Part Two: You should have heard the things she said, you know she hurt my feelings deep.
"Davy, I'm sorry."
"Oh, no," said Davy, backing away from the doorway Gia stood in. "I'm not getting involved in that again."
"Wait, Davy, I wanted to explain!"
"What?" inquired Davy skeptically, without moving.
"I'm so sorry, Davy. I didn't mean to hurt you and Mallori, I was just trying to get back at Micky. I shouldn't've used you for my abhorrent agenda."
Abhorrent agenda? "What can you do now?" Davy shrugged feebly.
Gia stepped to one side and pulled Mallori into clear view. "I've explained everything to her," Gia explained. "And she said that she was wrong. But she's still mad at you."
Mallori slowly and tentatively stepped into the Monkees' pad.
"Hi, Mallori," Davy said softly, almost shyly.
Before they could say anything else, Autumn and Micky burst into the room.
"We were in an accident!"
"Yeah, we crashed into her insurance agency!"
"No—oh, hi, Gia."
"I'll be going now," said Gia.
"See you around," said Micky lightly.
"I'll be out by noon, tomorrow," Autumn said. It wasn't going to be hard—they'd both been practically living out of suitcases, except for the fact that they bought the suitcases just before they moved back into their house. And now, just a few days later, Autumn hadn't gotten around to unpacking.
"Bye guys," Gia said softly, fully convinced that she'd never set foot in that house again.
"Gia, we're still friends, right?"
Gia paused. "I'd like that," she finally said.
Micky flashed a smile at her before turning back to watch Mallori and Davy. Gia slipped out the door, her exit unnoticed.
"So, anyway," Autumn said, "we were in an accident, but we're perfectly okay, and I've got to go see my parents now. C'mon, Micky."
"Why do I have to go?"
"I said so, didn't I?"
"Would you believe—no?"
"Micky," she said warningly.
"Bye guys. Hope you two work it out," Micky called over his shoulder as he followed Autumn out the door.
With that, Davy and Mallori could get to making up again. Completely alone, except for the waves and the crickets.
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