‘I’ve always dreamed of living near the ocean,’ he whispered, squeezing her hand, when they finally made it to her house. ‘It’s beautiful in here. Secluded. Like there’s no world outside’.
‘Where do you live?’ she asked.
‘In Willow Creek, with my mom’, he replied. ‘I live across the street from Max, he’s from your school. The pierced guy with a beanie?’ She nodded, confirming she knew Max.
‘The one you’ve had a bet with? You know, to do… it… with me?’ Oh god, why the hell did she bring this up?! Where did it come from? Did she really want to talk about it? Why was she so argh?!
'There was no bet, Fern,’ he said, looking straight in her eyes. 'Where did you-’
'Tay heard you telling this to Mr.Hawaii,’ she blurted.
'This Tay guy,’ Jayce squeezed her hand again. 'I just knew we would be bffs one day,’ he said darkly.