A/N: Just thought i'd let you know that this is my first story so reviews are appreciated. This is only a sneak peak into chapter 1. Tell me what you think.


Chapter 1

Sidney was on the plane home to Nova Scotia from Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Penguins had been eliminated from the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs the previous week, and most of his teammates had flown home right after locker clean-out.

Sidney stared out the window and thought about his incomplete season. He was on pace for a career high in points that season, before the hit from David Steckel in the 2011 Winter Classic ended his season early. He had spent months after that in a dark room, battling concussion symptoms, and even longer off the ice, due to dizziness and nausea. He had watched the playoffs from the press box, watched as his team blew a 3-0 lead in the series, watched as his team's cup dreams died. It frustrated him, The way he could only help by giving inspirational words in the locker room.

The stewardess' voice came on over the PA.

"We will be landing in Halifax, Nova Scotia shortly. To those who live here, welcome home! and to those vacationing, enjoy your vacation! Please remain seated and fasten your seat belts. Thank you for flying with Air Canada. Have a nice day."

Sidney watched as the plane went down through the clouds. He smiled when he saw the busy city of Halifax beneath him, and thought 'Welcome home.'

He got off the plane and walked to the luggage carousel. He stood by the carousel and waited for it to start moving. Surprisingly, no one had recognized him yet. Sidney then heard a very girly squeal. He looked to his left and saw a young girl, no older than 10, looking at him, with what looked to be a young woman in her 20s. The woman had reddish-brown hair, blue eyes, and freckles. The girl ran towards him with a pen, paper, pictures, and a shirt, which all turned out to be Penguins memorabilia. The girl asked him to sign all the things she brought, but before Sidney could sign anything, The woman walked over, looking flustered.


A/N: How'd you like it?