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At the O’Brien’s house. EVENING
Henzel searched for Lorenzo everywhere but in vain.
“Mom, I am hungry.” Came a voice from the dining area.
It was Lorenzo. Henzel ran up to Lorenzo.
“Lorenzo, here you are!” Said Henzel. “Where were you?”
“Out with Benno,” Lorenzo replied.
“Come on, come with me,” Henzel said dragging Lorenzo away.
“I’m hungry. Let me eat something.” Lorenzo said.
“Ooh, we don’t have enough time. Come on.” Henzel went to the garden with Lorenzo.
“What is it?” Lorenzo asked.
“Are you free tomorrow?”
“Yes, I am,” Lorenzo said.
“Can you come to my school?”
“Uhm.. my teacher wishes to see you.”
“I don’t know, maybe she just wants to meet the heartthrob of Beverly, Lorenzo O’Brien.”
“Yeah, it’s a truth. But somewhere you are lying.”
“Uh... Okay… I performed very badly in my examination and she want to talk about it to my guardian. And I don’t want dad and mom to know about it.”
“I don’t have time for these silly things, Henzel. It would be better if you’ll go call Drake.” Saying this Lorenzo left.
Henzel then walked up to Drake’s room and knocked on the door.
“Drake, u in there?”
There was no response from Drake. Henzel knocked again but still, Drake didn’t answered.
Losing patience, Henzel pushed opened the door. Drake was in there with his headphones on.
“Drake!” Henzel shouted taking away the headphones from his ears.
“Woh! Henzel! What is it? Why are you screaming my name?”
“Otherwise, you won’t hear me.”
“Okay, what is it?”
“Drake, I scored very bad marks in Biology, and now the teacher wants to see my dad. But I can’t tell dad that I failed an examination. He’ll kill me.”
“So?” Drake asked.
“So can you come to my school as my guardian?”
“Hm… sounds okay.”
“Really? Okay. What you have to do is, accompany me to my school tomorrow and act like my father.”
“What? Father? You mean as Jackson O’Brien?”
“Sorry Henzel. I am helpless in this case.”
“If dad comes to know about this thing, then I’ll be done for playing as Jackson O’Brien.”
“No Drake. I assure you, dad will never know about this.”
“Sorry Henzel. Better you go ask Lorenzo.”
“I never guessed you were a coward,” Henzel said angrily.
“Did I ever said that I am a coward?”
“Then why are you afraid?”
“Okay, I am not afraid. I don’t wanna help you. That’s it!” Saying this, Drake stomped off.