When had that started happening again? I waited with the stack of junk mail clutched in my hands. He stepped out of his car and walked to me.
Jenny was about as discreet as a fire truck. You sure about that?She hugged her messenger bag to her chest. Completely. After all the other students left the lab, we stayed up on the roof until midnight!
He kisses just like Westley in The Princess Bride.You kissed him already?Of course! Jenny slung her strap over her shoulder. I’m not into taking things slow. She threaded her arm around mine. And based on the dish room, neither are you!
The hall was clear, so I let her lead me down the steps.So what about the guy from the coffee shop? You seemed all serious coming from the alley with him despite serving up suds with hunk boy. Jenny sighed. I should have been taking notes from you.
Austin is meeting me here.
Jenny halted by the door to the stairwell. Seriously? Man-meat looked ready to kill him yesterday, and you’re putting them in the same zip code?Let’s go shopping, I tell him, watching through the window as his father slams the door to the crack house. I mess with the wheel of the stroller for twenty minutes while Mo lies on a blanket on the floor next to me. In the end it’s too hard to fix, so I sling my Groceries & Shit bag over my shoulder and carry him. He’s so still in my arms that every few minutes I peer down to see if he’s fallen asleep. I hear Judah calling my name. When I turn around, he’s wheeling himself down the sidewalk quicker than I’ve ever seen him move. He went back to his old chair, said the other one made him feel lazy.
He slows down when he’s next to us, and keeps pace.Where were you last night?
Last night, he says again. I saw you walking home. You looked … strange.Work, I say, starting to walk again.