Seeing Aggie's mouth wide open in shock was icing on the cake as Joe and I approached the building.
"Thanks for walking me to class. This is my friend and roommate Aggie. Aggie, this is Joe." Her faced flushed as she realized her mouth was open and closed it. "Nice to meet you." She blurted out. Then she grabbed my arm and quickly ushered me inside.
"Bye!" I called out to Joe over my shoulder, amused by Aggie's hasty actions.
"What is this? Who is he?"
"That's Joe. I used to like him, but I'm pretty sure he has a girlfriend."
"What if James sees you? What will he think?!" Aggie flapped her arms and pointed each index finger to her forehead at the word 'think'.
"James and I are not dating, Aggie." I said condescendingly.
"But you are LINKED, somehow. Look I've been reading up on this in the library, and.."
"You what?" I interrupted.
"Yeah, I was worried about you! I wanted you to be normal! So I did some research." She furrowed her brow and looked concerned, grabbing my arm and making me turn to face her.
"You did reasearch?" I asked, completely flabbergasted.
"And I found out that lots of cultures believe in previous lives, and that sometimes we dream about them. I also found out about dreams and how we tie things from our conscious into our unconscious and that they can be interpreted! Here, take this." She opened her tote and pulled out a book on interpreting dreams.
"No." I shook my head.
"Take it!" Aggie insisted.
"Look I appreciate your concern, but it was a freak accident and I'm fine now. I don't need to study dreams, nor reincarnation, nor anything else the library, or internet suggests!" My voice got louder and my cheeks more flushed as I finished my refusal.
Aggie looked hurt.
"Fine." She put the book back in her tote, turned on her heel and left me alone in the hall.
'Aggie!" I called after her. She didn't turn. "AGGIE!" She kept walking to class. I sighed. I'd have to bake her brownies now.
I walked to class in her wake, and found she had sat where there were no empty seats near her. Fine. I'd give her some space, let her cool off, and then try the brownies.