“Madmen part their hair on the right, you know.”
The statement was issued without the slightest acknowledgement of its target. The young woman who made the statement remained melted into the couch cushions, her eyes affixed to the small screen she held in her hand.
“What in the world are you talking about?” The young man, her brother, touched his hair as if an answer had nested itself there. One hadn’t, so he walked up to his sister’s feet.
She ignored his presence for a few moments, if only to stay in control of the encounter. He loitered, waiting for an answer.
“I’m saying you’re a psycho, Ethan.”
“Because of my hair?”
“As *evinced* by your hair,” she said, looking up to meet his eyes. “Crazy people part on the right.”