It was the first Friday since Mark and Melissa had met, and during that time they had become fast friends. They talked nearly every day and discovered that they had quite a bit in common, from video games to anime. And, up until that Friday, Mark had taken special care to avoid Melissa’s less than ordinary hobby. This was partially out of respect for her discomfort in talking about it, but also an attempt to repress his own desire to try it himself. However, that desire had become overwhelming, and Mark decided that today, at their lunchtime conversation, he would ask Melissa more about it.
“So, Melissa, can I ask you something?”
“Sure, why couldn’t you, silly?”