It was not
every week that I got to Friday and I felt that the week had passed running.
Between classes, gym, studying and cooking, it seems that I didn’t see the time
go by, in fact I think the fault was mainly the part of the gym.
wasn’t accustomed to exercising so regularly, now, after an hour in the gym,
it’s shot and fall. I arrive at the house dead, it seems that a truck overtook
me and I fall asleep soon, which leaves me no time to do much more. Claire is
always saying that it is only in the beginning, and I sincerely hope it is,
because though I sleep much better, I also sleep much longer.
why I did not put my tired body in that gym today. I had my room in a mess and
I had to go round the house, and since I was not going to be home tomorrow
afternoon, I had to move today.
from what Claire told me, it was tomorrow that Harry was going to do the
barbecue at his house, but during the week he had not told me anything, as he
had said he would. In fact, the fact that he didn’t tell me anything just left
me with less desire to go, but I also didn’t want to create a bad environment
so I must show up there and at the best opportunity I leave.
I had just
started to pack the clothes that had been ironed when the computer music
stopped. I was about to get another, when I realized, that it had not been the
music that ended, but it was my brother Joel, that was making a Skype call.
hello little sister! How long!? "Joel was exactly the same. Light brown
hair, shaved over the sides and perfectly swept back at the top. How I wish I
had to dislodge that hair just to see him all upset!
Joey, how’s little life?” I asked him, pushing the clothes aside, which I
was tidying up before. “Is everything okay with you?”
is. And you? Tell me, are you already packing to go home? "The lack of
confidence my family had in me sometimes put me on my feet.
course not! I continued to love the fact that I did not have you bothering me
every day. So until that day, you can continue to sleep in my room at ease.
"I blinked at him and he laughed.
sleep in your room? Okay, okay, if that’s what makes you sleep well at night,
then good! "Actually, when we were younger, it was me, that in the middle
of the night would sleep with my brother. And whenever he didn’t sleep at
home I slept in his room. "As for the fact that I do not annoy you every
day, maybe you’ll have to change your mind …”
what? Are you coming to London to play? "Joe was a professional football
player and so travels often for many sites. But whenever he comes to London to
play is an excuse for the whole family to travel to London. Not only to see
him, but also to spend time together, with my grandparents and my uncles.
time I will not play, but in every way, I have to go to London.” If
there’s one thing that annoys me is that he knows I want to know what he is
doing here and still is like a child, full of secrets.
on! What are you going to do here? ”
you have to promise that you will not tell anyone anything!”
have five years now, it is!? Okay, I promise! "I rolled my eyes and made a
"But to no one at all, it’s still all a secret from the Gods, and
besides, I shouldn’t even tell you anything.” Although I missed my brother
for millions, I hated it when he started with all these things to get to the
point. If there is anything that he can’t, is to go straight to the point.
“So, Patrick, my agent called me a week to tell me that Manchester United
were interested in signing with me.” My mouth opened in amazement and my
hands went to cover. “He was talking with my team and with representatives
of Manchester and agreed we meet in three days in London.”
“The … But … Oh my God!” I couldn’t believe what I was
hearing, he always had the dream to play in a great team. And by all means, he
had succeeded because he was playing one of the best teams in Portugal, but
playing in Manchester is something spectacular, both for him and for me, as for
our family. “You’re serious, right? Please don’t play with me like that
otherwise it still gives me a heart attack! ”
“No, I’m really serious! I know, I spent the last week between
moments of happiness and asking me if I was dreaming. But not Ju, this is
indeed true, my dream is gaining body! "I was thrilled, he was thrilled.
Basically the next two minutes neither of us could say anything, we just
"I still cannot believe it’s true … So what does your agent say?
Are they really willing to hire you? And your team will not be a problem? You
had not signed a contract for three more seasons? "When the chip fell, I
remembered all the questions, and being me, I couldn’t wait, I had to do them
all at once. Maybe journalist would be my backup career if Management did not
"Oh, calm down! Yes, they are really interested in hiring me, or
they hadn’t asked me to go to London. My agent is handling everything and says
that may be the hiring of my career. He also spoke to the representatives of my
team and there is no big problem, since when Manchester announced that he
wanted to hire me, they were already aware of my termination clause.
"So why meet up in London instead of Manchester?” It could be
my fault, but when it mattered to me-and let’s say it Matters-I could be the
most boring person in the world.
“From what Patrick told me, it was they who asked to be in London,
and he did not even want to know where, he accepted soon. Honestly Ju, what
matter if it’s in London, Manchester or in Japan … ”
“Sorry, I was just finding it strange!” That wasn’t really the
best question, but that was it. “I’m really happy for you, believe - You
deserve it! What I wanted to be there to give you a very tight hug. "I
smiled and there came tears to my eyes again.
"You’ll give me that hug in three days or do you think I’m going to
London and not visit you?” He said smiling too.
