The after party the second night was at Emma's pool house, where everyone except Aurora was celebrating a job well done. Aurora was sitting at the edge of the pool thinking about what Emma said, and also about what Rick had always told her. She looked out the window at Portman who was shaking hands with Warren, and watched as Emma sautéed her way up to the hockey player when he came back into the pool house. Emma pressed her chest against his arm as she leaned up and whispered something in his ear. Aurora bit her lip tearing her eyes from the scene then grabbed her stuff, and left the party.
On Monday the gossip around the school was how Emma made it with the school enforcer, and all Aurora could think was that Rick was right; she was just a dumb Harp that no one cared about. While they were cleaning up the stage from the weekends performance Emma tried so hard to taunt Aurora about Portman but she didn't rise to the challenge, all she said was: "Who you sleep with is your business and I could care less." The whole week after seemed to go buy in a blur of faced and homework. Julie kept asking her to join her and the team for a skate but she always refused immersing herself in her homework. Thursday though when the team was at practice she slipped into the locker room and located Adam's locker and left something in it for him.