Haley glanced over at her best friend. "Don't even suggest it! I don't know what I would do without you in my classes!"
"At least we'll have dance after school still!"
Rachel raised her elegant eyebrow. "She has seen a real ballerina before, right?" she asked sarcastically.
Haley elbowed her wise-cracking friend. "Seriously Rachel! I hate it!"
Nathaniel frowned. "You better have a good reason for this," he cautioned before leaning over to kiss his wife on the cheek. "I'll be home late tonight. We're filming down at the bar."
"See you tonight," she said absently before turning back to her son. "I'm going to have to drop you off at school now! I can't believe we missed the bus!" she said, exasperated.
Eva cringed at the food flying from his mouth. She would have to have another 'manners' talk with him again... sometime when they had more time... "Well come on, let's get going! You can't be late on your first day!"
She grabbed her keys and hurried Ian out the door.
"Not a problem!" Noemi responded cheerfully. "Here's your messages!" she said as she handed over a few scraps of paper.
"Thanks. I'll be in my office!"
Rachel rolled her eyes. "Just tell your mom, Haley!"
"It's not that easy!" Haley complained, "Mom..."
Out of the corner of her eye, Haley saw Johnny and his friend keep looking over at them and talking really low.
"Very funny, Johnny!" Haley said angrily.
Rachel leaned close to Haley's ear. "Come on, let's get out of here," she said, shooting a glare towards her brother.
The bartender nervously glanced down at the bar, feebly saying, "Now... We don't want no trouble here, misters!"
Nathaniel glared across the bar room. "We won't have no trouble if Malone lets my sister loose."
The bad guys fell to the floor, defeated.
Nathaniel held his hand down and helped Lyle up. He couldn't help but feel light-hearted. This was his last movie he was contracted to perform in. He was free!