Basket of Love
(working tittle :P)
Can't find a good name for this story sorry if its a bit chessy :S
"Alex, wake up bro!" a distant voice insisted "Class is over wake the fuck up bro!"
He looked upward and his friend John had woke him up. Alex had been sleeping through class, as usual. He didn't need to study, he believed it was useless, he believed studies were not necesesary for success. Most of the poeple that have been enourmously succesfull have been school drop outs, why should he study? He felt that the less he studied, the more chance of success he would get.
"Argg, class is finally over for today. Thats awesome." Alex told his buddy
"You should really consider paying attention in class, its really important for your future" John told him
Although Alex didn't apreciate the fact that he was being told to study more, he liked that his friend was concerned about him. They had been friends for years now so he guessed it was natural.
He looked around to see who was still in the classroom, and he saw her. He saw Clara, for a slight moment there was a feeling of rapture inside of him, just the sight of her had lighten up his gloomy mood. She had been his crush since the 4th grade, they had been distant friends, but nothing more.
"Dude, get over her, seriously. If your not going to do anything about getting her or somthing, just drop it. I'm hungry lets go eat some churros in the cafeteria" John told him
"Oh yeah I'm up for some churros. I'll race you there, I bet you 50 pesos you can't beat me" Alex challenged while smiling slightly
"Your on baby" John said while he winked at Alex
"God that was gay bro" Alex riddiculed John
"Hey! Screw you bro, your so going down!" John screamed at him
And so the race began, Alex was really fast. He had swift movements and his big body helped him push further on with much force. As excpected Alex won.
" 'Gime my money biatch" Alex told John
"Fine geeze, take it. But dude, something is still don't understand is, if you have such an atletic potential, and you want Clara, why don't you join any sports team? Being in a sports team gets you popularity points, and popularity points will get you close to Clara, and you know it. You could get into the basketball team with me, you even used to play with me when we were younger." John implied
"I don't know man, I haven't played for years." Alex argued
"Like I care, you're going to play ball with me after school, now lets get those churros" John declared
Alex went out door for a while he wanted to taste the spring breeze. Where he lived, which was Dominican Republic, was a island which was on the Carribean, it is also the only island in the world that is split into two completly different borders. He loved the Dominican Republic since the weather was very nice most of the time. His culture although was pretty crazy, was very cool too, he loved his culture very much.
Alex had also acostomed to the nice weather, well his body had. For a fourteen year old in eigth grade, he was pretty tall. Infact he was the tallest of his class, which gave a bad impresion to most people. Everyone at first sight thought that he was an aggresive boy, although he wasn't really passive, he didn't fight too much. The only times he fought was when, either his friends needed help, or someone had pissed him off very highly.
"Hmm, I guess its time too go to the gym, I hope I still have the skills to play decent ball" Alex thought to himself
"John I'm here bitch, you got here yet?" Alex shouted into the gym
Silence. Apparently John hadn't arrived yet, he figured he should practice a bit. He looked around to see if there were any balls around. He was delighted when he saw the bag full of basketballs. He carefully took one out and practiced his shooting a rebounds. His shooting had lost some accuracy, but his rebounds were still solid. He need to warm up before John arrived, he didn't want to lose badly. If Alex was anything, he was definetly a bad loser. He heard footsteps from afar.
"Shit, John is here already, I hope I'm ready to play against him" Alex thought
But as he saw who was coming in he got really suprised. It was Clara. Alex freaked out really quick and ran away behind some racks that were out.
"Hmm, John told me to meet Alex here, he told me Alex needed to tell me something." Clara thought outloud
"Son of a bit...." Alex frowned, he had been deeply tricked
Clara apparently noticed the balls that were laying around, she went and picked a ball up. She got into some weird position and shot. He long blonde hair jumped as she jumped to shoot, he could notice her smooth skin as the...
She had made the shot from the three pointer line. Alex was really impressed with the shot and thought the sight was ethereal. He might have been exagerating but he didn't care, he wanted to talk t Clara and get to know her better.
"Hey Clara, that... that was a nice shot you just made" Alex said trembling
"Oh, hi there Alex. Yeah I'm really into basketball, have been playing since I was small." Clara said proudly
"Hehe, I used to play when I was younger, but I quit" Alex implied
"Aww, thats a shame, with such a large body you could do good with a Basketball career. I for one really like guys who play sports, especially basketball. Also what was it that you wanted to tell me, John said you needed to ask me something?" Clara told him
"Thank you John" Alex thought joyfully
"Oh yeah, I had heard that you had awesome hoop shots, and I've been planning on getting into basketball again, so I need some help on getting my game again, think you could help me a bit?"
"Of course I'll help you! Well ok come over here, the first thing you do is..." Clara told him
"God I thank you for giving me a friend like John, and John I love you man!" Alex thought to himself
And so after 2 weeks Clara taught Alex how to shoot properly, and as the time passed they got to know each other, and secretly Clara was starting to have feelings for Alex, and at the same time Alex was realizing he had deeper feelings than a simple crush, until...
"Hey Clara, I've been wanting to ask you something" Alex told Clara
"Hmm, shoot?" Clara answered
"Well, I really like you Clara, and I have liked you since like forever. I wana ask you out, so do you accept?" Alex asked while blushing
"Oh Alex, I've been wanting the same thing with you, I like you alot too." Clara shouted loudly
So then Alex and Clara began with their relationship, they were really happy and Alex had become a splendid basketball player, and all just for his true love. His schools team though, was winning the local cup, and at the final match Alex and John were talking during play time.
"So have you made out with her yet" John asked eagerly
"Dude, were in the middle of a game here, and since your so interested, no I haven't" Alex said annoyed
"You should really kiss her soon, but anyways lets keep on playing, here make the shot she taught you" John told him while passing him the ball
As Alex prepared to make the winning shot, he remember his experience with Clara and what he felt for her. They won the game and later that day while celebrating their victory Alex finally grew the courage to make out with Clara.
Years later, stories of the Basket of Love spread through the little island of Dominican Republic, it is said that the shot is a very inspiring shot and should be apreciated. As for our two main characters Clara and Alex, they grew up and got married, Alex became a basketball player andd Clara hanged on with him, and they lived for long happy years. As for John, he became a basketball legend and is kept in the records of top 10 basketball players and number 1 best friend on Alex's list.