“You asked Clarke,” Abby said slowly, “If she wanted to ‘toss the ball around.’”
“Yes. And she gave me the same look you’re giving me right now,” Marcus replied, “Then she laughed at me for maybe five minutes and called me, quote, ‘a fucking psycho’. And then she gave me a hug and we played catch in the backyard for an hour. She’s having a bit of trouble in her AP Statistics class, by the way.”
Abby stared at him. Then she laughed at him for maybe five minutes and called him adorably insane. And then she gave him a hug and cuddled with him for the rest of the night.