Chapter 1- Happy New Year

Lorens POV-

I can't wait to see Eddie tonight; it's been so long since we have hung out one on one. Hopefully he tells me all about his music career, I'm so proud of him going from just a regular kid in high school to a rock star is inspiring, but I've always known he could do it, I love hearing Eddie sing, I am in awe every time a sweet melody comes out of those perfect god given lips of his. I remember the first time he ever sang and played an instrument in front of me, he was Amazing, well he still is Amazing.

****Flashback***

In Music Class everyone had a partner but Loren; she was so shy that she rarely talked to anyone. It's hard to believe 3rd graders scared Loren so much but they did. She didn't have any friends because she had just moved to LA with her Mom, When the teacher saw that Loren was alone she asked one of her older students from the 4th grade to help Loren out, Eddie gladly accepted the challenge and did whatever he could to get Loren's creative side out. He knew a thing or two about music considering his parents were the one and only MK. At first Loren didn't talk to or do anything with Eddie but just watched and admired how well he was at singing, guitar, and piano. A few weeks went by and Loren finally started to open up and talk to him, after that Loren realized that she not only had a friend but had a best friend, she talked to Eddie about everything, music, how her day was, being home alone while her Mom was working and going to school, and worst of all her father leaving her. Growing up as Eddie Duran's best friend was NOT easy for Loren, he was always dating a new girl every other day, all the girls hated Loren because she was so close to him… like they had a chance… but the hardest part of all was not being able to tell him how she really felt.

****Now****

Loren is a junior and Eddie's a senior, they're still as close today as they were all those years back. It is New Year's Eve and Loren invited Eddie over to hangout. It was one of the last times they would be able to considering Eddie is going on tour in a few weeks. He got a record deal last summer and has been working on his album and fan base ever since. They haven't had much time to spend together which scares Loren considering he hasn't even left yet and he still doesn't have time for her. Today is the first day they will be hanging out in over a month.

Lorens thoughts

I'm so nervous what if Eddie isn't as excited as I am to hang out? He has always been my best friend but because of that I have never told him how I truly feel, to be honest I have had the biggest crush on Eddie since I was like 12 years old. He's just so sweet, and caring, he understands me like no one else. I can talk to Eddie all day and he would never be annoyed of hearing about my problems. And let's not forgot that he is pretty much the hottest guy in LA, everybody around here wants him, even some guys. But in my eyes none are good enough, not even me. I just want him to be happy and if that means he dates every available girl in LA so be it, If he doesn't like me oh well but I just want him to stop sending me mixed signals like asking me out then saying he was just kidding.

****Flashback****

It was 2 years earlier Loren and Eddie were hanging out at a Swing Dance lesson they go to every week, both of them love to dance and neither were dating anyone at the moment so they just went together, as friends. After a few dances both Eddie and Loren needed a drink so they headed over to the water fountain in the corner, Loren could see Eddie was nervous about something but she didn't know what and why he was acting that way towards her, she just brushed her thoughts aside as they took a seat in the corner, while they were sitting there content with the silence Eddie broke it saying "uhhh, um, hey, uh, will you, um will you go out with me?" at first Loren just sat there shocked then chocked out "Really?" his answer was probably the worst thing Loren has ever heard before, "No" she was so heartbroken and confused but managed to say "oh ok." The rest of the night was a little awkward but the next day was as normal as ever with them.

**** Now****

Loren shot up and came back to reality when she heard Eddie's signature knocks; she practically sprinted to the door and opened it to a very smiley Eddie. Loren jumped into his arms and he swung her around, after a while they broke apart and both smiled.

Eddie : "Hey bestie"

Loren: "Hi" she said with a little more excitement than expected.

Eddie: Laughing "Someone missed me!?"

Loren: "Who me your best friend of 10 years that hasn't seen you in forever, nooo I didn't miss you at all.."

Eddie could tell Loren was half sarcastic half serious so he grabbed her waist and pulled her into another hug that he knew would calm her down.

Eddie: Sighing "I missed you to"

Loren couldn't help the red that soon took over her face, she didn't want him to see her blush so she shoved her face into his chest more and didn't let go till she thought it was safe. They pulled apart again and both lost train of thought when they caught each other's eyes. Loren quickly broke the gaze by walking to the couch to sit down.

Loren: Changing the subject "So how have you been rockstar?"

Eddie: Chuckled "I'm not a rockstar….. yet"

They both laughed as Eddie sat down on the couch next to Loren.

Loren: still laughing "well remember I am and always will be your biggest fan"

Eddie: Nodded "Of course, how could I forget you remind me all the time!"

He winked at her which made her blush again, Eddie chuckled when he saw what the little wink did to her.

Eddie: "Sooo the reason I came over-"

She cut him off in mid-sentence.

Loren: "Wait Eddie are you pregnant?"

Eddie: Laughing "What? god No! You're so weird."

Loren: trying to be serious "Just making sure."

Eddie: "And what would make you think I'm pregnant Mrs. Loran Tate?"

Loren: "I don't know I just haven't seen you in so long I thought maybe you were hiding it from me."

Eddie: Rolling his beautiful brown eyes "Whatever Lo, I think you're just crazy, and you know why I haven't been able to hang out which reminds me I need to ask you something."

