After We Collided (After, #2) by Anna Todd Read Online (FREE)
I don’t remember ever seeing him this nervous before; it’s adorable, and I try not to laugh. “Tomorrow?” I suggest.
“Yeah, tomorrow’s good.” He smiles and captures his bottom lip between his teeth. The air between us is awkward, but in a good way.
“Okay . . .”
I find myself feeling flustered, like I used to get the first few times I was around him.
“Okay,” he repeats.
He turns on his heel and walks away quickly, nearly tripping over a rolled-up wrestling mat. As I walk into the locker room, I burst into laughter.
chapter one hundred
Landon startles, then huffs, “What are you doing here?” as I burst into my father’s office.
“I came to talk to you.”
“About what?” he asks, and I sit in the large leather chair behind the hideously expensive oak desk.
“Tessa, what else?” I roll my eyes at him.
“She told me you asked her out already—looks like you really gave her some space.”
“What did she say?” I question.
“I’m not going to tell you what she says.” He slides a piece of paper into the fax machine.
“What are you doing, anyway?” I ask him.
“Faxing my transcripts to NYU. I’m going there next semester.”
Next semester? What the fuck? “Why so soon?”
“Because I don’t want to waste any more time here when I could be with Dakota.”
“Does Tessa know?” I know this will hurt her. He’s her only real friend. I find myself sort of reluctant for him to go . . . sort of.
“Yeah, of course she knows, she was the first person I told.”
“Anyway, I need some help with this date shit.”
“Date shit?” He smiles. “How nice.”
“Are you going to help me or not?”
“I guess.” He shrugs.
“Where is she, anyway?” I ask him. I had walked past the room she’s been staying in, but the door was closed and I didn’t want to knock. Well, I wanted to knock, but I’m trying my hardest to give her space. If her car hadn’t been in the driveway, I’d be freaking the fuck out, but I know she’s here. Well, I sure fucking hope so.
“I don’t know; she’s with that Zed guy, I think,” Landon says and my heart drops. I jump up to my feet in seconds.
“Joking! I’m joking. She’s in the greenhouse with my mum,” Landon says, looking at me with playful scorn.
I don’t care, though, I’m just relieved to know that my paranoid thoughts were getting the best of me. “That’s not funny. You’re a dick,” I spit, and he chuckles. “Now you’re definitely helping me,” I tell him.
AFTER LANDON GIVES ME some advice, he calls it a day and escorts me to the front door. On the way, I ask, “Has she been driving herself to Vance?”
“Yeah, she missed a few days when she was . . . well, you already know.”
“Hmm . . .” I lower my voice as we walk past the room that’s Tessa’s for now. I don’t want to think of how I hurt her, not right now. “Do you think she’s in there?” I ask quietly.