Bramwell Hall student Heather Rooper befriended Miranda Montgomery after she witnessed an incident in which Miranda was being bullied. Miranda introduced Heather to her best friend A.J. Chandler and Heather expressed an immediate attraction to A.J. With Miranda's permission, Heather made her interest in A.J. known and they began dating. As Heather and A.J. grew closer as a couple, Miranda gave them space to be alone and Heather was A.J.'s date to the Chandler Media charity gala.