"I'm here because I've been thinking about what you just me." Aaron sighed. He had come there with the sole purpose of talking about the very matter he had been trying to avoid for almost a week.

When Sam dropped the news on him, he thought he was not going to make it until graduation. But that was him being overly dramatic. He had to pay real money to his cousin in Kentucky to lie to Mr. Lanter that he had been in an accident and needed Aaron's help so he could stay there for a few days.

Sam's pulse quickened as her heartbeat was running wild. She didn't expect Aaron to really contemplate about it, not just for a day but for almost a week.

"What do you want to tell me, Lanter? What have you been thinking? What do you want?" Sam asked. She was preparing herself for the worst.

Brace yourself, Sam.

He looked straight into her eyes. "I...I just don't get it."

"Listen, Lanter," Sam interrupted. She didn't feel confident about her confrontation with Aaron. "I know what's on your mind. You're thinking..."

"Sam..." Aaron cut in loudly. "Don't you ever shut up?"

Sam didn't continue.

"Damn, woman! You talk too much." Aaron said.

"I don't." Sam countered.

Aaron shot her a warning look.

Both of them were silent for a moment.

"Look, as I've said, I'd been gone so that I could to give everything you've said a thought."

Sam's breathing was slow.


"I know you think I'm a jerk but I don't really understand it. It's like there's something more to it than I know. What led me to do it? Why did you allow me to Knowing you, I must admit, you're really smart. Then it hit me, I was drugged and you were drunk. Simple. Now I know that it doesn't take a genius to understand why it happened." Aaron paused.

Sam waited.

What's his point?

"... My point is... Let's face it, Banks. We never liked each other. I don't find you attractive..."

"I got that already." Sam cut in.

Why did he have to rub it in her face – again and again?

"...and this is not a movie. I can't turn into a mushy guy and fall in love with you after I discovered that I got you pregnant. Reality is - my feelings for you are still the same. This is not a fairy tale."

Feelings? He has feelings for me? What are these feelings? Sam's thoughts were shouting for answers.

"But there's one thing I've been meaning to tell you these past few days."


Aaron sighed and looked away. "I'm sorry."

That was the first time Sam heard him ever say that. And boy, did she feel good.

Aaron Lanter is sorry?

She could tell that it was heartfelt the moment she looked into his eyes.

"I can be a jerk sometimes but I'm not an asshole. To be frank with you, right now I still don't know what to do and how to solve this mess. I can't let this problem affect my life. But don't think that I will abandon you