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In case anyone doesn't know, this entire story will be in Scooter's POV.
Trials of Love Rewrite Chapter 1
Probably Wasn't Good Enough
"We the jury find the defendant …" I held my breath as I waited for the decision. My whole life depended upon the next word. College, the NHL, my family, it could all be gone in an instant. "Guilty as charged." Oh My God. This is all like a bad dream. I turned in my seat and looked back at Julie. Tears were streaming down her cheeks and my heart broke all over again seeing her that way. Where did we ever go wrong? It all started out simple enough. Cute girl, a modest crush, steady girlfriend, and now I'm going to be a jailbird. How could we have been so stupid? It was an honest mistake and now it has ruined my life. The sheriff haled me away and I took once last look back at Julie. I mouthed the words, "I love you" to her and of course she returned them.
How did all of this begin you ask. I suppose I should start at the beginning. It was the first day of my senior year at Eden Hall. I, Scott "Scooter" Vanderbilt, was walking down the campus of Eden Hall Academy. I was with my two best friends, Rick Riley and Biff Cole. Why were we ever best friends? To this day I'm still not sure. Anyway, as we were walking, discussing the new Junior Varsity hockey team, I saw her.
"I heard he was a Buddhist. You know like Kung Fu or Richard Gear."
God she was beautiful. But why is she hanging with those dorks. Her long blonde hair and dark brown eyes melted my heart instantly. Just thinking about them drives me crazy. I had no idea who the girl was, but I knew I wanted her and was willing to do anything in order to have her as my girl.
"Hey Scooter, snap out of it man. What are we going to do about those damned ducks?" That was Riley, his younger brother, Josh, lost his spot on the Junior Varsity team when the ducks were brought in.
"I don't know," I answered as I took one more glance back at the girl.
"Well we have to figure something out. They are going to completely ruin our school." Riley continued on with his grumbling. I really didn't care either way. What was the point? It's not like we could change things. Right?
We were headed for the auditorium. Dean Buckley, along with the other members of the board was officially welcoming the Ducks to Eden Hall. The three of us took our normal seats with the rest of our Varsity hockey team. And I'll tell you; luck was on my side that day. Not two minutes after we sat down, she sat down directly in front of us. She was with the same four guys as before. I was hoping she was just friends with them and nothing more.
Suddenly Riley moved forward. "Hey you know what?" What's he doing? "You Ducks don't belong here at Eden Hall." Ducks? These are the Ducks. I couldn't believe that my girl was one of the hated ducks. How did I miss that?
"Easy Russ, he probably thinks we're someone else." The cowboy reach out his hand and Cole was gracious enough to fill it with the gum he had been chewing. "I'm Dwayne, we're the new hockey team and you are?"
"Varsity, the only hockey team. State Champs." Could he be any more cocky and arrogant? "You know my little brother lost his JV spot when they brought you yo-yo's in here." Yo-yo's, yeah that showed them alright. Way to put them in their place. They are probably cowering with fear.
"Probably wasn't good enough." Whoa. She has a bit of an attitude. To be honest it only made me more attracted to her. I could only smile as she sat back cozily as Riley continued on with his little speech.
"You see that's my dad, he's going to get the board to evoke your scholarships. Just you wait." Could someone please shut him up?
"That's you dad? Nice outfit, did it come with a yacht?" Thank you. Riley sat back in his seat with a sarcastic laugh.
It wasn't long after that, that the rest of the Ducks showed up. Yep, they came crashing onto the stage from behind the curtain, and of course, they brought the curtain down with them. The one wearing the green jersey was the only one to speak, "Hi, we're the ducks." Dean Buckley looked like he was ready to explode, but I had to admit, it was pretty funny. I glanced at my girl. She was burying her face in her hands. Not that I could blame her. Half of their team had just made them look like idiots in front of the entire school. Riley couldn't have been happier; he was positive that the ducks were on a fast track out of here.
The incident with the other ducks ended the assembly, which had meant one thing. It was time for classes to begin. I had always been an A student, therefore I was enrolled in all of the honors classes. This also meant that I had no classes with any of my teammates, not that that was a bad thing. It was just lonely at times.
"See you later Scooter," Riley replied as he and Cole left for their English class. I was ready to leave as well, but I noticed that she was finally alone, away from her friends. The ducks on stage had been taken away with Dean Buckley and the rest of them had scattered into the hallway. This was my chance to make my move and talk to her.
I walked up to her and extended my hand. "Hey, I'm Scooter and you are?"
If looks could kill, I would have been dead on the spot. "It's none of your damned business." She pushed pass me, making sure to shove me backwards in the process. At that moment, I knew I was in love.
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