He'd watched her often, during class when he should have been paying attention, but he'd never spoken to her. But when she turns up in Gerard's kitchen, it signals the start of a hopeless love affa...
(#) natzlovesyou 2007-12-29 08:27:59 AMfirst revieww!!
love the way you're making it real
everyone knows Gerard was a bit chubby in highschool but no one actually writes about him in that way
so I'm glad you're keeping it real
I like it
k, on with the next chapter.
Prolly a longer review ;)
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