Months passed since she had last talked to John or any of his “friends”. Caitlin was heartbroken. Summer came and she was now a year older. She became more involved in her church and in other activities so she didn’t have to think about John. Every once in a while she would see his screen name log onto the instant messenger and then immediately leave as soon as she tried to message him. Her heart would soar when she saw him come on; she hoped that he still loved her as she loved him. Caitlin longed to tell him the mishap with Mark, that it was just a misunderstanding, but he never allowed her to talk to him. She had e-mailed him, attaching a copy of the conversation so that he could see everything in context and explain that she had not done anything to hurt him, but hadn’t heard back from him since. It felt like she was going through withdrawal more and more as each day passed.
Caitlin spent a lot of time with Sarah, not wanting to be alone. Saran g