A/N: Well, hello c: So I haven't written for a while…well Tuesday was my birthday and Friday I went to a One Direction concert c: I was sobbing ;-; I wanna go back Dx My friend calls it 'After Concert Depression' cx Eh, I'll save up xD Anyways, I don't know what this chapter'll have…guess you're just going to have to read and find out c;
Disclaimer: I don't own Hollywood Heights….yeah, depressing, I know…don't laugh at me! ;c
Loren was irritated. She was irritated because she had exams to make up for. She was irritated because she was blamed for something she didn't even so. She was irritated because life was being unfair.
"Sweetie," Nora said, giving a quick glance at her daughter before looking back at the road.
Loren ignored her and kept looking out of the window, watching as everything went by quickly.
Nora sighed, "Lo, I know you're upset, but I tried. I did, really."
"I know," Was all Loren said before she went silent again.
Nora sighed and dropped the subject, knowing Loren wasn't going to speak for a while.
Once they got to the house, Loren collected her bag and got out, walking to the front door before entering the house and went straight to her room.
Nora looked at Loren's, now closed, bedroom door before sighing again and walking to the kitchen and dialing a number.
She held the phone to ear for a minute before speaking up.
"Hey Max, yeah, I have a favor to ask you."
Eddie was leaning left in right, pushing random buttons on his controller madly.
"C'mon," He encouraged himself.
Ian leaned forward, focusing on the screen intensely.
Eddie pushed a few more buttons before the word 'Player 1 wins' flashed on the screen. Eddie jumped up, pumping his fists in the air in victory. Ian groaned and threw the controller down, pouting.
"Oh yea, I win! You lose! I win! You lose! You're a loser, I'm a winner!" Eddie chanted.
Ian rolled his eyes, "So what, it's just a game."
Eddie chuckled, "You always say that when you lose."
Ian sighed and stood up, "Whatever mate. I'm going to get some water. Want anything?"
Eddie shook his head, "Nah, I think I might call Loren. It should be her free period."
Ian nodded and stocked off to the kitchen while Eddie pulled out his phone and clicked on his girlfriend's number and held the phone to his ear. He waited for a while before it went to voicemail, making Eddie confused. He pulled the phone away from his ear and looked at it with confusion before clicking 'End'. He stuffed it back into his pocket before joining Ian in the kitchen.
"Hey, I thought you were going to call Loren," Ian said, taking a drink of water.
"Yeah, uh, I did. She didn't answer," Eddie said, grabbing a water bottle for himself.
Ian chuckled, "Maybe she's tired of you," He joked.
"Ha ha," Eddie mocked, un amused, "No, she always answers. It is her free period."
Ian shrugged, "Maybe something happened?"
Eddie sighed, "I don't know. I'm worried."
"Well," Ian said, pushing himself off the counter he was leaning on, "Why don't you go to her house and talk to her mom."
Eddie nodded, "Yeah, I'll do that. Thanks Ian."
Ian nodded, "Anything for a best mate."
Eddie just chuckled while Ian checked his watch on his wrist.
"Oh crap!" Ian said, his eyes widening, "I have a meeting in five minutes! I got to go!"
Eddie threw his head back and laughed, "Why are you in such a rush? You're always late to meetings."
Ian sighed, "Yeah well, I promised my manager I'd be on time this time. And if I'm late, she'll have my head."
Eddie chuckled, "Alright, don't want to make Danielle mad. Go."
Ian gathered his stuff and rushed to the door.
"Oh and thanks for handing out mate! We need to do it again sometime!" He called out before walking out the door.
"Definitely," Eddie yelled, making sure Ian hear him.
Eddie chuckled and sat down, on his couch, taking his phone out just in case Loren texted. He sighed went he saw no new calls or texts.
He stood up and got his jacket before walking out of the apartment.
Loren was on her bed, reading a book. But she wasn't paying any attention to it. Mel and Eddie tried calling her but she ignored them both. She didn't feel like talking to anyone.
