Something Worth Fighting For - Novel

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

Natalia is in her last year of high school. Everything in her life is going according to her plan. Her friends are alongside her, she's working hard for her grades, and there is just the right amount of drama in her life. If she has it her way she’ll even get the guy she wants to go with to the prom. She just doesn't expect one person to throw her entire life off course.

Dallas comes home to London, for a second chance. After three years of studying in Calgary on a soccer scholarship, and having at one point lost his love for the game; Dallas is willing to do whatever it takes to make it on to Toronto FC. With his love for the game renewed, he knows this time it's all or nothing. Little does he know who he will be dealing with…

It’s not long before Natalia and Dallas notice the magnetic pull between them; each of them trying to fight it. Together they learn that life can’t be planned to the detail, and that love can’t be explained. The only question that remains: is it worth fighting for?

Table of Contents

Chapter One - The Great Disappointment

Natalia is in her last year of high school. Everything in her life is going according to her plan. Her friends are alongside her, she's working hard for her grades, and there is just the right amount of drama in her life. If she has it her way she’ll even get the guy she wants to go with to the prom. She just doesn't expect one person to throw her entire life off course.

Dallas comes home to London, for a second chance. After three years of studying in Calgary on a soccer scholarship, and having at one point lost his love for the game; Dallas is willing to do whatever it takes to make it on to Toronto FC. With his love for the game renewed, he knows this time it's all or nothing. Little does he know who he will be dealing with…

It’s not long before Natalia and Dallas notice the magnetic pull between them; each of them trying to fight it. Together they learn that life can’t be planned to the detail, and that love can’t be explained. The only question that remains: is it worth fighting for? Read Chapter

Chapter Two - Trips & Rugs, Kiss & Run

Natalia went through the next week ignoring Dallas, snubbing him at every turn. “Good morning Natalia!” Dallas would say to her. “I... Read Chapter

Chapter Three - Not Completely Untouchable

  Natalia managed to keep away from Dallas for almost all of two weeks. Every morning she would be out before he could catch her... Read Chapter

Chapter Four - The Goodbye Kiss

  It was the first Wednesday of November; Natalia had gotten up early as usual. She went down for breakfast only to be stunned. ... Read Chapter

Chapter Five - Mid-Winter Night's Dream

  With December came the euphoria of the winter semi-formal. This year it had been titled ‘A Mid-Winter Night's Dream’, in r... Read Chapter

Chapter Six - Raine Day Parade

  By the middle of the week, Natalia was seriously considering giving in to Dallas. There was no way that Raine Adams was ever g... Read Chapter

Chapter Seven - Love Is Pain...

  “Natalia! Did you figure out what you’re going to wear tomorrow?” Clara asked. Natalia was in the library working on her... Read Chapter

Chapter Eight - ...Humiliation Is Worse

  Dallas was waiting outside the school for Natalia. Having parked his car in the school parking lot, he had decided to wait for... Read Chapter

Chapter Nine - Snow Flakes

  Winter break started the day after Dallas had confronted Raine. Natalia hadn’t even bothered to go to the semi-formal. At le... Read Chapter

Chapter Ten - Mollie Who?

  Dallas sat on the couch, drinking his hot chocolate. By the time he had come in from shovelling snow, Natalia had gone upstair... Read Chapter

Chapter Eleven: Denial

  With one week left in vacation, Dallas had not seen a trace of Natalia. He sat in the television area. Where has she been? He ... Read Chapter

Chapter Twelve: The Return

  January was not Natalia’s favourite month. The reason behind this was that exams were to start soon. Natalia sat at the dini... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirteen: Changes

  During the second week back at school, Natalia found the work was starting to pile up. Exams were just around the corner. One ... Read Chapter

Chapter Fourteen: The Boy Does Something

  There was exactly one week before exams. Natalia had spent time reparing her friendship with Clara and Dawn, the two of them h... Read Chapter

Chapter Fifteen: A Toast To Friendship?

  Natalia had been studying with Marissa for only three days, and she could see that the girl needed no hel... Read Chapter

Chapter Sixteen: The Decision

  When March came rolling around, the players at the training camp had been whittled to twenty. Dallas was thrilled that he had ... Read Chapter

Chapter Seventeen: Toungue Tied

  The week before March break went by fast. Before Natalia knew it, it was already Friday...the day before the break. The euphor... Read Chapter

Chapter Eighteen: Something Kinda Screwed

  After school, Natalia walked to her locker. She was so deep in thought that she failed to notice who was standing there. “So... Read Chapter

Chapter Nineteen: Issues

  Dallas walked aimlessly to a chair. There was no point in staying at the party now. Natalia had left, and so had Derek. &n... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty: Memory Of You

  March break had been going slowly. Slower than Natalia had expected. She had been at her cousin, Matthew's, house for four day... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty One: Now Or Never

  Natalia returned home right when April started. Her March break had been far from relaxing. Although the weather had cooperate... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty Two: This Heart Is Missing You...

