Sean Pine, thinking that Lorraine was someone called Marlene, who shared his belief in Wicca, suddenly had a smile.
As Lorraine had been on a Message Board devoted to him, there was some explanation of his ‘religion’ and the practices. Pulling on the memory she said
;“Wish you a happy Yuletide..”
His smile remained and he looked at the small plastic trees on sale,
“They don’t even know they celebrate a Wiccan festival…”
“That’s what I was thinking,” Lorraine said
.He began to talk, not as pompous as he had at the Science Fiction Convention, but with that sense of ‘Look at Me!’ like a little boy standing up in class, to show the teacher and the other children, he could recite a poem.
She noted other people giving him nauseated glances, but he wouldn’t notice anything but himself.