The high school I went to has always had a decent softball team, my Junior year they were dominating and everyone went to the games. One night at a home game my friends and I went to support a couple of our friends on the team, we sat there in our sports bra’s, stomachs painted in our school letters and cheering like wild animals! Right around the third inning I noticed a girl wearing jersey #2 walking out to warm up on the 3rd base outfield line. She was medium height with a super petite build, her ponytail was perfectly pulled through the back of her cap and the way she smiled as she was putting her glove on I could see her smile line from the top of the bleachers. I don’t ever recall seeing her before, I pointed her out to a couple of my friends and they said they had heard of a transfer student coming to play at our school but didn’t know if that was her or not.
We kept cheering our friends and our school team on, right around the bottom of the 6th inning we were up 9-2 and this cool breeze came from behind us. The crisp smell of rain was following right behind it. Everyone started to scatter back to their cars and over to the concession stand, the ump signaled to the coaches and they determined the game would go into a rain delay. As the teams were funneling out of the dugouts to go back to the locker rooms, my friends and I were following suit but getting ready to head to the basketball gym to shoot around while we waited. We were walking behind the team when I noticed number 2 was jogging back to the dugout, I told my friends I’d catch up and turned to jog next to her. When we got under the dugout I stuck my hand out and introduced myself, I said “Hey! I’m Cayla! I play on the basketball team here, I don’t think I’ve ever seen you before, are you the superstar transfer?” She laughed and said “I wouldn’t say superstar but yes, I transferred in to play; I’m Katy.” I kept catching myself staring at her eyes, they were these light green color that just kept distracting me. Every time I started to talk, I’d catch a glimpse and not be able to remember what I was going to say. She sat down on the bench and was still looking through her bag when I finally asked what she was looking for, she was looking for her phone. I smiled and said “well four eyes are better than two, so let me help.” After a few mins I grabbed a phone that was in one of the cubbie’s and asked if it was hers. She jumped up and hugged me tightly squeezing my neck and yelling thank you! I hugged her back and didn’t want to let go, she quickly pushed away though and I immediately stepped back, worried I did something wrong. She checked her phone for a second and looked at me, she then asked “you’re Cayla, like the Cayla that likes girls?” I looked down, worried that she was uncomfortable around me now and just shook my head yes. I felt her step towards me, she touched the side of my face and said “I know gossip sucks, it’s one of the reasons I had to transfer. My previous school was nothing but drama.” I looked up and those light green eyes were there, right there, so close to mine our noses were about to touch. I told her how beautiful her eyes were to me and I couldn’t focus any time I looked at them. She blushed and kissed me on my cheek. Continue reading “Katy”