You can't admit that you just forgot about your plans, so you think up a quick lie. "I was going to come over, but there was a seaquake over by my housepod! Our airlocks got sealed, and the phone lines were cut. The repairmen couldn't come until after ten, and by then it was too late to call!"
"You're full of fishbait," says James. "If there had been a seaquake, I would have felt it. Besides, my sister saw your sister over at the Rock Lobster diner, so your airlocks couldn't have been sealed. You're a total liar."
James has caught you in a lie. You turn red with embarrassment, and sit a few seats away from him when you get on the hydrobus.
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