Chapter 4 – Extract 17 from The Paradise Induction!
She laughed, but turned sour. “You’re always going out,” she said.
“It’s Friday night,” I replied.
“Yeah, but you should stay in and be with me.”
“I would but this is one of my housemate’s birthdays. I wish I could stay. I would, believe me.”
I knew she didn’t fully comprehend how much I meant it. I didn’t want to go out, but such a drastic move would have upset the party of housemates consisting of guys and girls.
“Okay. Go then!” she said.
“Arianna,” I replied. “I really want to stay, but I did tell them I would be coming along. I’ll call it off, if you really want?”
“I do want you to call it off, but you’re all dressed up. So go. Have a good time.”