The UnderDogs

This story follows two girls in there sophomore year of college and deal with being on the soccer team.
Elizabeth, a quiet, foreign student, struggles to come to America and be accepted in the social status of everyone around her. she also struggles with over coming her terrible past. Will she be able to over come all odds?

Izzy, a girl who is just able to play again after her terrible injury that happened freshman year, is ready to start fresh but when she meets Elizabeth everything changes. Will Izzy be able to play for the soccer team? Or will the terrible accident stop her?

* you must read to find out*

This is a story me and my friend are writing together.


14. 14. Izabella's P.O.V

Izabella's P.O.V

I'm waiting for my coach to take me to my doctor's appointment and it's been about two weeks since David has started his little Physical therapy sessions with me and have been putting me through a lot of pain. But I am getting my mobility back and I feel like I could run a marathon. It's weird how such little things and gestures that someone can make to make a big difference in some else's life and I am truly thankful for him.

After waiting for an hour my coach finally pulls up and I hobble into the car and we pull off and make our way to the hospital.

"Thanks for the ride Coach I don't know how I would have been able to get to the appointment without your help." I tell him

"You're welcome I'm assuming Elizabeth still isn't talking to you?" he asks

Coach knows about mine and Elizabeth's situation because since my injury last year I and coach have gotten closer so I told him everything, even about the whole misunderstanding about the kiss that David gave me, and her walking out.

"Yeah she won't even look at me or give me a chance to explain, she always either leaves earlier than I do or she doesn't wake up when I'm up. I don't know what to do anymore coach." I sigh

"Just give her time I'm sure you guys will work it out." he says

"If you say so Coach." I say and with that the rest of the car ride is silent the whole way there.

At the hospital we are waiting to be called back to be seen by Dr. Lewis.

"Izabella Costa." A nurse says my coach and I stand up and walk to the door that she is holding open.

They do their usual thing and check my weight, height, temperature, and blood pressure which is all good. After all that is done and out of the way she leads me into an empty room and we sit and wait for Dr. Lewis.

It doesn't take long for him to come into the room he asks me a bunch of random questions and tells me I need to get an x-ray done. So I get wheeled all the way to the X-ray room and get pictures of my knee taken and get wheeled back to the room to wait for the pictures to come back.

Everything was happening to quickly through my appointment. Now all we have to do is wait for my X-ray results to come back to see if I still need the crutches. And the results are taking for ever to come back it's already been 10 minutes. Finally they come in.

"Well it looks like it is healing perfectly fine now." Dr. Lewis begins "Now let's see how you do without crutches why don't you get up and walk to the door and back for me." I slowly get up and do as he says and make my way there and back with ease. He begins to write a bunch of things down while I sit there and wait for him to speak.

"Okay Izabella you don't need crutches anymore from what I can see but I will give you pain killers just in case your knee starts to bother you." Dr. Lewis says "You still can't play soccer yet or do any physical activities yet because you may re-hurt your knee." he says we a serious tone. I nod my head to show I understand. He writes my prescription down for my pain killers and then we are soon out the door of the doctor's office.

I'm filled with joy and I can't wait to get back home to the dorm to tell Elizabeth... Wait she's mad at me and won't talk to me.

"Well this is good news! You will be back before district starts and you will be ready to play." Coach Reed exclaims and I can't help but smile to myself because soon I will be able to have a ball at my feet again.

I am back in my dorm laying on my bed texting David the good news.

Me: Guess what!

David: What?

Me: I don't need my crutches anymore!!! J

David: SEE! I knew you could do it.

Me: Yeah and it's all thanks to you.

David: I'm proud of you for not giving up.

I can't help but smile at this message because I am to over joy to care about anything right now that is until Elizabeth walks in with someone else.

"Oh, this is my roommate Izzy. Izzy this is Jane." Elizabeth says in a monotone. So that means clearly she is still upset with me.

"Hi Jane." I say rather softly she just gives me a brief nod. They sit on Elizabeth's bed and just talk I'm not really paying attention because it's like imp not even there anymore. I mean Elizabeth was my friend first but I don't understand why she is ignoring me and not even talking to me or giving me the time of day when she is here. I can't stand to be in this room anymore so I text David.

Me: Do you want to hang out before class??

David: Sure I'll pick you up soon.

