I pulled into the parking lot of the school. I rubbed my face
pulling the hood of Taylor's sweatshirt up hugging my coat to me
as I got out of the car. I looked around and smiled as I spotted
Jenna waving at me from the walkway that leads to the field from
the parking lot. "Hey Bailey. Long time no see." She laughed
"I guess you can say that. Who we playing tonight?" I asked as
we made our way towards the bleachers.
"Some local civilian school." She shrugged.
"Oh so easy win." I said nodding.
"Oh course." She laughed high fiving me as we got to where she
spread her blanket for us to sit on. I smiled at Grace, one of
Wyatt and Colt's team mate's girlfriend.
"How's the head feeling?" She asked taking a sip of her hot
chocolate. She is a sweetheart with a heart of gold. She has a
nice honey brown shade of short hair that fell around her shorts
that matched her little brown eyes. She has been dating Oliver
since last year's football season. But I have known her since I
was about 13. We actually met at the hospital because they messed
our appointments up and became pretty close since then. Now
Oliver I didn't know so well before he and Grace started dating
but know I got the full view. He was an obnoxious, stubborn, pain
in the ass. He was a class clown that loved to make jokes, but we
really just liked to make people smile. The funny thing about him
is if you're upset, he makes you laugh, even if it takes him all
day. But the one thing you don't do is hit on his girl because he
will beat you. I found it so cute. He was this 6 foot guy doing
whatever made his girlfriend happy.
"Better than last week that's for sure." I sighed sitting next to
her. She nodded.
"I know how you feel. I had a concussion last year when I was
playing basketball with my brother. Remember?" I laughed.
"Oh yeah Oliver nearly ripped him a new one. I think the best
part was watching a full blown marine cowering under the hands of
the 'all mighty Liver'." I chuckled. Grace nodded looking at the
field as the crew was setting it up. "You okay?" I asked looking
at her tilting my head to the side. Jenna had gone off with a
call from her mom about something.
"I'm not sure." She whispered biting her lip. I put my hand on
"Gracie you can tell me anything. I'm here for you." She nodded
looking at me. She pulled up her sleeve to show me the dark
bruise that covered her arm.
"Oh my." I whispered looking at it. I turned it gently before she
quickly pulled her sleeve down again before anyone could see it.
"Ollie didn't do it before you ask." She said to me in a
"I wasn't thinking he did." I looked down at my cell phone to
check the time before looking at her again. "Did you call your
doctor?" I whispered to her. She nodded tears falling from her
"He sent me for emergency blood tests. He thinks it back." She
wiping her eyes.
"Gracie I hate to tell you this but even I think its back." She
closed her eyes fighting to not break down. I hugged her into a
hug rubbing her back trying to calm her. "I'm so sorry Gracie.
Come on lets go get you something to eat from the concession
stand." She nodded as we stood up walking down to the concession
stand to get some of the candy they sold there for the football
game to support the school.
"What am I going to do?" She asked sighing. I looked at her.
"Have you told Ollie?" She looked down before looking at the
freshman who was working the stand.
"Can I get a hotdog?" He nodded calling a hotdog to people would
were cooking them.
"A coke please." He took out a bottle of coke from the cooler
pulling it on the table before grabbing the hotdog wrapped in tin
foil putting it next to it.
"Anything else?" Grace shook her head at him. "That will be
3.50." She nodded pulling down a five. He gave Grace her change
before he turned to me. "What can I get you Ma'am?" He asked.
"Um can I get an everything bagel with cream cheese please?" He
nodded calling to the people cooking an everything with cream
"Anything to drink?"
"Can I have a hot chocolate?" He got me a coffee cup putting in a
packet of instant hot chocolate into it before filling it with
hot water before mixing it and snapping a top on it.
"Anything else?" I picked up a bag of sour patch kids and put it
next to the cup before grabbing a Reese's peanut butter cup next
"Okay that will be…" He looked at my food counting, adding it up.
"That will be 4 dollars please." I nodded pulling out my wallet
and handing him a five. He gave me a dollar back smiling at us as
he put my bagel down. "Have a good night ladies." He smiled.
"You too." I smiled taking my food shoving the candy into my
pockets before looking at Gracie. "Come on the game is starting.
We can talk as we sit up there." She nodded as we walked back
sitting back down next to Jenna who was chatting away to the
person next to her. "So have you told Oliver?" She nodded her
"Yeah, he is not happy. Not at all, but we can't do anything
about it." She sighed. I put my hand over hers.
"I'm always here for you Gracie." She smiled at me.
"I know. Thank you for that." She smiled looking out at the field
taking a bite of her hotdog. I looked at the field looking at all
the numbers till I saw the number I was looking for. I traveled
to their face till I saw those amazing green eyes that I have
fallen in love with 10 years ago…………