(Emily shows her the message she just sent.)
Zoe: ... Oh... both, really. Definitely the second one... Emily: Would you... maybe wanna eat recess down at that tree? Zoe: Behind the footy oval? ...ok. WE HAD NEVER DIRECTLY SPOKEN OF HER MENTAL HEALTH OR THAT NIGHT, SINCE THE MORNING AFTER.
(Flashback snippets of Zoe and Emily talking; in one, Zoe whispers something to Emily, who snickers; in another they exchange messages:)
EM: here's a link :) ZJ: aha! thank you!! now i
can do my homework... EM: yeah lol! btw if you get a message
saying the site might have viruses, ignore that,
it's friggin sbs, it doesn't have viruses
11:26 PM ZJ: yessss! i am about to beat my brother
in a game of chinese checkers
i just won woo
HISTORY IS MADE... EM: loloolollolololool nice (In another:)
Zoe (holding a huntsman spider): Come outside, little guy... Emily: Nice grab! A bunch of kids behind them, looking horrified: EUGHH KILL IT!!!
I WASN'T SURE WHEN OUR NEW FRIENDSHIP WOULD BE SOLID ENOUGH TO BROACH IT AGAIN, SEE WHAT HAD CHANGED.
(Emily and Zoe walk past the football oval to the usual tree. They sit at its base in silence, eating their morning tea.)
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