Loren: "Are you going to ask me something stupid like does your hair look ok or does you're muscles look good in that shirt, cause the answer to both of the questions is, Yes."

Eddie: Chuckling "No I wasn't going to ask you that because I already knew the answers but thanks."

Loren: Acting annoyed "Wow just so into himself."

Eddie: "You know me so well."

Loren: "Sadly"

Eddie: "Ok so now can I ask you my question?"

Loren: "Sure Eddie I'm all ears."

Eddie: "Well I have one more song I need to record for my album because they decided to tell me it wasn't good enough the way it was, which doesn't make sense cause its great-." He started to get mad and lose track of what he was saying till he looked at Loren's still so curious face. He snapped back into reality and continued "anyway, after I tweaked it, it started to go in the direction of a duet and the only person I thought of to sing it with was …. You"

Loren sat there shocked she didn't think she was good enough to sing on an album let alone one with Eddie. He could see that she was very distraught about the question so he decided to add a few things.

Eddie: "Loren there is no one else I would rather do this duet with."

Loren finally looked up at Eddie and immediately felt better when her eyes met his.

Loren: "Really?"

Eddie: "Of course, you've got an amazing voice Lo!"

Loren: "But not good enough to sing on an album."

Eddie: "Yes good enough to sing on an album, your own album with your own career, Loren you are a great singer, and you could most definitely have a career if you wanted it."

Loren: Laughed "Yeah right Eddie I'm not even good enough to win our pre-school talent show."

Eddie: "True but that's only because I was in it and the judges were obviously blind and deaf."

Loren: "if I remember correctly your parents were two of the judges and you didn't even win."

Eddie: Smiled "I know, I know but that's just another reason why they were so stupid." he winked again.

Loren: "I don't know if I could do it"

Eddie: "Why not Lo we sing together all the time"

Loren looked down as she thought of the right words to say.

Loren: "But that was before you were—"

Eddie quickly cut her off as he realized what she was going to say.

Eddie: "Loren I'm the same old Eddie who hates scary movies and loves chick flicks, the same one who can eat pretty much anything you put in front of me, the guy who always gets you into trouble for my many dumb ideas."

Loren: chuckled "Thanks again for that by the way"

Eddie: "anytime" he let out a sigh "I'm also the same guy who sits on that hill with you every year because it's the day your Dad left, and the one who asked you out got scared and denied it because I didn't want to lose you as a friend."

Loren smiled at the way Eddie said that last part like he was mad at himself for being such a chicken. Then she realized that Eddie actually did want to date her, he wasn't just saying it as a joke. Eddie watched as Loren went over everything he had just confessed, he was relieved when he saw a smile and blush creep up on Loren' face.

Eddie: "So how 'bout that duet?"

Loren smiled and walked over to her piano sat down on the bench and motioned for Eddie to sit next to her, Eddie jumped up grabbed his song book and ran over to the piano bench and took his seat. He handed Loren the book and she read over the lyrics as he started to play.

Eddie:

There she goes again
The girl I'm in love with
It's cool we're just friends
We walk the halls at school
We know it's casual
It's cool we're just...

Loren:

I don't wanna lead you on
No
but The truth is I've grown fond,
Yeah

Eddie:

Everyone knows it's meant to be
Falling in love, just you and me
'Til the end of time
'Til I'm on her mind
It'll happen
I've been making lots of plans
Like a picket fence and a rose garden
I'll just keep on dreaming
But it's cool cause we're just friends

Loren:

Small talk on IM
Just one word sentences
It's cool we're just friends
And if I had my way
We would talk and talk all day
Yeah

Eddie:

Everyone knows it's meant to be
Falling in love, just you and me
'Til the end of time
'Til I'm on her mind
It'll happen

I've been making lots of plans
Like a picket fence and a rose garden
I'll just keep on dreaming
But it's cool cause we're just friends

Thinking about how
We're gonna say our vows
It's cool we're just friends
As she walks down the aisle
I see all my friends smile
Cause now we're more than friends

Loren:

Everyone knows it's meant to be
Falling in love, just you and me
'Til the end of time
'Til I'm on his mind
It'll happen
We've been making lots of plans
Like a picket fence and a rose garden
I'll just keep on dreaming
Keep on thinking
Of when we used to be just friends

Eddie:

La la la la
La la la la
La la la la

Loren:

When we used to be just friends
(when we used to be)

Eddie:

La la la la
La la la la (yeah)
La la la la (yeah)

Both:

When we used to be just friends

They both sat there looking each other in the eyes as they finished their last verse.

Eddie: "So is that a yes to the song?"

Loren smiled and shook her head yes. Eddie leaned in slowly as his lips started to touch hers, she happily moved in closer, the New Year's fireworks started going off so they pulled apart leaving just their foreheads touching as they both smiled at the sight in front of them, they sweetly said.

Eddie: "Happy New Year"

Loren: "Happy New Year"

I hope you guys liked it … so this is my first fanfiction and I know it's probably terrible but I want to know what you guys think, please don't be too harsh… and if you did like it I'm so happy you did! Let me know if you want me to keep writing!

Xoxo

Faithifer20