After I had had gotten cancer Mom started making me go to support groups so I would actually have some friends, I wasn't really very objective about going, but today I really just didn't want to.
Hazel, you're a teenager. You're not a little kid anymore. You need to make friends, get out the house, and live your life.
I refuse to attend Support Group. Please just let me stay home and watch America"s Next Top Model.
Sitting next to Issac, the one person I actually talked to during Support Group, two seats away from the new boy. I turned to face him and noticed that he was already looking at me.
My name is Augustus Waters, I'm seventeen. I had a little touch of osteosarcoma a year and a half ago, but I'm just here today at Issac's request.
After Support Group, he walks up to me while I wait for Mom to pick me up.
Um, Hazel Grace Lancaster.
What's your name?
No, your full name.
We talked while I waited for my Mom to come pick me up and he... well I'm not sure what he was waiting for.
I hardly know you, Augustus Waters. You could be an axe murderer.
Okay, I'll look it up.
True enough, Hazel Grace.
You should see it, V for Vendetta, I mean.
No. With me. At my house. Now
Then Augustus Waters reached into a pocket and pulled out, of all things, a pack of cigarettes. He flipped it open and put one between his lips.
The whole thing where a boy who is not unattractive or unintelligent and asks me to watch movies at his house. Though you have had cancer you give yourself the chance to get more. Let me just assure you that not being able to breathe? SUCKS.
They don't kill you unless you light them. It's a metaphor, you put the killing thing right between your teeth but you don't give it the power to do its killing.
Are you serious? You think that's cool? Oh my God, you just ruined the whole thing.
Which whole thing?
Right at that moment Mom arrived at the curb. I tapped on the window and it rolled down.
I'm going to watch a movie with Augustus Waters, please record the next several episodes of the ANTM marathon for me.