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The Spectacular Now
by Tim Tharp
The Spectacular Now Chapter 35 Summary
So now Sutter's avoiding Aimee. But he just happens to keep bumping into Cassidy, and she ends up asking him to go shopping with her. He picks her up, drives her to a bunch of different stores, and even acts interested in what she's shopping for, even though it bores the stuffing out of him. Of course, they're both drinking from his flask the whole time, and after a while, they give up on shopping, and just go driving. They start reminiscing about all the good times they had together. Cassidy even tells him she misses the magic she felt with him. Naturally, then end up at Sutter's house. In bed. But suddenly, Cassidy freezes, stops kissing back, and tells Sutter to "just go ahead" (35.30). Sutter isn't some kind of jerk, so of course he doesn't just go ahead. He asks her if she's thinking about Marcus. She says she's confused. She loves having fun with Sutter, but she can't just have fun all the time. She has a serious side, too. And Marcus has a plan for their futures – he's already talking about marriage. (Yikes, girl, you're only in high school.) Cassidy likes that Marcus is a good guy, but she wishes he'd loosen up every once in a while. Sutter tells her she can let loose every day with him, but she knows that's not realistic. So, he breaks it off for good. They can just be friends, and she can come to him whenever she needs a laugh.
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