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Christ! ’ said Gemma. ‘Not that you’d want to eat it…’ They laughed. ’ asked Barry anxiously. ’ demanded Gemma. ’ Gemma stuffed a roll leaking pickle into her mouth. ’ she asked Tar thickly. ‘Yeah, please…’ he beamed. There was a pause while Gemma pulled another roll in half. ’ Barry wanted to know. ‘Tomorrow,’ said Tar. ’ Tar leaned over the front seat and patted his rucksack. It wasn’t that full. Barry nodded. ’ Tar looked stricken. Gemma glared. ‘His mum’s gonna be all right. She’ll probably clear off herself once Tar’s gone.
I mean, I wanted to sleep with him. It would have been a nice way to say goodbye, and poor Tar could’ve done with a nice goodbye, really. That’s to say, if I’d done it before, it would have been a nice way to say goodbye, but I don’t know if the first time is the right way to say goodbye. But I might have done it anyway – for me, for him. It wasn’t for either of us I didn’t. I only didn’t do it for my parents. I wanted to be able to say, Look… this was my boyfriend. He was in some really nasty trouble, he was really upset, he was hurt, he’d been beat up by his dad for the nth time, he was running away and I spent the night with him because he needed some company.
Maybe she’s lying murdered in a binliner in the town rubbish tip THIS VERY SECOND! It never occurs to them that little Lucinda got so fed up with Mumsy and Dadsy that she actually left of her own accord. So… if you don’t want every copper in the land on your tail and pictures of little you shining out of all the national newspapers, you tell your mum and dad exactly what you’re doing. (Of course, maybe you want your piccy in the local rag. Not me. ) 4 This is where the pencil and paper comes in.