Just like in high school, Max sits four tables away from Heidi. He never dared being closer, only enjoyed her long blonde hair and green eyes from that distance. Something’s changed today, he tells himself. Maybe it’s because of that raging boner he woke up with this morning.
Max stands up. With assertive steps, he walks. Heidi notices, turning with a curious smile. Max keeps a steady course all the way—past Heidi—past the staff nurses and back to his room. He drops his dentures in a glass of water, and in his lonesome, whispers “chicken shit” again and again.