After We Collided (After, #2) by Anna Todd Read Online (FREE)
And like that, I know the universe is playing a sick joke on me.
“I somehow knew you would be into the classics,” he tells me with a friendly smile. He takes the bags from me and I give him a nod of thanks before sliding in the key card and opening the door. The room is freezing, so I go over to the heater immediately and turn it all the way up.
“You would think for how much they charge here they wouldn’t worry about their electric bill,” Trevor says and sets my bags on the floor.
I smile and nod in agreement. I grab the clothes that fell onto the snow and put them over the shower curtain rod. When I come back into the main room, there’s an awkward silence with this person I barely know in this room that isn’t really mine. “Is your apartment nearby?” I ask, to bring some life into the space.
“House. But yeah, it’s only about a mile away. I like to be close to work, so I know I won’t ever be late.”
“That’s a good idea . . .” It sounds like something I would do.
Trevor looks so different in casual clothes. I have only ever seen him in suits, but here he’s wearing snug blue jeans and a red sweatshirt, with his hair messy where it’s usually perfectly gelled.
“I think so, too. So are you alone?” he asks and looks at the ground, obviously uncomfortable prying.
“Yeah. I’m alone.” I mean that in more ways than he knows.
“I’m not trying to be nosy, I was just asking because your boyfriend doesn’t seem to like me much.” He half laughs and wipes his black hair from his forehead.
“Oh, Hardin doesn’t like anyone—don’t take it personally.” I pick at my nails. “He isn’t my boyfriend, though.”
“Oh, sorry. I just assumed he was.”
“He was . . . sort of.”
Was he? He said he was. But then, Hardin said a lot of things.
“Oh, sorry again. I just keep saying all the wrong things.” He laughs.
“It’s okay. I don’t mind,” I tell him and unpack the rest of my bags.
“Do you want me to go? I don’t mean to intrude.” He half turns toward the door, as if to show his offer is genuine.
“No, no, you can stay. If you want, of course. You don’t have to,” I say too quickly.
What is wrong with me?
“It’s settled, then, I’ll stay,” he says and sits down on the chair next to the desk. I look for a place to sit myself, and eventually decide on the edge of the bed. I’m pretty far away from him, which makes me realize how spacious the room really is.
“So, how are you liking Vance so far?” he asks, his fingers tracing patterns on the wooden desk.
“I love it. It’s so much more than I ever expected. It’s literally my dream job. I hope to get hired on after I graduate.”