Anonymous: “Grayson & y/n are dating and go to y/n’s first hockey game”
“(Y/N), of course I’ll be there. I wouldn’t miss it for the world.” Grayson said to you over the phone.
It was first hockey game of the season, and your first hockey game ever. You don’t know how you got into hockey, but you picked up a stick one day, and everything just flowed naturally. You made the team right after your first try out, and you were more than happy to finally be on a sports team, even if it wasn’t one of the more popular ones.
“You better be there. I don’t think I could ever forgive you if you didn’t show up.” You laughed.
“(Y/N), baby, do you really think that I would miss your first hockey game of the season? C'mon, like I said, I wouldn’t miss it for the world.” Grayson repeated.
You and Grayson had been together for a little over 8 months, and you loved every minute of it. He was loving, supportive, and always stood by you in everything you did, as you were to him.
“Alright, baby, I should probably be getting to bed. I’ll talk to you tomorrow. Love you.” You said.
“Okay babe. Love you too, good night.” He said. You hung up the phone, put it on the charger, and tried to sleep, tossing and turning because you were too nervouse about your game to sleep.
* * *
(Y/L/N), on the ice!“ Your coach called as soon as she saw you. You put all your gear on and made it onto the ice for warmups before the game started.
After warmups, you all went into the locker room for a pep talk from your coach, and afterwards, the game finally started. You and your team made it out to the ice, and you looked around at the stands at all the people.
"Wow, there are a lot more people here than I thought there would be.” You thought to yourself. You scanned the crowds to find Grayson, and you saw him, and Ethan, sitting with your parents. He had a huge poster with your last name and jersey number on it. You smiled to yourself, and the fame started.
Throughout the game, you scored point after point, eventually leading your team to a victory. After the game, as you were leaving, you were flooded with hugs and congratulations from all the coaches, your teammates, and of course Grayson.
“(Y/N), you did amazing tonight, baby. I’m so proud of you.” He said hugging you.
“Thank you babe. I couldn’t have done it without your support.” You smiled, kissing him softly.
“(Y/N)! Congrats on your win. You play hockey really well.” Ethan said as he walked up to you.
“Awe, thank you. And thanks for coming.” You said. You stood there talking with Ethan and Grayson until your parents eventually found you.
“There’s our girl.” You heard your dad say as he hugged you. “C'mon, let’s go out and celebrate.” He said. You all went out to dinner and had a nice night together.
There hasn’t been a game played in Los Angeles since April 22. As Kings fans, we said goodbye to our season and our team 51 days ago .. an early exit to what we thought could’ve been our year (but 29 other teams also thought it could be their year as well.) We saw the Kings reach 102 points. We saw our goalie set a new record for American born tenders. We saw chest bumps. It was a season to remember but a season that would ultimately fall short. We hoped to see confetti fall from our rafters, we hoped for hockey in June and come October, we hoped we’d be raising our third Stanley Cup Banner. But it wasn’t ours to win. For those of us who watched the remainder of the playoffs, with our broken hearts and broken brackets, we talked smack to the Sharks (and the Ducks) .. both who had better post seasons than us this year. We feared that this could possibly be their year.
(I have to hand it to the Sharks for a second. Let’s be honest here .. With each Shark win, I became more and more fearful that this team, their city, their fans would be experiencing something that I can only describe as unbelievable. While I hope that every fan gets to experience this at least once, I was hoping they have to wait a little longer. Sharks fans, your team kicked ass this season and while I know you’re disappointed tonight, you have so much to be proud of.)
I hope this off season challenges the Kings in way that they’ve never been challenged before. Come the new season, we will not have the same team. Players will leave, players will get called up, we’ll see some new faces and we’ll have a new captain. I hope these changes light a fire under our team. I hope they come back and take some prisoners because I want hockey all of April, all of May and into June, too (I’m needy. I know.) I want the feeling the Penguins fans have tonight, because like I said before it’s unbelievable.
I hope you guys enjoy your off season as much as possible. Thank you for following my blog; whether you just started following it today, 6 months ago, or you’ve put up with me since the beginning, I truly appreciate it. (I’ll post sporadically through out the off season like always.) Let’s get ready to come back and celebrate the Kings 50th anniversary (HELLO FUN STUFF AKA ALL STAR GAME.) Again, congratulations not only to the Penguins but the Sharks as well. Both teams had incredible seasons and their fans have so much to be proud of.
With that being said, is it October yet? (OR AT LEAST IS IT TIME FOR FROZEN FURY??)