“Do you want to know why men name their penis? So the most important decisions in their life aren't made by a stranger.”
“It was just a kiss – "
"Yeah, and King Kong was just a monkey.”
“I’m going to go," he said.
He didn’t move. Then: "I don’t want to."
"Do it anyway."
He chuckled. "You’re a hard woman, Faith Devlin."
"I didn’t know him. He isn’t real to me. Did you love him?"
"Yes." But not the way I love you. Never like that.”
“Oh, Jesus,” he said, wheezing with the effort it took to control
himself. He wiped his eyes with the back of his hand. “You little
innocent. I’m fluent in French, but it isn’t my first language.” It
was plain by the mortified expression in those green eyes that she
didn’t understand, so he explained. “Baby , if I can still think
clearly enough to speak French, then I’m not totally involved in
what I’m doing. It may sound pretty , but it doesn’t mean
any thing. Men are different from women; the more excited we are,
the more like cavemen we sound. I could barely speak English with
you, much less French. As I remember, my vocabulary
deteriorated to a few short, explicit words, ‘fuck’ being the most
To his amazement, she blushed, and he smiled at this further
evidence of her charming prudery. “Go to sleep,” he said gently.
“Lindsey didn’t even rate a replay.”
“You see?" he asked, his voice softening to a velvety punas he felt her tremble. His warm breath stirred her hair. "All I have to do is touch you. It’s the same for me, Faith. I don’t like this worth a damn, but by God, I want you, and we’re going to do something about it.”
“Do you know why men name their cocks?"
"No, why?" she asked, trying to stifle her laughter.
"So most of the major decisions in their lives won’t be made by a total stranger.”
“It was amazing how flowers could grow in the damnedest places, but the Devlin weed patch had sprouted quite a wildflower in Faith.”
“It was amazing how flowers could grow in the damnedest places”
“She shook her head, as if she couldn’t”
“So do I, Mrs. Hardy. Six o’clock, then.”
“As the morning wore on, she was grateful”
“You should’ve come with me. Had fun, lots of fun." The last sentence was deep with sensuality. "You don’t know what you’re missin’, Faithie."
"Then I don’t miss it, do I?" Faith whispered, and Jodie giggled.”
“I wasn't going to kill him, you buffoon.”
“It's strange how pain marks our faces, and makes us look like family.”
“I imagined the lies the valedictorian was telling them right now. About the exciting future that lies ahead. I wish she'd tell them the truth: Half of you have gone as far in life as you're ever going to. Look around. It's all downhill from here. The rest of us will go a bit further, a steady job, a trip to Hawaii, or a move to Phoenix, Arizona, but out of fifteen hundred how many will do anything truly worthwhile, write a play, paint a painting that will hang in a gallery, find a cure for herpes? Two of us, maybe three? And how many will find true love? About the same. And enlightenment? Maybe one. The rest of us will make compromises, find excuses, someone or something to blame, and hold that over our hearts like a pendant on a chain.”
“It must be very fragile, if a handful of berries can bring it down.”
“You know why I want you? I didn’t know I was lost until you found me. I didn’t know what alone was until the first night I spent without you in my bed. You’re the one thing I’ve got right. You’re what I’ve been waiting for, Pigeon.”
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