Caroline was making homework, yes homework, when someone rang the doorbell. Her mother wasn’t home, so she’d have to get up.
As soon as she opened, she wanted to close the door again, but Ronnie stuck out her foot.
“Five minutes” she said. Caroline sighed and opened the door. “What?” she asked.
“I, eh,…I want to apologize” Ronnie started. “The way I harassed you. I was going too far. I know you’re close with Tyler and I jumped into conclusions. I assumed you knew where he was”
“And I told you I didn’t” Caroline replied cold.
“Yeah, I know” Ronnie said. “That’s why I’m here. To tell you I’m sorry”
“Apology accepted” Caroline said careless. “Look, I’m a little busy, so maybe you can leave, already?”
“I want to make it up to you” Ronnie said fast before Caroline could shut the door. “Tyler and I are going to the movies tonight” She looked over her shoulder as she said Tyler’s name. He was sitting in the car. “And we’d love it if you’d come with us”
Caroline’s mouth dropped open. “You’re asking me to be the third wheel on your date? Unbelievable” she said disgusted.
“I’m just trying to reach out, Caroline” Ronnie said.
“Go to hell” Caroline said and she slammed the door.