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Monday, September 29, 2014


Welcome! The prompt is "pretty". We're continuing with Buddy's Carruthers' story in First & Ten, football romance series. Caution: locker room language.


Buddy stood on the field with his hand over his heart, like his mother taught him, waiting for the national anthem. A female trotted out on the field and the crowd went wild. Buddy rubbed his eyes. 
His brow creased. He stared in disbelief.  “It can’t be.”
Tony Harrison, back-up quarterback stood next to him. “It’s Emerald. Shit, she’s hot.”
Buddy glared at him.
“Fuck it, man, she is. Don’t tell me you wouldn’t bang her.”

Buddy growled, “Shut the fuck up, asshole.”
“Okay, like you saw her first?” Tony raised his palms.
“You don’t know how close to the truth you are.”
Emerald began to sing. Both men quieted down. Buddy’s mind raced. A thousand thoughts flew by, like cuts in a music video. He had to see her, talk to her, kiss her pretty mouth.
She took her bow, and raised her arms to the crowd. He saw her head for the stands. The Kings won the toss and elected to kick-off. Buddy ran over to the celebrity’s box seats.
“Emmie!” He called. No answer. Asshole. Her name is Emerald now.
“Emerald!” She turned her gaze on him. He lifted off his helmet and took a knee. She gasped, then mouthed his name as their gazes locked.
Buddy’s chest tightened. He could hardly breathe, his heart pumped so fast he could hear it. His palms sweated, like a twelve year old at his first dance. He rose and walked to the railing. She reached out and he clasped her hand in both of his.
“Wait. After the game. Please. I need to see you. Talk to you.”
She nodded, her eyes brimming with tears. He lifted her hand to his lips, before returning to the bench. 


Flossie Benton Rogers said...

Ooh, he's been thinking of her, and now finally he gets to see and talk to her. I love her emotional reaction.

Sarah Cass said...

Oh, my heart fluttered when she mouthed his name. Love this start...Knowing you it's a rough road but I want to see more of these two for sure.

V.L. Locey said...

Oh man alive, what a great scene! Such emotion. I can`t wait to see what happens next.

Jillian said...

I love it. The last paragraphs especially grabbed me.

chrysnjay said...

Great scene! Loved that they finally see each other - great emotion & done in such a realistic way.

Iris Blobel said...

Great scene ... well done.

SherryGLoag said...

Love her reaction when she recognises him. Great tension in this scene.

morgan said...

Touching scene. My money is on Buddy.