“angel wing scars” into the Google
search bar. I hovered with my finger
above the enter key, afraid that if I went
through with it, I’d have to admit I was
actually considering the possibility that
Patch was-well, not… human.
I hit enter and mouse-clicked on the first
link before I could talk myself out of it. […]I pushed back from the desk. I crammed
everything I’d read into a mental folder
and filed it away. And stamped SCARY
on the outside of the folder.