Walking at night. Dog barks at me from a yard. Keeps barking, keeps getting closer.

I ignore the dog.

A girl, in her early twenties, starts calling for the dog. The dog follows me, I keep ignoring it.

Girl apologizes to my back.

I finally turn around to notice the dog. “I don’t want you to lose your dog” I say.

I feel guilty, like I did something wrong.

Did I?