Coasting Down Memory Lane;
They stayed around for an hour or so until they decided to get something to eat. The whole time Riley felt like Troy was watching her, just waiting for her to mention it. Riley pretended not to notice that and kept her composure. Sidney drove everyone to the café which was a block away from Riley’s house. It was close, within walking distance.
Riley pretended like everything was okay throughout lunch. Troy would ask her odd questions and she would answer them with a vague answer. Riley realized that Sidney didn’t mention her last name; he introduced her as “This is my girlfriend, Riley.” So that made things slightly easier. She was going to tell Sidney, just not in front of his family.
After lunch Sidney dropped Riley off at her house before he went with his parents to Mario’s. He kept saying that he was going to find his own place this year but for now, while he’s looking he will remain there. Riley was invited to head over to Mario’s with the family but she made up an excuse—she had to finish writing her report thing for Paul. “So do you want to have dinner with us tonight?” Sidney asked as she was walking up to her door. He had decided to walk her to her door, being the gentleman that he is. “I don’t think so, I have a feeling that I’m going to be in and out today,” she replied. “Alright, well do you think we could do something tonight? They want to be back to their hotel at like eight or something,” Sidney asked with pleading eyes. ‘Crap. Do I want to tell him now, when his parents are in town?’ Riley said inside her head. ‘It’s now or never’ “Sure.” Riley replied, knowing that this was not going to go well at all. “Cool, so I’ll be here at like eight.” Sidney said as he kissed her goodbye and made his way to his Range Rover.
Instead of stressing out about what she was going to say to Sidney, Riley just sat on her couch and typed away at her report thing about the Penguins. She figured that he was going to do one of two things: freak out or take it all in stride. She had been working on her report for three hours when she got bored. So she made her way to the mall, as she was locking her door Kaylan was right behind her. “Jesus Kay!” Riley screamed out when she turned around. “So... Where are you going?” Kaylan asked rocking back and forth on the heels of her feet. “To the mall, what are you up to?” Riley replied as she made her way down the steps. “Well I was coming to talk to you but now you’re leaving, so...” Kaylan trailed off. “Do you want to come with me?” Riley asked, hopeful for some company. “Duh...”
They walked and shopped for two hours like old friends would do. They decided to get some dinner since it was getting late. They went down to the food court and got some Chinese food, since it had the shortest line. They left the mall around 7:30 and arrived home in fifteen minutes. As soon as they pulled up Sidney arrived at Riley’s house. “Ooh,” Kaylan said with a smile and then made her way to her house.
“Hey, where were you?” Sidney asked as he followed Riley to the door.
“Oh, I went to the mall with Kay,” Riley replied as she walked towards her door.
“Interesting,” Sidney said with an angry sigh.
“Is everything alright?” Riley asked a little concerned.
“Yeah... well it’s just... ugh.” Sidney said as he seated himself on the couch.
“What?” Riley asked, confused.
“My dad thinks that you’re my ex-girlfriend...” Sidney replied as he looked at Riley.
“Uh, um... Sid?”
“He’s uh... he’s...”
“He’s what Riley?!” Sidney snapped.