Thursday, December 23, 2010

Content To Be Silent -- 11

Oh my gosh I'm soooo  sorry.  It's been forever hasn't it? I don't know what happened but I just kind of got lost and forgot about this sorry lol.  Had a dream last night though about the leading man (yes I'm pathetic I know lol) and it sparked me to FINALLY write the next chapter :) Hope you enjoy it!

Isabelle and Tyler arrived just as Amelie and some of the guys were walking into the parking lot.  Amelie smiled as she made her way over to her two friends.  None of the boys on the team knew that Tyler was Isabelle’s boyfriend, but she knew a lot of them had watched his movies. 
“Belle, Tyler I want you to meet the boys.  This is Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall, Shawn Horcoff, Ryan Whitney, Magnus Paajarvi, and Andrew Cogliano.  Guys this is my best friend Isabelle Reilly and her boyfriend Tyler Laughton.”  Amelie gave the boys a big smile as a couple of them stared in shock.
“As in THE Tyler Laughton?!” Taylor asked as he looked Ty up and down.
“Yeah that’s me.” Tyler laughed as he held out his hand for them to shake. “I’m a big fan.” He added, giving them a smile.
 “Wow.  I’m a big fan of yours.  Why didn’t you tell us Aims?” Shawn asked as he and the rest of the guys shook Tyler’s hand.  Only Magnus didn’t really know who Tyler was, but he had an idea because the rest of the guys talked about some of his movies.
“I didn’t figure it was that big of a deal. Now can we eat? I don’t know about you clowns, but I’m starving.” Amelie laughed as she linked her arm through Belle’s and they started walking down the sidewalk to the restaurant that Jordan had taken her to the time they went out for lunch.  The boys followed behind them discussing movies and hockey while the girls’ quietly whispered about Jordan.
“Wow Aims, he is fucking adorbs.  You were holding back in your emails girl.  How come you haven’t made a move yet?” Belle asked as she and Amelie broke out into a fit of giggles that made the boys stop talking and look at them.  The girls glanced back at them and started giggling again.  Tyler shook his head and continued on with his conversation.  He knew that they were talking about boys.  It was obvious by the looks on their faces.
“I don’t know Belle.   He just seems so shy that I feel if I push the issue I’m going to scare him away.” Amelie admitted as they neared the restaurant.  Isabelle rolled her eyes and gave Amelie a little shove.
“Girl trust me, he isn’t going to run away.  He is wrapped around your finger even if you haven’t noticed it.  I have met him for what, like five seconds? And I already know how into you he is.” Belle laughed as Amelie gave her a look and then stopped in front of the restaurant.
“Okay, enough girl talk, let’s eat.” She announced as Jordan opened the door and allowed the girls to go through before him.

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“So Isabelle, what do you do?” Jordan asked as everyone was relaxing in the booth after they had finished eating.  He had his arm loosely draped over Amelie’s shoulders and she was leaning into him slightly, which made everyone at the table smile because it was so obviously they were into each other. 
“I’m an equestrienne.  I ride horses.” She added after most of the group gave her a funny look.  “I show jump.  Like where you ride the horsie around and jump fences.”  Belle rolled her eyes as the group gave her a blank look.  She looked at Amelie with a look that said that these guys were idiots.  That caused Amelie to start laughing and everyone to give her a weird look.
“Wow you guys must live under a rock.” Belle said as she gave them a distasteful look.  She always hated when people had no idea what she was talking about.  Tyler snorted and gave her a one armed hug when she turned to glare at him.
“No, they just have their heads shoved too far into their skate bags sometimes.” Amelie giggled as Belle gave her a smirk and they high-fived across the table.
“Hey now, we sometimes let in the outside culture.”  Andrew said laughing as he and Ryan exchanged looks.
“Strip clubs don’t count.” Isabelle deadpanned as she stared at them with a blank look on her face.  Taylor, Jordan and Magnus all snorted and Shawn burst out laughing.
“You are my new best friend.” Shawn chuckled as Andrew and Ryan both gave him a dirty look and Isabelle laughed.
“I just tell it like it is.  Besides he was asking for it.” Belle smiled and Tyler shook his head at his girlfriend.
“Well as much as this is fun, some of us do have to work, and by some of us, I mean me.” Amelie smiled as Jordan stood and held out his hand to allow Amelie to stand up. 
“You guys can stay if you want, I will walk Amelie back to the rink.” Jordan said as he pulled out some cash and laid it on the table for Amelie and his’ lunch.  Amelie glared at him and tried to make him take his money back.
“I said I would buy.” She said as Jordan started pushing her towards the front door.
“Well I paid this time, so you can owe me a next time.” Jordan gave her a smile and Amelie shook her head before smiling back.  They waved goodbye to their friends and headed out the door and down the street.
“Your friends seem really nice.  How come you never told us that Isabelle’s boyfriend was Tyler Laughton?” Jordan asked as they walked down the sidewalk.
“I don’t know, I guess I just never really thought about it.  They have been together so long that I just forget that he is famous.” Amelie said truthfully.  Jordan smiled down as her as they walked and reached almost tentatively for her hand as they walked.  Amelie smiled down at their joined hands and squeezed Jordan’s hand slightly so that he knew it was alright. 

