What would have happened if you hadn't saved him? "yes! the sun would have risen just the same, yes?" no "oh, come on. you can't expect me to believe that. it's an astronomical fact." the sun would not have risen. ... "really? then what would have happened, pray?" a mere ball of flaming gas would have illuminated the world.
"you ready to play?" dave asked, bouncing it. "i don't know," i said. "are you going to cheat?" "it's street ball!" he said checking it to me. "show me that love." so chessy, i thought. But as i felt it, solid against my hands, i did feel something. I wasn't sure it was love. Maybe what remained of it, though, whatever that might be. "all right," i said. "let's play."