"What?!" asked Elder Dietrich. "So now you're encouraging your friends from home to come out and visit you on your mission?"
"Of course not!" I said. "I'd never met these girls or even heard of them before yesterday."
"Actually, we're the three Nephites," explained Andrea with a little smile. Elder Dietrich didn't seem to think that was very funny.
"No, Elder Beaverton was serious," said Tanya. "They're inactives and I'm an investigator, and these two missionaries were teaching us the discussions. Really."
Elder Dietrich didn't look convinced. "Why aren't you wearing your plaque?" [name-tag]
Oops. Elder Beaverton had put his back on, but in the confusion I had forgotten.
"I have no choice but to report you guys," he said.
I then stepped just a little into his space so he'd have to look up at me. "Are you sure you need to do that?" I asked him.
"Are you threatening me?" he asked, stepping away.
"No," I said calmly, "I just think it would be very nice of you to overlook this, since we weren't really doing anything wrong."
"If you weren't doing anything wrong, then you'll have no trouble explaining this to the Mission President in your interview on Friday. Now I think we should all go." So Elder Beaverton and I followed Elder Dietrich and Elder Clark to the exit.
As soon as we were on the sidewalk, Elder Dietrich started walking southwest, back towards downtown. "Um, we were going to go this way," I said, pointing the opposite direction. Elder Dietrich gave me a stern look in reply, but then he turned and kept going.
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