I love teenage girls because society loves to blame them for everything. Because literally anything, anything that might make things go away for five minutes, is worth it. Whyyyyyyy not. Love and Sex. He was so used to taking orders that finally he climbed down out of the jeep and did as he was told.
It was September and Rhoda had lain in his arms smelling the clean smell of his new sweater, touching the fresh red scars on his neck, looking out the window to memorize every detail of the scene, the black tree, the September pasture, the white horse leaning against the fence, the palms of his hands, the taste of their cigarettes, the night breeze, the exact temperature of the air, saying to herself over and over, I must remember everything.
Losing Your Virginity at a Young Age
Much later that night Rhoda woke up in the small room, hearing the wind come up in the trees. He apologized and then cried for 15 minutes. Wait for the right person. His cousin, Philip Manning, down in Jackson, Mississippi, was famous too. It was awesome. Let go of me, Daddy. He pulled me on top of him, and all of a sudden, I just knew it was going to happen.