Thanks. [rubs the back of his neck]
Um, so how have you been otherwise?
Yeah, I’m fine now. Whatever they did in the infirmary eventually worked.
[nods] Good. I’m glad you’re bettere.
[shakes his head] No, I was sleeping behind the Big House, woke up, and I couldn’t feel anything below my waist.
Shit, Jules. [takes a deep breath] You can feel them again, though?
[scratches a nonexistent itch behind his ear] Yeah. I couldn’t feel my legs for a while.
Oh my gods, do you know why?
Alriiiight. If you say so. [They walk to the arena.]
[She bounces on the balls of her feet.] Okay, what do I do?
You totally should be! I think it’s great to always have a goal to aim for. Like, right now I’m trying to get the hang of using my powers for a long period of time without passing out afterwards. [She chuckles lightly.]
[She laughs.] That’s a good goal to have, my dear. Wanna try right now?
No. I never got the hang of it.
Well, why don’t you give it shot right now?
[He looks over at her.
] Hey. [He turns back to chuck another rock out into the water.
[She’s quiet for a while.] Can you make it skip across the water?
I’m so proud of myself! Like, I’ve been trying almost all summer.
[Is standing on the pier, drinking out of his flask. He’s chucking rocks out into the water angrily.]
[She walks along the pier and sees Colin. She takes a deep breath and stands next to him.] Hey.
I beat my record on the climbing wall!