Alice’s rage is impotent; she can’t do much and she won’t do much. She knows she’s lost, and she’s slurring the other girl in her mind (with as much bitterness as she can without cussing), and she’s making assumptions, but she isn’t going to storm in there and cause a scene, either. She’s also upset that she doesn’t have a boyfriend because, supposedly, she won’t put out – but she wishes she’d get the opportunity to say no.


Someone who was pre-reading this remarked that James is a cad. Not really. He and Alice were co-workers. They never hung out outside of work, they never talked about anything outside of work, they never even hugged or high fived. He owed her nothing; she just expected it because she saved his life.


Which isn’t super healthy. She’s learning.