What kind of guy was I? My idea of fun was Dez. My eyes found hers. Spending time with her, holding her…. kissing her. Just being close to her. These were the things I enjoyed. The things that made me feel most alive. I believed without a doubt that my heart began to truly beat the day I met her.
She cleared her throat and looked away, blushing. It took a moment for me to realize why. She'd been thinking of kissing. I 'd told her just last week kissing her was my second favourite thing to do. The first – well, she told me that was something we should keep between us. I didn't understand why exactly. Everyone should know about something so amazing, but I took her word on it.
Kale, though cautious, was amazed by almost everything thing he saw. Everything from skateboards and takeout food to the outfits people wore was a brand new experience for him. He especially liked how people in the outside world dressed—namely, the girls. He really liked their short skirts and high, spiky shoes.
„One down,” I said, turning to Kale. He wasn't paying attention. His gaze was fixed on the red silk baby doll in my hand.
„What is this?” he asked, rubbing the satiny material between his fingers.
„Clothes” I said. „For women.”
His eyes widened. „Girls wear this?”
„Yeah, but usually not for long” I chuckled.
Kale turned as red as the teddy. „Are you going to wear this now?”
„Umm. No,” I said, blushing.
He seemed a little disappointed and I stifled a laugh.
Kale regarded the party’s new guest with clinical interest—not fear. “Is that a—”
“Bear!” I squeezed his arm, trying to remember how to breathe. In. Out. In. Hold. “It’s a frigging bear!”
“It looks much bigger than in the Encyclopedia,” Kale said, leaning forward a bit. For a second, I thought he was going to reach out and touch the thing. “Maybe it won’t see us.”
“Won’t see us? It’s staring right at us! Look at its face! It’s thinking about a tasty afternoon snack!”
The bus dropped us off about three blocks from the address Misha had given me. The timing was perfect. In the short trip, Kale managed to piss off a pregnant woman by calling her large and a goth kid for inquiring about his makeup. If we hadn't gotten off the bus when we did, there probably would have been a riot.
Te vagy az egyetlen, aki meg tud engem érinteni. Egy nap majd képes leszek megérinteni másokat anélkül, hogy porrá változtassam őket, de ez nem változtat majd azon a tényen, hogy te vagy az egyetlen, aki meg tud érinteni engem.
286. oldal, 26. fejezet
– Iskola. Mesélj az iskoláról!
– Komolyan? – pillantottam rá.
– Sue mesélt egy helyről, ahol a korombeli fiatalok összegyűlnek, hogy tanuljanak. Mindig lenyűgözött – mosolygott. – Mi volt a kedvenced a suliban?
Elhúztam a szám.
– Hát, talán a délutáni elzárás…