The next day, I didn’t reach the study room until one p.m.
When Shaun asked me where I was, I told him the same thing I’d told my mother yesterday; “I had to take a break before my brain explodes.”
This prevented him saying anything about why he’d run out yesterday, or me saying anything about how I felt, thought, whatever, when he ran out to cry over Laurie.
Our private feelings firmly under control, we turned to the work at hand.
In one way I could see what I had seen in him all these years. Yet, in another, I was standing back from emotion.
As I’d been a nerd when I first saw Shaun in Junior High, it was not that difficult to fall into my study as if there were no other beings alive.
I would get through the next few days; exams started Monday. Anything and Everything would be postponed to the end of the month.