January 19, 2011
He makes it look so easy, Billy thinks, being yourself.
From behind the wheel of his Mustang, Billy watches Jamie get off the bus and walk into school, his friend Sarah beside him. Sarah says something to him and Jamie laughs, his head tilted back, and for an instant Billy is so consumed with jealousy that he grips the steering wheel tighter, wondering if he’ll break it.
Billy's been at school for half an hour already and needs to hurry up and get inside before the bell, but he’s in no hurry to get out of the car.