“He knew that people were staring at him…”

“He knew that people were staring at him. He looked different. Even different from other Erasers. He wasn’t as —seamless. He didn’t look as human as the rest of them did when they weren’t morphed. He kind of looked morphy all the time. He hadn’t seen his plain real face in —a long time.

“I know who you are.”

Ari almost jumped —he hadn’t noticed the boy slide onto the bench next to him.

He frowned down at the small, open face. “What?” he growled. This was when the little boy would get scared and probably turn and run. It always happened.

The boy smiled. “1 know who you are,” he said, pointing at Ari happily.

Ari just snarled at him.

The boy wiggled with excitement. “You’re Wolverine!”

Ari stared at him.

“You look awesome, dude,” said the boy. “You’re totally my favorite. You’re the strongest one of all of them and the coolest too. I wish 1 was like you.”

Ari almost gagged. No one had ever, ever said anything like that to him.”

Best Cute Life Quotes for Him by James Patterson, School’s Out—Forever