Still feeling very rough but managed to read a few pages in the doctors waiting room. Better than some leaflets about sexual diseases I can only ever fantasise about catching.
the first part of the book ends with Paul and Elisabeth joined not just by Gerard but by another orphan Agatha. The brother and sister are increasingly becoming creatures of the night playing ever more bitter games with each other.
Despite her being 19 and Paul being not too far off they both share the same room and Paul spends most nights getting naked. The whole thing feels uncomfortable and the boundaries that they jumped over on holiday stealing look like being smashed at some point soon.
maybe more tomorrow...