The Bet (18+)

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Chapter 40

When I woke, the sun was gone and the room was plunged into darkness. I knew Tommy was still here when I felt his warm body still pressed up against me, but something was off. Was he naked?! Panic consumed me as I lifted the blanket and looked down to find that I was still in the sweater from the Dean’s office and my panties. I let out a relieved breath and figured it was Tommy just getting comfortable. Thank God, nothing happened.

I laid there and just stared out the window at the night sky. Even though Tommy was right here with me, I still felt incredibly lonely.

I heard some muffled speaking from the hallway but tried to ignore it so I could fall back asleep. That was something I was still trying to get used to living in the dorms. It was always noisy.

But then I heard my door handle jiggle and seconds later, the door was opened and the lights were turned on. My eyes burned at first as I sat straight up and looked to see who it was.

Damon stood there with his bags in hand and glared at me with first shock in his eyes and then anger.

“Damon!” I shouted, which woke Tommy up.

“What the fuck are you doing here, Taylor?” Damon asked as he threw his bags onto the floor with a loud thud.

Tommy rolled over and rubbed his eyes, exposing his naked chest to Damon. I thought he was going to kill him. The look of pure hatred swam through Damon’s eyes as he looked between me and Tommy.

“It isn’t what it looks like!” I shouted as I jumped over Tommy and out of bed. Damon’s eyes slid down my bare legs and I knew it looked bad, but it really wasn’t!

“You didn’t answer me,” Damon growled. “What the fuck are you doing in my room?”

Tommy got out of bed and started to get dressed.

“This is her room now, loser. Get lost,” Tommy answered and it took everything in me not to slap him. And then he called Damon a loser?! Nope, that’s not going to fly. I smacked him anyway.

“Get out!”

“Taylor, what the fuck?!” Tommy held up his hands to stop me from slapping him again.

“Tommy, go!” I shoved him toward the door as he continued to tug his clothes on and then I slammed the door on his face. I didn’t care that I just kicked him out of my room half naked, he needed to go.

Damon’s eyes slid over me with disgust and I felt pathetic. I’ve missed him so damn much and when he finally decided to come back, he catches me half naked in bed with Tommy. I can’t blame him for being upset.

“It really wasn’t what it looked like, Damon! I had a really, really bad day and he was just comforting me.”

He snorted. “I see you still need a dick to be comforted.”

Ouch. That stung, but I deserved it.

“Nothing happened with Tommy. I swear.”

“Doesn’t matter if it did. Now, can you get the fuck out of my room?”

I winced. “I can’t. I live here now.”

“The fuck you do!” He grabbed my arm and pushed me toward the door but I kept him from opening it.

“I do! You can ask TJ! I moved out of the sorority house and into here. It was open after you left and to be completely honest, this is a double room. Welcome home, roomie.”

He growled and released me as he ran a hand over his face and blew out a breath. I missed this face of his and it somehow got more handsome over the last two weeks.

“Fuck me,” he hissed as he grabbed his bags and kicked them toward the empty side of the room.

There was so much I wanted to say to him, but I didn’t want to bombard him the second he came back. I was just glad that he came back at all.

“So, where have you been?” I asked softly.

His angry eyes turned onto me and I swear he snarled before he turned his back again.

“That’s none of your fucking business.” He grabbed some clothes from his bag and stormed into the tiny bathroom before he slammed the door.

I slumped down on the edge of my bed and stared down at my shaking hands. At least he’s back, right?

A/N: All right, lovelies- here is SIX new chapters for you. Please, please, please, don't ask when another update is coming. I just gave you amazing fans SIX CHAPTERS. lol. I have 3 other books that desperately need an update too.

I know how much you guys are enjoying this story and others, but please know that it takes a lot of time and energy to write. When it feels like a million people are asking for the next update after I JUST GAVE YOU A BUNCH, it really stresses me out (hahaha), especially after I just spent ALL morning writing these. None of my stories are prewritten before I post them- I write as I go.

I love you all, but please know that I do have a life and writing all day isn't feasible.

Much love,
Lulu xoxo

P.S.-- How do you think Damon is going to take having her as his new roommate? lol

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