It was amazing how long a few seconds could feel when you were arguing with yourself ,two very different sides of yourself being pulled in two very different directions. One side saying that no, it wasn’t a question you could just go and ask people and the other side saying, but... she’s looking at me. She’s asking me. She wants to know what I have to say.
The second side won; it usually did. Kaden was a sucker for anyone who showed an interest And besides, he was yearning to ask it, to try and understand her. “-were crying in the bathroom last time I was here?” he asked, but he asked it very gently, and a little (or a lot) like he was afraid of the answer.