By Michael Chabon |
Submitted by Kirk
Date: 2003 May 20
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| "Is he a fairy?" Rosa was, at that moment, asking Joe. They were still sitting on her bed, holding hands.|
Joe was at first shocked by this suggestion, and then suddenly not. "Why would you say that?" he said.
She shrugged. "He has the feel," she said.
"Hmm," Joe said. "I don't know. He is--" He shrugged. "A good boy."
"Are you a good boy?"
"No," Joe said.
He leaned forward to kiss her again. They bumped teeth, and it made him weirdly aware of all the bones in his head. Her tongue was milk and salt, an oyster in his mouth. She put her hands on his shoulders, and he could feel her getting ready to push him away, and then after a moment she did.
"I'm worried about him," she said, "He looked a little lost. You should go after him."
--Michael Chabon, "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay".