"I’m in love with you," he said quietly.

"Augustus," I said.

"I am," he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. "I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into a void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you."

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"This isn’t really a poem to read aloud when you are sitting next to your sleeping mother. It has, like, sodomy and angel dust in it," I said.

"You just named two of my favorite pastimes," he said.

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A kid - Isaac’s brother, I assume - darted out from the kitchen. He was maybe ten, wiry and overenergetic, and he kind of skipped across the living room before shouting in a really good imitation of Isaac’s voice, “KILL MYSELF.”

Sergeant Mayhem places his knife to his neck. Are you sure you -

"No," Isaac said. "Pause. Graham, don’t make me kick your ass." Graham laughed giddily and skipped off down a hallway.

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“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”
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"You are not a grenade, not to us. Thinking about you dying makes us sad, Hazel, but you are not a grenade. You are amazing. You can’t know, sweetie, because you’ve never had a baby become a brilliant young reader with a side interest in horrible television shows, but the joy you bring us is so much greater than the sadness we feel about your illness."

"Okay," I sad.

"Really," my dad said. "I wouldn’t bullshit you about this. If you were more trouble than you’re worth, we’d just toss you out on the streets."

"We’re not sentimental people," Mom added, deadpan. "We’d leave you at an orphanage with a note pinned to your pajamas."

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“"I have been wanting to call you on a nearly minutely basis, but I have been waiting until I could form a coherent thought in re An Imperial Affliction." (He said "in re." He really did. That boy.)”
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"It’s Thursday, March twenty-ninth!" she basically screamed, a demented smile plastered to her face.

"You are really excited about knowing the date!" I yelled back.

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"May I see you again?" he asked. There was an endearing nervousness in his voice. I smiled.


"Tomorrow?" he asked.

"Patience, grasshopper," I counseled. "You don’t want to seem overeager."

"Right, that’s why I said tomorrow," he said. "I want to see you again tonight. But I’m willing to wait all night and much of tomorrow." I rolled my eyes. "I’m serious," he said.

"You don’t even know me," I said. I grabbed the book from the center console. "How about I call you when I finish this?"

"But you don’t even have my phone number," he said.

"I strongly suspect you wrote it in the book."

He broke out into that goofy smile. “And you say we don’t know each other.”

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“(I didn’t tell him that the diagnosis came three months after I got my first period. Like: Congratulations! You’re a woman. Now die.)”
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“Right, so anyway, at the end of the test, I totally thought I’d failed again, but the instructor was like, ‘Your driving is unpleasant, but it isn’t technically unsafe.’”

“I’m not sure I agree,” I said. “I suspect Cancer Perk.”
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