Monday, November 29, 2010

Bitchy Side -- 8

Hey guys sorry about the delay.  Had a pretty busy week. Got to meet Hayley Wickenheiser (Captain of Team Canada Women's Gold Medal Olympic Hockey Team) and I got to hold her gold medal! Was pretty awesome.  Anyway here is the next chapter.  Sorry it's a little shorter then some.  Comment and review!!

"Hey Aims are you coming out with us tonight?" Horcoff asked as Amelie finished updating the website with his new post.  It had been a week since their horrible road loss and they had come back to win against Colorado the night before.  Some of the guys were planning a night out on the town because they had
a couple days before their next game.
"I don't know.  No one has asked me." Amelie said as she logged off her computer and stood to grab her coat and purse.  Shawn had come in right when she was about to leave so she had wanted to put his post in before she forgot.  He stood up to and waited for her as he held the door open.
"Well I'm inviting you so you should come." Shawn gave her a smile as they walked out the door and headed down the hallway towards the parking lot.  Shawn had offered her a ride back to her new apartment because it was a bitterly cold day.
"Is Cindy coming?" Amelie asked as they both jogged to the car carefully avoiding the ice on the pavement.  Shawn didn't answer until they were in his car and he had started the motor.
"No, she is staying home to look after the kids." Shawn smiled as he waited for the car to warm up before pulling out of the parking lot and driving the twelve blocks to Amelie's new apartment building.  After pulling up and making Amelie promise that she was coming out tonight, Shawn told her that he would pick her up at eight and that she was to be ready.
"Don't make us late!" Shawn shouted as he pulled away from the curb.  Amelie laughed and shook her head as she turned and walked into the warmth of the

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"Hey Ebs I told Amelie that she was coming out with us.  You guys want to pick her up or should I?" Shawn chuckled as he finished getting ready to go out with the boys.  Cindy had turned him down when he had offered to stay home, saying that he needed some boy bonding time.
"Jesus Horc why did you do that? I didn't invite her because I know Jamie-Lynn is going to be there." Jordan practically exploded into the phone.  His on again off again girlfriend Jamie-Lynn was a total puck bunny.  Jordan was continuesly the guy she turned to because he was hot, had a big paycheck,and was a
big name player.  Jordan didn't care that she didn't really like him for him because she was hot, and he needed to get his rocks off some how but ever since meeting Amelie he had avoided Jamie because he was done with her.
"Oh geez sorry Ebs.  I didn't think about her." Shawn groaned as he slapped himself in the forehead.  Now he knew why he never involved himself in his teammates personal lives.
"Great man just great.  I will pick up Amelie and TRY to explain to her before we get there." Jordan swore under his breath and hung up the phone.
"Dude what's wrong now?" Taylor asked Jordan as he walked into the kitchen as he did up the buttons on his shirt.
'Horc invited Amelie out and I know Jamie is going to be there.  It's going to be serious drama." Jordan leaned his head against the counter and thought about what he was going to say to Amelie to try to explain why Jamie was going to go balistic.
"It will be with Jamie involved.  Good luck man." Taylor said as he slapped Jordan on the back with a laugh and headed back to his room.
"Fuck you Hallsy." Jordan groaned.

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At exactly eight Jordan's car rolled to a stop in front of Amelie's apartment.  She gave him a confused look as she climbed into the passenger seat.
"I thought Shawn was picking me up?" She asked as Jordan turned to stare at her with a wide eyed look.  Amelie smiled internally.  She had straightened her hair and pulled it into a loose ponytail.  Her outfit consisted of an off the shoulder navy blue blouse with a black mini skirt and knee high boots that Isabelle always called hooker boots.
"He umm well he uhh told me that uhh I should pick you uhhh up." Jordan stuttered over his words.  Oh man tonight was going to be awful.  Jamie was going to murder him and Amelie probably was too when she found out.  I mean how else would a girl react when the guy who has been flirting with you the entire time tells you that he has a sort-of girlfriend who will be at the club and will want to tear her hair out when she sees her. Oh great.
"Oh well it's nice to be surprised." Amelie laughed at Jordan's obviously distraction of her outfit.
"So umm I have something to tell you.  My uhh ex uhh sort-of girlfriend is uhh going to be at the club tonight and she is kind of umm obsessive so she might
uhh say some rude things to uhh you or umm go after you." Jordan mentally slapped himself in the head because he sounded like a total idiot and the look Amelie was giving him was not good.
"Oh hell no. No bitch is going to come after me." Amelie glared at Jordan.  Damn him for putting her in the weirdest situations. Jordan's expression almost made her laugh through her anger.  He was looking at her with such a look of disbelief and shock.  Guess he didn't know she had a bitchy side.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Road Loss -- 7

Now I know that the Oilers played two road games, but in my story they only went to Phoenix and then returned home. I apologize for the language in this chapter. You have been warned.

