Jessie was still determined to make the most of her
limited time, be it in a practical and fatalistic way. So on Halloween
night, on the deck of the Carew Tower where her great grandfather had
died, in a city where dark matter was constantly pushing to abandon zeal
in favor of the status quo and with which her fate was inextricably
bound, Jessie attended a posh and outrageous costume party dressed as
Mary Jane, Peter Parker’s girlfriend in the Spiderman comic series — her
intelligent, independent and tenacious comic book role model.