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Chapter 33 – A New Face
Loren: I hope you guys work things out on your trip.
Nora: Me too, it took me forever to convince him to take this trip with me. Are you sure you guys will be okay while were gone?
Loren: Mom I'm not a little kid anymore we can take care of ourselves.
Nora: I know. I just won't be here to help with the twins while you guys start filming your movie.
Loren: We will be fine. Mel and Ian will be onset to help us.
Nora turned and zipped up her suitcase pulling it off the bed.
Eddie: Let me get that for you!
Eddie grabbed the suitcase from Nora and headed down the stairs. He went and put it in the car then walked back in talking to Max.
Eddie: Thanks again for letting us have our first meeting for the movie at MK pop.
Max: Of course, just don't let Chloe in the apartment. We don't want another incident.
Eddie grimaced at the memory.
Loren: Don't worry we will keep an eye on her.
Max: Well we better get going.
Nora and Max hugged them then left. Loren turned to Eddie.
Loren: Well I am going to go back upstairs and check on the kids they should be up from their nap soon.
Eddie: Okay I will get things ready down here.
Jake went to the office to find Kelly gone and her two week notice on his desk. He wished she would have been there so they could have talked, but she wasn't going to get away this easily. He had given up on his first marriage he wasn't going to do that again, Kelly was his soul mate like Loren was Eddie's. Jake looked up and saw Tracy standing in the doorway.
Tracy: You wanted to see me.
Jake: Yeah, I want you to leave.
Jake: Tracy there is no future for us. You and I had are time. We are done finished, let me and Kelly have our time.
Tracy: You really don't want to give us a shot? I know you still love me Jake.
Jake: I loved you Tracy, I would have loved you for the rest of our lives. But you left, you ended things. I don't love you anymore, Kelly is my soul mate. I can see myself with her forever. I love her more than anything and I am not going to let you ruin things for us.
Kelly had walked in to the office during their conversation and heard everything Jake had said. Tears began to fall from her eyes. How could she have given up that easily when Jake loved her that much. She felt awful.
Kelly: Do you really mean that?
Jake and Tracy jumped at the sound of Kelly's voice. Jake rushed up to her and pulled her into a tight embrace.
Jake: I was worried sick about you! Don't ever do that to me again, I love you so much.
Kelly: I am so sorry Jake, I love you too. I promise I will never leave you again.
Jake pulled her into a kiss, Tracy cleared her throat and they pulled and saw her with tears in her eyes.
Tracy: I'm sorry you guys. I didn't realize how much you loved each other. I will leave you guys alone.
Jake: Thanks Tracy. I hope everything works out for you and you find your own soul mate like I have.
Kelly wrapped her arms around his waist and he pulled her close. Tracy nodded sadly and she left. She got to her car and got in. She was going back to Chicago. The L.A. lifestyle was not good for her. She had turned into another Chloe and she had just realized it, she was about to destroy a soon to be marriage. She felt terrible as she drove away. She hoped they would always be happy together.
Eddie and Loren were sitting at a both with Oz, Chloe and Tyler. The twins were running around MK.
Oz: So we have to close off sunset for the day to film the part where you and Loren find Chloe and Tyler. We got permission to do it tomorrow. So study your lines and we will meet tomorrow to start filming. I have some last minute stuff I have to finish up, so see you then.
Oz stood up and left followed by Chloe and Tyler.
Loren: We need to start practicing our lines! I can't believe we start filming tomorrow.
Eddie: Yeah I am actually really nervous.
Loren: Eddie Duran nervous?
Eddie: Very funny, what about you Loren Duran are you nervous?
Loren: Nope, I am never nervous.
Eddie: That cannot be further from the truth.
Loren: (laughing) I know.
Eddie pulled Loren onto his lap and kissed her. Noah and Melody ran over. Adriana and Phil walked into MK and saw this and smiled. Adriana got jealous sometimes of Loren and Eddie's relationship, it just seemed so perfect. They really were soul mates.
Adriana: Oh get a room you two!
Noah and Melody saw James and ran off to play. Adriana and Phil came and sat down across from them. Loren still sat in Eddie's lap.
Loren: Hey how have you guys been?
Phil: Good! We missed hanging out with you guys and James missed his play mates so here we are.
Eddie: Well we always love hanging out with you guys.
Adriana: Thanks Eddie. So how is the movie coming along?
Loren: Good we are going to start filming tomorrow.
Adriana: That's so cool! Can I come watch?
Eddie: Of course! You and Phil are both invited. Even James can come the twins could use a playmate. Mel and Ian will be there too.
Noah ran up to Eddie.
Noah: Daddy can I have a cookie?
Eddie: (laughing) Sure. Come on let's go get cookies. Noah, Melody, and James all squealed happily and followed Eddie up to the apartment. Adriana went to help him.
Phil: So how has my other little sis been lately?