“Come on Aims wake up.” Jordan said shaking Amelie’s shoulder as the plane got ready to descend into Phoenix.  She had been sleeping since they got on the airplane but then again so had almost everyone.  Amelie groaned and opened her eyes slowly as she stared up at Jordan who had his face about two inches from hers.
“Honestly Ebs do you think you could move?” She pushed him out of her face so she could stretch then realized that she had called Jordan by the nickname she had heard Taylor and Shawn call him so much.
“I think your becoming part of the team.” Jordan said laughing as he realized what she had said too.  Amelie laughed with him before they were instructed by the pilot to put on their seat belts.
Fifteen minutes later they had landed and were getting off the plane.  Jordan and Taylor were having a shoving match as they walked across the concrete towards the building.  Amelie was laughing at them and Shawn had his arm slung around her shoulder while he was explaining to her exactly what he was going to write for his first post for the website.  Amelie wished she had a tape recorder because then she could be able to listen to what he was telling her and be able to check back and see if he really wrote everything he was telling her right now.
“I can’t wait to read it Shawn.  It sounds highly entertaining.” Amelie said giggling as he held the door open for her with a bowing gesture and escorted her towards the luggage carrier.  Jordan and Taylor were still arguing who had beat the other one in their video game and both of them collided with Amelie as she stopped to grab her suitcase. Amelie hit the ground with a thud and the boys ended up right on top of her.  Shawn and some of the other players stood their laughing their heads off while Amelie swore loudly.
“Get your fat asses off of me!” she screeched and then swore again as one of them kneed her in the stomach. “Jesus I didn’t say squash me you idiots!”  All her swearing and complaining made the others laugh harder and because they were, Jordan and Taylor began to laugh too.  Amelie tried to glare at them but she couldn’t help but smile and laugh with them.
“I’m sorry Aims.  You okay?” Jordan asked honestly as he stood and held out a hand to help Amelie up as Taylor rolled off of her and was still sitting on the floor laughing. Amelie rolled her eyes at Taylor and reached for Jordan, allowing him to pull her up.
“I think my ass is going to bruise.  You two weigh too much.” Amelie said as she brushed off the back of her pants.
Jordan will kiss it better!” Taylor snorted as he jumped up and threw his arm around Amelie.  “You know he wants to.” He gave Amelie a big wink which caused the entire team to start laughing again.  Jordan glared at Taylor and Amelie reached out and squeezed his forearm, letting Jordan know that she knew Taylor was joking around.
“Alright if you rookies are done causing a commotion we have to be somewhere.”  Coach Renney said in as stern a voice he could muster even though he had been laughing just as hard as the rest of the guys.  Everyone chuckled and turned to grab their suitcases before heading to the bus that would take them to the hotel.

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“Come on boys!” Amelie shouted in frustration as she watched the Oilers getting their butts kicked by Phoenix.  They were down four to nothing with about five minutes left to play.  It seemed as if every player had stopped playing except for Jordan, Taylor and Shawn.  They were the only three that still had their hearts in this game and Amelie knew they were also going to be the three that would take this loss the toughest.  She swore in frustration when Phoenix got another goal and she turned and left the box and headed for the locker room.  She wanted to get there before the players because she wanted to be in the room when they got read the riot act.  Walking in on the Coach’s angry speech would not be a good thing.
“What a disgusting game.  How could they be so stupid?” Amelie mumbled to herself as she stepped into the locker room.  She looked around and found Jordan’s stall.  She sat in it and leaned back against the wall.  She could hear the roar from the crowd as the game ended and then she could hear the slamming as players came down towards the locker room.  One by one they burst in the door, each mumbling to themselves or swearing out loud as they went to their stalls.  Jordan walked towards her his eyes down his face totally dejected.  Amelie gave him a small smile which he tried to return.  She stood and allowed him to sit down and begin taking off his gear.
“That was disgusting!  We think we win won game so we can sit back and not do a fucking thing!? Where did your hearts go? I thought you played this game because you loved it.  You played out there like you didn’t give a shit about this game.  We had one, ONE line that played like they cared.  If I have to go the rest of this season only playing that one line because they want to actually get out there and play then so be it! You got your sticks shoved so far up your asses that you can’t see straight.  That game was shit!” Coach Renney had stormed into the locker room and starting going off hardcore.  If Amelie hadn’t been a tiny bit afraid of him then she would have giggled.  She swore she could see smoke coming out his ears and his nose.  It was amazing how angry one person could get.
“Man we fucked up.” Jordan said softly to Amelie after Renney had left and the players were left to undress and speak to the media.
“No you didn’t. They did.  You played with your heart Jordan and you couldn’t have done anything more. This isn’t a one man show.” Amelie spoke softly as she squeezed his shoulder before going over and giving Shawn and Taylor the same speech.  She then gave the three of them each a smile before the left the room to give them some privacy to speak to the media.  Hopefully they could redeem themselves when they get home.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Antics -- 6

This night is sparkling, don't you let it go I'm wonderstruck, blushing all the way home I'll spend forever wondering if you knew I was enchanted to meet you…”
Amelie jumped as her phone went off while she was packing her suitcase.  “Hello Jordan.” She laughed into the phone as she answered.
“Hey Aims.  Are you all packed for the road trip?” Jordan asked as he too had just finished packing.
“I’m almost done. I just have a couple more things to throw in and then I will be ready.  What time are you picking me up?” Amelie asked as she tossed the rest of her clothes into her suitcase and zipped it up.
“I think Taylor and I are leaving here around two, so we will probably be there to get you around two fifteen as long as Taylor doesn’t forget anything.” Jordan laughed as Taylor glared at him from across the room.
“Haha yeah I bet he would be the one to forget something.  Well I better go have a shower then before you guys get here.”  Amelie smiled as Jordan said goodbye and they hung up.  She smiled to herself as she looked at the phone in her hand.  She would never admit it out loud but she loved the sound of his voice. 

