Guilt hit Moira with a large impact when she noticed that Kai was being stoic - as always. Being his best friend, she knew that he kept his emotions to himself, never letting them out. And though the two of them were as close as could be, Kai was very sensitive when it came to the topic of his family. She knew she couldn't get him to open up to her on this because it would just be a useless attempt.
"I'm sorry," she mumbled quickly. "But it wasn't that bad. They just said you have to try harder."
"It's not your fault," he whispered, giving her a reassuring smile. "If it's anyone's fault, it would be mine."
Moira opened her mouth to say something but Kai cut her off, asking in a casual tone, "Don't you have a date to go to?"
Moira nodded reluctantly, unsure of whether romance should be a priority to her at the moment but Kai urged her on. "Then you should probably get going. How broken hearted would the guy be if you stood him up?"
"I'll be fine," he said softly, squeezing her hand. "You just go have a fun time."
Knowing there was no chance to win an argument with Kai, she nodded and headed out towards the exit of the building. She opened the umbrella up in her hand, but just before she was about to open the door and leave, Moira looked back over her shoulder to check one last time on Kai.
But he was no longer there.