Yes, where were we?
So Mr. Wadkins(the mayor) thinks I cheated I a race I won and now I'm racing again to prove it.
This race is in front of an entire city's worth of people and there's even giant screens hanged in the stadium. Yes..this is the Olympics.
Anyway, the race is going to start soon and I need to focus.
Where's my mom?
Still no sight of her
Oh there she is!
Wait is she next to the Mayor? What?
A gun is shot.
I feel tired as I lift my self up from the ground. I haven't ate anything in the morning, but same with my opponents, so I guess that's a plus.
I keep turning slightly throughout the track while the whole crowd was cheering randomly.
And by randomly, I mean they were shouting 'Go blue shirt!(Jasper),' or, 'You can do it girl!(Mary' or 'Let's go Luke!'
While I, the sucker in town has only my mom supporting me. I look up to her to make sure she's actually supporting me. I don't see her.
I'm currently last but not by much though. I look to see them getting tired, time for me to speed up a little.
BOOM BREEM BROOM.. the wind slaps to me.
I push my head forward. I heard your head is the heaviest object in your body, so I think that will help me speed up.
I'm now right next to Mary. Well.. not really because there's a LOT of space between me and her. I guess Mr. Wadkins wanted this to help stop 'cheating.'
Now Mary was fairly behind and I'm still worried about my mother, although I stopped thinking about it because I now need to win this stupid race.
Wait.. why did I could call that stupid? This race is the Finale. The one that defines my life, my career and the Mayor's next election.*
---Mr. Wadkins Point of view---
"So the race is looking quite intense."
"Miss, why did you not get married again?"
"Why are you saying this?"
"Well since your husband died-"
"I though you cared about the race, Mayor."
"I don't. I'm just mad about my son."
"Luke will do fine."
"FINE? YOU SAY FINE? I WANT HIM TO BE 1ST PLACE! NOT FINE!"
I guess she has a reason. I got a little mad there too. I don't need two problems right now. I need to focus on my son.
Oh! He's first! Yes!
---My Point of View----
Luke smiles as he looks around him. The people chanting his name over and over again.
The Mayor smiles.
I gulp down my saliva. My throat is getting fry. My head is getting dizzy. The air is ringing in my ear..
But I run. I run to my heart's content. I don't stop. I keep going. I'm way behind, even Mary is now ahead of me. But eventually the air raises up in volume as I rush past her.
I then proceed to rush past Jasper. I'm right next to Luke now. The finish line is not far.
We proceed to run. We sound like horses galloping. But I push my self forward.
Luke then is ahead of me. I don't get how. The audience is all chanting his name as I look around.
No one is supporting me. No one shouting my name. No one even chanting 'green shirt dude."
But I saw my mom. She was there, chanting my name and clapping. She looked like she was saying," Go, go, go! I love you! I bet even dad is watching right now!"
And I went. I kept going, running super hard and I stepped over the..
I then tripped over only to land in the finish line, beating Mary, Jasper and Luke. I was 1st.
The whole stadium goes silent. Then they all clapped, screamed and chanted "Winner, Winner, Winner!"
And by all, I mean all but the Mayor.
He stepped down off his podium. He was ANGRY.
"You're not the winner! You cheated! That rock gave you a boost!"
I, knowing, he cared about Luke, then said," At least Luke was 2nd place."
This set the bomb. He got more angry. "Guards! I request a rematch. We are restarting now."
None of the Guards even budged.
I quickly though of something to say.
"Mayor. Your son is the 2nd best runner in a city of 100,000 people."
Luke added to it, "Dad, that means a lot."
The mayor cooled off a little. I think he was crying.
"SNOFF.. I'm sorry son." He says as he hugs his son.
My mom comes up to me and proceeds to hug me too.
The guards then gave me a gold medal, Luke, a silver medal and jasper a bronze one. Oh! I almost forgot, Mary got the "Fairest Player award."
All four of us became famous nationwide. We all run in the Olympics when we grew up. None of us got medals but getting to the Olympics means a lot, right?
Mr.Wadkins lived to be a mayor for the rest of his life. Where we live, there's infinite terms.
I'm happy to talk about my life to all of you guys. So remeber! The lesson here is that no matter if you are a goalie, a defender, tall, strong or the worst player in your team; you're still a Player. And that's all that counts, partner, wait I shouldn't call you a partner, I should call you a
* The one that defines this book.