If Only Tonight

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
Mia has no idea what she's in for when she lands her dream job working as a sports injury specialist. She's thrilled when she finds out she'll be working with her favorite player: Matthew Rossi. Her happiness is shattered when it turns out that Matt hates her from the moment they meet. He goes all out to make sure Mia quits.

Matt knows one thing for sure: Mia doesn't belong with him. No matter what he feels towards her, he's not right for her. He tries to push her away but there is something keeps drawing him to her.

Together all they know is that there must be a way for them to be together. Love is worth it...right?

Table of Contents

Prologue

Submitted: June 25, 2012

Mia has no idea what she's in for when she lands her dream job working as a sports injury specialist. She's thrilled when she finds out she'll be working with her favorite player: Matthew Rossi. Her happiness is shattered when it turns out that Matt hates her from the moment they meet. He goes all out to make sure Mia quits.

Matt knows one thing for sure: Mia doesn't belong with him. No matter what he feels towards her, he's not right for her. He tries to push her away but there is something keeps drawing him to her.

Together all they know is that there must be a way for them to be together. Love is worth it...right? Read Chapter

Into The Storm: Chapter One - Starting On The Wrong Foot

Submitted: June 25, 2012

  The early light of the morning had set everything a glow, as she drove to the outskirts of London. Excitement was in the air. ... Read Chapter

Into The Storm: Chapter Two - Making Things Difficult

Submitted: June 25, 2012

  "So how did it go?" Mia heard as she opened the door. She saw her best friend lying on the couch. Stacie Rosen lay on the ... Read Chapter

Into The Storm: Chapter Three - Roommates

Submitted: June 25, 2012

  The second week had begun with no further incident. Mia was grateful for that. The players hadn't given her trouble after what... Read Chapter

Into The Storm: Chapter Four - Backwards Day

Submitted: June 25, 2012

  "So how's living with Rossi?" Mia sighed, leaning in to her chair. Her food spread out on her desk. It was the only time s... Read Chapter

Into The Storm: Chapter Five - Thunder & Lightening

Submitted: June 25, 2012

  The warm August sun was fading, the light starting to dull around them as they walked through the grounds. August was coming t... Read Chapter

Into The Storm: Chapter Six - Not Willing To Know Her

Submitted: June 26, 2012

  "Doctor Brooklyn..." The sound startled Mia; having been searching through the filing cabinet for some blank paper to prin... Read Chapter

Into The Storm: Chapter Seven: Match Day

Submitted: June 27, 2012

  Wednesday was upon them. Match day had finally arrived! Mia could feel the excitement in the air. The players were all pumped.... Read Chapter

Into The Storm: Chapter Eight - Chipping The Ice

Submitted: June 28, 2012

  Leaning back in her chair, Mia crossed her arms behind her head. It had been a long day; Matthew had once again skipped his ap... Read Chapter

Into The Storm: Chapter Nine - Prescription For Disaster

Submitted: July 02, 2012

  Leaning in to her chair, Mia relaxed. Turning up the radio, she heard one of the songs she loved come on. ~I don't need a ... Read Chapter

Into The Storm: Chapter Ten - Aftershocks

Submitted: July 03, 2012

  "Take her to the couch; I'll go get a shirt." Oliver told him. Matthew nodded. It was all he could do. Never had he felt a... Read Chapter

Into The Storm: Chapter Eleven - Nightmares

Submitted: July 06, 2012

  "Come on Mia, it's just a bit of fun." Jason's menacing face hovered over her. Mia recoiled; her face couldn't mask her repuls... Read Chapter

Into The Storm: Chapter Twelve - Revelations

Submitted: July 11, 2012

  There was something bothering Matthew. The longer he took to deal with it, the more it muddled his thoughts. Matthew kept runn... Read Chapter

Into The Storm: Chapter Thirteen - Lost Chances & Missed Opportunities

Submitted: July 19, 2012

  Walking with some sense of sorrow, Matthew headed in the direction of Mia's office. It was match day, and today was the last m... Read Chapter

