Surprise at the Soccer Fields

Alexis is a soccer player who loves One Direction. Who is the new coach everyone is talking about? What happens when she becomes the new coach's assistant? Will there be romance?

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2. The New Coach

Niall Horan! It was Niall Horan! I was a huge directioner and Niall's my favorite! I knew that he was visiting family in England or wherever, I just didn't realize that it was him! Then I realized I was still choking on my Gatorade. Oops.

"Are you okay, Lexi?" my mom asked with a concerned look on her face.
"Oh yeah, I'm fine. Just the wrong pipe," I explained. Then I spotted Nick's water bottle on the bleachers next to my dad. Perfect. "Can I go take this I Nick?" I asked.
"Sure," my dad said. I quickly got up and made my way around the field. As I was turning the corner around the field, Niall spotted me and waved to me. What a nice guy. I waved back, and I set the bottle down on the bench. "Hi, I'm Niall, the assistant coach," he said on his beautiful accent.

"Hey," I said. "This is my brother Nick's. I was just bringing it to him," I said, trying not to totally freak out.

"Ah, yeah, Nick's a machine," he said, chuckling lightly.

"Yeah he is," I agreed with him. "He's got the leg of a bear and is as tall as a giraffe, and he scares the smallest kids on the field. But he'd never hurt anyone," I said.

"That's how I was too. Until I suddenly became the shortest on the team," he joked. I laughed too.
"Do you want to sit down?" he asked, gesturing to the bench. I sat down next to him. "Do you play?" he asked, looking at my socks and my team t-shirt.

"Yeah, we just got done with practice," I said.

"Okay, cool," he said, appearing to think. "Listen, so the head coach is going on vacation for like 3 weeks, and he's kind of leavin me in charge of the team, and I can't do it by myself. Would you like to be my assistant coach? The assistant coach's assistant," he asked. Um, YES! I wanted to yell. But that would weird him out. But seriously, it's Niall Horan! My idol! I'm even pretty sure he doesn't even know that I'm a fan!

"Sure!" I said enthusiastically. Just then Nick scored a goal.

"Man, that kid's got skill," Niall said incredulously. "So you'll really be my assistant coach?" he asked.

"Of course," I said. "And he'll be excited to know thy he thinks one of his coaches thinks he's really good," I joked. "Even though Liam's his favorite in the band," I added, giggling. Niall laughed for about 2 minutes straight.

"So you know who I am," he said, laughing more.

"Well, of course I know who my idol is," I said quietly, while trying to hide my blush. He stopped laughing at once.

"Really?" he asked in a serious tone.

"Yeah. You're awesome," I said with a smile on my face.

"Thanks. That really means a lot," he said, giving me a quick hug.

"You're welcome," I said. After that we finished watching the game. Nick scored 2 more goals, and they one 8-0. As we were loading the car up, I felt a tap on my shoulder. I turned around to see Niall's beautiful eyes. "Hey," I said.

"Hi," he said back. "What's up?" he asked.

"Just packing the car up. Nothing much. So where are you staying?" I asked.

"I'm staying with the family that Greg stayed with last summer when he was a foreign exchange student. Well actually, I'm staying in their house. The Sullivans."

"Wait, do they live on Johnson Street?" I asked.

"Yes," he said slowly," near the end."

I jumped up. "Hey, new neighbor!" I said. "We live right across the street! I remember meeting Greg!" I said.

"That's great!" he said. "We should hang out! And I'll be all alone, Since Andrew and Scarlet will be traveling, and Josh and Avery are at college already. But thy said I could bring some friends. My friends being Liam, Louis, Zayn. And Harry," he said. I froze. One Direction were going to be living across the street from me for the entire summer! I couldn't wait!


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