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Elizabeth Shaw

I acted like nothing happened, like I would succeed in erasing every ounce of thought I had of him from my mind. I tried to move forward with my life but it wasn’t that simple.

Every time I tried focusing my attention on something else, images of hands tracing hair and lips hovering lips distorted my mind. Not to mention the sound of his moan during our make out session last night.

I didn’t see him in class until but I was told there would be a game that evening . Two years ago, I loved watching him play…but then I remembered what he meant by spotlight, all those were part of him trying to be in the spotlight.  He couldn’t share that with anyone, not with me.

Some minutes later, I was in front of my locker, throwing my stuff in.

“Elizabeth ?”

I turned and was surprised to see Emily . She looked really sober. Rose wasn’t anywhere around her.

I rolled my eyes and continued what I was doing.

“Look, you have every right to hate me,” she stated. “What I did is unforgivable.”

That made me stop and then turned around again.

“I was jealous of what you had with Vance , but truly, he loved you. I don’t know why he did what he did to you

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. But when he dumped me, he said he could never be with me because the whole dumping you was a façade. He told me he loved you two years ago and, I don’t think he stopped. You two can work things out, because I know you never got over him. I’m sorry for everything.”

She turned and was leaving.

“Emily ?”

She stopped and turned around.

I smiled and went to hug her. “Thank you. That means a lot to me.”

“Would you keep hugging or would you let us go watch the game?” Rose shouted at us.

Emily  and I wiped our tears, as we both got emotional.

“Sure, but go on with me,” I replied. “I have to get Camille.”

“Great, we’ll save two seats for you both,” Emily  said and left.

I felt better and while my two friends left, Matt appeared. He walked close to me.

“Hey, Matt.”

He smiled. “I was on my way to your house last night to see if you got home in one piece. Guess who I found on my way?”

My stomach did a double flip. “Vance ?”

He smiled. “Yes. He seemed really sad and drunk. He was just standing right there, looking at your  house. I think you two need to talk. Just do whatever makes you happy, we will always be friends.”

I smiled and straightened up to kiss him on both cheeks.  “Thank you, Matt. You are a wonderful person.”

**

Vance  Gaines

Everyone was cheering me as the game started, just as usual. The last time we had played for the national cup in the campus was two years ago, I could remember where Elizabeth  had sat, with her friends. This time, I could see Rose and Emily , but I couldn’t see her.  I felt like something was missing, it made me feel empty.

The count was still a draw. Now, we were having a break and the coach was talking to us.

“So, I need you to get in the game, guys,” the coach went on. “We have about an hour left. I need you to play this game like your life depends on it….Gaines, are you listening to me?”

“Yes, coach.”

“Are you alright, son?”

“Yes, coach.”

“Great!” he blew the whistle and we dispersed.

As we played, Jillian and I collided and we fell on top each other.

“I know what you did to Andy,” he said into my ears. “Not so cool, brother. Wait till the rest hears of this, you are definitely leaving that spot for me. You should not choose just a girl over any of your team members. You’re going down, Gaines.”

When he said that, something shifted in me and for the first time, I felt like I was finally seeing clearly.

“She’s not just any girl,” I blurted as I rose to my feet.

He stopped and turned to me. “What did you say?”

“Elizabeth  is not just any girl,” I repeated. This time, everyone was looking at us.

“What the hell is going on, guys?” the coach shouted at us but I ignored him.

“She’s the only girl I love,” I continued. “And I would choose her over a thousand of you….so if you want my spot, take it. ”

With this, I removed my helmet and my captain badge and handed to him.

“Gaines, come back here,” the coach shouted but I was already running out of the field.

**


Elizabeth Shaw

I was just on my way to the campus stadium when I heard my name. I looked up only to see Vance , running towards me in his jersey and still in his boots.

I couldn’t understand.

“What are you doing? Aren’t you supposed to be on the field?”

“I gave out my spot,” he replied. “I don’t need the spotlight, Elizabeth .

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. I don’t care about all those again.”

 “I don’t understand,” I replied but then stopped as I saw people bringing out their phones to record our videos.

I frowned. “What is happe…?”

Before I could finish, he kissed me deeply. He kept on kissing me until we were both gasping for breath.

“I’m doing this publicly, so everyone would know, you are mine, and I am yours. I love you, Elizabeth .”

I flushed as I saw my friends waving at us….

“I can’t believe you did this Vance …I love you too…”

We embraced and kissed while everyone cheered.

**

THE END

I THINK THIS HAS THE SHORTEST ENDING OUT OF ALL MY STORIES. PARDON ME. NOT POSTING FOR TWO DAYS IS AN INDICATION THAT THINGS WILL GET VERY BUSY SOON AND I WON'T BE ABLE TO POST AGAIN. SO I DECIDED TO END IT RIGHT HERE. I HOPE IT WAS SOMETHING. I DON'T WANT TO GET YOUR HOPES TOO HIGH AND KEEP MAKING YOU EXPECT...SURE YOU UNDERSTAND. BESIDES, IT'S  A COLLEGE STORY, I HOPE YOU WEREN'T EXPECTING ANY WEDDING OR RING, LOL. ...

SO DO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, HOPE TO WRITE AGAIN SOON, KISSES

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  • Cathy picture
    Cathy
    Weldone. Lovely
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    Veronica Ogechi
    Awwwwwwww Tobi darling, thank you so much I enjoyed it. Success, in all you do, Amen. Love you
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    Benedicta Osei Arhin
    Y?b?fa no saaa, lol...I know you won't understand my language but it's all good. Nice one.
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    Henrique
    Lol... Just when I'm about to grab popcorn and settle down comfortably on my seat that's when I hear 'THE END' Nice story BTW.... Expecting to see you write soon..
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    Lydiah
    Soo wonderful Tobi, enjoyed it most, thanks for this, success thumbs up
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    Michael progress
    Expecting to see ur next story soon
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    Kadosh Wa Wambua
    Eeeeenhee, not just rings, gowns suits, flowers, the works........kaai don't mind am naaa Good job Tobi
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    Cynthiah Bismarck
    This Was Great Honey,,come Back Soon,,
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    Hannie aNadie
    Kisses honey bunch will be checking on you from time to time
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    Tony Presh
    Thank you so much for this interesting story. I really enjoyed every bit of it. You are always the best no matter how short the story is. Just aspiring to have grace just like you boss.
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    afolabiadeola68@gmail.com
    Thanks Tobi. Anticipating your next story
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    Eunice Ache
    Thanks Tobi. It was great
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    Adaeze
    thanks so much tobi. I wish the story never ended
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    Pamela cube
    Great story.... hope to hear from you soon dear Tobi!
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    Maame Ama
    Is a great story and a lot has been learn, thanks dear and I hope to hear from you soon
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    Amnah Yakub
    Loved it?
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    Tobi Loba
    Thanks so much everyone. Sorry, just got to see these comments. You are all too kind. Thanks a lot
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    Adekole
    Nice story
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    Amadi Ebere Favour
    Thank You Tobi... This was really Beautiful.. Thumbs up
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    Clementina Suarex
    Really intriguing
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    Yettymoliq
    Wow, I have tears in my eyes ??
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    Adebitan Precious
    What an interesting story
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