69 pages • 2 hours readBryn Greenwood
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Beth accuses Kellen of pedophilia before learning who Wavy really is. Then she threatens to tell his parole officer and throws him out of the apartment. Kellen accepts defeat and despair, certain that this interlude constitutes their final goodbye. Kellen sees this encounter as a second wreck, the psychological bookend to the motorcycle wreck he had when he first saw Wavy. Wavy tries to write her number on his arm in marker, the way he wrote Liam’s number on her arm when they met. However, Kellen pulls his arm away, believing she just doesn’t understand. He tries to prevent her from walking through his neighborhood alone and drops an angry Wavy off at the college library, thinking he has no choice but to stay away from her. He does not want to spend four more years in prison, but he also fears destroying Wavy again.
Wavy finds Renee reading outside the library. She tells Renee she and Kellen at last have had sex, shocking Renee, who assumed they had sex many times before they were caught and Kellen went to prison. Wavy tells Renee she and Kellen are finished, and Renee responds by being on Wavy’s side immediately.