Briana Joy told Janet that I had been waiting on Bob to ask me to the dance, and Janet told Mira, and Mira told Linh, and so on, and so on.
Along the way, some girls added their own speculation and opinions, and all of that got retold as fact. So by the time the story got back to Bob, it only slightly resembled the truth.
Bob told me that we need to talk and he asked me to meet him in the library and I agreed. I got there before he did and as soon as he arrived I asked him why he was going to the dance with Hadley and why hadn’t he asked me. He had this really puzzled look on his face and he said “I didn’t ask you because I thought that you were going to the dance with someone else.” I asked “Who told you that?” and he said “Mikey told me that weeks ago. Now I’m hearing something different from everyone else…”.
So I told Bob everything, about how I had lied to Mikey, just everything. I asked him if he could cancel with Hadley and go to the dance with me. He said “No, of course not! I’ve given her my word. I wouldn’t do that to her or to anyone else.” Bob told me “You should have just told Mikey the truth."