One More Day

Jaci Cook has been threatened to be kicked off the girls basketball team because of her lack of credits in the music category. The only way to stay on the team is to join choir for a semester. With Basketball and when a certain boyband comes to town, Will her burning Lungs be able to endure to the end?


4. Basketball Blunder

I waited on the sidelines for my turn to play. With every breath I took my heart went beating faster. I had to pee badly and my stomach was across the court. I kept repeating to myself Win this thing but I just could not get an opening to play. Looking directly across from me I could see the cutest boys in the school checking out the players on the court, making me envious of them. Why won't they just let me play? then I realized it was the coach that wouldn't let me play. I jumped to my feet while holding my bladder and walked over to the coach

"When do I get to play?" I joked

She frowned "Not today, Jaci."

I left her with a soft "Thanks anyway." and ran to the bathroom. as I walked out I was stopped by Ellie shaking her phone in my face with enthusiasm.

"Look at this!" she shrieked

It was a text from her sophomore crush, Jake Catchadorian reading:

Hey, I was wondering if you knew what time lunch starts on B days.


"I read it" I laughed "That's great Ellie."

"Did you read it all?" she said holding her phone up to my face so close I could hardly see it.

"Well I think it starts at 12:10 but I'm not sure."

"Since we have the same lunch time, Ellie, I was wondering if you wanted to go out somewhere."

"Umm I think I can."

"Ellie you are so weird."

"What?" she gasped

"Um I think I can?"  I mocked.

"Hey, I didn't want to be all like 'Why didn't you ask me sooner I have been waiting since 10th grade"

I laughed before replying "That's great." and walked back into the gym to watch my team play. Turns out, I was too late. The game had already ended and the coach looked furious.

"Jaci! we took pictures! where were you?" She screamed

I stuttered "I was just out in the hall-"

"NO excuses." she hissed "Go help Harry clean up the bleachers"

I softly replied "Okay" before I heard her whisper under her breath "Its the least you could do."


I walked over to pick garbage and tripped to the ground bruising my ribcage. Shakily I got up to see harry standing in front of my giving me a hand up "Are you okay?"

"I think ill be okay." I coughed. Standing up, I dusted myself off and continued to pick up garbage like nothing happened. Finally when we were done I was greeted by a student rolling around a garbage can.

"Umm Louis? what are you doing here?" I laughed looking at his custodian outfit.

"I may have broken a mirror or three."

"Three mirrors?" I laughed

"Hey" He snapped "It was an accident.

"Loser" I chuckled and walked out to my car, throwing my back in the back seat and buckling my seatbelt to drive home. When it started to rain, I got worried and turned on my window wipers to find a soggy note caught under it. From what I could read, it said

"Meet me in the parking lot of school tonight at 12, I have an idea that-" and it fluttered away in the rain. Curiously I repeated those words over and over in my head until I called Ellie.

"What's up" she said answering her phone with a mouth full of food.

"Hey what are you doing tonight?" I asked

"Well..." she trailed off "I may have made plans with Jake."

"Its okay" I replied before saying goodbye and hanging up the phone

I guess I'm going to find out what that note means by myself.

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