David was taken aback by the sudden change in Lexi’s demeanor. He felt a loss as a detached veneer consumed her face and her earlier softness became a distant memory. David pleaded quietly for her to hear him out, “Lexi, please". Ignoring his appeal, Lexi entered the taxi smoothly and confidently, never revealing the agonizing sting she felt. David has a girlfriend. Lexi replayed the words over and over again in her head.