A/N: Special thanks again to everyone who attended the live writing session for this entry!
“Come on,” begged Ellie. “Have you ever been in the woods before?”
“No, because unlike you, I know what is and is not a good idea,” replied Zinnia.
“You’re one to talk,” retorted Ellie.
“This again? You’re really judging me for not being born into the lap of luxury like you were?” Zinnia spun around and jabbed a finger at Ellie. Thankfully, the field outside the school was empty of any bystanders who might have gotten the rumor mill of Stockbrunn spinning. Ellie grimaced. This isn’t how she wanted this conversation to go at all. All she’d asked was if Zinnia wanted to visit the woods before, and she tried to rip off her head for her efforts.
“Look. I guess what I’m trying to say is…” she trailed off, gathering her thoughts. “I’m sorry. I was overreacting. I was judging you when I shouldn’t have. I wasn’t there when you needed me to. I want to make it up to you.”
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