Chapter 11

"Eddie, stop, you know that's my ticklish spot!" she heard Chloe say. Loren hung up the phone and laughed.

"Well, she was drunk." Loren put her phone down and went to get water. When she grabbed a bottle of water, she heard her mom pull up with Max. Loren quickly turned off all the lights, sat on the chair next to the lamp, and listened closely to their conversation.

"The lights are off, Loren must be in bed." Nora said.

"Yeah, I had fun tonight, by the way." Max said.

"Me too, thank you for inviting me out."

"Well, I love spending time with you so."

"Thank you, tha-that's very nice." Nora said with a giggle.

Loren heard Max move closer, "I'm serious Nora, I'm happiest when I'm with you." Loren put her hand over her mouth. No one was talking so Loren assumed they were making out. Loren got up, ran to her bedroom, and quickly shut the door. She was trying not to laugh. She heard her mom come in the door and close is quickly. She heard giggling and Nora and Max shifting down the hallway. Nora's bedroom door closed and Loren couldn't believe what was about to happen across the hall. She sat on her bed and saw she had a message from Eddie. "Loren don't believe Chloe. She's dru-" she stopped the message.

She smiled at the fact that he felt the needed to explain himself, she called him immediately.

"Loren? I-" he started.

"Eddie relax, I wasn't upset! I could clearly hear that Chloe was drunk. Plus you wouldn't say all that stuff to me then hook- up with your ex."

She heard Eddie sigh, "And this is why I love you."

"What" she said.

"What? I said it before."

"No you didn't!"

"Loren I said it in the message I left you!"

"I got as far as 'Loren don't believe Chloe'"

"Well, I love you."

Loren did not say anything; she could not find the words to say.

"Loren, it's okay. There's no need to freak."

"I just feel like I should say something and not leave you hanging like this."

"What are you feeling?"

"I don't know!" She said.

"It's fine. You've been through a lot of emotional stuff today."

Loren shook her head, "Listen, I've gotta go to bed for school tomorrow."

"Alright, night Loren."

"Night, Eddie." She hung up and stared at the ceiling. She didn't know how to feel, she didn't know what to think.

'I guess I really didn't listen to him when he talked all this time. Maybe if I had paid attention we would be…. I can't think of Eddie or Cam or anyone but myself. I need to just be alone.' she though.

And she stayed alone. She didn't talk to Eddie or Cam, she ignored Adriana. She only spoke to Mel and her mom; who had been 'spending time' with Max every night that week. Things got better after a few days, she thought about Eddie mostly, though she didn't want to. She realized she did like him back, even loved him. She realized that it was always going to be him; he was always going to be the one she went to, to make her feel better. Now it was a matter of telling him, HOW to tell him, when to tell him.

Sorry for the shortness of it. Review please. -Tori