" You should stop fuckin' around with all those other people."

" Why? They're fun."

Stheno shrugged.

" ... I just don't like it. Don't like 'em. Like, don't you ever think Lane is creepy or lame, or whatever?"

" Well, he's a good teacher."

Stheno huffed, and gave him a look.

" I don't like being by myself," William offered up plaintively. " It's not like you can be there all the time."

" I can if you want me to."

A silence.

" I do... really like you, William. And I sort of just want you to be only mine... forever."