fee and gather their water guns and balloons, preparing for the email that will inform them of their first assignment and officially start the game.
Shay is still seething about last year's loss. The winner gets to keep the compilation of entrance fees, and she was runner-up--and to Elliott West, the most obnoxious guy on the planet, at that. Shay swears that this year will be different. She won't fall for West's tricks, and she'll personally see to it that he is assassinated and eliminated from this year's game. However, when she receives the email containing her first assignment, she finds out there's been a change in the game. The change? Partners. And who's her partner? None other than Elliott West.