‘I laughed. “How many brain surgeons do you know from Hackney?”
She poked my back. “There may be some. Or you could be the first. You could really do that, Marlon.”
‘Man, I couldn’t stop looking at her. When I closed my eyes, I still saw her. Her hair was thick and blonde, and a curl looped over her ear to her shoulder. She wore black mascara and green eyeliner and her lips looked skin and sticky.
Sonya Wilson was right there next to me and it made my brain buzz.’
Being on his first date with the most popular girl in school wasn’t the only thing making Marlon Isaac Asimov Sunday’s brain buzz – the quarter of an ecstasy tablet she’d given him was having an effect, too.
‘If we have kids together, what will their hair look like?
Kids? I haven’t even kissed her yet.’