“You'll blow up a helicopter, but you won't go out with me? What is wrong with you?”
“I don't think he could ever be a serial killer. He's way too shy. That Ted Bundy guy, he was pretty outgoing , from what I heard.”
“I can't even tell you how good it felt to see him. It felt even better when he reached through the metal grate, wrapped his fingers around the front of my shirt, dragged me forward, and kissed me through the bars.
"Sorry" he said-only not looking to sorry, if you know what I mean.”
“hope springs eternal, even in the heart of a fat girl.”
“I went to bed all happy, thinking maybe a boy liked me. It's stupid that that's all it takes sometimes to make you happy.”
“His hormones never calmed down once they set in when he was a teenager.”“Yeah, we've considered getting him neutered,” Nathan adds,a goading tone to his voice.I see Nathan and Sol share a look,then Sol says,“Sorry, when did you last get laid, Nate? Oh yeah, about a year ago.” He smiles smugly. “Me, you ask? Oh well, I got some yesterday.”
“It’s the look two odd socks give when they recognise each other in the wild.”
“The world spins along outside, the sun
rises and sets, the streets go dark, the lights come on. The future is happening, but it can wait until tomorrow. Neither of us knows what will come next, or where we go from here,
or even what anyone will say about us, but none of it matters. We’ve got each other right now.”
“The duties of each moment are the shadows beneath which hides the divine operation.”
“Please tell a story about a girl who gets away.”
I would, even if I had to adapt one, even if I had to make one up just for her. “Gets away from what, though?”
“From her fairy godmother. From the happy ending that isn’t really happy at all. Please have her get out and run off the page altogether, to somewhere secret where words like ‘happy’ and ‘good’ will never find her.”
“You don’t want her to be happy and good?”
“I’m not sure what’s really meant by happy and good. I would like her to be free. Now. Please begin.”
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