I shrugged my shoulders at him, but I really didn’t know. He leaned forward and whispered in my ear. “Are you on the pill?” he asked me quietly.
“Yeah,” I said, embarrassed about that simple fact of life that had recently become so complicated for me. It wasn’t like there was anything to hide! And yet … it felt like hiding something when everyone else was talking about sex all around us with no qualms or embarrassment whatsoever … except two people who were more than likely trying not to go over the edge themselves right now because they had more important things to worry about than some girl’s stupid little birth control pills! Why couldn’t these guys just act normal? Why did they feel the need to act so cool all of a sudden? They were teenagers after all, what could be cooler than that? The way everybody acted seemed pretty ridiculous sometimes if you thought about it too much. How long had it been since this guy started hanging out with these other guys again? A year maybe? Wow – just look at him – his hair looks great now! Look at those pants he has on – where’d he find those?! Yep-guys from school are always cute-but good grief … can you believe how much money those jeans cost?! I don’t think anyone should have that kind of money anyway-it seems wasteful and decadent somehow… But still though… Even though we do appreciate nice clothes and shoes etc., we must also remember our