The stands were filling quickly with students, staff and parents waiting for the first game of the season. On the track the cheerleaders made their way in front of the fans in their tiny blue and silver informs. They started clapping to get everyone's attention. Lisa stepped forward and started a chant. “OUR TEAM IS WHAT?”
“DYNAMITE” the other cheerleaders yelled back.
“OUR TEAM IS WHAT?”
“DYNAMITE” they yelled.
As they dance they all yell “OUR TEAM IS TICK, TICK, TICK, TICK BOOM! DYNAMITE. YOUR TEAM IS TICK, TICK, TICK, TICK sss YOU GOT NO BOOM DYNAMITE!”
Up in the stands Sara and Katie make their way up to Kristine, Veronica and Jess. They notice they are holding signs up that say “Go Cranes, Go Jill!” Kristine waved to them and hands them posters to hold up.
“You have way to much time on your hands Kristine” Sara laughs holding up the sign. The whole row started cheering.
Michael makes his way to the stands. He looks up to see the girls cheering and having fun. He smiles and makes his way up. He stops about when half up when he sees a man in a cop uniform. “Hey Jake”
It was Jill’s father; he had come to watch his daughter’s first game. “Michael!” he says with a smile and gives him a hug. How are you?” he asks.
“I’m good” Michael told the man who as been more of a father to him and his brother then their own. The two talked for a bit longer and once they see the teams moving on the field, Michael says goodbye and makes his way up to Sara, Kristine and the others.
“Hey Michael, here” Veronica said as she handed him a “Go Jill” sign.
With a smile he took the sign and held it up with the others. He looked down and saw the cheerleaders starting another cheer.
“LINC HE’S HOTTER THEN THE SUN, HE’S CRANE HIGH’S NUMBER ONE, WE ALL WANT TO BE HIS DATE, WHEN HE TAKES OUR TEAM TO STATE! GO LINC!”
Veronica shakes her head “Can their cheers get any cheesier” she laughs. “Come in they rhymed sun with one.”
“They don’t have a lot of originality,” Jess said. They all turn back to the game and saw Jill get the first touchdown of the game.
“GO JILL!!” the friends cheered. Sara turned to hug Michael when she passed the line and got the touch down. They all could tell this was going to be a good game.
Derek held up his glass in the middle of the room in front of a big group of students. “Crane High is number one!” he yelled and everyone cheered. After their victory win, the football team and a lot of other students made their way to the Kellerman household to celebrate. The score was 67-44 leading them to victory and Crane High was well on their way to State championships.
Linc and Paul chugged down the last bit of their beers and then started cheering as they wrapped their arms around Derek. “This is our year and we have a kick ass female wide receiver, you rock Jill,” a drunk Linc announced. The three guys headed off towards Jill.
During their speech Jill, Sara, Kristine, Katie and Michael were standing in one corner of the room talking and laughing together. “So Jill looks like your defiantly one of the star players” Sara said as they clinked their soda’s together.
“Uh oh” Michael said as he nodded towards Linc, Paul and Derek coming towards them. As they got closer Michael eyed Linc “What are you up to?”
“We’ve come for one of our star players” Linc said as Derek and Paul moved to pick up Jill.
“Whoa, what do you think you are doing?” Jill asked all alarmed as she is lifted up on to Derek and Paul’s shoulders.
Everyone in the room cheered.
“Woo go Jill” Kristine called and clapped her hands, as the guys carried Jill away and chanted. The girls and Michael laughed as they could hear Jill yelling for them to put her down. Once their laughing had settled Sara looked around the room. “Hey where’s Sucre?”
Kristine giggled “Probably with Sofia”
As if right on cue, Sucre and Sofia walked over hand in hand, both smiling. “Hey guys I want you to meet Sofia” Sucre said.
“Hi” Sofia waved and then she wrapped her arms around Sucre tightly.
The group smiled and since no one seem to be saying anything Sara spoke up. “Hi I’m Sara”
“Oh sorry” Sucre said as he hit the palm of his hand on his forehead. “This is Michael, Kristine, Katie and Sara.” Sofia smiles at them. “Nice to meet you guys. Now Sucibear can we go dance” She said and was jumping up and down with excitement.
“Okay Sofibear” he said and the two ran off. The four were left standing there trying not to laugh. However Kristine couldn’t hold it in anymore. “Sucibear, are you kidding me?” she laughed.
“And Sofibear” Katie laughed as well.
Sara also started giggling “That was just so...”
“I know” Michael laughed. “Wow.”
They watched Sucre and Sofia dancing and noticed how clingy Sofia was being while she was dancing.
“Well why are we still standing here. Sara Wanna dance” Michael asked as he held out his hand. “Okay” Sara said taking his hand with a smile.
The song was slow and Michael led Sara to and open spot. He pulled her in close and felt her arms move around his neck. Slowly Michael moved his hands to her waist. They started to dance slowly and Michael couldn’t help but feel butterflies in his stomach. Although he had told Linc he was just friends with Sara, he couldn’t help but enjoy having her so close to him. He kept telling himself not to think too much of it because he didn’t know how Sara felt.
Little did he know Sara was thinking about the same thing about him? When he asked her to dance with him, her heart skipped at beat. She liked the feeling of his lean body against hers. She felt so comfortable with him and he was fun to be around. Countless occasions she had thought about what it would be like to be more then just friends, but wasn’t sure if he felt the same way. They’re good friends and she didn’t want to do anything that could ruin it or make things awkward. So if she had to choose between being his friend or not be his life at all she chooses being his friend.