2012. One exchange student. One soon-to-be-band. Two teens. Two hearts. One smile. One love. A.I.


12. Eleven.





Chapter Eleven:


It's All About The Game



(Tuesday Afternoon and Wednesday)


I rolled my eyes at Damien’s actions on the field, and turned to find Alex. It was already six forty-five pm, and we were still stuck at school because Rugby practice lasted a little longer today, due to the fact that they were going to be playing a game tomorrow, against our rival school, the one where Ashton went to. I let out a breath and changed the positions of my legs, though I had to be careful because I didn’t want to get them full of mud.



“Cat, right?” A guy sat down next to me. I stared at him and nodded. “I’m Sebastian, but people call me Seb.” I shrugged and stared back at the field. “I play Rugby you know.” I stared at him and then back at the field. I have no idea who this guy is or why he is even talking to me. “Did the actual cat got your tongue?” He chuckled.


“Look mate,” I gave him a sarcastic smile. “I don’t care what’s your name or who the hell you are. Can’t you tell that I am one, not in the mood to deal with you, and two, not interesting at all in what you do or whatever, so if I haven’t make it clear, I’ll tell you what I want you to do.” I got up and narrowed my eyes at him. “Get lost.”


“Come on Cat don’t be like that.” Seb spoke as he stood up.


“You heard her Seb.” Alex spat as he placed his arm protectively around my shoulder.


“Don’t be a dipstick.” Damien appeared with a displeased look. “You have done enough damage in this field.”


“Are you afraid of me Cat?” Seb mocked and I rolled my eyes. “Don’t roll your pretty eyes darling, they might get stuck.”


“Maybe that way I will be free of seeing your stupid face.” I spat standing my guard. “I really think you should leave.”


“What happens if I don’t?” Seb teased.


“I won’t be responsible for the fact that you won’t be able to have idiots as kids.” I took a step forward and Seb took a step back. “Out of my sight. Just because I am a girl, doesn’t mean that I can’t fight or that I will ever back out of one.”


“Don’t worry,” Seb chuckled. “You’ll fall for me.”


“When you’re on the ground trying to cover your pretty face from all the punches I’ll be throwing at you.” I exploded.


“Let him be.” Damien placed a hand on my shoulder. “Let’s go, James is already here.”



I gave Seb one last dirty look before I turned around, picked up my bags and made my way towards the car that was waiting for us. I was fuming, the nerve of that guy to just flirt with me when I have no idea who he is or him knowing who I am. I get that guys do that all the time at school (to me or to other girls) but I at least know that most of them are joking (or not), but I also know that Alex and Damien don’t hate their gut, so that must mean something.



“Why do you look like you want to murder someone?” James commented as we all settled inside the car. “What happened?”


“Sebastian.” Alex spat and James let out a small growl. “He didn’t touch you right Cat?”


“No,” I replied. “He simply sat next to me and started talking to me, as if I care who the hell he is and what he plays.” I added rolling my eyes. “Quick question.”


“Ask away.” Alex spoke.


“What does dipstick means?”


“A loser or an idiot.” Damien replied. “Aussie slang.”



I nodded and turned to stare at the scenery.






I rested my hands on my knees as I tried to regain my breath, Mr Parker was giving orders to the team, we were on the last quarter, and even when we were winning by twenty points, we still weren’t going to back down. I could hear our cheerleader’s root for us as well as half the school that was here on the court. I turned to the bleachers and saw Ashton; he wasn’t shouting like everyone else, even though we were playing against his school, he was sitting next to Damien and Alex, whom could not stop shouting for me… awkward…



“Estrada.” Mr Parker snapped me out of my trance. “I need you to shoot outside.”


“Three pointer?” I questioned and he shook his head. “Okay, if I get the ball I’ll shoot.”


“Come on guys, I know that we are winning, but we have to show them that we are the best.” Mr Parker spoke. “If we win with a big difference, there is a big chance that there is no way that they are going to eliminate us.”


“Let’s do this gals!” I winked. “We have to prove everyone that we are amazing.”


“Or you just want to make sure that your boy sees how awesome you are.” Maiden teased and I rolled my eyes.



We did our own cheer and ran back to the court. I wasn’t trying to impress Ashton as Maiden said, to be sincere, I couldn’t care less if Ashton thought I was good or not. Lies, I do care but let’s say that I don’t. I positioned myself to defend and the ball was on play. We had ten minutes, which can easily help us win with more than forty points.


I turned to look at Jo and she nodded at me, she already knew what play I had in mind. We were going to let the other team shoot, put they were only going to be able to shoot from outside the three pointer line, and when they missed, if they ever did, we would sprint to the other side and shoot. We had practiced that almost all week so that we could do the play without failing it.


I took in a deep breath and did my job to keep the ball outside of our area, there was no way that I was going to let them get closer to our score, the other team was not going to win.



“Steal the ball French!” I heard Mr Parker shout. “Steal the ball!”



I saw how Annie (French) stole the ball and I sprinted to the other side of the court, the pass was already flying for me, and I grabbed the ball right before the middle line and made the run of my life. I was going to score an awesome point. I was entering on a triple when I was tackled to the ground.



“Ugh!” I exclaimed as I landed on my back with someone on top of me. “We are playing basket not rugby.” I added pushing the person off me.


“You okay?” Maiden questioned as she helped me up. “You scored.”


“Awesome!” I winked. “And yeah, don’t worry about me, I’ve got a double shot right?”


“Yeah, let’s secure them.” She added patting my back.



I positioned myself and turned to see Ashton mouthing me, “You’re awesome”.


I think I just died. 



I'm sorry again for taking so long in updating I just haven't had inspiration and I have to keep up my grades in Uni. I do hope that you like the chapter :) Thanks everyone for reading. You guys are awesome.

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