Into The Storm: Chapter Fourteen - Back to Square One

Submitted: July 23, 2012

  "Where is he?" Mia paced around her office in frustration. "Hello, Mia. Where is who exactly?" For the third time ... Read Chapter

Into The Storm: Chapter Fifteen - Face Off

Submitted: July 27, 2012

"He's completely infuriating!" "I can't believe he said that to you! How long has he been coming late?" Mia drummed her fingers... Read Chapter

Into The Storm: Chapter Sixteen - Out Of Tune

Submitted: August 02, 2012

"What's going on with you?" "What are you talking about?" Matthew asked Oliver. "You seem to be upset about something." Oliver ... Read Chapter

Into The Storm: Chapter Seventeen - Close To You

Submitted: August 07, 2012

"You can't stay mad at me the entire trip!" Mia looked at Matthew, scornfully. "Yes I can!" "No you can't! I didn't know y... Read Chapter

Into The Storm: Chapter Eighteen - Some Tears Never Dry

Submitted: August 13, 2012

Most of the week passed by with Mia accompanying Matthew and Nathaniel to their practices. She would spend a few hours before and after p... Read Chapter

Into The Storm: Chapter Nineteen - Almost Perfect Christmas

Submitted: August 22, 2012

  Unable to think of anything else but her, Matthew didn't know how he had gotten through almost two weeks without Mia's presenc... Read Chapter

Unfamiliar Territory: Chapter Twenty - New Year, New Beginnings

Submitted: August 27, 2012

  The holidays had been alright, thought Mia, Christmas and New Years may have been quiet but she had enjoyed them still. Having... Read Chapter

Unfamiliar Territory: Chapter Twenty One - Can't Stay Away

Submitted: September 10, 2012

  "Wow...that is major progress. Who would've thought you'd be friends with the cold one?" Mia laughed, holding the phone wi... Read Chapter

Unfamiliar Territory: Chapter Twenty Two - The Club Is Alive

Submitted: September 19, 2012

  Concentrating on the research paper she was reading, Mia was annoyed when she heard the knock on the door. Sighing deeply, she... Read Chapter

Unfamiliar Territory: Chapter Twenty Three - Just Say Yes

Submitted: September 26, 2012

  Jiggling her keys in to the lock, Mia struggled to open the door. Her laptop and files in one hand, while the other held two b... Read Chapter

Unfamiliar Territory: Chapter Twenty Four - If I Had You

Submitted: October 01, 2012

  "Hello Matthew." Looking up, Matthew saw the elderly man peering at him. He had been finishing the last of his warm ups. ... Read Chapter

Unfamiliar Territory: Chapter Twenty Five - Keeping The Dogs At Bay

Submitted: October 10, 2012

  A shrill whistle sounded from behind Mia. Quickly walking in to her office, Mia closed the door. There were only two ways anyo... Read Chapter

Unfamiliar Territory: Chapter Twenty Six - Written All Over Her Face

Submitted: October 15, 2012

  Running laps were one of Matthew's most favorite things to do. Each practice he would try to complete more in the time given. ... Read Chapter

Unfamiliar Territory: Chapter Twenty Seven - Keep Your Head Up

Submitted: October 22, 2012

  Monday morning, Mia found herself sitting around a huge oak table, she couldn't help but think about how much more she preferr... Read Chapter

Unfamiliar Territory: Chapter Twenty Eight - Not Good Enough

Submitted: October 30, 2012

  There was nothing else he could do but stare in to those green depths, they were pulling him in to them. Not taking any no... Read Chapter

Unfamiliar Territory: Chapter Twenty Nine - All Seasons Must Come To An End

Submitted: November 08, 2012

  The season was finally over. The last game had gone in London FC's favor. They had beaten Manchester City, three nothing. Havi... Read Chapter

