I met Elle at an almost-deserted coffee shop a few blocks away from Rui's hotel. She was in a corner booth partially hidden from view. She beamed at me when I slid down and hugged her.

"Best night ever!" She squealed as she showed me her arm.

There was a big bruise starting to form just above her elbow, "What the hell? Are you okay?" I panicked.

She motioned for me to stop, still grinning, "Of course, silly. That's a sex injury."

I covered my face with one of my palms, "oh god."

She pried my hand away, "now show me yours."

I blinked, "show you what?"

"Your sex injury, bitch. Rui is the number one player in the world and Tanner is like, the top five or something. If the top five guy was that good at sex, imagine how good the top one is!" She exclaimed, grabbing my arm to examine it.

I snatched my arm back from her grip, "We didn't have sex."

She looked at me with wide eyes, "shut the front door! Seriously?"

I nodded, "seriously. They have this no sex policy, remember? I told you that."

"Yeah, but I thought he'd break it or something."

"Uhhm, duhh, of course he won't. He's the most disciplined athlete in the world. He didn't even touch a drop of alcohol last night. This morning, I woke up to him doing pushups."

Elle covered her mouth with her hand, "how was it?"

"How was what?"

"Waking up to him sweaty and shit."

I rolled my eyes at her but answered anyway, "Orgasmic."

Elle waved her hand and laughed, "I knew it! So are you totally gonna have sex after the cup?"

"It never really crossed my mind."

She flicked a balled up table napkin at me, "shut up."

I stuck my tongue out at her, "Really. We're just friends right now, I think. I'm not like you."

She scoffed, "Are you calling me a slut?"

I shook my head as I let out a laugh, "but then again, if the shoe fits."

She kicked my shin and rolled her eyes. We both know the shoe fits really well on her.


What? WHAT! What is this? A page of what is thissss?!

*sigh* I know guys. I know what you're probably thinking. I hate it when I'm reading a story and I see that it was updated just to see that it's just an author's note. Ugh! I know what you're thinkingggg and I'm here to tell you that:

A. I will not be abandoning this story. In fact, I've already written the majority of it but I haven't gone into editing the chapters yet.

B. I was supposed to update two weeks ago but I was so pressed for time so I haven't been on here since then.

C. I'm still out of the country and my laptop is nowhere near me.

Hence, the one-page update because it's the only thing I can edit via my iPhone. I promise to update the whole chapter when I get home (TOMORROW YASSS!). So please please just hang in there.

Dumb blonde moment: I opened this story a couple of days ago using my sister's iPad and then I got on here a few minutes ago and saw that I had a view from an IP address in South Korea. It's my first South Korean reader! I know I have a lot of Portuguese readers but I get so conscious when I see that people from Portugal have been reading this and now, a person in South Korea is reading this! I mean, what if I get things wrong?

Anyway, I was so elated when I saw that little bar that says Republic of Korea when I realized that OMG, I am IN Korea and I viewed the story. The only South Korean reader was me! Okay, Celine, good job self.

More of Elle and Sofie to come in a few days!

xxxCeline