Chapter 16

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So Jenn's dog, Leica, is modeled after Nikki Sixx's dog, Leica, who is named after the camera. Here he is with Nikki. :) (If you aren't aware of who Nikki Sixx is, he's the bassist from Mötley Crüe. Truly a fantastic band.)


"Where are we going?" Iggy demanded, laughing.

"I want to try something."

He rolled his eyes and sighed at her nebulous response. She continued to pull him along by his hand through the streets of New York. He could only imagine how silly they looked.

"Okay we're here. Come on!" She yanked him up the stairs to her apartment complex. Surprisingly, he made it up all those stairs without falling. He could hear the door unlock and open and she shoved herself into her apartment. They were immediately bombarded by Leica's excited form.

"What are we doing?" Iggy laughed, lightly patting Leica as Jenn continued to pull him along. "When are you going to tell me what the hell is going on?"

"Come on, come on, come on!" Jenn giggled, ignoring his questions. "Stairs," she warned and he prepared himself for more stairs.

"Okay, okay!" he chuckled. "I'm coming."

"Aright sit here," she said, half forcing him down by his shoulders.

"I'm sitting," Iggy said, squirming impatiently on her bed. "What are you going to do?"

"I'm going to draw you," she said simply, in almost a 'Duh' sort of voice.

"Wait- how is this supposed to make me feel better?" Iggy asked, thoroughly confused.

"You'll see! Just shut up and sit still!"

Iggy followed instructions but after a short, awkward silence, he asked quietly, "Will you turn on some music?"

Jenn smiled at him over her easel. "I'd love to."

She turned on her speakers and walked over to Iggy as My Chemical Romance resonated throughout her apartment.

"You ready?" Iggy nodded and she began.

"Remember the first night I stayed here?" Iggy asked and Jenn smiled, recalling that eventful night. "Do you remember that song you were singing when I woke up? The one about the moon..."

Jenn looked at him in confusion but then realized what song he meant. "Oh, Goodnight Moon by Go Radio. What color is this?" she carried something over to him and placed it in his hand. It felt almost like cold play-doh.

"Um, Green? Yeah, I really liked that song," he seemed to sigh happily. "Will you sing some of it for me?"

"Sure," she giggled. "And there you were

As I saw my Juliet come graceful down the stairs

It's hard to miss the way her eyes light up the room and still the air

Just feel her lips lock on to every breath I take and breathe it in

Do you feel us falling? Cause I feel us falling..."

"Juliet..." Iggy said quietly. "Does he mean like from Romeo and Juliet?"

"I think so, yeah. What about this? What color is this?" She brought him something else of the same texture.

"Blue...? Have you read Romeo and Juliet?" Iggy asked.

"A million times," she nodded. "I have almost all of the movies, too," she laughed. "I'm, like, obsessed with Shakespeare."

Iggy smiled then slowly asked, "Will you read it to me sometime?"

Jenn smiled softly, "Of course."

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