I'm devoting February's SSS to Adam Maxwell from A Life Without You (with guest appearances in Absolutely Eric). Here's last Saturday's entry, and here's today's.
This snippet is also from A Life Without You. Adam is listening to Jesse talk on the phone with his girlfriend (who Adam calls Chirpy, because of her high and loud voice). Here we can see that he's studying English at the college, and does extra work for the student newspaper. His ambition is to become an editor. He's also pretty tough on the outside, but quite insecure on the inside at this point in the story:
I try to concentrate on my literary assignment, but that annoying chirpy sound is breaking my focus. With a sigh I push it away and pull out the articles that go into this month's student newspaper. I get extra credits for proofreading. More importantly, I like editing and would like to make a career out of it, so this will look good on my resume. But trying to focus on the coverage of last night‘s basketball game is hard. I didn't go since Jesse wasn't playing.
It's been three days since that morning he found out I was gay. He hasn't said a word about any of it. I think I've ruined the easy-going friendship of ours, because his whole attitude is different – formal instead of the carefree joking and teasing. He spends a lot of time studying in the library, and when he's not studying he's watching sports in the living room with some of the other guys. My stomach knots up whenever we're in the same room because I want to fix this, but I don't know how.
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Until next Saturday!