She hesitated at her spot in the classroom as the rest of the study group had filed out. Standing nearly still, Lucy looked down at her hands. If there was going to be a moment in which she could talk to Nikolas, now would be the opportune moment. She watched out of the corner of her eyes as he, too, made his way to leave the classroom. She had been doing her best to avoid him all during the week. And she knew that he had noticed and she felt a bit cowardly for it all. Chewing on her bottom lip, Lucy felt nearly rooted to the spot.
She realized, suddenly, just how terrible she wast at this. Confrontation was clearly not her forte.
The words caught in her throat as she walked towards him.
"I, uh-" She looked up at him as she wrung her hands anxiously. "Is it alright if we talk?"