He Never Could Resist
I wrapped myself in my pens blanket as I sat down in the love seat with a warm cup of french vanilla in my hand. I had made it just in time for the third period of the Penguins vs Bruins game, I watched as Sid raced down the rink trying to get to the other side to hopefully score and tie the game.
It was 2-1 and the Pens were losing, I had faith that this would soon change. Sid passed the puck to Geno and with a flick of his wrist the puck was in the net.
I composed myself and stayed seated, two years ago I’d be jumping from my seat in the crowd and cheering on my boyfriend, but things were different now. I shook my head trying to stop myself from thinking back to the day it all ended, I’ve thought about that day way too many times.
I heard the front door slam shut and footsteps running down the hall, just in time to distract me from my thoughts.
“What did I miss?” Keirstyn asked as she ran in completely out of breath.
“Geno just scored, and there’s a French vanilla waiting for you on the counter.” I explained as I took a sip from my drink.
She threw off her jacket and ran over to get her mug and then joined me on the couch.
“Autumn and Faith are at the game?” I asked, she nodded as she put her feet up. “And Steph?”
“Back in Chicago” We both said in unison and laughed.
I was about to ask Keirstyn about how her day was but stopped when I realized what was going on. Malkin and Chara were going at it; this boy never could resist a fight. I put my mug down as I watched the fight continue, Geno was losing big time but he wasn’t going to back down.
There were refs trying to break it apart but even they couldn’t get Chara’s hands off of Evgeni, their gloves and helmets had been thrown off at some point during the fight and there was blood forming from Geno’s lip.
“Why isn’t he stopping?” I practically yelled. Chara shoved Geno and I watched as his head collided with the boards and then the floor.
It was like it all happened in slow motion, my mouth dropped as I watched the love of my life drop to the floor. Get up, please get up, and show me you’re okay, but he didn’t he was laying motionless on the floor as teammates and medics rushed over to him.
“Tori, he’ll be okay.” Keirstyn tried to comfort me but it wasn’t working. They cut to commercial and I now had no idea what was going on.
I reached into my pocket and got out my phone, I dialed Autumn’s number as fast as I could.
“I was just about to call you.” She said as she answered, I could tell she was freaking out as much as I was.
“What’s going on, they cut to commercial. Is he okay?” My thoughts were running wild and it was getting harder to breathe as each second passed.
“They’re carrying him off the ice. Faith can you see anything?”
“I’m half blind how do you expect me to see!” Even in a time like this Faith would be giving a sassy remark.
“Is he conscious?” I asked, Keirstyn had her ear pressed up against my phone to try and hear the conversation, I waved her off and put it on speaker as I began to pace waiting for Autumn to figure out what exactly was going on.
“No. They’re probably taking him to a hospital, it looks bad Tor.” I felt like I was going to throw up.
“Don’t tell her that!” Faith spat.
“We’re going to go try and find Sid, I’ll text you when we have more information. “
“Alright.” I quickly hung up not waiting for her to say anything else. I grabbed my jacket and my favorite red scarf.
“What’s the closest hospital to the arena?” I asked as I began lacing up my boots.
“Central I think. Why?” She asked confused.
“Get you stuff. We’re going.” I grabbed my car keys and walked out the door.