But wishes are only granted in fairy tales.
being afraid to take chances is scarier than actually doing things that challenge you.
Luis Fuentes reminded me that I’m still vulnerable. If I’m emotionally unavailable, then I don’t have to worry about ever getting hurt. … Nikki Cruz will no longer be vulnerable.
Sometimes good men need to do things that aren’t good. Right?”
I ruffle his hair. Luis is way more innocent than I was at his age. “You know, I think you’re gonna be the smartest Fuentes yet, little bro.
Just so you know, I’m goin’ to enlist.
I’m all dressed in my new clothes,” Luis’s proud but muffled voice comes through the pillow. “The nenas won’t be able to resist this Latino stud.”
“Good for you,” I mumble.
“Mama said I should pour this pitcher of water on you if you don’t get up.”
Was privacy too much to ask for? I take my pillow and chuck it across the room. It’s a direct hit. The water splashes all over him.
” Culero! ” he screams at me. “These are the only new clothes I got.
You can’t keep her.
You’ve got a big ego, Fuentes.
Thoughts of being a pirate and stealing her away to my ship race across my mind. Although I’m not a pirate, and she’s not my captured princess.
Listen, I don’t know what the hell happened between you and Marco. To be honest I don’t really want to know, ’cause if I did I’d probably want to kick the shit outta him.