Interlude One: Summertime

Submitted: November 19, 2012

  Flipping through the newspaper in her hand, Mia stared down at the familiar picture. The headline had caught her attention alo... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Thirty - Home Sweet Home

Submitted: November 19, 2012

  Walking down the hallway towards her apartment in the North West wing, with her laptop in hand, Mia was a little anxious to kn... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Thirty One - Distance Is Key

Submitted: November 27, 2012

  "Good thing we're only stuck here one day a week." Calvin commented. Kyle, Calvin, and Mia stood by the field as they watc... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Thirty Two - Disconnected

Submitted: December 03, 2012

  "I'm going to sleep the minute I get home." Nathaniel said as he walked over to get his suitcase from the turntable. "Is t... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Thirty Three - Broken

Submitted: December 11, 2012

  "Do you think that one looks better?" Mia asked Nathaniel, trying on a deep purple, one shoulder, knee length dress. She h... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Thirty Four - Need You Now

Submitted: December 17, 2012

  Entering the apartment, Mia saw it draped in darkness. The dinner had been good but she had been unable to stop worrying about... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Thirty Five - Until We Meet Again

Submitted: December 24, 2012

  Looking at the peice of paper in her hand and glancing back up, Mia saw the cemmetry. She had gotten the directions right. ... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Thirty Six - Back To Real Life

Submitted: December 31, 2012

  "Nate!" Mia called as she saw the brown haired boy in the hallway. "What's up, Mia?" He asked, with a smile. She had n... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Thirty Seven - Break Her Heart...

Submitted: January 07, 2013

  A loud shrill ring emitted from her pocket. Her cell phone was ringing. Who could it be? Mia wondered, as she juggled the lapt... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Thirty Eight - ...Smash His Into Pieces

Submitted: January 14, 2013

  "How is Jeremy? What's he like?" Mia juggled the phone, in between getting a pen and her calendar to write down the inform... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Thirty Nine - Amnesia

Submitted: January 21, 2013

  "Seriously, Felix, the specialists should come to all the practices." James was at it again. You've got to be kidding me...aga... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Forty -Tug Of War

Submitted: January 28, 2013

  Hearing the ringing in her pocket, Mia sighed. It could only mean one person. Stacie... Sitting at her desk, Mia saved the... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Forty One - Overcoming Fear

Submitted: February 04, 2013

  Walking down the hallway to her office Mia saw a shadow leaning against the wall opposite to her office. Racking her brain, sh... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Forty Two - She's Not One Of You

Submitted: February 11, 2013

  "Please listen to me, Mia! I swear this guy will meet up with you." Stacie pleaded on the other end of the phone. "No, Sta... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Forty Three - Out Of Control

Submitted: February 18, 2013

  "Well, well, well...I was wondering when I would find you Doctor Brooklyn." The slimy voice was coming from outside her office... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Forty Four - Personal Soldiers

Submitted: February 25, 2013

  "Mia!" She saw the ball coming right at her. There was no time for her to get out of the way. The deafening thud of the ba... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Forty Five - Glad You Came

Submitted: March 04, 2013

  "I don't want to move." Mia said, as she folded the pile of clothes in front of her. Matthew had brought ... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Forty Six - It's Just A Fling

Submitted: March 11, 2013

  The sun was beaming in through the window, lighting up the room with the brightness of day. Poking her eyes, Mia finally gave ... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Forty Seven - Missing You?

Submitted: March 18, 2013

  "That's not even the worst part. The worst part is, he took my car and gave me a curfew! Like, what am I? Fifteen? I've never ... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Forty Eight - Family Affair

Submitted: March 25, 2013

  "So your last two days of being work free are here. Aren't you going to miss not working when you go back on Monday?" Lina ask... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Forty Nine - All About Tonight

Submitted: April 01, 2013

  The whistle blew, sounding the end of the match. Standing up from her seat, Mia started to walk along side Calvin and Kevin to... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Fifty - Remember When It Thunders

