Hey buddies... you ready for this run? I'm kind of nervous I really don't know what's up?
Tessa (the protagonist) loves to be active. She also has 2 best friends Marta, and Lexi that are having been running together since 6th grade, 14-years old, all go to Rosemary School, and enter this race called Pilchuck Run (well-known run for their school) . Also Tessa came first and Marta came second in this big run.
Alright best friends let's go knock this Pilchuck Run out the park, this is going to be a piece of cake since we've running together practically since we could talk... let's go kill for our Rosmary Jr. High
Hey can I play a quick game with you guys?
Itś summer break before freshman year in high school and Tessa, Caleb, her best friends is getting ready for football season to start while she is doing cross- country. Although Tessa all their structured plans change in the final flag game when they lose. Tessa doesn’t want to end her career as a "loser.¨ And she really enjoys playing, even more than running. So she may or may not decides to play football 3 instead but her parents don't approve of her life changing choice.
No but she's a girl we can't hit a girl what is this??
Ughh yah I guesss you could hop in but were not taking it easy on you...
Come on, Caleb why did we even let this girl play with us!
After their last victory of cross country meet of jr. high her attention span slowly but surely started to fade and got a lot of more interested to Caleb and football. Although, the first time she was given a chance to join a open pick up game her friends Nick, Dobie, along with these two varsity football players, she kept choking. Almost as if all her excitement immediately turned to overwhelming anxiety, and Tessa just couldn´t get herself to adjust and just play her game she knows, loves, and very so passionate about.
Ughhh.... I'm so sorry guys I don't know why I can't catch today I guess I'm just a bit nervous and rusty, won't happen again...
Awwwe so close... don't worry you got the next one!
Tessa’s parents are concerned about her priorities, decide to get more involved in Tessa life, obviously only creating more stress. Tessa behavior has been all over the place after hanging with Caleb with starts to not only effect her performances on the field, but also on her grades at school.
Ughhh I know mom, my grades aren't the best right now but that's the least of my worries right now I have a whole football career ahead of me... I'll be fine and figure it out soon enough.
Tessa you already know you we need to talk... your behavior has been completely unexceptionable!
Tessa decides it’s time to put her life in her hands only, while Caleb and her spend more time together. Caleb and Tessa begin to skip school to hang out together because Tessa's parents would never approve of the idea of Tessa dating anyone. Caleb is begging to build a very negative influence and reputation on Tessa.
Haha Caleb your so funny! You what?? Where going to start hanging togehter everyday, let's forget about everything else, your the best.
Oh yeah of course, it is so fun with you around!
Lexi and Marina start to question their relationship with Tessa as she puts her crush before her two best friends. Caleb isn't except the perfect example for Tessa and forcing her to do illegal things that do not fit Tessa character.
Hey Lexi do you know what's been up with Tessa lately she's been acting so neglective towards us... like what did we do to her ??
Yeah I know! I feel the same way... it's definitley that Caleb hunk that keeps getting in the way with our friendship triangle with Tessa too!