"Did you see Madison Bertino jump Sabrina Potter after they got in a fight over Matt Hart?" Norma asked.
Emily couldn't help but giggle, but quickly excused herself...
Taking a deep breath, she picked up the phone again and this time she didn't hang up. When Kevin answered, she nervously twirled the phone cord around her finger and breathed, "Kevin? Hi! It's Mandy..."
Norma squeezed her eyes shut against the tears. "What about Carla?" she asked hopefully.
Wilson glanced back and saw Carla watching him. Turning his back to her again, he said in a low voice, "It's just not the same. I think... well.. I think I might've made a mistake."
Norma took a deep breath and managed to find the words she wanted to say, "Well, call me when you're sure, Wilson" before hanging up.
Wilson hung up slowly, feeling his heart beating wildly. Maybe there was hope for them after all...
Somehow that thought didn't offer her much comfort.
Archie looked down at his hands. "Maybe it's because you're looking at the wrong guys," he said hesitantly.
"Yeah, maybe. But, I can't help it! Guys like Ryder and Jesse... they make my heart sing!"
Archie took a breath and scooted over, putting his arm around Emily's shoulders.
Emily felt her heart start to beat wildly at the suggestion. "I don't know, Archie. I really like you... and you're cute... but... what if there's no passion?"
Archie raised his eyebrows. "Only one way to find out," he suggested as he leaned forward.
Caleb grumbled, "Yeah, and who would that be?"
Norma's breath caught in her throat and she sank to her knees, wrapping her arms around him. "I love you, too, Wilson! I love you, too!"
Katy stroked his cheek. "I'll think about it, Randy. We haven't known each other long. I love you like crazy, but I just don't want to rush into anything..."