The first time Zig had sex was with a girl called Mary. She had short red hair and they had done it in her bedroom while her parents watched CNN on the kitchen tv.
It had been awkward and Mary, who was more experienced than Zig probably ever would be, had faked an orgasm in an attempt to avoid him being embarressed. She wasnt a very good actor. Afterwards he had wanted to lie with his head on her chest but she wanted a cigarette and had gone outside to smoke. He had felt lonely and immature.
It was nothing like his second time.
Afterwards he and Squid had lay in the dusty lake, staring at the sky and talking about the things they missed most about home.
Zig had felt really good.