Andrew didn't know much of the world's ways yet. At sixteen, it was all a crap-shoot. But he'd seen just enough to understand how capricious the day to day could be. So when Janet didn't show at the Ee. FunkEe Four concert, he wasn't entirely surprised, and, he wasn't at all happy. Both were true, there for anyone to see on his downcast face.
He took the tickets out of his pocket (sixty bucks a shot, they'd cost him!) and considered throwing them up for someone to catch and think they must be deserving of good karma even if they weren't. Anyhow, he sure wasn't attending the concert alone. It wouldn't be the same and he wouldn't enjoy himself. It wouldn't be at all the same.
He put the tickets back in his pocket, where his hand stayed, his eyes leering the tickets through the thick blue denim of his jeans. He made his way down the large cement steps that had carried so much anticipation just half an hour earlier. As he reached the bottom step, he saw a flash of her through the crowd, waving frantically, and calling Andy! Andy, wait . . I'm here!