It was disconcerting hearing Nick tease Evie like that, sounding so grown-up himself, and Jack very nearly said that aloud. But he caught himself in time, clearing his throat instead, uncomfortably moved. He hated the strange stabs of affection he felt for Evie and Nick, even when they were maddening and aggravating, and he frowned. So he found himself asking, a little stuffy and pompous: "What are you doing after graduation, Evie? What schools are you applying to?"