I lounged on my sofa and read a book when I heard my phone go off. It was weird to see Matt Shoresy's name pop up on my phone. He was my brother's best friend. We've chatted a few times since my last trip to visit Colton. Anytime he calls, I would think the worst like my brother was at the hospital even though most of the time he was just checking in with me.
My interest piqued when he asked for a favor. "What's the favor?"
"So your brother and Lager have been relentless with the pranks lately and I want payback."
I laughed. Colton was always a bit of a prankster in the locker room in school. Since Lager joined the team, Colton was increasing his pranks since he had a partner in crime. "How big are you talking about?"
"Fake pregnancy big."
I was so glad that I wasn't drinking anything at the moment although I still choked on my saliva. Once I could form a cohesive thought. "Seriously a fake pregnancy?"
"Yup." He was so calm about the idea. This was going to have consequences. They were best friends and there was no way Colton would be cool with the idea of me sleeping with Shoresy. If he wasn’t my brother’s friend, I might have tried to make a move on him since he was totally my type.
"Okay what's the plan? Besides, why do you want to do something this big? What has Colton done to deserve this?" I was all questions at this point but I had to stop asking them so he could answer.
"Mainly things are adding up. Him and Lager thought it was hysterical to hide my pants and nail my favorite sneakers to my stall earlier today. So I want to make sure those two won't ever mess with me again and this was my first idea. Please tell me you’ll do it."
I could see that adding up after a while. The idea was huge but what did he want from me? "It's not exactly easy to fake a pregnancy."
"Sure it is. We all got super drunk when you came over for All-Star break. Webs passed out before we did. Easy to claim we did something after we put him to bed. All I need you to do is for you to come into town proclaiming that you’re pregnant. Then we play it from there."
Today had been a shit show. There was no other way to describe it after having to see LaDoubla go to the hospital for an emergency surgery. Then our backup goalie, Riker, confided to me that he was feeling ill. I didn’t know if he was hung over or actually sick. Now I was stuck with Lily.
Normally, I would be excited to help a new player get acclimated. It was fun. The new guys were always so excited to get called up. I just had no idea it would be her.
Then again, I never thought I would see her again after she ran out of my apartment last month. I figured she was some rich girl in Cleveland. Had to be rich to bid on a bachelor in that charity auction. I assumed that I would have been bid on by some old biddy, so I was pleased it was smoking hot Lily. We had so much fun on that date that I took her back to my place afterwards. Then right as things were starting to get good, she bailed.
It was crushing to my ego since I was really into her. I had no idea that she was a hockey player, based in Vancouver, and practically grew up with my best buddy. Hell, she introduced herself as Lily Williams.
We needed an EBUG, and Scotty was super excited about selecting Lily. I knew he chose Lily Peterson because he watched her grow up and knew her skill set. Claimed she was the best possible EBUG in the league. I was excited to meet this goalie who apparently got her start playing against K and Gavin.
That was until I saw her walk in. Then I felt super conflicted about seeing her.