Isabelle was disgusted not only at him or her wealth of feelings, but by Marissa's blatant flirting. She stayed away for a long time after John scurried off like a rat into a back alley. Scott had been roped into a conversation with Isabelle's mother, so bored Isabelle went to the bar for a simple glass of champagne. She didn't notice John there right away, she'd just blocked it from her mind. She had everything going for her right now, she didn't need him to re-enter her life. She wasn't going to let it be that easy if he did.