"Did you miss me?" Ned asked with a grin as he helped me out of my hybrid car.

--first sentence of a 2008 Nancy Drew novel, Pageant Perfect Crime. It amuses me that the car has changed but the boy has not: still "Ned," still grinning, still helping Nancy out of cars.


G. said...

I always loved Nancy Drew, but it struck me in my mid-teens that Ned must be the most frustrated guy in the world.

Collin Kelley said...

Haven't Bess and George announced their secret Sapphic love yet? And surely Ned's out of the closet?