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and things had such an impact on her, struck her with the force of some rough and naked body -- made her blush in fact -- that she found it easier to avoid frequent contact. Maybe she was tired of being called brilliant. In any case I had trouble locating her all the rest of that week. She was not to be seen on the lawns and walks, was absent from her cubicle whenever I looked in.
   At home Denise made it a point not to bring up the subject of Dylar. She did not want to put pressure on me and even avoided