“Egg shells,” I told her. “It felt like walking on egg shells.”
She had asked me what it felt like to be with him. She continued, “So why did you stay? Why did you put yourself through that?”
I smiled. “Because, sometimes, it wasn’t all that bad. If I tip toed in just the right pattern—if I watched my steps carefully—it was beautiful. We were beautiful.” Then my smile fell. “But sometimes, the egg shells cracked if even just the wind blew in the wrong way. And that’s when I should’ve left, but I never could make myself.”
She looked at me with sad eyes.
“I loved him,” I told her. “I loved him so much that I became an expert at every game he played. And he loved who I became for him.”
excerpt from an unfinished book #121 // It felt like walking on egg shells
where Bitty is at his first nhl all-star game as a rookie and competes in the fastest skater competition. Of course, he wins (and breaks a lot of records too, ayooo) and gets quite the attention from The Veterans, including 2-Time-Stanley-Cup-Champion Jack “Hockey Robot” Zimmermann. Bitty thought Jack was jealous of him at first because he was very curt in the one conversation they had. But it turns out Jack doesn’t know how to deal with Attraction™, much less attraction towards a rookie from a rival team. Fast forward to the after party where there is drunken confessions and lots of kisses- BOOM! Hockey’s newest power couple is born.
honestly Ngozi is such an angel. she knows that a lot of people are struggling right now because of the current situation and she knows that she can bring a lot of people just a little bit of happiness by doing what she has done. I hope that she finds some light in these dark times too.