Caught Up in Between: The College

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Chapter 10

I fell asleep on Kate’s newly made bed; but before it, I tossed her sheets and carried them to the laundry. I woke up around 12 with my phone ringing off on the bedside table.

“Hello?” I didn’t even open my eyes.

“Becca, where are you?” Kate’s voice was hoarse.

“In your room. I will be at mine in 5 minutes.”

She hung up. I got up from the bed and walked out to my room. Kate and Lily were sitting on my bed. Both were pale. I laughed from the sight.

“Wow. You both sure know how to spend a night.”

“Shut up, Becca.” Lily massaged her temples.

“Okay. How about breakfast?”

“We’re in. We were waiting for you for that. Can you drive us to the diner?”

“Sure. Let’s go.” I was ready to leave, then I realized that I needed to change my clothes. “Look, can I have a moment to change?”

“Yeah.” Kate answered and peered her eyes on me. I sighed and walked to my closet. I picked the navy blue dress and flats. As I was ready to leave, Kate and Lily stood up and walked with me out of the door. In 15 minutes, we were waiting for our order to come. Kate sat beside me, while Lily was sitting in front of us. I was silent, I didn’t want to bring yesterday’s event. But it was inevitable.

“Becca... Can you tell us, how did we end up at our dorm?”

“That I could tell. I was with Rob when your brother showed up. He asked me to come with him and look after you. When we arrived, I found both of you asleep. Drew and Tim helped me to load you to the car and then Drew drove us to the dorm. He brought both of you to our room. You didn’t even wake up through all this. So I decided to go to sleep in Kate’s room since Nina left to her parents.”

“My asshole brother didn’t help you? Where did he go? Why it was Drew, who brought us to the dorm?”

“Logan left to find Melanie. I told him to do so, I knew I will manage.”

“Fucking idiot! Good to know, that he doesn’t care about me at all.”

“Lil, it’s not true. He came after me, he knew I will help you.”

“No! His bitch showed up yesterday, she started saying really nasty things about you...”

“Me? What the fuck? I wasn’t even there!”

“We were talking about our plans for the next weekend, after the game. I mentioned you a few times, telling that I was hoping that you will come with us at least there. The bitch said that it won’t be such a loss if you won’t be there. She also commented on your bad taste in men, apparently, she saw you with Rob... I honestly don’t remember now, what she was telling also... I slapped her.”

“You did what?! Are you crazy? Your brother is dating her!”

“I don’t care. She slapped me in return and guess what my brother did? He yelled at me... He didn’t even say a word to her, only to me. So I just decided to get drunk. But we clashed with bitch again, Kate pulled her hair and was yelling at her... Guys took us to the different rooms and I think it was the moment when Logan decided to bring you to this mess.”

“Hell... I don’t know what to say... But I know, that your brother cares about you, Lil. Drew talked with him, while he was still in our room.”

“Why did he even left to find Melanie? She was at the house when Tim and Drew took us to the other rooms.” Kate looked confused.

“Because she left the house after Logan decided to come for me and she was furious because of his decision.”

We fell silent and then ate our food. My phone buzzed. It was a message from Rob, he wanted to talk to me. I wanted to break up with him and didn’t know how to do that.

“Who is it?” Kate looked at my phone.

“Rob.”

“Oh... Did he do that?” She pointed to something on my neck.

“Did what?”

“Hickey.”

Holy shit, I will kill Drew. But I will never tell Kate and Lily, who did it. I was afraid they will think that I was a whore.

“Ye...Yeah.”

“Oh, my little Rebecca. I am so happy for you! You decided to take your relationship to another level?”

“Don’t be so happy. I want to break up with him...”

“What?!” Lily and Kate yelled at me at the same time.

“Yes. We didn’t click in bed. I didn’t even have orgasm yesterday with him. And when Logan showed up, Rob acted like a jealous jerk.”

“Well... If you think it’s the right decision, then okay.”

I nodded to them and typed the message to Rob. He answered almost immediately. We agreed to meet at the parking lot in 2 hours. I was nervous because he was a good guy and I started to like him. But I was wrong from the very beginning, I saw him only as a friend.

After 2 hours, I was outside our dorm, waiting for Rob. He walked to me, as I was sitting on the bench near the parking lot. His hands were in his pockets and he looked tense.

“Hey.”

“Hey.”

We both were silent. I didn’t know what to say to him. I was feeling guilty because I slept with Drew. But I was sure, I needed to break up with Rob and not because of my unfaithfulness. It was the right thing to do. For both of us.

“Listen, Becca. I am sorry. I overreacted yesterday. But you know, Logan Jones can be really intimidating. And him, coming for you in the middle of the night... Fuck, I felt pissed off. And I am really sorry.”

“Rob, you don’t need to apologize. I get it. It was strange and I was surprised, that he came for me. But the truth is... I wanted to talk to you about us... I think we should break up...”

“What?”

“It was a strange night and a lot happened. And I realized that we didn’t work. I like you, I feel comfortable around you, but that’s all. I want to be your friend and I am sorry, that I realized that only now.”

“Your decision to break up with me, had something to do with Logan Jones?”

“No, he’s just my roommate’s brother. The end. He can be the most handsome guy in the college, I don’t care. It’s not about him, it’s about us...”

Rob was silent. I waited for him to say something, to yell at me perhaps. I deserved it after what I did with Drew. I even wanted it. But Rob wasn’t that kind of guy. He nodded his head and looked me in the eyes. His eyes were so sad. Dang, why is everything so messed up with me?

“You know, Becca. From the very beginning, I thought that I don’t deserve you. That you’re from another league and when you agreed to go with me on a date, I was so damn happy! But this feeling in my gut, that you will leave me... it was there and it’s still there. I don’t feel surprised about your decision...”

“I am so sorry, Rob...”

“Don’t be. I... I hope you will be my friend. I want you to stay in my life.”

“Of course! I will be happy if you still want to be my friend.”

We looked at each other. I got up from the bench and stood before him. I leaned and hugged him. He hugged me back and we stayed like that for several minutes. I kissed his cheek and stepped back. Rob smiled at me, waved and walked to the parking lot. In 2 minutes, he was gone. I sighed and walked to the dorm. As I reached our room, I heard raised voices. What was going on?

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