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336 pages, ebook
First published August 25, 2015
I didn't want to be reminded how low I had sunk. If Maggie knew I used girls like this, she'd be disgusted with me.
“I had come to realize that sometimes West needed me, but other times he needed her. Or someone like her.”
Watching her eased my mind. Even from afar she was enough to help me breathe. I was becoming dependent on a girl I hardly knew.
He winked. I hated it when he winked at me. Mostly because I loved it when he winked. I hated that I loved it. Because friends did not get birds in their tummies over winks.
Pain came to all of us at some time or another. It was how we learned to cope with it that determined our future.
“You gonna win tonight?” he asked. This was always our thing. “You know it,” I replied just like I always did. “That’s my boy.”
“Keeping quiet is how I survived.”
“Boys don’t always make the right decisions. It takes years before they become men and wise up.”