  It had been a long week for Natalia. She hadn't seen Dallas very much. Even though they had just started to go out... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty Three: Big Brother's Watching

  Dallas was the first to wake up. He awoke to find Natalia's brown hair strewn across his pillow. He could smell the flowery fr... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty Four: Till The Light Fades

  Derek didn't have to worry about Natalia wandering into Dallas's room at night. The week Natalia's parents returned, everythin... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty Five: Never Leave You

  Dallas was pacing the hall while Derek sat in a chair. They were waiting for the doctor to finish talking to Natalia's parents... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty Six: Crash And Burn

  Dallas was sitting in Natalia's hospital room. She only had one more day left.   One her side table there were a ... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty Seven: I'll Stand By You

  When Natalia had finally been allowed to leave the hospital, Dallas had made sure she returned to a decorated room. He and... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty Eight: Chasing Pavement

  Natalia had a hard time forgetting Western. Try as she might, nothing was helping. She would go to school only to hear who had... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty Nine: Offical

  Dallas sat on the couch, sipping his tea. He was in the living room, sitting across from Derek. The two of them had been discu... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty: Fair Weather Boyfriend

  The euphoria of getting into a university kept Natalia going through another round of assignments her teachers had given her. ... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty One: The X Factor

  It was the last day of April. Natalia found herself in the library working on a computer engineering assignment with Taylor. T... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty Two - La Tour De York

  The week Natalia was due to visit York, came with a few obstacles. One obstacle in particular. “Mom! Can't you take me t... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty Three- About A Boy

  Natalia had spent the week looking for the perfect gift. Dallas's birthday was the next day and luckily she had found him some... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty Four: Stay Close To Me

  Natalia sat in the library reading the newspaper. She was trying to ignore the excited babbling of the group in front of her. ... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty Five: Three Words

  If Natalia had thought life was going to be quiet for a little while, now that prom had passed. She was dead wrong. Things nev... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty Six: Watch Her Go

  Dallas had not been enjoying the week. It seemed that every time he turned he was facing Mollie. She had tracked Natalia down ... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty Seven: The Beautiful Life

  The weekend had finally arrived. Dallas had come home from practice looking as though he went to some university preparatory s... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty Eight: She

  Lunch had been uneventful so far. Natalia was sitting at the table with her friends, bored out of her mind. For once she wasn'... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty Nine: Forever Is Over

  Dallas came home late. The house was dark and quiet. After the day he had had, he was looking forward to some time with Natali... Read Chapter

Chapter Forty: Calling The Shots

  Practice did not go well. Dallas was too distracted to be thinking clearly. He didn't know how he got through the motions ... Read Chapter

Chapter Forty One: Fight For This Love

  Dallas entered the house. He saw Natalia's shoes in the rack. She's home, he thought tensely. He kept himself from going t... Read Chapter

Chapter Forty Two: Denying Everything We Were

  Dallas, true to his word, had left Natalia alone. He had come home the next night, only to find the necklace he had given her,... Read Chapter

Chapter Forty Three: The Avoidance Theory

  Natalia ran in to the house. Dashing up the stairs to see if Derek had been telling her the truth or just trying to get a rise... Read Chapter

Chapter Forty Four: Losing Control

  Natalia sat in class, staring blankly at the black board. She had no idea what the class had been about. All she had been doin... Read Chapter

Chapter Forty Five: Rain On Me

  “Derek! I'm going for a walk!” Natalia called in to the basement. She needed a chance to stretch her legs, having been hol... Read Chapter

Chapter Forty Six: The Graduation

  Natalia had been happy to study in the library in silence. The quiet was a welcome change from the twenty questions game Dawn ... Read Chapter

Chapter Forty Seven: A Broken Heart Will Travel

  For the first half of July, Natalia had spent her summer either at home or at the lake. She hadn't accomplished very much.... Read Chapter

Chapter Forty Eight: Ghosts And Stuff

  With September came a whole lot of changes. Natalia would be going to York. The only problem was where she would be staying. ... Read Chapter

Chapter Forty Nine: What About Now?

  The weekend had given him a lot of time to think. Dallas sat on a chair in his balcony looking out over the gazebos and small ... Read Chapter

Chapter Fifty: The Promise

  The week before her birthday. Natalia spent time hanging out with Taylor and Matthew. The two boys had become fast friends. Th... Read Chapter

Chapter Fifty One: My Heaven's With You

  The room filled with the morning light. A glow had spread around the entire room. The curtains did little to block the morning... Read Chapter

Chapter Fifty Two: The Loving Kind

  Dallas had gotten off practice early. They would be playing a game on Tuesday, so the coach had decided to give them an early ... Read Chapter

Chapter Fifty Three: Somebody To Love

  The sudden change in her mood, hadn't gone unnoticed by her friends. Taylor had begun to notice how happy Natalia was. Of ... Read Chapter

Chapter Fifty Four: Never Had A Dream Come True

  (Three Years Later) He stood, patiently waiting. His shirt cuffs were slightly itchy. The black suit he was wearing wasn't... Read Chapter