from Melina Marchetta’s The Piper’s Son

from Melina Marchetta’s The Piper’s Son


“I thought you were getting all religious on me with your ‘Oh Gods.'”

He lay back and she rested her head on his chest and then she looked up at him and he could feel her breath on his Adam’s apple.

“Tell me if I’m doing it wrong,” she had whispered and he felt her hand crawl down his boxers and he wanted to warn her, because she was not prepared for what was about to happen. And then she started talking.

“My mum and dad…”

“No, no, no, no, no,” he had gasped.  You can’t bring up your mum and dad while your hand is down there, Finke.”

“They’re going to the Entrance next weekend,” she said. “Such an underestimated place. And I can’t go because I’ve got exams. So there’ll be no one else in the house. No one downstairs.”

And her tongue came out and licked his throat.

And then he got all religious on her. Very quickly.


                       from pp. 210-211 of The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta, Candlewick, 2011.

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