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They walked most of the way back to the arena in silence as nothing really needed to be said.  They were both content just to walk together.  As they walked into the building and up to Amelie’s office, they continued holding hands even though it got a few strange looks from some of the people who worked in to office.
“So, do you think maybe we could go to dinner sometime next week when we get back from the road trip?” Jordan asked as they stopped outside Amelie’s office.  Jordan knew she wasn’t going on this upcoming road trip because she was staying behind to do some updating on the website so dinner would have to wait until after the road trip.
“Sure, let me know the details when you figure them out okay?” Amelie smiled up at him.
“Alright I will.  Well I guess I will see you later then?” Jordan said as he turned to start heading down the hallway.
“Yeah I guess you will.  And if not, you have my cell number.” Amelie smiled before turning to open her office door.  Just as she swung open the door, Jordan said her name.
She turned just as his arm wrapped around her waist and pulled her into him as he leaned down and kissed her softly.  Amelie smiled and wrapped her arms around his neck as she kissed him back.  When he stepped back he gave her a big smile before turning and walking down the hallway.  Amelie stood watching him as she leaned against the doorframe.  Her lips still tingled where his had met hers and she knew she had a goofy grin on her face but she didn't care.  Man that boy could kiss.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Shootouts -- 10

Hey guys, sorry this isn't that long but I didn't know how else to write this chapter.  It' more of a filler chapter.  Hope you are liking the story so far and please don't forget to make comments and suggestions.  Also if you know anyone who might be interested in this story please tell them about it.  The more feedback the better.  This is kind of a warm-up story for me.  I'm hoping to begin writing another one when this is done, but the next one won't be about real hockey player, it will be totally fictional.

