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I continue with Rachel's story. I introduced her in "I think I love you", the third book in the "Australian Sports Stars Series". She's Sarah's sister.
When Rachel opens the door and finds the police standing in front of her door, she's scared of a repeat of the day she was dragged to the police station. Yet, the two officers only want information and ask her to stop by later that day. Worried, she calls Oliver, a good friend, but instead gets Matiu Afoa on the phone. Matiu is Oliver's Kiwi friend staying with him for a week. He's in Melbourne for a meeting.
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Mat cocked a brow not sure how to respond. “Should I even bother asking what this is about?” he finally asked.
“What is it with you using Oliver’s phones?”
A smile tugged at his lips. “I was worried about you and only wanted to check whether you’re all right?”
There was a moment of silence. “You need to forget that first question, okay?” she almost begged.
“Will do. I think if you share a pizza with me, it’ll make it easier to forget.”
Another moment of silence. This one was longer, though, and he wondered if he’d pushed it too far.
“Are you blackmailing me?”
He looked out the window and hoped the storm clouds would pass. “Nope, only hoping to meet you.”
“For all you know I could be a bitch. And ugly. And absolutely…absolutely…I could be gay.”
“I’d still like to have this pizza to make sure you’re okay,” he said just above a whisper, surprising himself by his own words, because truth be told, it wasn’t his thing to date bitchy women or ugly ones for that matter. As for the gay bit, he doubted that very much otherwise Oliver would’ve dropped a hint.
“No wonder the All Black’s just won the World Cup. Persistence seems to be part of your genes.”
“Oh Rachel. You like rugby?” he almost drooled.
“With a brother-in-law who used to play soccer in England and a best friend who coaches baseball I’m not allowed to like any other sport,” she explained with some cheeriness in her tone.
He loved the laughter in her voice. And even though there was still the reason why she’d been so upset earlier in the day, he was glad he was able to put a little smile in her voice.
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