Hey who knows, maybe it will be better than you imagined. I’ve always heard girls were better at this than boys.
Yes. Yes you can.
Feeling a little ambitious, are we Mary?
Yes, I’m sure.
You were.. the first person I got drunk with, and I was the first person your mom let you drive with and have sleepovers with. You were the person I went to homecoming with when we were both too nervous to ask boys. We shared a first party, and a first double date… you know with those soccer players from the university.. we’ve done a lot of things together. Figured a lot of things out. This can still mean something. It still does.
You’re right, Mary. Absolutely. It might be exactly as I imagined it, but… I think it can be just as good, just in a different sort of way.
Take your time.
…And you’re absolutely sure about this? I am, but… I want to check.
Yeah sure. I’ll.. here. I’ll go out to the room so you can have a minute.
Okay. I’ll be out shortly.
So I um.. guess that means I don’t have to find you some clothes for when you decide to drag yourself out of that shower then.
I… Right, I suppose not. But, er… could you toss me a towel?
I don’t think there’s really any room for jokes where this is concerned, so yes. I’m serious. Maybe we should stop talking about it like we’re doing it as a favor so it doesn’t seem weird.
You’re being a little presumptuous. I’ve never really.. actually thought about it, honestly. But I don’t think it’s an issue.
I’m sorry, Mary. I didn’t mean to make you feel bad. I don’t mind it, honestly. Every bit about this whole situation is just so new to me… except for you. You’re the only sense of familiarity I have left, though I’m more than grateful that it turned out to be my best friend.
If you’re okay with this, then, well, I think it might be good for both of us.
I don’t know, Lola. Are you?
I don’t think it’s ridiculous. It wouldn’t really mean what it typically does, but at least i’d be.. personal. For lack of a better word. But I won’t talk you into it. If this isn’t something you want to do, we don’t have to. Don’t do it because you think I need it.
Wait, really? Are you serious? Well… I said it was a common problem we both shared, didn’t I? I wouldn’t only be doing it to help you…
And you did mention that you liked Sophia Bush, so… me being a girl wouldn’t be an issue, would it? Or am I being presumptuous?
Are you.. suggesting that we sleep with each other?
Er, am I?
I told you it was ridiculous.
Someone bring me soup and stroke my hair and I won’t maim anyone.
I would offer to help, but if what you have is contagious and I catch it, I might not be of much use for some time following.