122 hakim house apartments, arts district, 7:45pm

they wait for jordan to leave completely. junie leans close to ben

junie: hmm.

ben: what’s wrong?

junie: this is probably nothing but i thought his name was russ. like, when he came by, he clearly told me his name was russ. i’m sure carson absolutely called him russ like, multiple times.

ben: (shrugs) i don’t think it really matters at this point. let her call him whatever she wants..let’s clean up before your friends get here…