In this snippet, Marco takes a chance and tells Aiden how he really feels–
“Mr. Byrne, have you ever noticed how some of the girls and women in the class look at you when they think you’re not noticing?”
“Yes, Marco, I have, and I try to ignore it, really. Most of the time, it’s the accent and the lure of someone young, foreign and forbidden, I suppose.”
He looked in my eyes again, suddenly bold.
“I look at you that way when I think you don‘t see, when you‘re busy doing something else. I think some of the students know. I’m sorry, sir–I can’t help how I feel, you’re only five years older than I am, it’s not too far out, it could happen–”.
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