16. Chapter 15
I'm nervous,it's game day. Allison puts my hair into a high ponytail. "We can do this." She whispers to me. I nod. The band and Scott are at the setup. My team and I line up,and walk out,two fingers to our forehead. We salute when Scott finishes his first lines. (A/N: the song that they play,if you don't know is We wear our hearts upon our sleeve.) We begin playing. Three minutes into the game,my team is winning,but not for long. I pass the ball to Quinn,who passes it to Sofie. She takes it to me,and I kick it into the goal. The crowd roars. The ball is thrown back into the field. Other team makes a goal,and another one. It's a tie. Just in time,too. You'll see why. The ball is thrown back onto the field and my team passes it to me. I kick it into the goal,right as Scott Mills announces it. The crowd roars. Melissa walks up to me. "They think it's all over." She says as Scott does. The whistle blows. "It is now." I say. She glares at me,mouth open wide. My team picks me up. "MVP! MVP!" The chant. I smile. "We wear our hearts upon our sleeves." 5SOS finishes and they run out to us. So does Dad and Karen and all the girls' parents. "We did it!" I yell. "We did it! We did it!" The girls put me down and I hug the guys and my dad and step mom. "I'm so proud of you and the guys." Karen says. I laugh. Ashton hugs me. "I knew you'd do it." I kiss him. "You did great,too." I tell him. I look at my nails. "I didn't break a nail!" I say. We all laugh. "We wear the same shirts as our fathers! And our hearts upon our sleeves!" We all chant.
Dad takes my team,the band,and even Scott out to pizza. "Thanks guys,for helping me." I tell the team. "Hey,no problem." Allison says. I turn to the band and Scott Mills. "Thanks for believing in me and the team. And for performing." I say. "These guys are going places." Scott says. I nod. "Yeah,they are." I hug Ash. We eat our pizza and the gym teacher walks in. "Oh,Emily. You did great." He says. "Thanks,Coach Daly." I reply. "You know,your team could be the team for this year." He tells me. "That's for the seniors!" I say. "I'll let you juniors do it,and maybe you'll be the team next year." "That'd be fantastic! Thanks,Coach!"
"I can't believe it." Allison says. "We're not even a bit of sporty and yet,we are juniors,and apart of the football team." I smile. "I'll need some nail glue." Allison laughs. I giggle. "Did you see that the guys uploaded the song from today?" Allison asks. I nod. I twist the swing around,then sit on it right. "They did good." I say and she nods. Michael comes out with the other guys. "Hey,rockstars." Allison says,kissing Michael. "Hi." Luke says. "I'm glad I moved here." I tell them,smiling.