At six a.m. Amelie's doorbell rang. 
"Who the fuck shows up at someone's door at this time of day." Amelie grumbled to herself as she rolled out of bed and grabbed a hair tie to put her hair up quickly as she walked towards her front door.  The doorbell rang once more and Amelie rolled her eyes as she padded across her kitchen floor.
"Hold your horses I'm coming!" Amelie shouted as she reached the front hallway.  If it was Jordan or Taylor she was going to wring their necks and face the consequences from the Oilers fanbase.  Amelie peeked through the peep hole and let out a loud shriek as she quickly unlocked the door and swung it open.
"Oh my gosh you two! What are you doing here?" Amelie squealed as she hugged her unexpected guests. 
"We thought we would come up and spend some time with you!" Isabelle squealed as she hugged Amelie again as they stepped into the apartment.
"That and Belle was having Amelie withdrawal.  She was sulking without her partner in crime and since I had some time off from filming, I figured we might as well get away for a while." Isabelle's boyfriend Tyler said in his deep voice as he set their luggage down in the hallway so he could take off his coat.  Amelie never could get over that Tyler Laughton was her best friends boyfriend.  Tyler was an extremely talented actor who made millions from his movies.  He had the good looks to back it up.  He was six foot three with black spiky hair and was part Native American.  Amelie had always felt as though Ty was her "big brother".  He was always there for her, and always made sure she had whatever she needed.
"Oh Bells I'm so glad you guys are here! Wait until you meet everyone! This is going to be the best time ever!" Amelie hugged them both once more before escorting them to the guest room in her apartment.  They talked for a little while longer before Isabelle declared that she needed some sleep and Amelie had to head to the arena anyway.  Amelie promised to call them when she was just about finished so they could come to the arena and then they could all go out for lunch.
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"Wow you look happy today? Did you get some last night or something?" Shawn laughed as Amelie spun around to stare at him as they were walking down the hall towards the rink.  Amelie had decided to watch the morning skate and had come down just as the boys were getting on the ice.
"No! My best friends came to visit today for a little while and I am just excited to see them." Amelie sputtered as she tried to recover from what Shawn had said. 
"Oh I figured you and Jordan got it on pretty good last night, especially they way he was hanging on to you.  I did notice he let Cogs have a turn though so I guess he hasn't hit super protective mode yet." Shawn laughed as Amelie shook her head at him and smiled.
"How about you quit yapping at me captain and get out there and actually do something." Amelie smirked as Shawn gave her a look and jumped onto the ice.
Amelie walked out and sat on the players bench while the guys ran drills and goofed off a little.  Every once in a while one of the guys would skate over to get a drink and would have a quick conversation with her before they skated back to their teammates.  Taylor had threatened to spray her with his water bottle and Andrew had made her refill his and their antics made Amelie feel as if she was a part of the team and not just another staff member in the organization.
"Hey Aims how's it going? Horc said you had guests.  You should call them and tell them to come to the arena right now." 
Ryan Whitney said as he leaned over the board to grab his bottle from the carton on the floor by Amelie's feet.  Ryan had been one of the guys who had intimidated Amelie and she had thought he wasn't going to be as friendly but he had surprised her by being one of the funniest guys on the team and one of the friendliest.
"Your right Ryan, I should.  Hey ask around and see if any of the guys want to go out to lunch after.  We can have a group outing." Amelie smiled as she pulled ou her phone and began to dial.
"I will kid." Ryan shot her a quick smiling before turning and gliding back to his buddies.  It was near the end of practice and they were goofing off trying to see who had the best shootout moves.
"Hey Belle it's Amelie.  Look some of the guys want to go out to lunch, so if you and Ty head down here soon then by the time the guys are done practice we should all be ready to go." Amelie spoke into her phone as she watched Shawn try the spin-o-rama move and fall on his ass.  She laughed as the guys started giving Shawn shit for it and Shawn had a huge grin on his face as he gave them crap right back.
"Alright we will be there in 20.  I want to meet this cute guy you keep talking about in your emails." Isabelle laughed as Amelie and her exchanged good byes and hung up.
"Hey Shawn I thought you had skill!" Amelie shouted as she hung up the phone and the guys turned to look at her with grins on their faces. 
"Hey Amelie shut up!" Shawn shouted back as he couldn't think of a comeback.  Everyone started laughing and Amelie jumped up to sit on the boards.
"Alright boys, show me your moves and whoever I think has the best gets to sit beside me at lunch AND I will pay for their lunch." Amelie gave them a big grin as they all suddenly looked serious and began jostling for a spot.  Shawn ended up going first and weaved his way towards Devan who was in goal.  Shawn shot it high glove side and Devan quickly stuck his hand out and grabbed it.  Shawn swore and pretended to smash his stick off the glass in frustration.  He skated over and leaned on the boards beside Amelie as they watched a couple more guys go that didn't do anything spectacular either.  Then it was Jordan's turn.  Amelie felt the need to embaress him because he seemed so serious about it.
"Hey Jordy win this for me okay! It could be our first date." Amelie winked at him as Shawn started laughing loudly beside her along with some of the other guys.  Jordan blushed and seemed flustered as he almost missed grabbing the puck at the start.  Shawn snorted at that and Amelie giggled.  Then they both went wide eyed as Jordan deked hard right and Devan went sliding that way as Jordan dived left at the last second and backhanded the puck into the net top shelf.
"I guess he does do it religiously." Amelie murmured as Shawn shook his head in amazement.
"The kid does have some serious skill." Shawn said softly as Jordan skated towards them with a grin on his face. They last couple guys that had to go turned and started skating towards them.
"We give up Aims.  That is unbeatable." Taylor said as he tapped Jordan on the butt with his stick as Jordan skated by. 
Amelie gave them a smile then blushed as Jordan stopped right in front of her.  They were right at eye level with each other and Jordan gave her a big grin and a wink.
"Let's go get lunch sweetheart."

