................... The door to the music room opened and Miranda
walked back in with a guy around the same age as my Dad dressed
in shorts and a Polo shirt.
"Angus… Miranda here said you've finally found someone to sing at
the first home game"
"Jules" Mr. Sorenson beamed "I'd like you to meet Miss Christine
Sommers new from the dairy state fresh from the cattle truck and
the cheese wagon" I closed my eyes and groaned as it sounded like
I was bring introduced into a circus or at least the freak show.
"Christine this is our Athletic director and our football coach
"Nice to meet you" I smiled nervously
"Okay then honey belt out the anthem for me" he sat in a chair
and crossed his legs and folded his arms. I looked at Miranda who
was stood by the open door and giving me the thumbs up. I took a
breath and started to sing again singing the national anthem
always makes me cry for some reason I felt the tears slip down my
cheeks as I came to the end and opened my eyes again to see
everyone on their feet with hands over hearts. "Damn Girl you've
got some pipes on you" Coach Jones said shaking his head. "Come
see me after school I might have something for you to do for half
time as well as those fru fru dancers" he rolled his eyes "Angus
"You're welcome oh might football coach" Mr. Sorenson bowed
deeply making the Coach laugh I looked to the door Miranda was
talking to a guy that was easily 6ft 1 wearing a tight shirt that
showed ever muscle in his upper body his dark hair curling on the
back of his neck. He looked my way and nodded at something
Miranda said to him. Before stepping back as the coach walked out
and they both disappeared down the hall. The bell rang again.
"Well Miss Sommers I can't hold you any longer you have to go to
class" Mr. Sorenson lifted my hand and kissed it "I'll get you a
practice schedule for our times and we'll be seeing you so very
"Yeah thanks a lot for this" I looked round for my bag.
"I have it" Miranda called over to me as the room was slowly
emptying. I hurried over to her "You okay you look in shock"
"Mr. Sorenson is so…"
"He's awesome when you get used to his diva ways and we all call
him the boss" she smiled handing me my bag. "And you're amazing"
"Don't" I felt my cheeks turn red. "So how was the guy by the
door with you?"
"One of the few Jocks that talks to everyone" she smirked "Super
hot and you should see him swim damn those trunks and my
imagination" she started to giggle infectiously making me smile.
"You have a crush on him"
"Not really I've known him since 5th grade when he moved her" she
shrugged "he's just fit and has a rocking body"
"So what's his name?" I pushed her
"Nikolai or Niko as everyone calls him" she pushed open as
classroom door "He's a sweetheart that doesn't take crap Oh and
he has a brother as well"
"You keep doing that" I laughed as we sat down at a table.
"Giving me half the story and then the rest in a separate
"I space out sometime" she winked "Oh Talk of hotties" she nodded
to the door. I smiled as a 6ft blond guy walked over to the
teacher and handed him a note.
"Christine you have a call in the office" he said kindly "Miranda
will catch you up when you get back" I got up and looked at
"Hands off he's mine" she joked nodding in the direction of the
guy waiting by the door for me.
"Not really into blonds" I whispered back to her. Before turned
and walked out into the hall the guy closed the door and broke
out into a huge grin.
"So managing to keep your mouth shut" he nudged me
"No… Thanks Xander you could have warned me how whacky this damn
school is" I put my arm round his waist as we walked down the
"Hey you were the one living in butt-fuck-now-where" he laughed
"I can't help that"
"I'll remember that when you want to go to the cabin and
snowmobile" I dug my fingers into his ribs.
"I can make it easier for you if you let me introduce you to
people" he sighed stopping and looking at me.
"No… we've been through this I want to make it here without the
help of my cousin"
"I know people though Chris"
"And I'm meting people as well" I kissed his cheek 'I love you
Xander just have my back quietly"
"Okay" he groaned "Oh and Mom said you and Jess are staying for