(I heard what you said.)

They were around the corner, talking at normal level as I sat there.

And then he came back and said, "I know you're a nice person. So you didn't eavesdrop."

I gave a panicked grin.

Because while I'm a nice(ish) person, I am trying to be an excellent writer.

So I absolutely eavesdropped.

(They were only talking about giving up cheese, anyway.)