24 thoughts on “Chapter 5: Lit, page 66.”

  1. I do feel really bad for that kid, oh lord. Her mom using her for money like that seems like child abuse. And being in any kind of sexual situation with an adult when you’re that young (15? 14?) isn’t giving you a lot of points on the “well-adjusted” scale either.
    And I do not want to see what a fight with the Mancuso family was like, especially with all of this grabbyhands stuff going on.

    1. You just want them to. But I’m pretty sure they haven’t. Remember Reagan joking about how Scip trims his genital hair into shapes? That wasn’t first hand knowledge – his then-girlfriend told her.

    2. No, it’s because real friends care about each other, and right here Ray is being the more caring friend, while Scip is totally in denial and – worse – being bitchy to Ray in Pippi’s favor. To be fair, realizing your 2-year ‘friendship’ might end up with you being charged with sexually abusing a minor (& possible kidnapping) could be clouding his judgment.

  2. Scip sounds like he’s still in shock about the whole thing. Only the nicest guy in the world would look at that record, deal with that fire, and still try to absorb a portion of the responsibility. It’s like he’s protecting his own feelings by accepting blame, because he honestly doesn’t want to believe anyone can be as irrevocably broken as Pippi (or at least as broken as she looks right now).

  3. Man if Reagan was a real person, I would be in Templar right now applying to be adopted.
    No offense to my real mom, I love her–but I prefer Reagan’s up-close-and-blunt aggression to the passive-aggressive type of aggression.
    I’m an up-close-and-blunt type of person myself.

  4. This is Reagan being loving and supportive. She wouldn’t even bother with his helpless ass if she didn’t care as deep as she does.

  5. Thing is Reagen’s right. As messed up as Pippi is, it isn’t safe for Scip to be alone with her. Weather she puts him in social danger or the whole he-said-she-said legal danger. Scip did a stupid (still good, but stupid) thing by takeing Pippi in.

  6. Man, I don’t recall Reagan ever being this genuinely angry before. And I think it’s because she’s genuinely concerned that Pippi’s going to get Scip in some serious shit. Crass belligerence is her way of showing how much she cares.

    And poor Scip is trying to save his own feelings (not to mention face) by throwing himself on the grenade.

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