"Zoe, what's wrong?" Jon asked.
She threw her cellphone onto her bed. "My fucking boyfriend just broke up with me."
"Oh ... uh, that's too bad." Perhaps his sister screaming had nothing to do with his vague wish after all. Zoe's boyfriend dumping her wasn't really all that interesting, at least to Jon.
"Yeah, whatever," she said.
Jon was about to leave the room, but then Zoe did something unexpected. She asked him to stay. "Are you sure?" Jon asked. Usually she wanted to be alone, especially in these types of situations.
"Yeah," she said.
Jon shrugged and closed the door.