Imagine my surprise when I approach C and ask if she would please sit down and talk with me about our sudden friction and she agreed.
Imagine my surprise when we talked civilly and as adults.
Imagine my surprise when she apologized for upsetting me so badly, for taking so many liberties, for making me feel unwelcome in my own home.
I have to say, things couldn't have worked out for the better. I addressed the problems, explained my upset and she explained her reasonings and thought processes.
Admittedly, she didn't have a good reason for assuming control of the apartment, but she admitted to it and assured me that it wouldn't happen again. Likewise with her drunken comments, she was horrified and apologized profusely for them.
I know that a lot of my own upset was due to flashbacks to Ly and all of the drama surrounding that, but she admitted to a lot of things I assumed she would deny, apologized for all of them and, at the end of it all, shyly asked if we could still be friends.
I think that lucky penny I found before leaving work was the real deal.