You're joining us for dinner, I hope?" asked his mom. She was small and brunette and vaguely mousy. "I guess?" I said. "I have to be home by ten. Also I don't, um, eat meat?" "No problem. We'll vegetarianize some," she said. "Animals are just too cute?" Gus asked. "I want to minimize the number of deaths I am responsible for," I said. Gus opened his mouth to respond but then stopped himself. - John Green