Cody sniffed and hiccupped all the way home, and Luigi noticed the tax driver’s eyes in the mirror looking at them, judging and censorious. He felt like shouting at the man, at abusing him. He didn’t give the driver a tip, though, and in return the driver didn’t say goodbye but roared off in his taxi, making the tires squeal.
Needless to say, there was no space in Luigi’s cupboards for Cody’s clothes, but Luigi was sick of half the stuff he had and he was glad to have a clean out.
Cody didn’t help, but sat on the bed and then lay down with his face to the wall.
Luigi lay down next to Cody and put his arms round him. Cody remained unresponsive. Luigi kissed his neck, but didn’t speak. He was at a loss how to proceed. No matter that Cody had hurt him, Luigi still loved him. But Cody had been so damaged by the abduction and rapes, by the sinister violence, by the close brush with a horrible death.
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