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“Come on Taylor hurry up! I told Amelie we were leaving here at two.” Jordan shouted as Taylor went running back into their house once more to grab the toothbrush he had forgotten.  Jordan sighed and sent Amelie a quick text saying they were going to be a few minutes late.  She quickly sent back a quick text.  “LOL Hallsy forgot something didn’t he? Its okay just hurry him upJ
Jordan smiled as he read the text.  He quickly set his phone down when Taylor bounded back to the car and hopped into the passenger seat. 
“Finally.” Jordan laughed and rolled his eyes as he sped away from the curb and headed towards the hotel Amelie was staying at.
“Sorry Ebs but you don’t want me having morning breath now do you?” Taylor chuckled as he pulled out his phone and started fiddling with it.
“Course not but we don’t need to be late either.” Jordan said as he drove towards the hotel.
Ten minutes later Jordan stopped in front of the hotel as Amelie opened the back door and shoved her suitcase into the backseat before she hauled herself up in beside it.  Jordan and Taylor turned to look at her as she clambered into the Escalade.  After Amelie got seated she looked up to see them both staring at her.
“What? Is my hair standing on end or something?” She asked as she laughed and put her hands on her hair which was pulled back into a loose ponytail.
“No.  We were just waiting for you to be ready.” Jordan said as he blushed slightly and turned back to face forward.  Taylor snorted and turned back around as he continued to fiddle with his phone.  Jordan sighed and pulled out of the parking lot and they continued the last five minutes to the arena in silence except for the radio playing quietly and Taylor tapping away on his phone.

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“Alright everyone on the bus!” Coach Renney shouted as everyone was mingling outside.  As soon as he spoke everyone turned and started climbing onto the bus that would take them to the airport.  Jordan gave an over-active bow to allow Amelie to go ahead of him and she laughed and swatted his arm playfully as she climbed on.  Shawn and Taylor both snorted and gave Jordan a shove as he went to climb on the bus behind her.  He turned and gave the two of them a dirty look before getting the rest of the way on the bus and sitting down next to Amelie.  Taylor and Shawn sat right behind them and began quietly planning on how to annoy the hell of the Jordan on the way to the airport.
“So are you excited to go to Phoenix?” Jordan asked Amelie as the bus began its route to the airport.  He felt something tickling the back of his neck as he spoke and he quickly turned to glare at Taylor who pretended he hadn’t just been tickling Jordan with a feather that Shawn had happened to have in his duffel bag.
“I am.  I haven’t traveled before so this is a whole new experience.  I’m excited.” Amelie said giving Jordan a smile and shaking her head at Taylor while she smiled.
“Well I’m sure you are gong to love it. So how’s the website coming along? I almost have my first post ready for you.” Jordan said giving her another smile before glaring at Shawn who was giving Amelie bunny ears and laughing.
“It’s going pretty good.  No one has given me anything to update yet so I’m taking the time to get everyone’s page looking good before the updates start rolling in and I have to start being consistent with the pages.” Amelie smiled as she glanced at Shawn out of the corner of her eye.  Their antics didn’t bother her and in fact they made her feel more like part of the team but they seemed to be getting on Jordan’s nerves and she didn’t quite understand why. 
“Well hopefully after the game tomorrow I will be able to get you something so you can actually get this website up and going.” Jordan said as he pulled out his phone and held it up to take a photo of Amelie. She laughed and hid her faces behind her gloves.
“What are you doing?” She giggled as Shawn reached over the seat and tried to pry her hands away from her face.
“I need a photo of you for my phone.” Jordan laughed as Shawn captured Amelie’s hands above her head and Jordan quickly snapped a photo.  He looked down at it and smiled at the photo. Amelie was laughing and looking up at Shawn who was looking down at her with a smirk on his face.  Suddenly his phone was pulled from his hands.
“Oh my gosh I look awful!” Amelie squealed and tried to figure out to hit the delete button but Shawn grabbed the phone from her and mimicked her.
“Oh my gosh! I look horrible!” He started laughing and Taylor quickly grabbed the phone from Shawn and looked at the photo as he started laughing too. Jordan glared at all of them and grabbed his phone back from Taylor.
“I like it.” He grumbled as he saved the photo and shoved his phone back into his pocket.  Amelie gave him a smile and put her hand on Jordan’s arm and squeezed.
“I like it too.” She said as he turned and gave her a grateful look.
“Alright you guys cool the antics.” Coach Renney turned in his seat and gave them a look before turning back around to continue talking to his assistant.  The four of them looked at each other and broke out into a fit of giggles. 

