Well... that was certainly nasty. I'm hoping that once Aggie recovers from this... Karen will soon realize that she ticked off the wrong person. But then again, anything goes.
Speaking only for myself, I'm hoping the next scene goes something like this:
"I think I know who just called."
For several moments, the young woman in the car just watched as the distraught jogger sobbed to herself.
"No one else can deliver words that cutting," she thought. "I can't believe I'm about to do this," she muttered to herself.
Slowly and deliberately, she stepped out of the car and walked over to the jogger.
"Aggie?" Penny asked.
Aggie looked up at her long-time antagonist.
"Are you here to gloat?" Aggie hissed.
"Not this time," Penny answered. "Come on, get in the car."
Aggie gave Penny an incredulous look.
"I don't know what you just heard on the phone, but it must have been heavy, and right now you're making a spectacle of yourself. If you're going to gush all morning, you at least deserve some privacy."
Aggie slowly walked over to the car and slowly stepped into the passenger seat. Penny casually strapped herself into the driver's seat and turned the ignition.
"How did you get here?" Aggie asked.
"I was heading for the mall," Penny answered, "to clear my head. I passed by, saw you and Marshall fighting, and for some reason I was compelled to stop."
"Hmm," Aggie whispered.
"Which way is your house?" Penny asked quietly.
"Turn left at the fourth light," Aggie answered.
They rode in silence for several moments.
"I spoke with Sara last night," Penny offered.
For a split second, Aggie thought her situation was going to get even worse. A myriad a scenarios played through her mind of how Sara may have betrayed her. But for once, Aggie managed to keep her emotions in check.
"How's she holding up?" Aggie asked quietly.
"As well as can be expected," Penny answered.
"That bad?" Aggie managed.
Penny actually released a soft laugh. She continued to drive the car until Aggie's house came into view.
"Were you just talking with Karen?" Penny asked quickly.
Aggie shot her another angry look, but...
"Yeah," she answered. "How did you guess?"
"Hunch," Penny whispered.
Penny parked the car in front of Aggie's house.
"We have a common concern," Penny said awkwardly.
Aggie slowly nodded.
"Don't you mean a common enemy?" she asked.
"Yeah," Penny whispered. "I guess so."
Aggie just continued to nod.
"We should talk," Penny offered.
"We probably should," Aggie answered. "Give me a few days to cool down," she continued. "I'll have Sara call you and we can set something up."
Aggie managed a slight smile and stepped out of the car.
"Thanks for the ride," she said.
"No sweat," Penny replied with a smile.
Aggie slowly started walking to the front door, pausing only long enough to see Penny drive away. At that moment, both girls recalled something they had heard in history class... the words of a famous political philosopher. They couldn't remember who said the words, but they clearly remembered the words themselves:
THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY IS MY FRIEND.
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