And sometimes,” she added, in a slightly hushed tone, like she was letting me in on a secret, “if you don’t feel great on the inside, just look great on the outside, and after a while you won’t be able to tell the difference.
I’ll answer that.’ He took a deep breath, and I could see his eyes searching mine, like he was looking for an answer. ‘I had thought that was the ending,’ he finally said. ‘But I might have been wrong.’
‘I was just thinking,’ I said, sure that the rest of the crowd could probably hear how hard my heart was beating, since it seemed deafening to me, pounding in my ears, ‘that maybe Marjorie realized she was in love with Karl. And told him that. And said she was sorry for being scared.
You’re the brightest thing in the room,” he said. He lifted his hand from my waist, and slowly, carefully brushed a stray lock of hair from my cheek. “You shine.
I was speaking without thinking about it first, not hesitating, just saying what I felt first.
It was like there was an elephant in the room. An elephant that expected us to have sex.
You have to try,