"I don't understand you." Nora called Caitlin the next day. "You have like, this guy who's so into you, and..and you ignore him like he's some idiot dog, you can't stand."
"No, I don't." Caitlin winced. That was not true. It was not. She didn't see him, that into her. Exactly. They were friends. Zeke was a study partner. Someone to see at breakfast and talk to. That's what this was. Just nothing, really. This was no like a full blown summer fling.
Not that Caitlin had ever had one and wasn't trying to have one. This was being at school. Someone she knew at school.
"Well, don't let him get away." Nora informed her.
"I'm not." Caitlin laughed.
"I'm serious. He's like ultimate boyfriend material. Don't go for the bad boy. Please. He's nice. He's sweet." Nora explained.
"I guess." Caitlin wasn't sure she wanted to know the truth. Not yet. Studying was about to get the best of her, anyway. She barely had time for anything. She had to do amazing in this class or her Dad would be mad. This was what she wanted. To be away from her family. She didn't want to be their little princess, anymore. She wanted to be on her own. And it would take excellent grades to be on her own.
"I'm just telling you. Don't ignore him. You'll wish you hadn't." Nora said it like a bad omen. Caitlin didn't want to think about what Nora said.