The high school I went to has always had a decent softball team, my Junior year they were dominating and everyone went to the games. One night at a home game my friends and I went to support a couple of our friends on the team, we sat there in our sports bra’s, stomachs painted in our school letters and cheering like wild animals! Right around the third inning I noticed a girl wearing jersey #2 walking out to warm up on the 3rd base outfield line. She was medium height with a super petite build, her ponytail was perfectly pulled through the back of her cap and the way she smiled as she was putting her glove on I could see her smile line from the top of the bleachers. I don’t ever recall seeing her before, I pointed her out to a couple of my friends and they said they had heard of a transfer student coming to play at our school but didn’t know if that was her or not.
We kept cheering our friends and our school team on, right around the bottom of the 6th inning we were up 9-2 and this cool breeze came from behind us. The crisp smell of rain was following right behind it. Everyone started to scatter back to their cars and over to the concession stand, the ump signaled to the coaches and they determined the game would go into a rain delay. As the teams were funneling out of the dugouts to go back to the locker rooms, my friends and I were following suit but getting ready to head to the basketball gym to shoot around while we waited. We were walking behind the team when I noticed number 2 was jogging back to the dugout, I told my friends I’d catch up and turned to jog next to her. When we got under the dugout I stuck my hand out and introduced myself, I said “Hey! I’m Cayla! I play on the basketball team here, I don’t think I’ve ever seen you before, are you the superstar transfer?” She laughed and said “I wouldn’t say superstar but yes, I transferred in to play; I’m Katy.” I kept catching myself staring at her eyes, they were these light green color that just kept distracting me. Every time I started to talk, I’d catch a glimpse and not be able to remember what I was going to say. She sat down on the bench and was still looking through her bag when I finally asked what she was looking for, she was looking for her phone. I smiled and said “well four eyes are better than two, so let me help.” After a few mins I grabbed a phone that was in one of the cubbie’s and asked if it was hers. She jumped up and hugged me tightly squeezing my neck and yelling thank you! I hugged her back and didn’t want to let go, she quickly pushed away though and I immediately stepped back, worried I did something wrong. She checked her phone for a second and looked at me, she then asked “you’re Cayla, like the Cayla that likes girls?” I looked down, worried that she was uncomfortable around me now and just shook my head yes. I felt her step towards me, she touched the side of my face and said “I know gossip sucks, it’s one of the reasons I had to transfer. My previous school was nothing but drama.” I looked up and those light green eyes were there, right there, so close to mine our noses were about to touch. I told her how beautiful her eyes were to me and I couldn’t focus any time I looked at them. She blushed and kissed me on my cheek. We were walking out of the dugout together when she turned around and said “I didn’t properly thank you for helping me find my phone.” She leaned in and kissed me on my lips, I was frozen for a few seconds until I felt my hand on her hip. I pulled her closer into our kiss, I felt her hat push up but we didn’t falter. We stood there, mist from the rain hitting us as we kept kissing. The rain started coming down harder so we stepped further into the dugout and sat on the bench, I had my arm around her shoulder as we sat there talking and kissing for a little while longer. I wanted to do more right then and there but something in me told me to wait, to ask if we could hangout outside of school, so I did. I told her “Katy, I know you had drama at your last school and I don’t want to be the reason you have any here. Hang out with me outside of school one day, we can go to the beach, movies or anything else you’d like.” She told me she had to think about it but would text me her answer. She put my number in her phone and right as she did, my phone beeped with a new text message. The text was from her and it said “I’d love to go on a date with you.”