"Fear rises up ma spine like mercury touched by heat up a thermometer. Then it's gone. Ah smile at Jonny. Just as the thought forms: is that aw tae it? ah get a sudden rush and a glow, then ma insides, body and brain, are like a fruit pastille, melting in a huge mooth. Suddenly everything that was burning in ma heid, every fear and doubt, just dissolves, ah can just feel them receding intae the distance...."
- Irvine Welsh, Skagboys