David and I have gotten really close these past two weeks since he has been helping me get better with my knee so I can play again. I get up and change into shorts and a tank top since it's hot outside today and I don't want to be inside.

It only takes a few minutes for David to get here so I make my way to the elevator since I still can't use the stairs yet and make my way outside of the building and into David's car and head straight for his secret place. We finally get there and it's hard to move around with all these up and down paths.

When we finally get to the spot with the cherry blossom tree and every time I see it, it still takes my breath away.

We work on my physical therapy for awhile. He doesn't push me much but he does make me take of my brace for the first time today. And it hurts worst than when we first started but I'm no quieter I will keep fighting because my mom didn't raise me to be a quieter.

After a long excruciating hour we finally get to rest. And I am relived we are done for now until David speaks up.

"So what do you want to do Izadore?" He bends over laughing hard "Get it Izadore like Dumbledore." He is laughing so hard that he has tears in his eyes.

"I don't care Sunflower." I say with a smirk on my face. He catches his breath and looks me dead in the eyes. "What did you just call me?" he asks.

"I called you Sunflower." I laughed "Get it you’re named after a bunch of sunflower seeds!" I laugh so hard that I begin to cry and catch a cramp in my side, and I soon can't even breathe.

"Oh really" he says and picks me up bridal style and throws me into river. I began to panic and thrash around in the water I can't touch the ground and more importantly I can't swim and having my knee messed up the way it is, really isn't helping my situation it's only making it worse. I begin to panic more and I pull myself up above the water and I see David laughing because I assume he thinks I'm just messing around, I keep thrashing around and I scream really loud. David notices the fear that I have in my eyes and he jumps in the water and wraps his arm around me and pulls me to the side of the river and pulls me out of the water and makes me sit up and I cough all the water that I swallowed.

"Izzy I am so sorry I had no idea you couldn't swim." He exclaims. "Don't worry not many people know that I can't." I say in between breaths.

"How can I ever make it up to you?" he asks. "Just don't ever do it again Sunflower." I say with a smile on face. He laughs at the stupid nickname that I just gave him. "Hey Izzy can I tell you a secret?" he asks all of sudden. "Sure." I turn and face him expecting it to be something lame.

"Well I like...” He whispers the rest in my ear and I can't help but let out a squeal and giving him a kiss on the cheek.

I take a minute and look at the time and see that it is 12:22 "Shit class starts in 38 minutes and we are still soaking wet we need to leave now!" I exclaim, I put my brace back on and I take off hobbling to the car I may be able to walk but I still can't run yet.

David just laughs at me because I am walking funny when I am trying to walk fast.

"You look like a retarded duck." He says while laughing.

"I do not!" I huff "now come on or we are going to be late!" I say and make my way back to the car.

David isn't that far behind when we are walking back to the car. But it seems like he is taking forever to get back to the car, when I turn and look at him he is laughing still at me so I stop dead in my tracks and drop to the ground and scream his name.

"DAVID!!!!!" I scream and look up and he has pure panic and fear in his eyes and sprints right for me.

"Izzy what's wrong is it your knee? What happened?" he asks in a hurry.

"No, I just got tired can you carry me please." I ask while smiling shyly.

"Don't do that to me! You nearly gave me a heart attack." he says as he sighs and stands up brushes himself off, than he helps me up and puts me on his back, he carries me the rest of the way to the car.

*****10 minutes later*****

We make it back to my dorm With 28 minutes before we have to get to class so I go in and take a quick shower and change clothes.

While I wait for David to come back I decide I should do my math work, so I won't have to do it later.

Just as I finish my work David comes back and now we only have 7 minutes to get to class and it's across campus so we hurry and rush to the elevator and wait for it, but it's taking too long so I decided to rapidly push the button and it doesn't come any faster. Finally when it comes I quickly hobble in and we make our way downstairs, it feels like the elevator is taking for ever to reach to the 1st floor and we only stay on the 3rd floor. Finally the door opens and we make our way to his car.

It takes us a few minutes to get across campus with David speeding but we make it to the class room exactly at 12:59 with barley a minute to spare.

We make are way to our seats which happen to be right behind Elizabeth and Paul, I can already tell this is going to be a long lesson.

