Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 6
Running fingers through her hair, she looked out the main window and just watched the world go by.
Or more specifically their little town.
Blue hummed to himself as they made their way to the pizza place. She rarely visited by herself.
When she was with Becky and John, they preferred the diner across the street.
Becky had an absolute love for the different varieties of burgers the main chef seemed to have on the menu.
So far, whenever Becky thought she’d tried them all, a brand new one came onto the scene.
It always made her smile at the annoyance on her friend’s face.
There was a spare parking space around the back of the place.
She climbed out and Blue held his hand out as if for her to take, which she didn’t, instead, giving him a strange look.
“Not a date,” she said, reminding him.
He chuckled. “Of course. I was just testing you.”
“Yeah, of course.” She laughed. She moved a little closer to him.
Several people they passed cheered Blue, giving him a high-five and congratulating him on an amazing game.
She didn’t comment as they headed inside.
The guy behind the counter told Blue to sit and he’d bring over his regular. They found a free booth.
“Do you ever hate that?” she asked. “All of the attention?”
“Not really. I don’t mind it at all. It’s good for the guys. What I do hate is when they constantly congratulate me as if I alone run the whole team. I don’t.” He shrugged.
“I try to do right by the guys, but it’s not always easy.”
She reached out, putting a hand on his. “At least you try. That has to mean something.”
“It does. The guys know I won’t take all the credit, and I won’t.”
Now this was news to her. She’d seen and heard about how much the town loved him.
He couldn’t do anything wrong. She’d often wondered about the rest of the team, and now she knew her answer.
Their pizza was delivered in record time.
“Wow,” she said.
“Being the town’s hero does have its perks.” He winked at her. “Enjoy.”
She picked up a slice and took a bite, closing her eyes as the flavors of tomatoes and cheese exploded on her tongue.
It tasted so good.
“Maybe being popular isn’t such a bad thing,” she said.
“Is that a compliment I hear?”
“Not a big one. Don’t let it go to your head.” She couldn’t help but laugh.
“Nah, you see it’s started. You’re curious about me now. You want to learn more.”
“You do have a high opinion of yourself.”
“It’s the only way to be, baby.”
She enjoyed her slice, and in the time it took her to eat one, he was already starting his third.
She couldn’t help but smile at him and hated to admit it was a lot of fun hanging out with him.
Blue wasn’t just some dumb jock.
“What do you get chicks who love to learn?” Blue asked as Mitchell collapsed against his locker.
“This about Laylah again?”
“When is it not ever about her?” he asked.