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 hugging me.
“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 her leg.
“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 defensive tone.
“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 eyes.
“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 cheese.
“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 to it.
“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 head.
“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…………
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