Ivy's SSS - Lie
What I'm really trying to say is, he never supposed he would lie. He knew the person quite well, so it must have been from fear that his uttered responses came forth not once, but three times. Did he not fathom what he had done in those moments of darkness? It was later when he heard the crowing of the cock that he realized the magnitude of what he had said. He knew his friend would not hold a grudge, or even the idea, "but I thought we were friends." Upon seeing the forgiving look of his friend, Peter wept.