Chapter Two – Love doesn't make the world go round. Gravity does that.
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Carter came running up to Abby. She was sitting on a bench next to the river. He sat down beside her and said, "We need to talk."
"No, we don't Carter."
"I want to know what is the matter with you?"
"Nothing is the matter."
"Oh, come on. I'm not an idiot. I can see something is going on with you."
"You can, can you?"
"You think you know me so well. But you don't know me at all."
"I'm starting to think you are right."
"What is that meant to mean?"
"The Abby I know wouldn't act like this."
"Act like what?"
"You know what."
"No, why don't you tell me."
"I don't think that would be a good idea."
"Well if John Carter doesn't think that is a good idea."
There was silence between the two.
It was Abby who broke it, "Look, I'm sorry about what I just said."
"That's alright. It's understandable."
"What does that mean?"
"Come on, what do you mean?"
"Just that I know that there is something going on with you that is making you act this way."
"Yeah. I just wish that you would tell me."
"You want to know what is wrong with me?"
"Okay! Fine! This is what is wrong with me. I think I love you! Happy now?" Abby was shouting at the top of her lungs by this point.
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"Anyway, why do you care about what I do with Susan?" Shouted Carter
"Then why confront me over it?"
"I didn't confront you."
"Anyway she is completely wrong for you."
"Don't you think I should be the one to make that decision?"
"Not if you are going to make the wrong one."
"Since when have you been worried about me making the wrong decisions?"
"This isn't about me."
"I think it is. Ever since," Carter paused. ", Well you know, you have been different."
"I don't know what you mean."
"There is something going on with you."
"There is nothing going on."
"There is definitely something going on."
"I don't want to talk about it now, Carter!" With that Abby walked over in the direction of the river.
Carter stood there and watched her go. He didn't know what she should do now. Should he go after her? Should he leave her alone? What should he do?