Monday, November 22, 2010

Lunch Date Disasters -- 5

By the next morning Amelie had had five players including Jordan come to her about the website.  Amelie was excited to have that much interest that quickly.  She walked into her office and had barely sat down when there are a quick knock on her door and Jordan's head poked in the door, his baby blue eyes catching Amelie's attention because they seemed to have an extra sparkle in them. 
"Good Morning Jordan, something you need?" Amelie asked him with a smile.
"Nothing I just wanted to check in and make sure we were still on for lunch today." Jordan said giving her a brillant smile that made Amelie blush.
"Of course we are." Amelie smiled back as she leaned back in her chair and watched him seem to light up when she said she still wanted to go.
"Good, I can't wait.  Well I better get to practice before I get in crap for being late." Jordan said giving her another spine tingling smile and closing the door.


"Wow what has gotten into you Ebby?" Magnus asked after Jordan has given him a huge bodycheck during practice.
"I got a lunch date." Jordan gave gim a huge smile as he helped Mags up off the ice.
"With that computer chick?" Magnus smirked at Jordan as they both skated over to the bench.
"Yes her and she has a name Mags." Jordan added giving Magnus a little shove.
"Sorry Ebs."  Magnus laughed loudly which caused some of the other guys to look at them.  "I go see her yesterday about that website.  She is even cuter up close, no?"
"Yes she is." Jordan replied shortly and gave Magnus a glare, at which Magnus held up his hands in surrender.
"I no touch her Ebs.  She is all yours." Magnus chuckled and the two of them hopped off the ice and headed towards the locker room as Coach Renney called the end of practice.


"Alright would you two move!"  Jordan growled as he gave Shawn and Taylor both a glare.  The two of them had barricaded themselves in front of the locker room door and had refused to move because they knew Jordan had his date with Amelie.  In Jordan's eyes they were just being a bunch of jackasses.
"Wow Jordy I don't know if I should let you go on a date with a girl with an attitude like that." Shawn laughed as Jordan tried unsuccessfully to shove Taylor away from his side of the door.
"Come on you two let the poor boy go on his date."  Tom said chuckling as he walked out of his office with a smile on his face.
"Aww fine Coach.  If you say so." Taylor laughed as he and Shawn moved out of Jordan's way, who in turn practically sprinted out the door before he could suffer any more humiliation.  Unfortunatly it followed him right out the door. 
"Now Jordy don't forget to use protection!" Shawn's voice echoed off the walls as he leaned out the door of the locker room to watch Jordan's retreating back as he hurried down the hallway.  Jordan swung around and gave Shawn the middle finger before disappearing around the corner as the locker room's laughter trailed behind him.


Amelie was just opening the door to her office as Jordan appeared on the other side of it.  They both smiled nervously as Jordan turned and escorted her outside.
"So where are we going?" Amelie asked once they had started walking down the sidewalk in the cold Edmonton weather.
"One of my favourite places.  It's a nice place called Coliseum Steak & Pizza." Jordan smiled down at Amelie as he slipped an arm around her shoulders and hoped she wouldn't protest. 
"Sounds great.  I haven't really had a chance to check out local places yet."  Amelie smiled and blushed slihgtly at the warmth she felt from Jordan as he wrapped his arm around her.
They chatted about the website and before Amelie realized they had made it to the restaurant.  Jordan held open the door for her and then escorted her towards a table near the back.
After they had ordered Jordan leaned back in his seat and regarded Amelie with twinkling eyes.  "So tell me about yourself Amelie Johnson.  What don't I know about you?" He gave her a reassuring smile that Amelie quickly returned.
"Well I'm 20 years old.  I'm a June baby.  I just graduated from a college in Ontario where I was born and raised.  I love animals, and being outdoors except I hate winter but I love hockey." Amelie giggled and blushed slightly.  Just then their food arrived and instead of talking they ate.
They ate in slience for a while before Amelie looked up at Jordan. "So tell me about you. What don't I know about the famous Jordan Eberle?" She said giving him a shy smile.
"Well I.." and that's as far as he got before he was interrupted.
"Well now don't we just look like two snuggly pea's in a pod."
"Shawn." Jordan gritted his teeth and turned to glare at his captain.
"Hi Jordy, the team thought someone should check up on you and make sure you were treating this young lady properly." Shawn gave Amelie a grin and winked at her which made her laugh out loud.
"He seems to be behaving himself pretty well but you...well now that's a whole other story." Amelie gave Shawn her own wink and laughed when he looked at her in shock before laughing with her and giving her a high five while Jordan looked on in confusion.
"I like her Ebs. Lots of fire.  Keep her around would ya." Shawn laughed once again when Jordan gave him another glare.
"Can you leave?" Jordan growled between gritted teeth.
"Gee Jordy be nice to your elders.  He just wanted to make sure I hadn't corupted one of his superstars." Amelie giggled and Shawn gave her another high five.
"Well you two seem to be doing just fine.  I will see you both later." Shawn gave them a shit eating grin and walked out of the restuarant.
Jordan and Amelie talked a little bit more before getting ready to leave.  They exchanged numbers before they went in seperate directions.  Amelie was headed back to Rexall while Jordan was headed back to his home.  As Amelie walked her phone started buzzing in her pocket.  As she pulled it out and read the message she got a big smile on her face.
Life had certainly got a heck of a lot better.

"Had a great time today Amelie.  I can't wait to do it again." - Ebs.

