I was afraid to tell Reuben that i was bi, because i thought he wouldn't talk to me. I mean, this is Northampton, and he shouted out on the streets how much he hated dykes and fags. But then he met Carlee, and amazingly, he suddenly acquired a t-shirt proclaiming

Friends and Family
...but strictly straight!

He still seemed squeamish about anything/one not straight, but she was his "sister," one of his "peeps" - Crip and in-your-face. And of course she shattered his image of me as perfect - which i didn't mind, because she was hot and dangerous. And kind of a flirt.

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