"Then…get a job," Conner said simply.
I looked at him sadly before looking away, hesitantly shaking my head, “I-I’m not wasting any more money for college, Conner…” I whispered sadly, “I… I need to pay the Duvals back…”
"No, you don’t need to pay them back," he rolled his eyes, "The guys an award winning author, they have a ton of money," he said, putting his hand on his shoulder, "You’re going to college."
Axel took in a small, shaky breath before looking up with nervous, and terrified eyes, noticing the way Dustin reacted, “I-I just want to make sure he’s okay…” he mumbled, looking away a bit from Dustin in shame and scooting away from him a little.
"You’re disgusting, Axel!" Daryl’s voice echoed angrily in his head, "You’re disgusting to everyone but me." he hissed out, "No one wants you but me."
It came back to him like a dull ache of a scar.
He swallowed, looking down, “I-I thought we were…I must have misunderstood…”