Alex put everything away and washed his hands, thinking. He didn't have a house of his own to go back to, and he didn't really relish the idea of moving in with his mother. Even though she'd probably love it. And he wasn't ready to give up on this thing that they had, even though they had just proved they could have really explosive fights.
"Yeah," he said, coming back and sitting down next to Richard again. "Yeah, I'm staying."