I told Eriko that Sara had made contact with me, but she didn’t care. Then I told her that Susie was visiting and I didn’t care for some of her friends. Her reaction to this was to tell me that she didn’t care for some of my friends. I found the transition strange and thought maybe she was defending Susie. After speaking with Dave, however, he believes that Eriko is threatened by Susie. This would make the transition smoother… Although I definitely have considered it, I don’t think that Susie is a threat to Eriko. There are many things about Susie that make her a great friend but so many of those things make her (to me) very unattractive for a mate. Anyway, I am supposed to be withdrawaling, not thinking about how to assuage Eriko’s fears. Besides, work is calling.