Perversion, thinks Hook, is not only isolating: it makes finding and keeping true love that much harder. After a miserable few days Monica agreed to stick around, as long he kept his balloons deflated in polite company.
When he mentioned balloons to Ulrike she seemed intrigued. Sexually she’s a dream, but the more he thinks about it, that isn’t necessarily a good thing: their bodies floated together and penetrated one another and filled each other up with fluids but it was like she wasn’t really there. No matter what he told her he wanted to do she agreed, immediately wanted to enact the scene; she was like a blank canvas for his perversions, a fresh slate but a slate for all that.