Merry Christmas to everyone ! (Except the characters who are yet far away from that.)
My, is Evan pushy. But sometimes, you need to. Go Evan! I also like how he puts it mildly. Pushy but smooth. Wiley doesn't have a chance of ruining it. Yet.
(Michelle should stick a note to Evan back, saying "see, Lauren?" Of course, it would annoy Sam to no end, but for her that'd be an added bonus.)
Anotheryaoifreak: I'd say Evan is more reserved than shy. He wouldn't make moves on a small encounter like the one Ms Davidson depicted (smooth advertising of your own work, by the way), but once he reckoned Michelle had gone to the trouble of actually inviting him - well, he had to do something.
(By the way, amiko_16, I see Wiley's expression as more like "Oh my" than a deer in headlights. But I love the transition.)
pinemarten127: well, Michelle did point Evan out to him five pages ago. It's not that long that he should forget the face. (Plus, he saw him before in Snapshot 2.3.)
Eria: Yeah, that's what Yayness and I were going on about in the beginning of the chapter - and I touched upon it last page. (Only I tried to be subtle and probably was totally unclear, but one has to try.)
Eria and Jodie: Indeed she listened to advice, but if the consequences are too dire, it might only push her away from them. (Strategically unsound, I know, but then few people approach relationships strategically. And even then it hardly ever works.)
And yeah, a tattoo might be too much for that brutal moron she calls a boyfriend. I was worried about that and forgot to mention it last page. (Then again, I already babbled so much then ...) Indeed, a tattoo is a mark of commitment, and any commitment outside him is against him. "Whoever is not with me is against me", as the saying goes, but who the hell died and made him Jesus?