I was shaking for no apparent reason: of course I could still back out, however, my limbs said otherwise. "You won't leave me, right? For this year, you'll be my friend?" Madison looked perplexed but said "Of course, love," and hugged me a bit nervously. So everything started. At the beginning of the next year she would stop associating with me, her promise fulfilled.
Leela writes The Incredible Adventures of the Super-Terrific.