“Yeah, ” Chris said, glancing over at her awkwardly. “We’ve got a little system. If one of us has a girl over, and well-you know- we put up an eraser board. It’s great cuz it doesn’t look suspicious at all, since most people have one, and that way no one will accidentally walk in and see something they don’t want to see. Anyway, he uses the sign a lot more than I do, but either way, if the signs up, it’s better just to go to the common room or go hang out somewhere else.”
“Ok, I will definitely try to remember that,” she said.
“So, you don’t want to go stay with Izzy? I promise she wouldn’t have a problem with it, and you’d love her.”
“Well, if you want me to-” she said, trying hard not to sound upset.
“No,” he said quickly.”I’m not trying to get rid of you or anything. I just want you to be comfortable. So if you decide you want to go stay with Izzy you’ll tell me right?”
“Yeah. I promised I wouldn’t lie remember? And no, I want to stay here. With you.”