"Oh..Corina." Joey didn't want to start in. No way, could he go with her to a frat party. "I just can't.. I can't."
She was excited. Practically jumping for joy in Young Adult area of the library.
He grabbed both of her shoulders, brought her back to reality. "Stop." He looked her in the eye.
Why was he so worried about her? They weren't actually dating.
She of course, looked devastated.
"Its not possible." It was best to be closed lip about it. He wouldn't dare want to cause trouble at Xander's.
He let go.
"Besides, I've got to make dinner tonight." He shrugged.
"What are you going to make?" She wanted to know.
"I have no idea." And he didn't. He knew he had to be home. It would be good to see Dakota. Maybe she could help.
"What if I make dinner?"
So much hope in Corina's eyes. Joey didn't want to bring her down a second time.
"Sure." It wasn't a real YES, but it was just as good. "Why not?" He plastered on a happy smile. Hopefully, Xander and Ducky wouldn't be too mad about this.