Conflicts and Emotion -- 4

Everyone's eyes turned towards the direction in which the voice had spoken from.
"That's fine.  I never said everyone HAD to do it.  It's optional." Amelie tried to sound confident even though her face was flaming red from embaressment.
"Come on Dustin.  Don't be such a spoil sport.  This sounds like it could be pretty
cool." Theo Pechham turned to Dustin Penner, the guy who had spoken out, and gave him a slight glare.
"Dude if you want to have a public diary like a teenager then go ahead but I'm not going to sprout off my feelings to the entire world."
Amelie took a deep breath and spoke "You don't have to tell your personal stuff.  You can do summeries of games, anything you want really.  You can even talk about the weather." She smiled hoping to lighten the tension.
Jordan giggled and because he did so did a couple of the other younger guys on the
team.  Amelie gave them a grateful smile before lookin back at Penner who was still
giving her a nasty look. 
"I do not want to do it.  Am I making myself clear?" Dustin growled as he turned to glare at the players who were still snickering.
"That's fine but I didn't need the damn attitude." Amelie snapped as her temper finally got the better of her.  Dustin looked at her once more with a dirty look before sitting back down at his stall.
Amelie looked around the room once more and tried to put a half smile on her face.  "If anyone has any questions about the website please let me know and for those of you who DO want to do this, please come see me in my office some time this week so I can get you set up." With that Amelie grabbed her laptop and walked briskly out of the locker room before her emotions got completely out of control.  She hated it when people were rude to her especially in front of others.


"I hope most of you will decide to do this website thing.  It's something I agree with
whole heartedly and I believe it's a great way to connect with our fan base."  Steve said before giving the boys a nod and walking out the door of the locker room.
"Alright boys that's everything for today.  Head on home or whereever you guys go." Coach Renney said as he clapped his hands together once before walking into his office.  As he closed his door the players all stood and spilt into their own personal groups and began to chat about numerous things.
"I'm sure your girly giggle totally impressed her eh Ebs." Taylor said laughing as he walked over to Jordan and gave him a little shove.  Their linemate and captain Shawn Horcoff overheard Taylor as he walked passed them.
"Oh so Ebby's got a crush on the new girl? That's so adorable." Shawn laughed and gave Jordan a nudge as Jordan's face turned red from embaressment.
"He literally ran into her last week." Taylor chuckled as he re-told the story to Shawn.
Jordan glared at both of them and walked out of the locker rooms and into the
hallway.  Shawn and Taylor followed him as they continued to laugh about Jordan's "crush".
"Hey Loverboy the exit is this way." Shawn snickered as Jordam started walking in the opposite way of the exit doors.
"I'm going to talk to Amelie about the website." Jordan said without turning around as he continued to walk down the hallway towards the elevator.
"Yeah alright Loverboy.  We will see you later then.  Try to behave yourself." Shawn and Taylor both laughed as they headed out the exit while Jordan turned to glare at their retreating backs before continuing on.


Amelie swore under her breath as she sat down in her office chair.  She knew that this wasn't going to be an easy job, working with male athletes never was, but she hadn't been ready for the outburst in front of everyone.  She sighed and began sorting the folders for each player into her filing cabinet.  Every player had their own folder because she wanted to make she she had a hard copy of everyone's entries.  Just as Amelie was finishing up there was a light knock at her office door."Come in." Amelie shouted softly as she turned towards the door as it opened.
"Hey...umm...I came to talk to you about the" Jordan said as he stepped inside the office and closed the door tentitavely. 
"Sure have a seat." Amelie smiled as she turned and sat at her desk.  She was more than glad to see a friendly face after what had happened in the locker room.  Jordan sat in the chair across from her and looked at the ground shyly.
"Okay can you fill this out for me?" Amelie asked as she handed him a piece of paper with some basic questions on it that she pulled from her binder.  Their hands brushed as Jordan took the paper and they both blushed.  As he filled out the paper Amelie stood and pulled Jordan's folder from the cabinet.  When Jordan finished he slid the paper across the desk to her and Amelie slipped it into his folder.  They then began to discuss how he wanted the layout of his page and they were quickly laughing and joking while they were working.  All too soon his web page was ready and he stood to leave.  Just as Jordan reached the door he turned and looked back at Amelie who was looking at him with a smile on her face and a slight blush.
"Hey uhh do you want to go to lunch tomorrow?" Jordan asked as he gave her a shy smile.
"Oh! Sure." Amelie smiled and blushed more as Jordan flashed her a big smile.
"Great. See you tomorrow." Jordan said as he walked out the door and closed it quietly behind him.
Amelie groaned and sat back in her chair. Oh boy if he looked at her like that too many time she was going to be in trouble.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Monday Morning -- 3

