“Please don't go! Don't leave me alone! Mother, please!”
“I've promised the President. I must go, Susan. I'll be back before dawn.”
“Susan, what are you going to do when you leave school in the summer? I won't be there for you to hold and kiss. What you need is a boy, not me. Bye!”
I felt bad about leaving her – what could I do?
I could discover more about her and try and help her some way. But first hunting.
The next day I did something strange, I went to a hockey match. Normally I avoided all sports and had no idea about hockey at all, or rather nothing that I dare mention here.
Susan was the head girl, Susan was the captain of the school hockey team, Susan was useless, useless at hockey that is. As I said, I knew nothing about hockey, but the more I watched the more certain I was that Susan was hopeless at hockey. How did she get to be captain?
That night I wrapped my arms around Susan. “I've got something to tell you, Susan.”
“Oh, you want to marry me?”
“No, Susan! Listen to this! Susan, you are useless.” I held her tighter, I expected her to cry. “You are useless at hockey. I have no idea why you are the captain. Susan, are you listening to me?”
Susan just laughed. “You are right. I am useless. No, I don't know why I am captain either. You, Jennffer, are the first person to say that. Keep it to yourself! Don't tell anyone! But I can tell you something. Jennffer, I'm feeling better. It's good to have you in my arms, but I know the truth now. I don't need you any more. I must go my own way, not many weeks now. You've been a big help, Jennffer.” She kissed me on the forehead.