On the way Home
You follow your friends all of the way back home. All the time, they make lament your unwillingness to follow through with your plan to enter the cave. By the time you make it back to your house, you've managed to get over your embarassment. At least mostly.
At home, one of your parents asks, "So, what did you do today?"
"Nothing. Just hanging out with my friends. We went for a walk into the forest, but we did not do anything there."
You spend the rest of the afternoon thinking about what may have happened had you entered the cave. Another time, maybe.