It begins to rain. They go inside, he takes some blankets from a stall, and they begin to make love. The purple dawn light coming through the rain makes the illusion of “purple rain.”
Dale, her dick “boyfriend,” even though he had already graduated from high school, still got up every morning and came to the bus stop to harass her. He’d hang around, smoking, picking on me and Brian, show off his gun rack and pick up and Pro-Net. Her mom’d come out and he’d slide his arm around her and grab a titty—right in front of her mom! She never said a word, because he had a job with the electric company and that made him a ‘good catch.’ Every time a new record would come out, Cathy would bring it out to the bus stop to show me. This is how I saw a lot of him, through her eyes. In the back of the bus all the seniors are telling me I have to french her or else the vampires will come to my house tonight and only she has the special lipstick antidote. So I try and they all laugh but I see she looks maybe a little sad through her laughing and maybe she even liked it a little.
Nikki puffs air out, blowing up her bangs.
"Don’t you know: I like u."
I don’t think I can escape it—I surrender.
I’ll never beat you and I’ll never lie,
And then he lets Wendy and Lisa write a song for him to sing.