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He knew that he felt something for her. The signs were obvious. Sweating too much, stumbling over his speech, and always a reddening face when she had the misfortune to be looking at him without the hood.
Since he’d joined the gang, he’d been out with a few girls, ones who were captivated by the lifestyle or as much a product of the streets as he was.
He wasn’t a stranger to discomfort around the opposite sex, but this lack of control was disconcerting. Was he interested in her for her body, which was usual, or herself, which was not?
James Knox. Original character.