Loren: Good, a lot has just been going on that's all.
Phil: You know you can talk to your big bro about anything right?
Loren: Thanks Phil, I…..
Loren was interrupted by a girl with curly blonde hair and tan skin walked in.
Loren: May I help you?
Girl: Yes actually I was looking for you.
Loren: (confused) I'm sorry, but do I know you?
Girl: (blushing) Oh sorry, I am Emalee your half sister.
Loren instantly tensed up.
Emalee: I wanted to meet you. I thought maybe we could get to know each other.
Loren: Why would I want to do that? You and your mom are the reason Trent left me and my mom.
Emalee blushed again from embarrassment and Loren stood up in agitation. Eddie came down from upstairs and noticed Loren was upset. He came up from behind and wrapped his arm around her shoulders, she visibly relaxed and leaned into him.
Eddie: Hi, I'm Eddie.
Emalee: Hi, I'm Emalee, Loren's half sister.
Phil excused himself and went upstairs to join Adriana.
Emalee: I know I have no right to be here, I just wanted to meet you. I figured we could be friends since we both had a dad that left us.
Loren: Yeah, but at least you grew up with a dad I never had one until I met Eddie.
Emalee: Oh trust me, you did not miss out on much. He was gone ninety percent of the time and when he was home he pretty much ignored me. You also didn't have a mom who spent all her money on plastic surgery who wouldn't even notice if you were gone for a week.
Loren instantly felt bad for not even giving Emalee a chance.
Loren: I'm sorry maybe we can try and get to know each other.
Emalee: (smiling) Really? That would be great. Well I am going to go try and find a hotel.
Loren: You can stay with us, my mom and dad are on vacation in Tuscany right now and won't be back for a couple weeks.
Emalee: Are you sure? I don't want to intrude.
Eddie: It's no problem. We are heading out now anyways.
They were interrupted by Noah and Melody running up.
Noah: I brought you a cookie mommy!
Noah held out his hand. A vanilla oreo was sitting in his pudgy hand.
Loren: Oh thank you sweetie!
Loren leaned down and gave him kisses all over his face he giggled. Loren took the cookie and took a bite. Noah smiled satisfied, Loren picked him up. Melody was sitting on Eddie's shoulders.
Emalee: These must be your kids.
Eddie: Yeah this is Noah and Melody.
Emalee: Wow such pretty names. They are very cute.
Loren: Thank you.
They all left and headed for Loren and Eddie's. Phil and Adriana were going to meet them at dinner at Rumor that night. They pulled into the driveway and Emalee's jaw dropped. She had seen pictures of their house, but none of those pictures captured how big and beautiful it really was.
Emalee: Wow, this house is really gorgeous.
Eddie: Thanks, we really love it.
As they walked through the front door Noah and Melody instantly ran to a side room that was full of all their toys. Eddie took Emalee's bags and Loren followed showing her to the guest room.
Emalee: Thanks for letting me stay here.
Loren: it's no problem. I really do hope that we can get to know each other, but I can't help still feeling uncertain about you.
Emalee: I understand, I would feel the same way if I were in your position. I just am happy you were willing to give me a chance.
Loren nodded and smiled.
Loren left to go check on Melody. Eddie turned to Emalee.
Eddie: You are welcome to stay here, but don't do anything to hurt Loren. She has been through enough and she has had to much drama lately she doesn't need you to add to it.
Emalee: Eddie I sware I just want to get to know you and Loren. You guys are the only family I have left.
Eddie: Okay, I have always thought of myself as the kind of person that sees the good in people. You seem like you genuinely just want to get to know Loren.
Emalee: Thank you Eddie! I promise I won't let you down.
Eddie nodded and left the room. Loren had Melody on the kitchen counter and was cleaning a cut on forehead. Melody had tear streaks on her face, but was now happily eat a cookie.
Eddie: What happened?
Loren: She fell and hit her head on the coffee table. Do you think she needs stitches?
Eddie walked up and examined Melody's cut.
Eddie: I don't think so.
Loren: Okay, can you get me some bandaids?
Eddie nodded he went and grabbed some bandaids and brought them to her. After they had bandaged up Melody they went into the living room and put on a movie for them to watch. Melody wanted to stay with Loren so she sat down on the couch with Melody in her lap. Eddie sat down next to her and she laid her head on his shoulder. Noah was sitting right in front of the TV transfixed by the movie playing.
Nora: Thanks for doing this, I know you really don't want to.
Max: It's not that I don't want to, I just don't feel like we should be going on vacation together when we haven't even fixed anything yet.
Nora: That's why I wanted to take this trip so we could take the time to fix things.
Max: Maybe your right. It could be a chance to get to know each other all over again.
Nora: (smiling) Thanks for giving me another chance.
Max: You are just lucky I love you.
Nora: I know. I love you too.
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