18. Eddie's Short Visit

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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 table.

"That's sweet," she said. She walked into bedroom. Eddie followed her. She put her purse the bed. Eddie tried to hug her.

"I 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.