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Hook Line & Sinker -- 9

Hey guys sorry about the wait, my school work is taking up much of my time. 
Anyway, Oilers are on a four game win steak!! So because they are playing so well, I am adding a couple photos of the last couple games of a couple of the guys. Photos are not mine. 
Hope you like this chapter. Sorry about the language.

Jordan and Amelie didn’t speak on the way to the club.  Amelie was angry at Shawn and at Jordan for putting her in this situation.  Jordan was trying to figure out how he was going to divert Jamie-Lynn’s anger towards him and not towards the girl in the hot outfit who was sitting next to him fiddling with the hem of her mini skirt and driving Jordan crazy.  Finally they arrived at the club and Jordan turned to look at Amelie.
“Look I’m sorry about this.  If you want to go home then I can take you home.” Jordan gave Amelie a small smile as she turned to look at him.  It almost surprised him when she gave him a smirk.
“No I’m good.  Sometimes a girl has to let loose, even if it is on a crazy ex-girlfriend.” Amelie giggled as Jordan gave her an open-mouthed look of shock.  “What? I never said I was always nice.” She giggled again before opening her door and climbing out before leaning back in to look at Jordan, who was getting a good view of her cleavage. “Are you coming or not?”
Jordan nodded his head and jumped out of the car and slammed the door before running around to walk beside Amelie.  She slipped her arm through his and together they walked towards the entrance.

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“Whoa someone cleans up good and I’m not talking about you Jordan.” Taylor practically tackled them as they walked through the doors.  Amelie would never understand why Taylor was so attached to Jordan.  Sometimes their man love for each other was a little weird.
“Thanks Taylor.  When I found out I got to fight some chick I was kind of wishing I had worn my jeans though.” Amelie chuckled as Taylor let out a loud laugh and Jordan’s face had a pained look on it.  Amelie squeezed his arm hoping he would lighten up.  It wasn’t going to be that bad.
“Who the fuck is this?” A high pitched squeak came from behind them and Taylor winced as he and Jordan exchanged looks before Jordan turned around.
“Hi Jamie-Lynn.” He said weakly as Amelie whipped her head around the give the girl who was glaring at her a blank stare.
“Shut up Jordan.  Who the fuck are you?” Jamie-Lynn repeated as she stepped closer and tried to wedge herself between Amelie and Jordan as Amelie assessed her with a bored look.
“Maybe if you ask nicely I might tell you sweetheart but I’m not going to go telling you now that you have established that you’re a first rate bitch.”  Amelie smirked at the 5 foot blonde in front of her.  She could almost feel Jordan’s shock rolling off him in waves as he stared at her in shock.  Taylor had stared for a moment before hysterically laughing so loudly that Amelie was starting to wonder if she was going to have to give him mouth to mouth from lack of oxygen. 
“Listen you stupid slut.  You just can’t show up and think he is all yours because he is not.” Jamie-Lynn’s nasally voice was going to give Amelie a headache. 
“Alright listen sweetheart.  You’re going to shut the hell up and leave Jordan and I the fuck alone.  Go back to your little clones over there and get a life.” Amelie stood almost nose to nose with the blonde who actually took a small step back.  Amelie gave her a smirk and the middle finger before turning and taking Jordan and Taylor by the arm and walking towards the bar.  Jamie-Lynn gave Amelie’s back a nasty look before walking back to her friends and the guys they had been flirting with.

