I was finally pulled to safety, but my rescuer turned out to be Lisa.
Summer avoided communication, perhaps out of guilt that she did not reach out to help before, and had already hightailed beyond my visual range alongside her new friends.
It took me quite some time to recover from the shock of that ordeal that I had just undergone.
Michelle snorted when she saw that I was better, and nudged at Lisa's shoulder. “You're the only one kind enough to be bothered with Erica even when her own good friend quit on her. Speaks volumes about the sort of person she is!”
That weighed heavily upon me as what Michelle said hit me right in the gut. Considering how I had always treated Summer, it was depressing that she declined to aid me in my hour of need.
Lisa tugged at Michelle's sleeve. “Let's just drop it. It may not necessarily be Erica's fault, as you could see for yourself what Summer's like.”