Nick and Kayla ditched school early on a Wednesday in Staten Island and caught a bus and then a train to 30 Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. They're high school sweethearts--Nick a thick-necked senior with a football player build and Kayla a fair-skinned junior with high cheekbones and black hair pulled back into a ponytail.

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