I'm trying to pay attention to the professor while he teaches but Paul and Elizabeth are talking back and forth and quite frankly it's annoying. I'm assuming Paul said something funny or cute because Elizabeth begins to giggle and turns a little pink so I'm assuming they are officially a couple.

I sigh and David notices I'm upset so he rights me a note.

David: What's wrong?

Me: Nothing just them

David: don't let them bother you

Me: it's hard when I like him >.<

David: I knew you liked him! :), but don't worry I'm sure they're not together.

Me: if you say so...

David: is the mighty Izadore questioning my knowledge?

I give a small low chuckle and reply back.

Me: never oh wise sunflower :)

He laughs but doesn't reply, so we turn our attention back to the lesson.

A few minutes later the most attractive boy walks into the room. He looked tall with dark brown hair that swooped to the left. He was light colored with chinky eyes and his face wrinkled up in a perfect way when he smiled.

I wanted to tap on Elizabeth's shoulder and talk to her about the god that just walked into the classroom.

"Damn." I said low on accident hoping no one heard that, I looked around to see if anyone has noticed. And no one even noticed and that's a good thing I can't have attention on me like that I don't do good with that.

I can't help but noticed him as he walked into the room and I can’t believe it man I wish Elizabeth was talking to me right now! I know for a fact we are thinking the same thing when we look at this guy.

"Alright Class this is Angel please make him feel welcomed, Take a seat next to James." says Professor Hicks.

Oh my god that’s right behind me and David! Man I wanna talk to Elizabeth so bad right now! Just so I can tell her how bad I want to scream just like I know she does to, oh my gosh he smells so good I can smell him from here. I can't take it anymore I have to tell someone about him. I quickly pull out my phone and text Kea.

Me: Girl, OMG!!! There is super cute new boy in my history class you have to see him.

Kea: No way! Let me see take a picture of him.

Me: I can't he is right behind me.

Me and Kea have become very close friends since she’s been helping me around campus we have allot in common and we instantly hit it off ever since then we have became best friends after that.

Kea: I don't care show me him not.

Me: *sigh* okay hang on.

I slowly got my camera set up made sure my hair was okay and adjusted myself to where you can see him, and as I was getting ready to take the picture when he lifted his head up and saw I was taking a picture of him I quickly put the phone down embarrassed when he whispered in my ear.

"Come on at least let me smile before you take the picture." he says and sits back in his chair, I pull my phone back out and smile and he puts on the most cutest smile I have ever seen before I take the picture I check to see if anyone notices and quickly snap the pic before they do, I turn around and give him a brief thanks and face back forward and pray for the class to end very soon so I can go and tell Kea what just happened.

The bell rang for class to end so we all packed our stuff up and left the room, I watched as Paul and Elizabeth parted ways and me and David waved buy to him as he left.

David and I trailed behind Elizabeth slowly and we talked low to where she couldn’t hear us.

"You guys still aren't talking?" David asked in a sorrow tone. I sighed and shook my head no and we just kept walking into my dorm area.


"Okay so we need to start planning your work out plan so you don’t lose any speed or skill that you have." David said, sometimes he seems more like a trainer or coach than a friend.

All of a sudden Elizabeth comes out of the really angry and when she leaves she slams the door hard. "What’s gotten into her?" David asked “I don't really know." I say.

"I think its time you talked to her, you guys haven’t talked since the accident, you guys need to stop avoiding each other and start talking soon." David said a little annoyed

"Okay" is all I say to him and he gives a stern nod than continues my work out plan for me to get back.

"Okay first things first, we need to start running this week will just jog 4 miles every morning." he says

"EVERY MORNING!" I practically yell. "Yes now keep your voice down. Anyways than after that we will be sprinting from there on out." "Ugh!" I exclaim "And every night during practice since you can't participate in we will be doing weights every day." he says finally. "You're going to kill me." I sigh and all he does is just laughs at me.

Out of nowhere Elizabeth burst thru the door and she has dried blood on her shirt her eye us starting to bruise and she is sweating really hard. David and I looked at her in pure horror as she quickly made her way to our bathroom.

"I think I should leave call me when she gets out of the shower though I want to hear this." he says and before I get a word out he is out the door.

I patently wait till Elizabeth is out of the shower and once I hear the water has stopped running I quickly called David and told him to put himself on mute as soon as I set my phone down Elizabeth walked out of the bathroom.

