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"What did you want to talk about?" Zayn asks as I sit in silence.

Strippers? And Harry? That doesn't seem like something he would do, especially after our date but why would Zayn say that if it weren't true?

"Well.. I was wondering how long you've known Rebecca." I ask and he looks confused.

"What?"

"How long have you known Rebecca?" I ask again.

"About a month or less. Not long. Why?" He sits leans back on the couch and rests his feet on his coffee table.

"Well... this may sound strange but I think she's cheating on you."

His brows crinkle and he removes his feet from the table so he can shift to face me on the opposite side of the couch.

"Why do you think that?" He asks all emotion gone from his expression.

"Because my mother met her the day of my accident and then saw her again at a dinner with Noah, my ex-boyfriend. They are dating, I think. Oh and they were both in California at the same time.. and they are both in high school.. and I think.."

"Tessa..look I know you don't like her and all but I think her dating your ex-boyfriend is a little far-fetched you know? I mean he lives like hours away doesn't he?" He interrupts me.

Oh god, I bet I seem like a crazy jealous girl making all of this up.

"Yeah but she just moved here right? I know it sounds crazy but my mother said she looked exactly like the girl she met at the mall which was your girlfriend." I explain.

"I don't know.. I mean I guess that could be.. but I don't know, she doesn't seem like the type." Zayn says and ruffles his hair.

"The type? Sometimes people do things they shouldn't, it doesn't make them.." I begin to defend myself.

"Hey...hey I wasn't talking about you. I mean if anything I'm worse than her because here I am with you."

"Yeah but we aren't doing anything. She has another boyfriend."

I'm no better than her that's for sure. I dated Noah for years and dropped him like loose change for Harry and I kissed Zayn while Rebecca was out of town.

None of us are innocent in this daytime soap opera, college edition.

"Yeah but that doesn't mean I don't have feelings for you and I kissed you, that's just as bad isn't it?" He asks.

It is really.

When I don't respond he continues.

"I should call her and ask her what's going on." He sighs.

"Now?" I squeak.

"Yeah, I mean I want to know if she's seeing someone else."

"Yeah.. I guess you're right."

I stare at the wall thinking about what Zayn said about being "the type". It's ironic that someone like me doesn't seem like the type to cheat on their long time boyfriend but I did and ironically Harry who seems like "the type" is actually a lot better at being faithful than I am. I kissed a random guy out of spite right in front of him.

 

I hate this place and the type of person I have become since I got here. Seattle is my chance to begin again, no frat parties, no bad memories. No Harry.

 

"She didn't pick up." Zayn says and places his phone on the table.

"Are you okay?" I ask him.

"Yeah, I'm fine. I mean I'm bummed but I'll be alright." He shrugs.

"So you do believe me?"

"Yeah of course I do, I'll admit at first I was a little thrown off but there have been signs that I didn't really pay much attention to but now it all makes more sense."

"I'm sorry that she did this. You and Noah both deserve someone better. You know that don't you?"

"Do you know that? About yourself?" He challenges.

"I'm moving to Seattle." I tell him to change the subject.

"You are?"

"Yeah, I'm going to transfer to the Seattle campus and work at Vance's new office." It's beginning to sink in.

"Wow, that's really great!" He says with a big smile that lightens the mood immediately.

"Thank you! I'm really excited, nervous as heck but excited." I smile.

"When are you going?"

"Soon..two weeks."

"Woah, really soon." He says.

"Honestly I'm ready to get out of here. I need a change of scenery and a new start."

"I don't blame you and I know you've always wanted to go to there. I'm really happy for you." Zayn beams.

"Thank you, that means a lot to me." I tell him.

He smiles again and looks away when our eyes meet.

"Did anything else happen at the party?" I ask, changing the subject again.

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Indiana Evansas Tessa Young
Harry Stylesas Harry Styles
Louis Tomlinsonas Louis Tomlinson
Zayn Malikas Zayn Malik
Zach Roerigas Noah Porter
Ian Somerhalderas Trevor Bennett
Denise Richardsas Carol Young
Niall Horan as Niall Horan
Liam Payneas Liam Payne
Dylan McDermottas Ken Style

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