Amelie smiled as she walked through the doors of Rexall Place.  She still couldn't believe she would be working here.  She walking quickly down the hall and stopped outside Steve's office.  Amelie knocked softly and then wrapped her arms around her mid-section as she waited. 
"Good morning Amelie.  I'm glad to see you didn't change your mind about this job." Steve chuckled as he opened his door.  Amelie laughed with him and blushed.
"No I still can't believe I got the job.  It's like a dream come true."
"Let me know if you still think that after a couple weeks.  You’re going to be working very closely with the players and let me tell you; sometimes they can be difficult especially 
when we aren't doing as well." Steve smiled reassuringly at Amelie and then directed her farther down the hall towards her new office.  He quickly showed her where the 
necessitities were such as the bathroom and the staff lounge before he had to go to another meeting. "If you have any questions while I'm gone don't be afraid to ask Janice my 
secretary.  When I'm done with my meeting I will take you down and introduce you to everyone" Steve said giving Amelie another smile before he left.
Amelie nodded and sat down in the large office chair and hit the switch on the computer in front of her.  She had brought her own laptop but if this computer was up to date with 
all the new technology it would be easier on Amelie if she could just put all of her information on it and leave it there.  She already had an idea of what she wanted to do and she just needed to run it by the general manager and the players.  She thought it was a great idea but she didn't know how tough guys were going to react to it.


Jordan swore under his breath as he picked himself up off the ice.
"Come on Eberle! Where the hell is your game at?" Coach Renney yelled at Jordan as he skated up to him.  "That’s the third time you have missed the pass and fifth time you have been caught with your head down! If this was a real game you would probably be on a fucking stretcher by now!"
"I know Coach.  I will do better." Jordan looked at the ice and shuffled on his skates.  He knew he was fucking up and it was all because he was distracted.  He knew that right this minute Amelie was in the building in her new office.  Nothing had ever thrown him off his game like this girl had.  He had no idea why she affected him so much.
"What is wrong Ebs?" Magnus said skating alongside Jordan as he glided back to the bench.  Jordan stopped to get a mouthful of Gatorade before he answered. 
"I honestly don't know Mags." Jordan said trying to lie but he knew Taylor had told Magnus so he was SOL anyway.
"It is that girl is it not?" Magnus asked giving Jordan a little smirk.
"Yeah it is.  I just can't seem to get her out of my head." Jordan laughed quietly and set down his bottle as the coach yelled at them to quit gossiping and get working. "Let's go Mags.  This time I'm going to kick your ass."


"Alright Amelie are you ready to meet the players?" Steve asked as he walked back into Amelie's new office.  She jumped and glanced up at him with wide eyes.  She had been concentrating on her write up explaining exactly what she had hoped to do with the new website.  She had also made a rough website and had added her own post so that she had some visuals to back up her explanation.
"Sure I'm ready.  Did you want to hear what I am hoping to do before we go?" Amelie asked sounding slightly nervous as she stood up and grabbed her laptop.
"No I want to be able to hear it for the first time with the rest of the guys.  I'm sure it's a great idea." Steve smiled reassuringly and escorted Amelie down the players dressing room.


"Knock knock everybody.  I have the newest member of our family here." Steve said as he opened the door to the players’ dressing room and allowed Amelie to walk through first.  Everyone glanced up at the small young women who walked through the door.  Jordan couldn't help but give Mags a glare when he whistled under his breath.
"Guys this is Amelie Johnson.  She is the new website designer for our brand new blog site." Steve said smiling before he let Amelie have the floor as he leaned up against the door.
"Hi everyone.  You can call me Amelie or Aims.  I know you guys like to use nicknames so that’s the one I answer to the most." Amelie chuckled softly to herself as she blushed.  
She set her laptop down on a nearby table and attached it to the smart board before turning back to the players.  "Now I have an idea of what I would like to do but I haven't run 
it past anyone so if anybody has an questions or objections feel free to speak up." Amelie smiled nervously at them and avoided looking anyone directly in the eye, especially 
"I'm sure we are all going to love it, right boys?" Coach Renney said giving his players a stare before smiling at Amelie and allowing her to continue.
"I hope you will.  Now I have a rough draft of the website here that I created this weekend.  I also added in a post of my own just so you could get the idea." Amelie said as she 
pulled up the website and then pointed at the screen. "I thought that this could kind of be like each players diary of sorts." She chuckled when there was a collective groan from 
most of the guys.  "Now I don't mean like you have to tell the entire world your private life but more for like give your take on how games go and just give your point of view on 
different things.  You could also use it to give some more information about yourself that maybe your fans didn't know.  Like here is my post as an example." Amelie clicked on her 
post and took a deep breath to calm herself.  "I just kind of tell about some of the things going on in my life and then also give a little bit of information on your guys' last game.  
Now I don't know as much as you do but I tried my best." Amelie turned and gave them a smile.  She could tell that a lot of the players were buying into the idea and so were the staff.
"Did you want every player to have a blog of their own?" Steve asked hoping to give Amelie some more confidence.
"Well I'm hoping that the staff and the players would want to have their own blog but I don't think it should be made mandatory.  I hope everyone will be able to contribute in 
some way though." Amelie said glancing at him before looking back at the players. Suddenly a voice spoke up from near the back of the room.
"Oh hell no I'm not doing this bullshit."

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Getting The Job -- 2

I'm hoping to be able to get up about a chapter a day but for today I have two chapters up. Read and Comment!

