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Chapter 3: Talk with Tony

Don't ask me how, but I eventually found Tony. I knew that I could talk him out of this. He wanted Jess to be happy as much as I did.

"You're Jess's football coach, right?" he asked as I came up to him.

I nodded. "Yeah, that's me."

He smiled. "She thinks very highly of you…"

My eyes met his. "Really?"

He nodded. "Yeah…" Gesturing to a nearby bench, he sat and I sat next to him. "I supposed you are here cause of the engagement," he said.

I could feel my shoulders slump. "Can't you call it off?"

I could the regret on his face as he shook his head. "I can't." I opened my mouth to respond but he continued, "I'm doing this for her. She wants to play football and this is the only way. And if your worried about her, you shouldn't be because she is crazy about you. Not to mention that I don't see her that way. To me… She's just Jess and that is all she is."

I sighed. "There is nothing you can do?"

He shrugged. "There is nothing I can do…"

Standing up, I shook his hand. "Well, thanks for everything, Tony."

"No problem," he replied.

And with that, I walked away.

AN: I know, short chapter. And I know it took forever to update. Anyways, please R&R!