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Should I call him? Should I? God. No, I shouldn’t. Conner was a tool of epic proportions.
I glanced at my phone, and then at the crumpled note he’d left me. I knew the only reason he'd “missed” me was because I was on a date with someone else.
There was no way I was going to call him. Ever.
My doorbell rang.
“Stella?” my father called from downstairs. “Do you want me to answer it or grab the bat from the garage?”
“Bat,” I said, getting up. I crossed the hall and bounded down the stairs.
“Good choice.” My father patted my shoulder as he walked by me toward the back of the house.
I stood at the front door and took a deep breath. Smoothing down my t-shirt, I opened the door and narrowed my eyes. There he was. Conner. All blonde and stupidly hot.
“What?” I asked.
He grinned and tilted his head. “You didn’t call me.”
“Should have been a hint.” Damn. Really, really stupidly hot.
He laughed. “Is Becker your boyfriend now?”
I wanted to say yes, just to hurt him. “Really none of your business. Why don’t you go harass your girlfriend? She seems like a fun time.”
Conner bit on his lip and looked me over. “You’re not being very nice.” He leaned on my doorframe and I almost closed the door. Instead, I stood there while he reached out to twirl a strand of my hair around his finger. “I’ll be nice if you will.” He grinned.
I couldn’t answer. When he was nice… the world was right. When Conner was looking at me like this, everything was okay. I wasn’t sad anymore.
“Stella?” my father called from behind me.
I jumped and spun around to find him in the entryway, bat dangling at his side. My face was hot, flush. But I smiled.
“Good night, Conner,” my father said without looking at him. He winked at me and then took his weapon into the living room with him. I turned back to Conner.
“Does your dad not like me or something?” he asked.
I let the stupidness of him wash over me and then I tilted my head. “Actually, Conner. I think we’re both just really over you.”
And with that, I slammed my door.