Diving for Survival

Maddy Hopson is a British swimmer training for the 2012 London Olympics. She meets Tom Daley and they fall in love. When Tom goes away to training camp their relationship is put to the test when his ex shows up! Tom is Diving for Survival but will they survive?

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1. Prologue

I jumped into the pool and begin doing the laps, I knew I had to work hard. I knew I had to put all my free time into it. There wasn’t enough seconds, minutes or even hours in a day. There wasn’t enough days in a week. There wasn’t enough weeks in a month. I knew I had to do this, I had to do this for my family. Well, what I had left of it. Everything lately had fallen apart lately. All I really needed was someone, someone to pull and fix it back together.   Training and going to school was hard, but I had to do it, it was my last year in school, and I couldn’t wait to finish it, and go to college. To focus on my swimming course. Where I could swim and train all day. That’s all I’ve ever wanted, ever since I was a kid. I used to tell my Mum that, everyday when I was a child, I still would. That would be if my family hasn’t of jetted off, moved away, without me. Without knowing a single word. How would you feel? Waking up in the morning, walking into your sisters room, walking into your parents room, just to find out they had gone. All I had was my grandmother, since the age of 14 she’s brought me up. My grandmother lives on the other side of Plymouth, so now, at the age of 18, I moved into my parents house. It didn’t feel like theirs any more anyway, it was… mine.   ‘Maddy, Maddy’ I felt my friend Ailis who was my swimming partner whisper my name, desperate to get my attention, she even began kicking me slightly in the water.   ‘What?’ I asked, bringing my head up from beneath the water.   ‘Don’t look now.. but.. Tom Daley has been checking you out for the past ten minutes…’ She told me. I felt myself turn a shade of red as she walked away from the water, as I turned around to be met by the cutest smile ever, and deep brown eyes that I could get lost in.   So let me tell you about my journey, a journey of love, finding yourself, living your dreams, being faced with your past, and competing in the London 2012 Olympic Games. The biggest moment of my life.
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