chapter 9:


it can’t be healthy longing the way that I do.
there must be something wrong with me.

and finally, confronting external temptation.

"there are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice."
~ Mark Twain

in "tease", we hear a stark contrast with the character we first met: gone is the self-doubt, naiveté, and anger displayed in "best in show". he is no longer just an observer...

he is now an active participant in the game. yet, he is unimpressed...

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