By Jess Moleman
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I admired Vanessa’s every move, though. She dealt with it much better than I could have ever hoped for. I think I might have had more difficulties with the decision than she had and I didn’t feel particularly comfortable the morning we took the bus to the clinic. —If you want to, you can still change your mind. I will help you whatever decision you make. You know that, don’t you? I said. —I don’t want to change my mind. I want this to be over, she said. —I know you want this to be over. I feel so sorry for you.
To keep up with the drinking (my head was already turning and I had difficulty to focus on the television) I went to the toilet and used half of one and then on second thought the entire package just to be sure. I felt better. The food tasted better and the guys liked me better because it was now I who filled their half-empty glasses. I lost the bet. Well, all right. I didn’t really have any idea about the game played anyway. The waiters took away the food and some of the more responsible people went home.
You’re ruining my income! she said. —I will Google you tomorrow, don’t worry. And if I like what you have to offer, I promise I will buy a DVD or something. And we were laughing again. Then she looked me straight in the eyes. —Would you like to have a drink in my place? she asked. 36 —Okay, I said. And off we went. In the last two years I’ve met quite some extraordinary people and even more normal people with extraordinary lives. It is easy to close your eyes and walk past the murderers, the soldiers, the coke dealers and the prostitutes.