and Jess’s mates are behind her making lesbian jokes that sound a tiny bit less ridiculous than Jess would like them to and Jess doesn’t stop smiling for the rest of the day.
?” Pinky asks, snapping back to life.
“No one, I’m just saying,” Jess says, thinking
, though?” Jess asks, knowing the folly of it before the words have even tripped onto her tongue.
“Why bring him home otherwise?” Pinky asks with this little furrow between her brows. “Either he matters to you or not, innit?”
“Wow!” he says, grins at her, and she feels herself smiling back. It feels so much better—changes so much more—to have said it than she had thought it would.
“And that’s why you need an Indian boyfriend?”
,” he says, urgent, “you’re not going to tell anyone?”
“‘Course not!” she answers, giddy. “It’s okay Tony. I mean, it’s okay with me.”
her, Tony?” she asks, can’t keep the smile off her face.
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