It only takes a few weeks for Vilde to learn Isak’s weakness, and only another day for her to figure out Even’s schedule well enough to be able to corner him after his Norwegian class. She’d caught him off guard, okay, and let’s see Isak try to resist Vilde when she’s handing him an entire basket of freshly-baked buttered buns.
Even says all this as he’s lying on Isak’s bed, blinking those blue eyes up at him in a way that makes Isak so weak at the knees that he’s grateful he’s sitting down.
Isak wonders if Even’s aware of what he does to him, that Isak had looked up Sonja on Facebook the other night because he’d needed a dose of reality. She works for a sales company now, and but that’s the only boring thing about her. She’d been part of her high school’s revue, she goes out with all her friends every damn night, and she’s a vegan. Isak even catches a glimpse of Even in some of her pictures, as elusive as he is on social media. They’re always touching – his arm casually slung around her waist, her hand in his. It falls short of an “in a relationship” status, but there’s no doubt they’re together.