The sun would've been setting by the time we got to her house. Of course we couldn't tell because dark storm clouds were obscuring the sky. It had been dark since five. Her house looked almost the same as it did several months before. It seemed cleaner than before but it still had that exact same scent. In fact, I could even tell you the name of it. She no longer had her game console left out on the floor like she always did and the furniture in the living room was rearranged.
"Let's just wait here," she said, "at least until the others come over." She sat down on the big red couch. I didn't sit next to her. I didn't put my arm around her. She smiled awkwardly; I'm not sure if I smiled.
"You're so beautiful tonight," I didn't say.
"So how've you been lately?" she said, "it seems like we only talk