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I just threw it back at her upside down to make her hush.  When Wilson moved in with Angels, who was also a junkie, Lonnie bore down on her until she quit.  It gave me hope for Dee.  The first drop of rain hit center like a huge bug splat just below the rearview mirror.  "I love Dee," I said.  If I stayed close to Eugene, she would show.  Everyone thought he was queer, but Lonnie was always after women and women were always after him.  He wore a smoke­colored shirt with a short collar and pleated beige pants, though he wasn't going anywhere and expecting no one but me.

Ask said. "You're not old enough to understand," he said.  That's just the way he was, even hitting him wouldn't change anything once he got it in his head to do something.  I didn't cry long and lifted my head to wipe my eyes and nose. " Charley said.  I could tell from the way he said it that he was trying to make me feel better.  Even though we'd come not for sodas but to play pinball, we turned around and left.  "I'll get them," he said.  I helped him up the hill and waited on the porch while he walked in the house and dropped the Kents on the couch next to our father.

Go back to sleep," he said.  I gave him a mean look for overacting, but he just scrunched up his face at me. "Go back to sleep," Charley said again. " I asked. He didn't say anything. " "You woke us up," I said. " I asked.  Ask was too offended to reply. " Ask didn't want the story to fizzle out.  Charley relaxed but Ask seemed tense, so I elbowed him under the sheet.  I hooked my head around the porch railing, but all I could see was neon red, yellow, blue. " "You're too young to understand," he said.

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