As the weeks went by, Emma and I saw less of Cole. I would see him sit by himself at lunch, but that was it.
One Friday, as Emma and I sat down to eat, I noticed Abby walking over to Cole.
"Uh, Emma, what's Abby doing?"
"Um, well, I hate to tell you this, but they got back together."
"What?!" I yelled.
"I'm sorry, Alexa. I wanted to tell you. But I figured if I told you how upset and miserable he was, you woulf feel more guilty. And I know you still need your space. When Abby heard about what happened, she jumped at the chance to be with him again."
"Emma, this is awful. He can't be with her. I know we're on a break, but I just don't wanna see him even more miserable."
"Yeah. But there's nothing you can do, Alexa. You guys are on a break, so he can date whoever he wants."
Emma was right. I couldn't tell him who to be with. I mean I did tell him I needed space, and I was trying to decide if I wanted to give him another chance. He was still a great guy. Sweet and kind and funny. But what he did to Josh at his party really scared me, and I didn't know if he was like that all the time or if he was just being overprotective.
I still needed time to think.
I still couldn't stand the thought of seeing Abby with cole, and she knew it.