“What does a girl have to do to get a hug around here?” she says.
“Err, like I said ten times before, I am busy.”
“No one’s too busy for a hug, you know!”
“Whatever. You can keep on talking. I won’t”
“But you’ll listen?”
“I always do. I told you that before, right?”
“But how do I know that you are listening?”
“Because I never not listen.”
“You don’t put double negatives in a sentence child. Sigh. Who was your English teacher?”
“Who was yours?
“Nobody I had a crush on,” she replies.
“Not bad. You remember.”
“I never not remember. Never.” She says. Because remembering anything about him is like breathing. Something she doesn’t even have t to make an effort to do. But to remember where she kept her phone? That is a totally different story.