Episode 759: True LoveTheyíd agreed to meet for a slice at a pizza place, It was nothing fancy, it didnít need to be, what it needed to be was the answer to Tansyís problems. This wasnít a date, it was more important.
The moment they sat in a quiet corner booth, they mutually decided that anything Tansy had shared in confidence remained in confidence, so Lucy told him everything sheíd observed at school from afar.
"Itís apparent sheís receiving the cold shoulder from the majority of her classmates," Lucy said. "I just donít know why. Her parents told me she used to have a number for friend, now theyíve seemingly abandoned her."
Xavier nodded. "She had a really tough Valentineís, showed up at my apartment the night before in tears. There was some secret Valentine exchange at school and hersÖ it wasÖ upsetting."
"Just upsetting to Tansy, or to you, as well?"
"To me, too."
"I donít suppose you can tell me what it was?"
"I promised. She didnít even share it with her parents. Iím the only one. Part of me thinks I should tell you, but-"
"But then Tansy may stop confiding in you and then who will she talk to, right?" I think for now you should keep doing what youíre doing, keep listening. If you sense danger, then tell her parents, and me, right away, but otherwise, I think itís paramount that she trust you, that sheís opening up to someone, we donít want to lose that."
"She hasnít opened up that much," Xavier said. "Not enough. She showed me the Valentine, but Iím just guessing at what it meant. I told her she could talk to me about it. But she hasnít yet."
"Just make it clear to her that the line of communication is always open, day or night, okay? Please." Lucy reached across the table and squeezed his hand. "She talks about you in adoring terms. Iím certain youíre her only friend. I know youíre an adult with your own life, but, please, please, always make time for her. Youíre as important as her parents, I can feel it."