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“Man girl you are my fucking hero.” Taylor laughed while giving Amelie a hug as they stood by the bar with a couple of the other guys.  Amelie blushed as everyone laughed as Taylor re-told the story about what had been said by the door.
“It’s not a big deal Taylor.  I just hate people that think they are all that and think they own everything.” Amelie shrugged off everyone’s compliments about how she had more balls than half the guys on the team.  Jordan slipped his arm around her shoulder and Amelie leaned against him as he handed her a glass of Coke.  Amelie had told him before that she didn’t drink and he respected that.
“Thanks Jordan.  How you feeling?” Amelie asked as she glanced up at him.  Jordan smiled down at her and took a sip of his drink before answering.
“I’m doing darn well I think.  I’m here with my buddies, I have a pretty girl next to me and I’m an NHL hockey player.  Life couldn’t be better.” Jordan clinked his glass with hers before they both took another sip.
“Your life does sound pretty great.” Amelie laughed up at him then shrieked as she was suddenly pulled away from Jordan and her drink was taken out of her hand and set on the bar.
“Come on darling, their playing our song.” Andrew Cogliano chuckled as he spun Amelie in a circle and pulled out to the dance floor.  Jordan chuckled and watched them for a moment before turning towards his teammates and joining in their conversation.

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“So Aims what are your plans with Ebs?” Andrew chuckled as he spun Amelie around as Superman by Taylor Swift played in the background.  Amelie gave him a wide eyed look that caused him to laugh loudly.
“We are just friends, I don’t know why no can accept that.” Amelie tried to give Andrew a dirty look but his smile was contagious and she was soon laughing too.
“Maybe we can’t accept it because we know he doesn’t.  Ebs doesn’t get distracted easily and you are on his mind all the time.  He may not show it but that kid totally wants in your pants.” Andrew gave Amelie a wink that caused her to trip over her own feet and Andrew had to be quick to catch her before the she hit the ground.
“Geez Aims if I knew you felt that way we could have run away a long time ago.” Andrew laughed harder as Amelie gave him a soft punch in the shoulder as she tried to keep some of her dignity.
“Trying to get your claws into her are you Cogs?  I never thought you went for computer nerds.” Taylor appeared behind them with a huge grin on his face and Amelie just shook her head in amazement at the kid who seemed to appear out of nowhere. 
“Most computer nerds don’t look like her Hallsy.” Andrew chuckled as he slung an arm around Amelie shoulder and started walking back towards the bar and Jordan.
“Guess I should return you before he thinks we are planning to runaway together.”
Amelie shook her head and smiled as she leaned into Andrew as they walked back towards Jordan.  She loved feeling like part of the family and the joking only made her feel closer to the guys.  These were her boys and she would stand up for any one of them in a heartbeat.
“Hey Ebs I brought your girl back in one piece.  Even though she did get a little out of breath at how sexy I am.” Andrew stopped beside Jordan and gave Amelie a hug before heading off to find another girl to dance with.  Amelie rolled her eyes and gave Jordan a smile as he handed her back her drink and slipped his arm around her waist.

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“Hey I don’t want to sound like a downer but I’m getting pretty tired.  Do you think you could drive me home?” Amelie asked Jordan a little while later as they were walking back to the bar after dancing.  Jordan nodded and quickly told the guys that they were leaving before walking with Amelie to his car.
“Did you have fun tonight?” Jordan asked as they drove through the night city of Edmonton.
“I did, even though your girlfriend is a bitch.” Amelie gave him a smirk as he shot her a look.
“That girl won’t ever be my girlfriend.  I’m not into the clingy jealous type.” Jordan spoke seriously as he weaved his way through night traffic towards Amelie’s apartment complex.
“I know Jordan, it’s pretty obviously.” Amelie smiled and leaned her head against the window as Jordan smiled and turned up the radio as they drove through downtown.  All too soon they were pulling up in front of her apartment.  Amelie sighed and turned to look at Jordan.
“Thanks for taking me out tonight, even if Shawn was the one that had to ask.” Amelie smiled as Jordan blushed. 
“It’s no problem.  I wanted to ask you but Jamie-Lynn is such a pain in my ass that I didn’t want her to bother you.  Turns out I didn’t need to worry.” Jordan gave Amelie a smile as they both chuckled.
“No you didn’t, I can take care of myself.  I will see you tomorrow okay? Get some sleep, you have practice at ten.” Amelie leaned over to give Jordan a kiss on the cheek before stepping out of the car and running towards the front door.  Jordan watched her go before reaching up to touch his cheek.  Man that girl had him hook line and sinker.