Brian and Jordan help Neil and Cynthia center themselves, helping Neil relax.
Neil burst out laughing. “I knew some Nam vets who used to talk about hopping out of helicopters with their helmets over their nuts. They said they’d rather get shot in the head than lose their testicles. I’m here to tell you, ladies, I completely agree.”
“You’d rather be dead than lose your balls?” Cynthia said with frown.
“Yes. If I couldn’t make love to you, I’d feel like dying,” he replied, forgetting the teenagers.
Wisely, Jordan said nothing, though she was terribly embarrassed by the conversation. She knew instinctively that Brian felt the same way about it. Her heightened awareness of him also told her that he desired her more than ever. She wasn’t ready to give up that part of herself, though. She had plans and goals. Getting married right out of high school wasn’t included…
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