Austin finally caught up to Sam in the lobby. Sam went and sat at one of the tables where they would sit and drink coffee every morning together. Austin went and sat down beside her but didn't say anything for a few minutes.
He wasn't sure what Sam had heard or what had happened because she just got to his door. So he wanted to wait until Sam said something. When she wasn't saying anything, he decided he would start the conversation.
"Sam, why did you give me back the ring I gave you?"
"Oh please, like you don't know."
"Nothing happened between me and Shelby last night I promise you." He said in his defense.
"You and Shelby?" Sam was confused. She didn't know anything about him being with Shelby last night. " You were with Shelby last night?!"
"Isn't that why your upset?" He asked confused.
"Well now it's part of it." She said. "What happened with you and Shelby last night?"
"Nothing. She came over once everyone left and we talked. I don't remember much of it. Paul told me I just talked to her. That's it."
"Well if you don't remember, how could you be so sure?" She was getting angrier by the second.
"I am sure. I would never want to hurt you. I love you."
"Sure you do." She said sarcastically. "That's why you told everyone the secrets you told me you would never reveal to anyone. Smooth. Real smooth, Austin."
"What are you talking about?"
"You know, the things about my past. You told me you would never let anyone know. That this whole University experience would be a new beginning."
"I didn't say a thing to anyone. Sam you have to believe me." He reached for her hand but she pushed him away.
"Don't touch me!" She got up quickly and put her arms around herself. "You and Shelby? How could you?!"
"I didn't do anything with her." He said as he got up and grabbed her arm.
"Let go of me and leave me alone!" She pushed Austin away and walked away. "We're through."