Why didn’t you tell me what you were? I countered.
When I found him, I wished I hadn’t. He was sitting in the corner with a bunch of people, including Jen from his office, who was pressed up beside him on a bench. Whatever she was saying, Caleb was nodding.Jamie cursed. It’s not what you think, Ava.
But I was already off my stool. Tell Harper I’m outside. Don’t tell your brother I’m here. Before he could argue, I was weaving my way through the crowd, trying to leave inconspicuously.Then I waited nervously across the street behind one of the granite pillars of an office building. When Harper appeared a minute later, looking left and right with concern etched over her pretty face, I stopped hiding like an idiot.She caught sight of me, waited for a gap in traffic, and jogged across the street. She immediately slung her arm over my shoulder and didn’t say anything as we began to hurry away together.
We were a couple of blocks away when she finally said, You are way smarter than her.A surprised laugh burst out of me as I realized she must have seen Jen next to Caleb. If I didn’t laugh, I’d cry, and I’d already promised myself no more crying. How could you tell?
He looked bored out of his mind.
Really? I hadn’t noticed that. To be fair, I hadn’t noticed much in all my panicking.That’s what I want to know, she replied, narrowing her eyes with accusation.
Anger flashed in Blake’s eyes. What? No way. What do you take me for? If I wanted to knock you up, I’d be up-front and honest about it.Well, you did knock me up! she shouted.
Well, I’m sorry! he shouted back.Hobbs jumped up and ran to the door, barking.