We’re in Charlie’s head here, the morning after the boys arrive at Sam’s family home. Sam’s oldest sister, Frannie, surprises them in the bathroom and snaps a picture while they’re shaving. She directs another pose or two, and the line below is hers.
“Do I have to do all the work here? You know the shot I want.”
Sam put his razor down and took Charlie in his arms. Normally Charlie loved it when he did that: whisked him into his arms, bent him backward at just the right angle and planted a Hollywood ending kiss on his lips. So why did he feel like pushing away and running into a dark room for a good cry? Sam had made it to the “going in for the kiss” part when he stopped and let Charlie up, giving him a quick peck on the lips instead.
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