His Lust For Female Companionship
An interest in women was not something Alfie had a natural affinity for. When he saw how others acted, he would try to mimic it. He grew more conscious of the behavior of these females. He was eager to go on this new journey.
For many 12-year-old boys, the ultimate goal is to have a girlfriend who will elevate their macho status in the eyes of their male peers. However, Alfie had a different strategy in mind. In the past, he would regularly think that he could have sex with a woman he met. His elder friends likely had anything to do with this.