Great stuff again!
Really very enjoyable so far, i liked the way this chapter seemed a bit more grounded at least in the sense that we have the emotional hook of the boy getting a kiss and presumably trying to write about it or the girl? I loved the ever surprising visuals of the scratching at the paper, and the music in the scene with the fish was amazing, really tense and full of wonder at the same time, the drop of blood falling from his finger was also very resonant with me. Basically great art, music, and story telling (both in plot and language) so far, i look forward to chapter 3! (And thanks for messaging me i would have missed it otherwise :))