“No, you guys go ahead,” Kaitlyn said.
“You never walk with us anymore,” said Emma.
“See you at school,” Kaitlyn said.
Kaitlyn veered off as her friends took a more direct route.
Soon Kaitlyn came to some shallow woods. She followed a path through the trees, crossing a wooden bridge over a creek. This way is much more interesting, she thought. No wonder Aidan loved it.
Just beyond the woods was a four-lane highway. Kaitlyn stopped at the intersection and waited for the walk sign. If only Aidan had paid closer attention.