3. Tearing Us Apart
Emilia successfully dropped of Grace with Josh, who was surprisingly awake and ready for his daughter. "You OK, Em?" He asked, taking Grace's bag and then Grace. "Yes I'm fine, I'm just pissed at you for being such an ass to me on the phone." Emilia said, sighing. "Em, I'm sorry OK. You know I was just hungover. I'm sorry, come over tonight and leave Grace with your parents, I have a surprise." He said, wrapping his caramel, muscular arm around Emilia. "Josh, your surprises aren't exactly the ones I've wanted recently." Emilia joked. "Oh come on Em, you know you love me." He laughed. "I'm joking, I'll be here tonight. But I've really gotta get to school I'm picking up Summer." She said, kissing Grace's head and kissing Josh before heading to her friends house near Laguna Hills and then going to Laguna Beach High School.
"So what's going on with Josh, Mill?" Summer Butler asked. "Were just going through a bit of a rocky patch that's all. We had an argument this morning cos he was hungover and being an ass, but we sorted it when I dropped of Grace with him. I'm going over tonight for one of his famous 'Josh Alcudio surprises'" Emilia explained, walking into her homeroom class and sitting next to her other friend, Riley Tompkins. "Hey Mill, how's it going with Josh?" Riley asked. "Oh my God, can you just stop asking about Josh!" She yelled at Riley. Before Riley apologised and their homeroom teacher, Miss Branley appeared and shushed the homeroom.
After leaving for math class with Summer and another friend Charlie, Emilia received a message from the office to call her dad urgently. "Dad whats the matter?" She asked when her dad answered the phone. "Emilia, I need you to come home please. Its important and you need to know." Her father said sternly. "OK, I'll come after math class, I promise." She said, and then hung up to return to class. What could possibly be the matter for Emilia to be needed at home urgently?