And now we see Peter adopting the same strategy that I took to approaching girls I liked when I was his age. That is, to completely avoid them at all costs. Heck, when I was REALLY young (like around second grade or so) I usually wasn’t even able to make eye contact with a girl if I had a crush on her. I was definitely a shy little twit.
There was only one instance where I was uncharacteristically brave around a girl I liked, but that story will be told a bit later on, hehe.