TITLE: Here Comes the Sun
GENRE: YA Contemporary
I’m amazed that she’s acknowledging me.
Me. I’m Natalie to my friends. Gnat to my classmates. Social pariah extraordinaire. Even though the airline gods made our worlds collide by seating us together across the Atlantic, I still expect her to ignore me for the entire eight hours of our trip. All of my classmates are just dandy at doing that. So excuse my open mouth of shock when she nudges me twenty minutes in and drops a tiny blue pill into the cup of my palm.
“It’s not Viagra, is it?” I narrow my eyes at Meredith, while sneaking skeptical glances at the pill. We’ve spoken twice. Meredith and I, not the pill. The first time was to borrow a pencil during trigonometry. The second was about two seconds ago when she pushed some sort of drug into my palm, simultaneously swallowing her own. I casually peek at her crotch, somewhat expecting it to begin growing. Her eyes follow mine and I swear I see fear in her tiny pupils. She looks back at me in mock horror.
“No,” she enunciates. “It’s a sleeping pill.” I swear I hear her hiss dumba** under her breath.
“Why is it not Viagra?” I wipe her spit off my forehead. “Do I really need to give you an anatomy lesson too?”
I don’t need a lesson in Viagra. My mom once dated a guy who kept a constant supply of the little blue pill in our medicine cabinet.