“Neither was I thinking of something else!” I heard the door
of the entrance to beat. It must have been Claire who had arrived. “My
roommate has arrived, I’m going to hang up because I also have to finish
cleaning my room and then I have to go and make dinner. You’ll let me know when
you get here, and as soon as you’re cleared of all the meetings, you call me!
"Probably next week I was going to miss some classes, but since it was for
a good cause, this week I had to go ahead and study a little more.
"Okay lady! Go behave yourself and anything, you already know Ju.
Huge kiss! "I threw a kiss at him and waved with my hand before turning
off the video call. When I was about to get up to finish my clothes, somebody
knocked at my door.
After saying to enter, Claire enters my room very suddenly. "Jules,
where did you put your cell phone? We’re tired of calling you! ”
“Well, it’s …” I stopped to look around to see where the
cell phone was lying on the bedside table. “… there. Sorry, when I arrived
I did not get out of the silence and I was talking to my brother, I did not
even hear it. "I walked to the cell phone to pick him up, when I started
scrolling on the cell phone to erase the missed calls I saw that not only did Claire
tried to call four times but an unknown number had called me twice and five
more calls from Harry.
"Well, me, Harry and Nick, we’ve been trying to call you for almost
an hour, I was already worried.” She sat on my bed and put her hand on her
chest on the side of her heart, as if she had been running.
“And why are you Harry and Nick trying to call me for over an
hour?” I asked as I headed for my closet to put the shirts on the shelf.
“And why the hell does it seem like you’ve just run a marathon?” I
said looking back frowning.
“Change of plans, the barbecue will not be tomorrow since it’s
going to be raining, we’ll have to arrange for another time.” Oh what a
pity, I wanted to go so much. But no, I was being ironic.
“And you were so concerned to warn me today, that would be no BBQ
tomorrow, is it?” Go up there to realize these people. “What’s more,
for a barbecue that nobody else had talked about if it was going to happen or
not?” They had more concern about cancelling, than confirming if there was
going to be, whatever …
“No silly! We were worried because we’re going to have dinner
tonight at Harry’s house and we wanted to warn you to get yourself ready. But
since you did not answer, Nick gave me a ride here to warn you, and in
forty-five minutes he’ll pick us up. "She said and stood up putting a hand
on the strap and staring at me.
"I’m not going to any dinner!” I shrugged and she stared at me
as I grabbed a shirt to hang on a cross. “And don’t look at me like that,
I don’t feel like going to a crowd. And, besides the owner of the house didn’t
even invite me … ”
“Oh stop being silly!” She put her hands on my shoulders to
make me look at her. “If you had answered the cell phone he’d invited you
himself. Plus, it will not be crowded, we are only about seven or eight people.
Me, you, Harry, Nick, Alexa, Douglas, Pixie and a friend of Harry that I don’t
know. "I had to bite my tongue for not asking who was the friend of Harry,
but I controlled myself in time.
"Oh Claire, I don’t feel like it. I had already plans to rest
today, and besides, I cannot be ready in forty-five minutes … "She
looked at me and laughed.
"Of course you can, you’re going to take a shower and I’ll get you
the clothes, then I’ll help you stretch your hair and we still have time to
drink a shot!” She pushed me towards the bathroom and gave me a slap on
the ass. Well, there it will be.
In fact, I could even be ready ahead of time and even had to drink one
shot to see if I entered the spirit. Since I still didn’t know Nick, Claire did
introduce me during the car trip. And Nick told me that he was an interlocutor
on Radio 1 and made me very comfortable. He seemed very nice and very funny.
His personality was very much like Claire’s. Basically it was Claire but in
When we got to Harry’s house, Nick parked outside, because he had said
that Harry’s sister had already arrived and already had the car inside the
garage, so there was no room for Nick’s.
While we waited for someone to come and open the door, I began to look
around. Harry’s house was in an isolated place, with high walls imitating the
stone and with a large black gate followed by the door where we were waiting.
Of course the house had enough privacy and had to be due to his lifestyle. At
the gate was a bouquet of red roses.
“Look, there’s a bunch of roses over there.” Nick and Claire
turned to look at me as I bent down to pick it up. It was then that we heard
the door open where Harry appeared with an apron, which soon put Nick and
Claire laughing, and me too.
“I was seeing you were not coming, Gems is sick of grumbling that the
eat will be cold!” He pulled away for us to enter. He gave Claire a kiss
on the cheek and when he was about to give me a kiss he stopped to look at the
roses. “Oh, my dear Jules, you didn’t need to have brought flowers, but thank
you!” He really thought I had gone to buy flowers.
I looked at Claire and Nick who were already laughing and I started to
laugh too “Well Harry, as much as I want to keep the credit the flowers
are not mine.” He lost the smile that had begun to appear on his lips. I
put my hand on his forearm and handed him the flowers, which he grabbed.
“But, hey, they’re for you, but for your fans. They were at the gate.
"I gave him a kiss in the face and I followed Claire and Nick who
continued to laugh.