Loren was running to her locker, wanting to just cram her books in and leave. It was Friday so that meant two things.
She had no homework,
Eddie was going to pick her up.
Once Loren got her stuff in her locker, she bolted for the exit. Once she was outside, she stood on her toes, trying to find Eddie's car through the crowd of people. When she spotted a black car, a smile seemed to have been plastered on her face. She got back on to her normal footing and ran to Eddie's car. After a lot of people pushing and shoving and her politely excusing herself to get through, she made it to Eddie's car. She jumped in the back, only to be greeted by a kiss from Eddie. She smiled and pulled away.
"How was school?" He asked leaning back. Loren sighed and copied his actions.
"Slow. Do you know how hard it is to concentrate on what my English teacher is saying, while wanting this dreadful day to end?" She asked. Eddie chuckled.
"I remember doing that, all the time actually. Sometimes I would get caught staring at the clock and the teacher would lecture me about how the clock isn't as important as the lesson." Eddie said, chuckling at the memory. Loren laughed at the image of Eddie sitting at a desk with a bossy teacher lecturing him and his face showing nothing but absolute boredom.
"That's what happened to Mel. She was in Math and our teacher caught her spacing off." Loren said, giggling at the memory.
"Wow…we just don't take school as serious as we should." Eddie said, shaking his head as if he was disappointed in himself. Loren shook her head.
"No, no. I take school very seriously. That's why I'm graduating in a week." Loren said knowingly. Eddie nodded.
"That's right. You and Mel are going to be free from school." Eddie said, as he opened the door to get out. They had arrived at his penthouse and both Loren and Eddie were too engrossed in their conversation of school to realize it.
Loren looked out the window and copied his actions. She walked up to him and laughed, continuing their conversation.
"Yea, I can't wait. You're going, right?" She asked as they stepped in the elevator. Eddie scoffed as he pressed the button to go to his room.
"Of course, why would I miss my own girlfriend's graduation?" Eddie ask, as if she was crazy.
"Well, you could be busy with Jake o-" Eddie kissed her, causing her to stop her sentence. Loren closed her eyes and kissed back. Finally Eddie pulled away and smiled.
"You come first, before anything. Plus I'm pretty sure Jake and Kelly are going to be there too." He said, leaning Loren out of the elevator.
"Thanks, and I hope so. I'm excited." Loren said as she sat on Eddie's couch.
"I'm sure you are. Anyways, what do you want to eat?" He asked as he walked into the kitchen.
"With the food at school I had to eat, I'll eat whatever you got." Loren said as she checked her phone. She could hear Eddie laugh in the kitchen.
Loren's phone buzzed, noting her that she has a new text message. She opened up the message and saw an anonymous text with a picture. Her eye brows were stitched together in confusion as she stared at the picture. It was of her….walking…..with Eddie. She was smiling big, with her head thrown back and Eddie looking at the ground smiling. The description said,
"Loren Tate, You have a beautiful smile. And laugh, might I add." –X
That's it. No name. Nothing. Eddie walked in and was talking at the same time
"So I'm making pasta, with your favorite ingredient." He looked up and saw Loren just, staring at her phone. Eddie walked over to her and looked at her.
"Loren?" He asked as he slowly sat next to her. Loren's head snapped in his direction.
"Huh?" Her voice cracked.
Eddie looked at her suspiciously,
Loren looked down at her phone and went back in her trace. Eddie took the phone from her and looked at what she was looking at.
"Who's X?" Eddie asked, looking at her. Loren looked at him and shrugged her shoulders.
"I don't know."
Eddie looked at her phone and then realization hit him.
He looked at Loren with big eyes.
"I think you have a stalker."