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“You talked a lot,” he said.

I ripped the pillow away from his head. “Get out.”

He rolled over. “Seriously?” He looked wounded.

“Seriously,” I said. I threw the pillow at his chest and went into the bathroom. I didn’t have time for a shower, but my hair was a complete mess. I popped a toothbrush in my mouth and surveyed my bed head. It was smashed on one side, wavy on the other.

I grimaced. Most girls on earth would be able to pull their hair into a ponytail now, but for some reason, I had the kind of hair that never pulled properly into a ponytail. I’d always have nasty bumps sticking out and my hair would refuse to lie flat. I wasn’t sure why this was, but it was annoying.

I spat out toothpaste and rinsed my mouth. Then I turned on the shower. I’d just stick my head underneath it.

It didn’t really matter how I looked. I wasn’t going to see anyone important or anything. But I couldn’t handle going out into the world looking really bad. I had a modicum of personal pride.

When I returned to my bedroom, a towel wrapped around my now-wet hair, Rough Hands was still lying in my bed.

I put my hands on my hips. “You’re still here.”

He sat up. “I can’t believe you’re kicking me out.”

“Well, believe it,” I said.

He found his boxers on the floor. He pulled them on and came over to me. His hand snaked around my waist. “Hey, didn’t we have fun last night?”

I shoved him off. “Honestly, you weren’t my best lay ever.”

He looked wounded again. “Geez, you’re cold.”

“You need to learn about communication,” I said. “When a girl tells you to be gentle, be gentle for God’s sake.”

He folded his arms over his chest. “You’re really very rude.”

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