After We Collided (After, #2) by Anna Todd Read Online (FREE)
For his part, Landon is flat-out annoyed, claiming that I’m the biggest asshole he’s ever met, and refusing to get into the car with me at first. It took me nearly twenty minutes to convince my lovely stepbrother that riding with me had to be better than walking thirty miles in the middle of the night.
After a few miles of driving in silence, I pick up the conversation where we agreed to let it die back in the terminal. “Well, I’m here, Landon, and I need you to tell me what I should do. I’m split. Right down the fucking middle.”
“Between what and what?” he asks.
“Between leaving here and going back home to England to ensure that Tessa has the life that she deserves, and driving over to Zed’s and fucking murdering him.”
“Where does she fit into the latter of those?”
I look at him and shrug. “I would make her come with me after I murder him.”
“That’s the problem here. You think you can make her do whatever you want, and look where that got you.”
“I didn’t mean it like that. I just mean . . .” I know he’s right, so I don’t even try to finish that thought. “But she’s with Zed—I mean, how did that even happen? I can’t fucking see straight thinking about it.” I groan, rubbing my temples.
“Well, maybe I should drive, then?”
Landon is so fucking annoying.
“Hardin, she stayed the night with him Friday and hung out with him all day Saturday.”
My vision literally goes black. “What? So . . . she’s just . . . so she’s dating him?”
Landon traces a pattern on the window. “I don’t know if she’s dating him . . . but I do know that when I talked to her Saturday she said she’d laughed for the first time since you deserted her.”
I scoff. “She doesn’t even know him.” I can’t believe this shit’s happening.
“Not to be a jerk, but you can’t ignore the irony of the fact that you were so obsessed with her being with someone like her, but she ends up seeing someone just like you,” Landon says.
“He’s nothing like me,” I say and try to focus on the road before I end up breaking down in front of Landon. I stay quiet the rest of the ride to my father’s house.
“Did she cry at all?” I finally ask when I pull up to the driveway.
Landon looks at me incredulously. “Yes, for a week straight.” Then he shakes his head. “Man, you have no idea what you’ve done to her, and you didn’t even care. You’re still only thinking about yourself.”
“How can you say that when I’ve done this for her? I’ve kept myself away so that she can move on. I don’t deserve her, you told me that yourself, remember?”
“I do, and I still mean it. But I also think she should be the one to decide what she deserves,” he says with a huff and gets out of my car.