Ray was gone.
He’d left without letting me know what danger might lurk around the corner.
He’d left before I had a chance to ask him to stay for awhile.
He’d just taken off.
“Nice knowing you,” he'd said. He didn't know me. We barely said, “Hi.” Hmmmpf! So that's what guys are like -- drop in and run away! Well, who needs ‘em anyway! I decided that what I really needed was a nap.