Chapter 13 - Teaser
“Why didn’t you go to bed?” I ask. “Sitting on that couch, all night… surely didn’t help.”
He stays quiet while his eyes bore mine. I clearly hit the nail there. I might be out of place with this, but I just need to get it off my chest.
“I told you I wouldn’t take your bed,” I continue. “Why didn’t you go lay down?”
“Hey, I stayed on that couch willingly,” he says with a shrug, an almost too casual shrug.
“Because… I wanted to stay there…” He pauses, looking down. “…with you.”
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Chapter 12 - Teaser
On ESPN, they’re interviewing Ronaldo, the defeat is clear in his eyes.
“We tried… but we couldn’t create enough opportunities. I had no luck on either flank. Their pressing was superb, and left little room for me to do anything.”
“That’s you.” I nudge Lukasz on his side. “He means you!”
“It was a team effort…”
“Lukasz, you… you kept Ronaldo, THE Cristiano Ronaldo, from scoring.”
“He deserves all the hype he gets, by the way. He is absolutely brilliant. I’ve never had to work so hard to mark anyone ever before.”
“Yet you did. You completely owned him. You!”
“Alright, stop.” He smiles, taking the remote from me, and I could swear there’s a bit of a blush setting on his cheeks.
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Chapter 11 - Teaser
“Please…” I try pulling at Mats’ arms, but he hugs me even tighter, burying his face in my neck. “Mats, no.”
“Mats, stop.” When his voice comes from behind Mats, my breath catches in my throat.
“Not now, Lukasz.” There’s no lightness in Mats tone even though he slurs.
“She doesn’t want this, c’mon.” Lukasz tone is clipped, and I find myself relieved that I can’t see his face.
“What, do you know what she wants?!”
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Chapter 10 - Teaser
“Mats?” I sit up on my bed, surprised and relieved it’s him. I have not heard from him since I left him and he’s finally called me back. “Are you okay?”
“I’m so sorry…” are his first words.
“Mats…” I stop him immediately. The last think he needs to be doing right now is apologizing to me.
“I’m an idiot for shutting you out, Cee Cee. I mean it. I want you in my life. I need you. Any way you can give me, please. I’ll be fine with whatever… as long as I can have you in my life, Cee Cee, please,” he sounds desperate.
His voice cracks a couple times, and I’m not sure if it’s from the intensity of everything he’s saying right now, or the fact that he rushes through his words, without even taking a breath, or both. Whatever it is though, I know this is not about me. This is about the day he just had today. It’s been too much. He’s crumbling.
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Chapter 9 - Teaser
My legs are moving under me, without me even noticing, but they’re not nearly fast enough.
I stare down at my feet as I speed up.
I don’t even bother breathing, in an effort to catch up with him. As I do, I attempt to intercept the pass to him from Higuaín, but it grazes the tip of my boot.
I already know what’s coming but still I have to try something. I slide to block his shot, but it slips under my legs, and into the net.
They’ve equalized. They’ve gotten an away goal.
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Chapter 8 - Teaser
Instinctively, I dial Mats’ number at once. It rings twice, then goes into voicemail. I ring again, and it goes straight into voicemail.
Mats is still not only not answering my calls, but sending me straight to voicemail. He probably deletes my messages without even listening to them. With the phone cradled between my ear and shoulder going over his voicemail message, I finally notice the news running on my TV screen.
Transfer Hammer: Mario Götze to Bayern Munich!
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Chapter 7 - Teaser
I didn’t think, couldn’t really imagine, what taking care of her would do to me.
I just wanted more.
When I touched her, I wanted to hold her.
When she leaned on to me, I wanted to carry her in my arms.
When she held on to my hand, I wanted to kiss her.
Every single time, I wanted more.
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Chapter 6 - Teaser
“Lukasz, no.” I’m off the table, reaching for his hand, peeling the cell phone from his ear, tears now freely falling down my face.
He eyes me warily as he presses the end call button. “Cecilia, what’s going on?”
“He doesn’t know I’m here.”
“Why not?” His eyebrows furrow, puzzled by my statement.
“I… I took the job in Munich. We broke up.” My voice is barely a whisper under Lukasz’s stare. His eyes search mine, finally connecting the dots of what went on tonight.
Silence surrounds us for a couple seconds until his cell phone starts ringing and we both look at the screen.
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Chapter 5 Teaser
“Football is my life, my main priority,” he says. “That’s the only thing I’m focused on right now.” You can see it in his eyes, how dead serious he is. “She’s great. She doesn’t get in the way of football, which is what I need.”
I don’t get in the way.
What does he even mean by that?
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Chapter 4. Teaser
He starts pacing, back and forth, in front of me. I can feel his anger getting the best of him. I don’t know why I even brought it up.
“Don’t get angry, please, just try to understand.”
He turns to me and just one look in his eyes and I know I won’t like what will come out of…