Finally…an update! Lol. I need to stop coming up with story ideas and never updating the old ones! I'll try my best to go back and update the old stuff. I'll try to post new stuff too.

Shout-outs to Heart of the Wind and Moxxy.

Title of this chapter- "Hope In The Air" (also a song by Laura Marling.)

Bianca stepped out of Owen's car, her heels making a loud noise as they hit the side walk. She grabbed her jacket and shut the door. "So, do you think it'll work?" she asked over her shoulder.

Owen came over to her side of the car, holding his arm out to her. "Guess we'll find out."

The two started walking up to the front entrance of Drew Torres' house. Owen knocked on the door and after a short blonde in a blue dress appeared to open it, he and Bianca made their way inside.

"Do you see him?" Bianca whispered.

Owen stretched his neck to get a better view of the scene in front of them. "No, not yet. Listen, I'll just go get us some drinks."

She nodded. "I'm gonna go look for them some more." She turned and went to another area of the house—the living room. Finally, as she was about to give up—due to the mass of people currently in the room—she spotted the pony tail of someone with her hair color. Sitting next to her sister on the couch was Eli. He leaned in to whisper something to her and she responded with a giggle.

"Bee," Owen said, coming up to stand next to Bianca. He held a cup out to her and she grabbed it.

"Found the prize," she mumbled, nodding in the direction of the couch. She lifted the cup to her mouth and emptied most of its contents. "Forget it. He's not going to notice me while Little Miss Princess is in the room."

"Want me to distract her?" He asked.

"Isn't that a little pathetic?" Bianca raised her eyebrows. "And besides, I would expect that to be a little low for you. Why are you even helping me anyway? You love Imogen."

"Hey, don't get me wrong. I don't want her to be used. But I also don't want her with someone like Eli. I mean, he's way better than a lot of people, but he's a guy nonetheless. I wouldn't trust her with anyone. Hell, I wouldn't even trust her with someone like me." He paused for a moment. "I mean, you…you know how to take care of yourself. I'll still kick the ass of anyone who hurts you, but I know that you're more experienced with this. She…she's just…delicate."

Bianca let out a breath. "Just do it."

"Distract her?"

Bianca nodded. "Yeah. Truth or Dare. Twister. Whatever. Just make sure I get at least a little bit of time with Eli."

Owen nodded and walked over to where Imogen was sitting. "Immy," he said to get her attention.

"Owen, oh my goodness. What are you doing here?" She got up to hug him.

"Just thought I'd swing by for a bit." He turned to Eli. "Mind if I borrow Imogen for a minute?"

Eli shook his head.

"Great." Owen took Imogen's hand, leading her into another room.

Bianca quickly made her way over to Eli. "Hey, mind if I sit down?"

"Uh, no. Go ahead."

"Thanks," she said almost under her breath. "So, how's it going?"


Usually their conversations were never this short. Bianca didn't know what was wrong, so asked if he wanted a drink. It was the only thing she could think of. She stood up and walked to the kitchen, grabbing two beers and then returning back to the living room. Luckily, the seat next to Eli remained empty. She sat back down and handed him a drink. She opened her mouth to speak, but then shut it when she heard Imogen's voice entering the room. There was still a small crowd toward the room's entrance, so it would buy her a few extra seconds before Eli could see that Imogen had returned.

She abruptly stood up. "Can I talk to you for a second?" She asked.

Eli seemed confused, but he nodded anyway, following Bianca up the stairs.

A loud ringtone sounded from Bianca's phone. The song was about six seconds through its tenure before she retrieved the phone from off of the floor. She looked at the screen and saw that Owen's name and photo had popped up. She contemplated on whether she should answer or not, and she wanted to, but she hit the 'end' button instead. Her phone returned back to its home screen and the current time was now displayed in the corner: 11:32. Sighing, she stuck her phone into her purse and stood up. She spotted her heels lying on the floor and picked them up before tiptoeing out of the room, leaving a sleeping Eli alone.

I didn't initially think something like this would happen, but it did and there's no undoing it—at least not for Bianca. Hopefully this can hold you guys off for a little while! Btw, if you want to see what Bianca is wearing, I'll put a link up on my profile. I tried to put it in here, but it kept messing up and deleting certain parts!

Now off to study for my Anatomy and Physiology mid-term that's tomorrow! It's an elective, so I just have it during my class period. The official exam days are Tuesday-Friday. I'm a senior, so we don't have to take a core science/history class, and therefore, there is also no exam. I didn't have to take Russian for a fourth year, but I decided to anyway. However, our teacher left and we've been having substitutes, so we are exempt! One less exam I have to take during the exam periods! Haha. I now only have to take two. Russian was supposed to be on Tuesday, but now I can just stay home! :D I have one exam on Wednesday afternoon (AP English) and one on Thursday morning (Calculus.) Thursday afternoon/Friday are exam make-ups, so I don't have to go in for that:) I also have no school Monday (Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday), Tuesday (Professional Development Day 1), and Wednesday (PDD 2.) Maybe I can get some writing done over the long break. Depending on the feedback I get for this chapter and what my brain comes up with, I might update.