Disclaimer: I don't own Miracle or any of the original characters from the movie. Julie and the plot are mine though.
Author's Note: This is a one-shot but will be part of a series of one-shots about my favorite boys and some of my own characters. Each will stand alone but will relate in a small way to the other ones. Updates will be random because I only write when I get ideas and they come at random. So review please and enjoy the story!
We were finally going to go home. We had just spent the last couple of weeks in Europe playing against national teams. I thought that we had done pretty well, but the I knew Herb wouldn't be happy. He wanted so much of us and I don't know if we have what it takes. Herb just made us do herbies for what seemed like forever and I couldn't feel my legs.
I wanted to go home so bad, I don't think I have ever wanted to go home so bad before in my life. Its not because I miss home or because Europe is lame, thats not it. I missed Julie, my best friend and girlfriend of 7 months. We had met at the U in my English 101 class. At first, we hated each other.
She hated me because I was a hockey player and she thought all jocks were stupid morons. I hated her because she blatantly showed her hatred of me and I didn't feel like putting up with that. When we got paired up for a presentation, I thought it would be miserable and she thought the same. Its cliché, but then we got to know each other. We became really good friends after that. She still hated hockey but that changed when I begged her to come see a game. The minute I checked a guy from the other team into the boards, she went wild. I could hear her because I checked him right in front of her. Ever since she's like my own personal cheer leader, along with my mother of course. I finally asked her out after being friends for about 3 months. The rest is history I suppose.
When we got back to the hotel, I went straight to my room and threw my gear down. I picked up the telephone and placed a collect call home. After about two rings the phone was picked up.
"Well, if it isn't Mike Ramsey," It was Julie's sister. Her sister hated me for some reason. "What do you want?" I sighed, I really didn't feel like putting up with her. I just wanted to talk to Julie.
"Can you be nice for once and just give the phone to Julie? I'm exhausted and don't feel like putting up with your crap right now." I said flatly. She just grunted and then I heard some rustling. There was a click and then Julie's voice came over the line.
"Hey Mike." Oh how I missed that voice. I instantly relaxed into my bed and sighed happily.
"Hey baby." I heard her laugh softly.
"You sound tired, tough game?"
"Tough couple of weeks," I replied and she laughed again. I loved her laugh, it was soft and creamy. It always made me relax and smile. "but yeah, it was a tough night. We were all so tired and we didn't play so well. Some of the guys got us in trouble and coach got pissed."
"Some of those boys can be morons sometimes." She grumped. Just because she didn't think I was a moron, she still thought a lot of the players were. I laughed weekly and my side started to hurt.
"Ouch. Don't make me laugh, it hurts to much." She laughed again.
"So, I'm guessing Herb punished you guys for their stupidity?" I sighed.
"Yeah, he made us do herbies forever. We would probably still be out there puking out our guts if it wasn't for Rizzo saving our asses."
"I'm gonna have to give him a hug when you guys get back. A thanks for saving my baby's butt." She joked. "Right after you of course." I smiled and yawned.
"I wish you were here." I heard her sigh over the line.
"I wish I was there too. I miss you so much and its only been a couple of weeks."
"Yeah, but this is the longest trip we go on. Every other time, it will only be a few days and you might be able to come with."
"I think I will be going. Ellie and Erin were thinking about borrowing their dad's van so all the girls would be able to go to the games."
"That sounds like it would be fun. I hope it works out that way." I yawned again, it was getting really late.
"Your tired, maybe you should go to sleep."
"Yeah, probably. Coach said the plane will land in Minnesota around 11pm tomorrow, do you think you could come pick me up?" I asked hopefully, I wanted her to be the first person I see when I got back. She laughed and paused for a moment.
"Yeah, I'll come pick you up. See you then Mike."
"Yeah, good night. I love you, Julie."
"I love you too, Mike. Now gets some rest, you deserve it." I hung up the phone and sighed. I felt much better after talking to her. I laid down and as soon as my head hit the pillow, I was asleep and dreaming of seeing Julie again.