His clothes are camouflage. He expects to wear camouflage all his life.
A wife like that would show what he was -- smart, caught between worlds. She's not some daft Sharon, or prejudiced. She'd be too business-like for that. She's what I want, he realizes. A business woman with soul.
He was going home, to Elephant and Castle. Instead, he follows Deborah out into Waterloo station. He is heartsick, hands jammed into his pockets, knowing he probably won't talk to her, knowing she would find this creepy.
Then she stops a man on the platform and cries. "You don't need to die!" Wow. That does it, this woman is special.
"Excuse me," says Jason. " I don't normally do this, I'm shy. But. Can I ask you out?" The man and woman stare at him, open-mouthed.
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