Sequel to Kill Me Softly.
The sun peered through the windows of the dorm. The bunk beds were messy, pink sheets and pillows stuck in between the beds and walls.
"Wow," I said, slipping into my shoes for school, "I'm gonna miss this place."
"Don't be so sentimental," Grace sighed, "we still have a little while."
"Yeah. I guess so."
"When are you telling Jacob?" Anne Marie asked.
A lump lodged itself in my throat. I would have to tell him soon. It was almost the summer. Next week was graduation. Our last summer and I was going away. I was staying in California to pursue my acting career. He was going to UCLA while I was going to an acting school in San Francisco. 8 hours away. That seemed far and it bothered him. He learned to deal with it. But, he didn't know that I was going to Australia for a year before I came back to California. Holy crap. I couldn't do this. But I had to think about my future. I ignored the annoying feeling that my heart underwent and sighed.
"I don't know, Annie. Don't ask me now."
"You have to tell him."
"He's your boyfriend. If you don't tell him that you're going to Australia for an entire year, he'll freak."
"I know that."
I shrugged, walking outside in the warm weather. I knew he'd freak, which was exactly why I didn't want to tell him. I didn't want to listen to his reaction. It would come out when necessary. He was waiting for me by the auditorium.
"Hey, babe," he smiled, taking my hand.
I kissed him. It wasn't like he was the only that didn't know. The rest of guys and my mother didn't know either. I would have to tell her first.