The Confrontation

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THE CONFRONTATION Jennifer: Oh no! There's only five minutes left before class begins! I have to talk to Stephanie right now.

Stephanie: Hey Jen! How are you? It has been a long time that I haven't seen you! Jennifer: I'm okay"¦ Stephanie: What's wrong? I can see that there's something abnormal going on with you.

Jennifer: Well, I've been thinking lately about Alex and me and I finally decided to break up with him.

Stephanie: How come? What happened? Jennifer: Because I suppose he has been cheating on me lately. For example, the other day, I wanted to discuss with him but he pretended having a basketball practice that he seemed unsure about.

Stephanie: You want to end up your relationship with him for that reason only? Jennifer: Of course not, there are other things too.

Stephanie: Oh well don't worry, they mean nothing.

Jennifer: How come you're so sure about it? Is there something you know that you have been hiding from me? Stephanie: Me? Never! You are my best friend after all; I would never lie to you.

Jennifer: All right then. You know, even if he's not with me anymore, I really hope that he will do fine in his next relationship whoever the person is.

Stephanie: Anyway, I have to go"¦See you later! (At the end of school) Stephanie: Alex, Alex, wait for me! I have to talk to you immediately.

Alex: Hey there! Don't yell like that, calm down and tell me what happened.

Stephanie: Well I had talked to Jennifer before class began.

Alex: So, did she say something I need to know? Stephanie: Yes, she told me that she is going to break up with you. I guess it is what we want, right? Even if she pretends to be okay with it, I can see that she's hurt. She also revealed to me that she thinks you are cheating on her, and I presume she might be suspecting us.

Alex: Hey, I don't want to hurt her. What makes you say that? Stephanie: Well, remember the day when you passed me the note in class about our meeting? Don't think she is blind; she sits right next to us! Alex: Then what do you want me to do? Stephanie: You know what Alex, I'm quite tired of acting. I think you should tell her the whole truth. It's not the best solution to end a relationship by lying.

Alex: Okay then, I'm going to call her tonight and arrange a meeting between the three of us at my house so we could talk over and explain ourselves before it becomes a big misunderstanding. Meet me at my place tomorrow after class.

Stephanie: You bet! Don't forget to call her though! See you tomorrow.

Alex: I won't! Don't worry! (Alex calls Jennifer) Jennifer: Hello? Alex: Hi Jen, it's Alex! How are you? Jennifer: Hummm! Not bad.

Alex: I would like to meet you tomorrow at my house to talk.

Jennifer: Why? What's wrong? Alex: You'll see, it's really important for you to come. So join me there at 8.

Jennifer: Definitely. Bye! Alex: Bye! (At Alex's house) Jennifer: What is Stephanie doing here? I thought you wanted to talk to me? Alex: Well it concerns the three of us.

Jennifer: Oh! I knew both of you have been cheating on me those past days! Stephanie: No! It's not what you think. We never went out together and we never will.

Jennifer: And what about the telephone conversation? Stephanie: Oh! You heard us"¦ (Stephanie and Alex laugh) Jennifer: What's so funny? Okay, I'm leaving if you guys don't stop mocking at me.

Alex: Wait! Let me tell you the truth; I never betrayed you with anyone and neither with Stephanie. It's been a total act. The reason of our behaviour is because I have to move in Africa in a couple of weeks. My father finally got this amazing job that he has been always dreaming about! I love you too much; I didn't have the guts to break up with you. I don't want to hurt you.

Jennifer: Yeah right! Stephanie: It's true, you must believe what Alex is telling you.

Alex: Yes I pretended to cheat on you so that you would break up first because I didn't have the courage to announce you the bad news.

Jennifer: And explain me the unknown note I received in my book, telling about the betray of friends? Alex: I put it so that you will suspect Stephanie. If you don't believe me about the moving, you can ask my parents.

Jennifer: So you will really move? I can't believe it! I'm going to miss you so much! Alex: Yes, unfortunately. I'm going to miss you too.

Stephanie: Well, you could stay still in contact by becoming penpals. And who knows about long distance relationships!?