She knows she's being a bit selfish but c'mon, you can't blame her. She, the goody-too-shoes, was blamed for hitting someone. So know she was suspended for a week. All thanks to Adriana. Sometimes, Loren actually wished she did slap her.
Loren groaned and slapped her book shut before rubbing her face with her hands.
Suddenly, her phone started ringing again. She sighed and looked at the caller ID and saw that it was Mel trying to call…again. She hesitated before hitting the end button. Guilt started to build up in her bit she wasn't in the mood for talking.
She looked around the room, trying to find something to do. She looked at her laptop.
I could go on Twitter, she thought. She shook her head.
She looked at some books on her book shelf, before shaking her head again. She's read them all about five times.
She groaned before falling backwards on her bed.
"Hey," Max said, stepping into Nora's house as she opened the door.
"Hey," She sighed, rubbing her forehead with one hand and closing the door with her other hand.
"Are you okay? You seem…stressed." Max said, stuffing his hand in his pockets.
"Yeah, well, Loren was suspended from school today, so I guess you can say that." Nora said, waking over to where Max was standing.
"Wait, what? Loren was suspended? For what?" Max asked, stepping closer to Nora.
Nora sighed, "This girl, Adriana, accused her of slapping her, so, she got suspended for laying her hands on another student."
"Do you think she really did it?" Max asked.
"No!" Nora said quickly, "No, of course not. Sure, her and Adriana aren't the best of friends, but she wouldn't even hurt a fly, let alone a person."
Max nodded, "Well, do you have an idea of who might have slapped her?"
Nora shook her head, "No, no one."
Max sighed, "Well, how are we going to fix this?"
Nora looked up at him, "You want to help?"
Max smiled, "Of course. Loren's like a daughter to me, and if she needs help, then I'll be right by yours and her side."
Nora smiled back "Thank you."
"Of course," Max said pulling her in for a hug.
"Now," He said, pulling away, "What do we plan on doing?"
Nora opened her mouth, getting ready to speak but the doorbell rang, interrupting her. She sighed and walked to the door, opening it, and saw Eddie standing there with a worried expression on his face.
"Eddie?" She asked confused.
"Hi, sorry for coming without a warning, but Loren wasn't answering any of my calls. I was wondering if you know what's wrong with her?" He asked.
Nora nodded and let Eddie walk in.
"Oh, hey pop," Eddie said as he saw his dad standing there, "What are you doing here?"
"Uh, Nora invited me over. She needed to talk to me about something," He said, scratching his head.
"Really," Eddie asked, turning to Nora, "What about?"
"Um, it's about Loren," She said, walking up to him.
Eddie' eyes widened, "Is she okay?"
Nora chuckled softly, "Yeah, Ed. She's fine. Just…upset. That's why she hasn't been answering any calls."
Eddie gave her a confused look, "What happened?"
Nora sighed, "She got suspended today."
Eddie's eyes widened again, "For what?"
"Adriana told the principal she slapped her, and so she got suspended." Nora said.
"And the principal believed her?" He asked, shocked.
Nora nodded, "Well, he said he has to go by what Adriana says, and she said Loren did it."
"But I know she didn't," Eddie said.
"I know," Nora said quickly, "I know she didn't do it. I just can't believe he actually thinks Loren did it, I mean, she's an honor student. She wouldn't do something like that and he should know that."
Eddie sighed, "What are we going to do?"
Nora shrugged, "We got to somehow convince Mr. Skinner that she didn't do it."
"How?" Max piped up, walking closer to them.
"I don't know," Nora shrugged, "We need Mel's help with this too."
The Duran boys nodded and it looks like they have a semi-plan.
A/N: Wow…that was long. Well, longer than what I usually write. Hope you enjoyed, some more drama will come in the next chapter and maybe some fluffy Leddie. I'll see. Reviews would be nice c:
Till next time!