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The Spectacular Now
by Tim Tharp
The Spectacular Now Chapter 44 Summary
Now that Marcus knows about Sutter's afternoons with Cassidy, Sutter figures he'd better tell Aimee before she finds out from someone else. He tries to bring it into the conversation casually at lunch, but it obviously upsets her. Does she make a scene, though? Nope. She even agrees to go on a double date with Cassidy and Marcus sometime. Sutter and Aimee still aren't sleeping with each other, since he thinks that'd make things messier when the time comes for them to break up. But it's not easy for Sutter to hold back. When Aimee invites him to spend the night one night when everyone else in the family will be gone, it's a huge challenge. At first, they just watch a sci-fi movie and have some drinks. One of the actors in the movie reminds her of her dad, pretty much the only person who understood her. He was a dreamer, too, and got her interested in old music and science fiction. Sutter says every minute was a dream for his dad, and his dad didn't have any real dreams. Aimee says he must have, to have gotten where he is in that Chase building. She says she'd like to go up there and meet him someday… But Sutter freaks out about that and gets all mad at her. (Anyone else suspecting something fishy about that whole Chase building story?) Aimee apologizes all over herself, and Sutter kisses her to make her feel better.
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