18. Eddie's Short Visit
Eddie drove over to see Betty. When he
to her apartment at about 3:15 p.m., he
that her car wasn't in the carport. So
wrote a note: "Hi, Betty. I love you
I miss you. Love, Eddie."
He was about
tape the note onto her front door when
saw her car pull up. She walked up
stairs. Instead of the big smile, hug, and
that she usually greeted him with, she simply
, "What's up?"
"You didn't call me back for
last two days, honey, so I came over
see you." He gave her the note. She
it, read it, and put it on the
"That's sweet," she said. She walked into
bedroom. Eddie followed her. She put her purse
the bed. Eddie tried to hug her.
to wash my hands," she said. When she
out of the bathroom, she told Eddie that
should go home. She said that she was
and tired. She was going to fix something
eat. Then she was going to take a
. She said that she might call him later.
Eddie's entire five-minute visit, Betty had constantly avoided
eyes. Instead of walking him out to his
, like she usually did, Betty locked her front
as soon as Eddie was outside her apartment.