May 29, 2014

Chase: Week Seventeen, Day Four

Neurotic Obsession: Chase comes down hard on Farrah when he discovers her sneaking out..

As soon as the kids were safely on the bus, Chase grabbed his keys and wallet and headed to his car. 
He drove to the same place he'd been going for the past few months...

...the Goth Manor.
"What took you so long!" Sandra said as she stepped into his arms.
She didn't even give him time to respond.
They hurried upstairs.
Chase paused as he slipped into bed beside her.  "You know, we've been having these morning meetings for so long now, don't you think it's time that we talk about.. us.." he asked.

Sandra rolled her eyes.  "I told you at the beginning I wasn't looking for anything permanent," she said, attempting to pull away.
"I know!" Chase said, grabbing her and hauling her into his arms.  "I just thought we could stop sneaking around all the time. You're not ashamed of me, are you?"

Sandra frowned.  "Of course not!"

"Then, why can't we just tell the kids we're dating?" he asked.

"Because we're not dating.  We're meeting for some morning sex."

Chase hesitated.  "What if i want more?"

Sandra sighed. "I'll think about it, okay?" she said testily, glancing at her watch. "Now I only have two more hours before I have to go to work.  Do you want to waste more time talking?"
Chase chuckled as he rolled Sandra to her back.  "You won't regret it," he promised her.

***

Eva waited for her friends after school. 
Finally everyone showed up.  Unfortunately, the group dynamic had changed since she'd kind of started dating Nick.  She wasn't sure why Nick and Artie didn't get along!
"Hey guys, did you want to go to the library to work on the new debate topic?" she asked, hopping up when she saw them.

Nick shrugged. "I was actually hoping that we could work on the science assignment," he said.
"Oh, okay," Eva said, glancing towards Artie and Amelia.  "Maybe we can get together tomorrow afternoon to go over our topic?"

Artie frowned. "I can't. I work. I guess Amelia and I will just do it ourselves."

"Artie!" Eva said, following after him.  "What's wrong?"

Artie turned around.  "Ever since you started dating him, you've missed more and more meetings!" 

"That isn't..." Eva started to say, then stopped to think about it.  "Well, I didn't mean to..." she added lamely.

"Whatever Eva.  Come on, Amelia.  Looks like we have our work cut out for us!"
Eva watched Artie and Amelia walk away and nibbled her lower lip.  She hadn't even realized that she'd been missing more and more debate meetings. 

"Aw, come on, Eva. Don't let them get to you. We need to get this assignment done if we don't want to bomb the class!"
"Yeah, you're right," she said sadly.  Eva frowned and turned to watch Artie and Amelia walk off.  She'd make it up to them tomorrow...

***
Farrah didn't care if she was grounded or not.  She was not going to miss out on the party of a lifetime!  Besides, nobody was actually home to stop her right now.  She just had to make sure she was home before Dad got off work...
Joan Alto smiled in greeting. "Hey girl! I didn't think you were going to be able to come!"

Farrah laughed, "Are you kidding? And miss this? No way!"

"Well come on back, the gang's all here!"
"Drinks anyone?!" Farrah called out, heading straight to the bar.  "Let's get this party started!"

***

Chase came home and saw Eva and Greyson finishing up dinner.  He noticed immediately that Farrah was absent.  "Where's Farrah? In her room?" he asked, instantly alert.  Farrah seemed to enjoy stepping over every line in the sand that he'd drawn.
"Umm... she's not here, Dad..."
"God, she could be anywhere," Chase exhaled, grabbing his keys from the island and hurrying to the car.

***

"Why can't you be more romantic like that?" Joann asked in a huff. 
"What do you mean?" Nathaniel asked.  "I'm plenty romantic!"

Joan put her hands on her hips.  "You don't ever kiss me like that!"

Nathaniel looked at Joann like she was crazy.  "Anytime you want kisses like that, just let me know and we can go somewhere to be alone," he said, attempting to pull her down into his lap.
"That's not the point!" Joan said, throwing her hands up in frustration. "You're supposed to want me so bad you can't control yourself! Now that's romantic!"

"Please," Nathaniel scoffed. "That's not romantic! That's immaturity!"

"Hmph!" Joann said, turning on her heel and marching away.
"Joan, come on..." Nathaniel called after her.  He sighed as he rubbed the back of his neck.  Great, now she was pissed at him...
He walked to the bar and grabbed a drink, watching Farrah and her besotted boyfriend.  Farrah caught him staring at her and winked.  Nathaniel shook his head.  She was so outrageous!
Glancing up, he saw trouble coming fast...
"Get your things, we're going home," Chase said tightly after he'd finally found her. 

"I can explain everything," she started to say.

"There is no reason for sneaking around! EVER!"  Chase shouted.  "You are grounded until the end of the year!"
"Daddy," Farrah whispered harshly.  "You're embarrassing me!"

Chase swiped his hand over his face. Embarrassing her?! he thought bitterly. He'd been driving all over town for an hour looking for hour. 

Nobody had known where their kids were, so he hadn't known where to look!  Michelle's mom had thought she was over at Farrah's, Gina's father had thought she was over at Michelle's, and Jason's mom had assumed he was at a football camp.  That had left Joan Alto - head cheerleader - and apparently her parents had known that everyone was over here!  They had pointed him to the backyard right away.
"We're going home," he said tightly.  "Now!"

Farrah winced, but followed after her dad.  She could hear everyone pause as they watched her walk away.
Joan approached Jason after Farrah's father had dragged her away.  "That's too bad Farrah's not here anymore," she said sweetly.  "If you need someone to talk to, I'm here..."

***

Farrah slammed the car door shut.  "I am NEVER talking to you again," she snapped angrily.
"EVER!!"

3 comments:

  1. Just coming to your blog to let you know that I'm going to try to start catching up, may take a while. I have to backtrack a lot but wow so much has been going on!! Look at the girls all grown up awwww!!!

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    1. Hi! Welcome back! Hope you enjoy the backtracking. I was really happy with how pretty the girls turned out! I'm really excited about Eva being the heiress. :)

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