“You coming?” Betty scanned the space to make sure nothing was forgotten, slung her pack over her shoulder, and headed for the door.
“Are you serious?!” she swung around to stare at Ron.
Her arms began to bend and she was just about to press her palms to her hips, when she exhaled, shook her head, and stuck her hands in her jacket pockets instead.
That’s what he wanted. Another argument. Another delay.
Not this time.
“Suit yourself,” she said.
His incredulous intake of breath was almost worth a glance. She resisted the urge.
“You’re a coward!” his words chased her in a continuation of the arguments they’d had. “I’m not a quitter. I’m gonna stay and see this slump through, and when you come crawling back, I will not let you in.”
She drove away.
The town had since dissolved but apparently Ron still waits.
For Crispina’s Crimson’s Creative Challenge