"I look forward to working with you Amelie.  I will see you bright and early Monday morning."  Steve said as he escorted Amelie out of his office.  He was impressed with the young woman’s knowledge of what she did and also how professional her work looked for a recently graduated student. 
“I look forward to working with you too, and thanks again for giving me the job Mr. Tambellini." Amelie smiled up at him as she slipped her portfolio under her arm and stepped out of his office and back into the hallway. 
"Please call me Steve.  Now if you have any questions before Monday don't hesitate to call."  Steve shook Amelie's hand as she nodded her head and walked back down the hallway and outside into the November air.  After she was sure she was alone Amelie squealed and jumped up and down before pulling her cell phone out of her hand bag and  quickly calling her best friend Isabelle. 
"Bells guest what?!?" Amelie shrieked into the phone as she leaned against the side of the building.  "I got the job! Isn't that exciting?"
"Congrats Aims I knew you would get it!" Isabelle or Bells as her friends called her, squealed and yelled to her boyfriend Tyler that Amelie had gotten the job in Edmonton.  "Ty says congratulations too."
"Tell him thanks.  God I'm so hyped now.  This is like my wish come true.  My life is perfect." Amelie giggled as she began walking down the sidewalk back towards the hotel she was staying at.  "Now I'm just going to have to find an apartment.  I'm glad I still have leftover money from college.  It's going to be a big help in getting me settled down here."  
Amelie said all serious now.  She wasn't the type of person who normally got too excited in public. She was normally a quiet person when she was around other people especially strangers.
"Hopefully it won't take you long to find an apartment.  You don't want to have to live out of a hotel forever."  Bells knew how much Amelie hated not being able to do her own cooking and stuff.
"I hope not...Hey Bells I have to go.  I didn't charge my phone this morning and I think the battery is starting to die." Amelie said sadly as she dodged a little girl walking with her mother. 
"Hey its okay Aims.  Text me when you get back to the hotel.  Maybe I can get Ty to look up and see if there are any apartments near Rexall Place for rent." Isabelle said as she already had her boyfriend pulling up the internet on their computer to check.
"Oh that would be wonderful Bells.  I want to be able to sit down and get a rough idea of what I want to do for this job.  I still didn't get all the details but I got the just of it anyway."  Amelie smiled and then said goodbye to her friend as she stopped at a crosswalk and waited for it to change.  She looked down to put her phone back in her bag and when she looked up she was staring into a pair of bright blue eyes.


"Yo dude there she is!" Jordan all of sudden blurted out as he and Taylor were walking down the sidewalk.  He dodged to the other side of Taylor and pointed over Taylor's shoulder towards a curly haired girl talking on her phone and walking down the street directly towards them. 
"Man just go talk to her." Taylor laughed at Jordan's antics as he studied the girl.  She wasn't very tall and was wearing shoes that certainly didn't add to her height.  She had long curly dark brown hair that seemed to be on the verge of uncontrollable.  She wore a pair of glasses that to Taylor actually made her look prettier.  Most girls didn't look good in glasses but this girl seemed to be able to style them perfectly.  He chuckled slightly to himself.  She looked like a modern day nerd.
"I can't! You go. Please! Tell her that I'm still sorry for spilling her drink on her shirt and ask her how her interview went." Jordan hissed in Taylor's ear and then proceeded to dodge around the corner of the building beside them so he was unseen.  Taylor rolled his eyes at his buddy and walked towards the girl who had stopped about 20 feet from him and was in the process of putting her phone back into her purse.
"Hello." Taylor said smiling as the girl jumped and stared up at him with wide eyes.  At least he had the element of surprise going for him.
"Umm hello." Amelie stuttered as she took a small step back from the large blonde haired guy in front of her.  She knew exactly who he was but she wasn't about to let on that she did.
"Listen my friend Jordan who is hiding around the corner of that building by the way, well he just wants to make sure that his mess on your shirt didn't screw up your interview." 
Taylor said trying not to laugh at the girls’ expression as she glanced over where Jordan was peeking out from behind the building.  When she saw him watching she blushed and looked down at her feet.
"No it didn't.  I got the job." Amelie mumbled just barely loud enough for Taylor to be able to hear her.
"Well that’s good to know.  So anyway I know Jordan wanted to know your name.  He has been like Mr. Stalker Man ever since he bumped into you.  Pretty much over obsessive about trying to find out who you were." 
Taylor chuckled.  At least he was getting a laugh at his friends’ expense.
"He was!? Over me?" Amelie burst out before she could stop herself.  She covered her mouth with her hand and stared wide eyed at Taylor. "Oops." She giggled nervously.  Taylor smiled down at her and laughed.
"Yeah you.  When Ebs gets something in his head he can't get it out easily. So maybe if you could give me your name at least he might be able to catch some sleep before game."
"Oh yeah you guys play tonight don't you.  My names Amelie. I hate to run but I have to get back the hotel.  I have some work to do." Amelie said shyly as she went to step around Taylor and cross the street.  She had made it to the other side of the road before Taylor yelled after her.
"Oh yeah my name’s Taylor!" He laughed as she spun around and gave him a big smile.
"I knew that already." Amelie laughed and got up the courage to wave at Jordan who was still peeking around from behind the building before turning and walking on down the street.


