He hadn’t got another girlfriend. He didn’t fancy somebody else. He wasn’t fed up of Amanda either. It needed a day off. And he hadn’t wanted to tell her that because she would probably have taken it the wrong way.
Girls did that, girls. They thought that because you didn’t want to be with them 24/7 you’d lost interest. That was stupid. Even married people weren’t together all the time. They went to work didn’t’ they? They went to the shops. And they still met their other friends, didn’t they?
Oh lordy, what was he thinking about -married people? Hey, even Amanda didn’t go that far.
She was getting clingy, though.
“See, you tomorrow then,” he’d said.
“Hey, aren’t we going to hang out after school?” she said.
Then he’d just come out with. “I’ve got to go and see my Grandma. She’s sick.”