Submitted: April 08, 2013

  There was a loud rumbling noise Mia heard in her sleep. Interrupting her dreams, she turned over only to be blinded by a flash... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Fifty One - All Fired Up

Submitted: April 15, 2013

  Flipping through the pages of her book, Mia glanced at the clock. There were a few hours left, before she would be going home.... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Fifty Two - See No More

Submitted: April 22, 2013

  Unbelievable, Mia thought, sitting on a couch across from the one person she had been avoiding. "So what have you been up ... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Fifty Three - Until The Stars Run Out

Submitted: April 29, 2013

  "You're an idiot." Turning to see who the comment came from, Matthew watched as a disgruntled Nathaniel walked in to the c... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Fifty Four - Collide

Submitted: May 06, 2013

  With things finally getting back to normal, Matthew woke up relaxed. Mia had agreed to let him drive them both to work, and ba... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Fifty Five - Notorious

Submitted: May 13, 2013

  "Going anywhere today?" Having come down stairs for breakfast, Mia sat down in front of the counter. It was just Lina and ... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Fifty Six - It's Over, Goodbye...

Submitted: May 20, 2013

  Yes, it's Friday! Mia thought to herself. She was looking forward to spending the night out with Stacie. Though the ... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Fifty Seven - You Make Me Feel Like...

Submitted: May 27, 2013

  "Hey Matt! Have you seen my-" "Ring?" Matthew guessed, as he pulled it out of his pocket and held up Mia's emerald ring. ... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Fifty Eight - There Goes My Heart

Submitted: June 03, 2013

  Tidying up her room, Mia looked around to see if anything else was out of place. All her books were in place, even the one she... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Fifty Nine - Wish You Were Here

Submitted: June 10, 2013

  Waiting for her luggage, Mia was amused at how little Pearson Airport had changed. The same conveyor belt carried pieces of lu... Read Chapter

Blurry Dividing Lines: Chapter Sixty - Underneath The Mistletoe

Submitted: June 17, 2013

  As the door opened, Matthew looked up from his place on the couch. In came Oliver and Nathaniel, and the vision behind them ma... Read Chapter

Interlude Two: Between Denial & Acceptance

Submitted: June 24, 2013

  "Please hear me out." Matthew said trying to get her to listen. "No way." Mia shot back, adamant about not hearing his rea... Read Chapter

One Shot: Chapter Sixty One - Giving In To Frustration

Submitted: July 01, 2013

  There was a knock on her office door. "About time you showed up." Mia's tone was laced with irritation, as she looked at h... Read Chapter

The Eye Of The Storm: Chapter Sixty Two - Bright Lights & The Good Life

Submitted: July 08, 2013

  "Hey! We knew you'd bring her back!" Leon called out, standing in the hallway leaning against the entrance to the living room.... Read Chapter

The Eye Of The Storm: Chapter Sixty Three - Jet Lag

Submitted: July 15, 2013

  "Matthew?" A hoarse sound came from beside him. He had been sitting by his mother's bedside, keeping vigil over the la... Read Chapter

The Eye Of The Storm: Chapter Sixty Four - Heart of Gold

Submitted: July 22, 2013

  On the journey home, Matthew couldn't help but reflect over how his two weeks at home had gone. With his mother resting at hom... Read Chapter

The Eye Of The Storm: Chapter Sixty Five - Stormy

Submitted: July 29, 2013

  Cheering crowds could be heard through the tunnel. The game had ended with London FC winning, and still the people outside in ... Read Chapter

The Eye Of The Storm: Chapter Sixty Six - Come Away With Me

Submitted: August 05, 2013

  With the snow melting outside, March had come with a lot of rain, leaving Matthew stuck indoors on his rest days, alone with h... Read Chapter

The Final Fury: Chapter Sixty Seven - Future In Doubt

Submitted: August 12, 2013

  The end of the season brought more paper work than Mia had anticipated. Busy filling out all her reports, she saw another pack... Read Chapter

