"I couldn't go in," she said.
"I couldn't stay," he replied.
"They all act like nothing happened."
"Well, they don't know how to act. None of us do."
"Emily was my friend, John."
"I know. I liked her too. But she took a coward's way out."
"Don't you say that! You didn't know her."
"Okay. I'm sorry."
He walked her home and kissed her lightly, "I'm sorry."
She squeezed his hand, "I know. Thank you."
They married after high school and named their first child Emily.