So Nick was invited to Trevor’s party, which he wanted to go to. Except that Trevor’s best friend Kyle was also invited. Which posed a problem because Nick knew that Trevor would mostly play with Kyle at the party, instead of with Nick.
Nick and Trevor played the day at school, and had such a good time that they decided to have a play over later in the week.
“And I’m going to come to your party, too!” Nick said.
But then when he got home from school, Nick’s doubts about the party returned.
“You had such a good time playing with Trevor, your brain forgot that Kyle was still going to the party,” Nora said
“Yeah,” said Nick.
So the next day Nick told Trevor he wasn’t going to the party after all. Which was not all right with Trevor.
“Trevor’s really mad at Nick about the party,” Trevor’s mom said. “Not because Nick’s not coming, but because he changed his mind. He still wants to be Nick’s friend, but he doesn’t want to have the play over right now.”
Nora relayed the message.
“I guess he’s not my friend anymore,” said Nick.
“He really had his hopes up that you’d go the party,” said Nora.
“He’s probably so down in the dumps, his brain is forgetting how much he likes you,” I said.
“But actually,” said Nora, “He said he’s still your friend.”
That’s about where it stands. Nick has some fence mending to do with Trevor. He’s scheduled a play over with his other friend, Jay.
Meanwhile, I’m reeling. Is it all over with Trevor? One hard-earned relationship out the window, just like that?
Things were simpler when I was eight. I kept things to myself. I don’t remember anyone telling me anything about how the brain worked. I just went bumbling along, trying to be liked, trying to avoid getting beat up.
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