"So did you get her name? Did she get the job?" Jordan asked as he stopped beside Taylor who was just turning around.
"Yeah I did, it's Amelie and she got the job.  She seems pretty sweet." Taylor said giving Jordan a smirk especially when Jordan sent him a death glare.
"Don't even think about it Hallsy.  I saw her first." Jordan huffed and started walking towards the condo he shared with Taylor.
"Technically you didn't see her until after you hit her...but you saw her before I did." Taylor finished hurriedly when Jordan turned to give him another glare.
"I can't wait until she starts working at Rexall." Jordan spoke almost to himself.  As they walked down the sidewalk he got a big grin on his face as he said her name in his head. Amelie. It fit her perfectly.

Bumping Into You -- 1

Here goes my first shot at writing on here.  Comments are welcome and suggestions are welcome and encouraged too.  Hope you like it!

"Hey! Watch where you’re going!"  Amelie snapped at the guy who had just run into her.  She swore under her breath as she spilt her cafe mocha down the front of her blouse and dropped the binder she was carrying onto the sidewalk.
"Oh crap I'm sorry." the guy said as he bent down and grabbed her binder off the snow dusted sidewalk before it could get too damp.  He stood up and groaned when he saw the damage he had done to her blouse. 
"It's okay I guess. I am as much to blame." Amelie finally looked up at the guy who had bumped her and all her breath left her body. "Holy shit you’re Jordan Eberle." she blurted out without thinking.  Jordan laughed nervously and handed back her binder.
"Uhh yeah I guess I am."
"Oh wow that sounded weird didn't it." Amelie blushed and took her binder back and tucked it under her elbow as she tossed what was left of her mocha in a nearby trash can.
"Kind of. It's not like I haven't heard it before anyway." Jordan smiled as he slipped his hands into his coat pockets and shifted back and forth.
"Hey listen since you know where it is do you think you could tell me how to get the Rexall Place.  I have an interview in about half an hour." Amelie said hugging her binder to her chest and looking at the ground.
"Oh it’s only about 3 blocks from here.  Go to the next block then turn left and continue walking. You can't miss it." Jordan chuckled. "So what are you being interviewed for? If you don't mind me asking." Jordan said looking at the 5"2' brunette in front of him.
"They want to start a new blog website and they need someone to run the site." Amelie said shyly looking up at one of her favourite players of all time and the guy who she secretly had a crush on.
"Oh yeah I heard them talking about that a couple days ago.  Something about the players having their own blogs to be able to connect more with the fans."
"Something like that.  I wasn't given all the details." Amelie pushed her glasses back up her nose as they slipped down. 
"Oh." Jordan watched her closely as she moved and he looked at her dark brown eyes as they stared at him.
"Well I guess I had better go. Don't want to be late AND messy." Amelie giggled nervously.
"True.  Well good luck and hopefully I will see you around." Jordan gave her an easy smile and stepped out of her way so she could continue down the street.
"Thank you." Amelie replied shyly and slipped past him.
"Oh wait..." Jordan spun but she was already walking quickly down the street away from him. "I didn't get your name" Jordan whispered to himself as he watched her walk.  He watched until she turned the corner at the end of the block before continuing on his way to meet Taylor for lunch.

"Holy shit I can't believe I just ran into Jordan Eberle." Amelie mumbled to herself as she walked through the doors of Rexall Place.  She found out where she was supposed to go from a security guard and walked quickly down the hallway.  She walked up to the receptionist exactly 5 minutes before her scheduled interview.
"You can go right in.  He is waiting for you." the receptionist named Becky said smiling at Amelie and handing her a damp napkin without Amelie even asking.  Amelie smiled and said thank you quietly as she wiped furiously at her shirt while walking down the hallway towards the general manager’s office.  She stopped outside the door and wiped at her shirt a few more times before sighing and shoving the napkin in her purse.
"Don't worry about it.  I'm not going to judge you on an accident." Steve Tambellini chuckled at the girl who was looking at the faint beige stain on her white blouse.
"Oh! You scared me." Amelie blushed bright red as she jumped.
"I'm sorry.  Jordan just left me a message saying he had bumped into a young lady who said she was on her way here for an interview.  He told me he had left an unfortunate mark on your shirt and I was to overlook it." Steve smiled and stepped back so she could enter his office. "So step right into my office Ms. Johnson."


"I looked down for a split second and next think I know BOOM I ran right into this gorgeous girl." Jordan said dramatically as he sat across from his buddy and housemate Taylor Hall.  He stopped to have a quick bite of his lunch before continuing on.  "After she realized who I was she went from this rattled angry poodle  to this adorable shy girl." Jordan chuckled as he remembered the way her cheeks turned bright red when she first looked him in the eye.
"You do have that affect on girls Ebs." Taylor laughed and leaned back in his chair.
"I guess.  I just hope Steve gives her the job.  I didn't even get her name.  There was something about her.  I want to get to know her."  Jordan stared out the window of the restaurant they were sitting in.  He sighed and went back to eating his lunch.
"Wow you must really be attracted to this girl." Taylor said staring at Jordan.  He had never seen him this flustered over a girl.  Jordan always had a smooth way of handling himself around women and he never seemed to get shook up over girls.
"It wasn't even her looks Hallsy.  I don't know exactly what it was but she just drew me in totally and completely." Jordan stared out the window again before looking back a Taylor, a determined look in his eye.  "I need to know everything about her."