Holding her notebook close to her chest, she grinned like a cat that had eaten an entire cage full of canaries then moved on to a poor family of mice. Our first meeting is Saturday afternoon. I’ll give you more details later. Bye!
A concerned expression settled over his features. What were you thinking about?I shrugged. I was just thinking about how this time next year we’ll both be at college. That this is the last summer before school, you know?
Sebastian didn’t respond. He was staring at the road, his jaw a hard line. It got like that when he was mad or had something to say that he was keeping quiet about.I started to ask him what he was thinking about, but he said, You’re always going to be a part of my life—you know that, right?Not expecting that statement, I didn’t know how to respond.
Even if we end up at different colleges, he continued like there was a chance that we’d be at the same place in a year. We’re not going to become strangers. It was almost like he could read my mind. But he just knew me so well. Too well. That’s never going to happen to us.I wanted to tell him that happened to everyone no matter their best intentions. My sister swore she’d stay in contact with all her friends who went to different colleges, but she was now a junior and had all new friends and a new boyfriend.
When people left you and they didn’t see you every day, they stopped wanting to see you. I, more than anyone, knew that was the truth.
Even if they said they loved you.He grinned as he reached over and plucked the sunglasses off my face. He put them on top of his head. Well, I’m more of a show versus tell kind of person.
All I could do was stand there and stare at him, because I felt like I’d slipped into some alternate reality—the kind that existed in the super-adult romance books I read, where public declarations of love were abundant and happy endings were promised. I couldn’t look away from his heavily lidded eyes, which were so blue they almost seemed unreal. We were so close I could see the one tiny freckle he had under his right eye.What are...? I whispered, completely losing my voice.
Sebastian dipped his chin as he slid his arms down my back, hooking me around the waist. He drew me up against him, and my heart was beating at a near-deadly pace.This was actually happening. Surrounded by our friends, this was actually happening.