He hopes that Oli might like him without pity. That they might be friends. There’s a relief in being visited so late at night. In his house, he’s largely ignored. There’d be a fuss, though, if he was found awake much past midnight: What are you doing? Why aren’t you sleeping? Are you okay? Are you okay? Are you okay?

The End + The Instant

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