Ellie thought Roger was going to pass out at the sight of Lon. She kept having to say everything for Roger because he kept stuttering. Of course, Lon didn't pay him any mind at all. He seemed more pleased that the house had a basement.
"I can't remember the last time I've been in a basement." He jetted down the stairs and checked out the bedroom.
"Look, I kind of -" Roger just looked at Lon then Ellie. "I think I- Look, I promised that room to somebody, already." Roger stared at the both of them as if it were a done deal.
"Not a problem." Ellie didn't even wince. "Lon can sleep with me."
"Are you serious?" Roger looked shocked.
"What's wrong with that?" Ellie knew she should have said something earlier, but then she didn't know about the place being taken. She thought Roger would have been happy to know she'd found them another roommate.
"Nothing," Roger said, but she knew it was something. "But, what about, you know, your Mom and your Dad? What would they think?"
"I'm practically 18 what does it matter what they think?" She gave him a hard stare.
"Whatever." Roger looked as if he'd been whipped. He backed up the basement stairs then and left her and Lon alone. Ellie was sure they could work this out. Some way.