Episode -2: 'Benched'

(Episode -1 is here)


The last few months had been the most amazing of his life. He had a spring in his stride, an unsung melody on his lips, and the world around him seemed more exciting than it had ever seemed before. It was like he was in a dream, a dream he never wanted to wake up from.

After facing all his doubts, all his fears, and the many uncertainties, he had finally come out on top. He had done what he had always believed he could and the joy was indescribable. He felt like the luckiest guy in the world. It was like an all-pervading high that had infused his every moment with a kind of euphoria. Maybe this is how being in love felt. He was in love with football after all.

Over the past few months he had become an integral part of the team. He had formed very productive partnerships with a few, especially in midfield. And it wasn’t just a professional relationship. They got along off the field as well. He had made real friends here. He was sure of it. They played together, faced the toughest obstacles standing shoulder to shoulder, cheered each other at every step, and finally sang in unison with the joy of victory or shared the silence of a disappointing defeat. There was loyalty between them that belied the short time that had elapsed since he had arrived at the club. Because even though they didn’t know each other that well yet, they were still all bound together by their common dream. That dream was dreamt by millions, but only a lucky few got to live it. They were those lucky few. Being part of that exclusive group made them better able to understand each other than anyone else outside that group could.

The camaraderie between them was one of the best things in his life right now. He felt he was indispensable to the group. That the team needed him, wanted him, and wouldn’t be the same without him.

He was wrong. One day, when he least expected it, he was benched.

Comments

  1. Awww... benched?! Why? Does the new episode come every monday or is it a daily soap?

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  2. The episodes won't follow a strict schedule. Keep checking for updates is what I'll recommend.. :)

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