The Final Fury: Chapter Sixty Eight - Divided We Stand, United We Fall

Submitted: August 19, 2013

  Time had passed far too quickly for Mia's liking. Sitting on the couch, Mia's head rested against Matthew's chest. He was busy... Read Chapter

The Final Fury: Chapter Sixty Nine - Missing In Action

Submitted: August 26, 2013

  Torturing her slowly, time seemed to move too lazily for her liking. It was like the days wouldn't come to an end. Looking up ... Read Chapter

The Final Fury: Chapter Seventy - Flames To Dust

Submitted: September 02, 2013

  It had taken her a little over a day to pack all her things in to boxes. With Oliver and Nathaniel coming and going, they had ... Read Chapter

Interlude Three: The Last Goodbye

Submitted: September 09, 2013

  She kissed his cheek before going to her car. "Goodbye, Matthew." Watching her drive away, Matthew felt numb. The rain... Read Chapter

Life After The Storm: Chapter Seventy One - Picking Up The Pieces

Submitted: September 16, 2013

  With Felix finally giving her the summer off after the last two months had gone by busily, Mia jumped at the chance to come ho... Read Chapter

Life After The Storm: Chapter Seventy Two - When It Was Good

Submitted: September 23, 2013

  Feeling much better, Matthew woke up to hear the sound of birds chirping through his open window. His leg, although stiff, did... Read Chapter

Life After The Storm: Chapter Seventy Three - Do You Feel What I Feel?

Submitted: September 30, 2013

  The events of the night before replaying in her dreams, Mia awoke to the sound of birds chirping. Not wanting to get up she st... Read Chapter

Life After The Storm: Chapter Seventy Four - The Chase

Submitted: October 07, 2013

  Days passed, and nothing happened, Matthew found himself aggravated at the way things had been going. Though she showed no sig... Read Chapter

Life After The Storm: Chapter Seventy Five - The Question

Submitted: October 14, 2013

  "What's the master of disaster been up to these days?" Sighing as she straightened her floppy hat, Mia walked down the sta... Read Chapter

Life After The Storm: Chapter Seventy Six - Two Is Better Than One

Submitted: October 21, 2013

  "Will you marry me?" "What?" She asked, surprised that he was still asking her. Looking in to his eyes, she saw that he wa... Read Chapter

Life After The Storm: Chapter Seventy Seven - By Your Side

Submitted: October 28, 2013

  "Hey, there you are! What are you doing?" Having changed in to a pair of shorts, Matthew had been looking around the quiet... Read Chapter

Life After The Storm: Chapter Seventy Eight - Last To Know

Submitted: November 04, 2013

  Sulking, she flopped on her bed. It had been a day since their trip to the cemetery. Mia had never been one to take rejection ... Read Chapter

Life After The Storm: Chapter Seventy Nine - Coming Home

Submitted: November 11, 2013

  Looking out the window as their plane took off, Mia could feel her stomach tie in to knots. We're going home, she thought turn... Read Chapter

Life After The Storm: Chapter Eighty - The Wedding

Submitted: November 18, 2013

  ~Heart beats fast, colors and promises, how to be brave, how can I love, when I'm afraid To fall, but watching you stand alone... Read Chapter

Epilogue

Submitted: November 25, 2013

  (Three years later...) Walking through the large corridor, he felt lost once again. Each time he came, he would come acros... Read Chapter

Just To Say Thank You!

Submitted: December 03, 2013

To my fantastical friends and awesome readers! I hope you all didn't think I would end IOT without saying thank you, after all we've ... Read Chapter

Short Story One: The Making of New Traditions

Submitted: December 25, 2013

Short Story One: The Making of New Traditions (Five months after leaving London, England) “So, how's the new house? Come on, de... Read Chapter

Short Story Two: One Autumn Night

Submitted: January 01, 2014

Short Story Two: One Autumn Night (Five months after Baby Rossi is born) Unlocking the door, he opened it to enter the house. Fin... Read Chapter