In the backroom two boys were playing pool, a couple was making out on the sofa, and others were watching television, Chico and The Man. The show was interrupted by a bulletin. One of the pool players complained, "Now I won't get to see if Liz accepts Chico's marriage proposal." The special report was about 17-year-old Janine Foster of the Mayfield section of Boston. She was last seen at Metzger's field. "She is reported missing." There was a 617 area code number flashed on the screen for anyone to call. The picture of Janine was flashed on the screen. Janine was a beige skinned woman with nappy light brown hair pulled back into ponytail. The fat on her body seemed to pour out of her much like
Three minutes later the nurse took the thermometer from Denise. She looked at the thermometer, trying to read the temperature. "I don't get it. As sick as you seem to be, I don't see a temperature. You read 98.6."