"Hey, Elizabeth, what in the world happened to you?" I asked, clearly worried about her

"Why do you care?" she said very bitterly with a hint of sarcasm.

I'm taken back by her answer she was never the type to just start an argument she is the type to talk it out first. "Excuse me?" I asked

"You heard me, I damn well didn't stutter, Why. Do. You. Care. Oh, you don't really. You're just trying to get into business that you don't belong in" she said raising her voice more and more with each word she said

"Elizabeth what the heck is your problem, what in the world did I do to you?"

"What did you do to me? Are you seriously asking that? You know damn well what you did to me so don't try to act all innocent. You where so nice when we first met and then you turn around and stab me in the back? Excuse me if I don't want anything to do with you or anyone else because apparently friends are hard to come by in any country." she said with angry and a little bit of hurt in her tone.

"Elizabeth, come on seriously I have no idea what you're talking about!!! Talk to me!" I exclaimed I began to get irritated with her as she keeps yelling at me for no reason.

"I am talking to you Izzy! Open up your ears and listen to me!!!! The first time we went out and saw David and Paul at the restaurant before the accident!!!" I saw her cringe but continued “That’s when it all started Izzy!! You knew exactly how I felt about David but you still insisted on flirting with him!!" she yelled at me.

What does David have to do with this she is starting to make me mad with all of this nonsense.

"You're seriously confusing me girl! David? What about David? I wasn't flirting? We were just talking! We had a lot in common. Not like you should care about that though because you were the one flirting with Paul!!" I exclaimed starting to get very irritated with her.

"Paul? No, I wasn't flirting with Paul. We were talking while you and David made loving faces at each other."

"Are you jealous Elizabeth?" I suddenly asked coming down to the fact that she might like David.

"Of what!?!?! A bitch like you!! Of course not!!!" she said and I couldn't help but feel a little hurt by her outburst but I'm not going to let her get to me.

"Look here Elizabeth, I don't know who you think you are but you can't talk to me that way." I say because I sure as hell was not gonna let her talk to me like I am nothing she has no idea what I’ve been thru so she can't talk to me like that.

"Then how would you like me to talk to you hm? You're a back stabber Izzy!! Just leave me alone okay!?" she yelled now I am pissed off and I just want this conversation to end, but the scratches on her arms and her slightly bruised eye made me remember why we were talking.

"You still didn't tell me what happened to you today, the hell if you think I'm going to just let that one go!!"

"I fought crystal okay!?!?! I was already irritated and she was pushing my buttons as usual!! You weren't there though were you? No. So you wouldn't even know because you haven't been there!!!!" is she trying seriously trying to blame her fight on me! This is getting out of hand now.

"What? Are you blaming me? I haven’t been at practice because of the accident we got into remember??" I pointed to my injury. "Which you caused!!!!" I yelled at her, which I immediately regret because I know she didn’t cause the fight it was all an accident.

"Wow, you blame me for that, seriously? I wasn't even the one driving!!!!" she spat at me

"You were distracting me though, and it hurts too much to go to practice and watch everyone have a good time while I'm miserable here trying to get better!! Which David has been helping me with by the way?" I yelled at her getting very frustrated with this conversation.

"Oh okay, Just rub my nose in it. David David David!!!!! You and David!" she yelled at me with bitterness in her voice.

"Do you like David Elizabeth; is that what this is about?" I asked

"Of course Izzy!!! You know that already why do you sound so surprised!!!!!!?!??! I like David and I have ever since the plane ride. But do I talk to him anymore? No because you stole him!!!!!!" she looked surprised as I was yelling at her about David. “Ugh, IZZY I LIKE DAVID AND I WISH YOU WOULD HAVE BACKED OFF, It's too late now though isn't it, I'm sure he likes you too and I don’t even care anymore!!!!!!!!" She screamed at me

I stood there in shock not knowing what to say to her, I watched as she grabbed her phone and stormed out. I quickly picked up my phone and David Immediately started talking to me.

But I don't listen to him I'm to irritated to listen to any one I've been thinking of mine and Elizabeth's fight and I'm not going to show weakness I will not let anyone see me like this I refuse to let that happen.

I hang up on David and ignore all the calls he makes and the text messages he sends.

I now sit in my bed wide awake waiting for Elizabeth to come back to the dorm so we can finish our discussion.



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