he had talked her into going with his friends. in the back of her mind she had hoped that his insistence was because she had been wrong about his reasons for the tale the last time they talked.
when they met outside, he introduced her to his date. her heart sunk. it shouldn’t have. she had her own date, he just had to back out at the last minute.
during the course of the evening, their banter continued. he appeared to pay more attention to her than to his date. but the simple fact that he had a date should have told her everything she needed to know.
whatever it had been, it was over. or at least on hiatus. she would learn to live with that. she would be grateful for the friendship they were able to hold onto.