At least he wasn’t the only one late for practice, James thought, as he and Bob jogged towards the center of the football field.
Team captain Jared (“The Hulk”) spotted them and crossed his arms. He wasn’t pleased.
“I’m sorry,” James said. “I have no excuse.”
“Sure you do,” Bob said. “You just had a messy breakup with your boyfriend in the parking lot.”
Everyone went quiet. James looked down at his feet to escape their stares. This was bad.
“Is that true?” Jared asked. “You broke up with your boyfriend?”
James mind raced to find an absolving lie, but he couldn’t think of anything to say. Finally he just nodded, and waited for the inevitable tormenting and ostracizing to begin.
The silence was finally broken by Jared. “I’m sorry dude, tough break.”
James couldn’t believe what he was hearing. Everyone was mumbling condolences.
“So,” said Jared, “You wanna sit this one out or..?”
James didn’t trust his own voice so instead he just shook his head.
Best. Practice. Ever.
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Written for the FFfAW Challenge – Week of August 9, 2016
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