Natalie Knight chats with her friend Mackenzie Moss on the phone. They're both super excited that Mackenzie is coming over to Natalie's place for a slumber party that night. So what does she want to do later? Natalie asks Mackenzie. They should watch a movie! Mackenzie suggests. Great idea, let's watch a SCARY movie! Natalie suggests excitedly.
Oooh, she doesn't know about a scary movie, those REALLY freak her out, Mackenzie says worriedly. 'Oh come on, we're 18, aren't we a little old to be getting scared watching a movie?' Natalie teases. Fiiiine, Mackenzie relents playfully. But she better have chips! Mackenzie adds with a laugh. For sure! Her mom always has chips! Natalie says. Oh..um...her mom is going to be there? Mackenzie asks, trying to conceal a hint of disappointment that has entered her voice. Yeah, of course she will...why, what's wrong? Natalie asks, detecting the change in tone of her friend's voice. 'Oh, nothing, it's just...well, every time I come over, your mom is super touchy with you, and she always wants to hang out with us,' Mackenzie says.