I shake my head. I’ll be quick. I need to get home and work on my paper.
Because only a dumbass would point at Brenna and say, Look at what she’s wearing! She was asking for it!Oh no he di’int.
I lunge forward again, but those big arms lock tighter around me. They belong to Hunter, I realize. But even if I’d been able to charge, I’m nowhere near as fast as Fitz. One second he’s seated, the next he’s got Douchebag Davey by the collar.She was asking for it? Fitzy hisses. Did those words really just come out of your filthy, rapist mouth?Davey gasps for air. I didn’t mean it like that—
Fitz slams the frat boy against the brick wall next to the booth. I swear I feel the entire room shake. Malone’s has framed sports memorabilia hanging on the walls, and several photographs of hockey players I don’t recognize crash to the beer-stained floor. I hear the crunching of glass beneath Fitz’s Timberlands as he shifts his feet.A server comes flying over, but she’s a tiny woman and no match for a six-two, enraged Colin Fitzgerald. His dark eyes spit fire as he literally dangles Davey a foot off the ground with one hand around the guy’s neck.
Concern flutters in my tummy. Shit, this isn’t good. Fitz is strangling the—
Nope, he’s punching him. With his free arm, he takes a powerful swing that lands a bone-cracking blow to Davey’s nose. Fitz releases him, and Davey crumples to the sticky floor, blood pouring out of his nostrils.Nah, I disagree. That’s why it will work. You don’t want to be with someone who’s exactly like you. You want someone who challenges you, who inspires you to open up when you’ve been closed off your entire life— My voice cracks. Oh no. I’m thinking about Jake again, and I notice Hollis shooting me a strange look. I ignore it and keep talking to his stalker. I mean, girlfriend. Listen, I know he’s always calling you crazy, but coming from him, that’s actually a compliment.
Hunter snickers again.Explain yourself, Rupi orders.
Have you met him? He’s crazy. And from the sounds of it, his family’s crazy, too.Hey! Hollis protests. I wish you wouldn’t bring my family into this.