After our close approach with infidelity, Chantal makes one final appearance before coasting off into the void of distance. I never wrote about it, but she had apologized to me for her behavior in the days after and established firm boundaries between us. It broke my heart. As much as my writings conveyed us as friends, I wanted more. I lied to myself so much.
On the bright side, new wheels were on the horizon for OV107; my new (used) vehicle.