The Extra Yard

The Extra Yard
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  • This is really happening? Your dad's moving back and didn't tell you or your mom until yesterday?
  • You're not happy about this?
  • Do I sound happy?
  • Teddy, stop!
  • Listen Teddy I know our relationship is going to change.
  • What relationship?
  • Was that a great call or what?
  • Teddy was amazed that his dad would rather talk about the play call than the great play Teddy made.
  • Teddy, the main character, is feeling angry because his father moved away to California after his parents divorced. He is now moving back. Teddy doesn't have a relationship with him and doesn't want to forgive his dad for moving. 
  • Do you want to go for burgers?
  • It might sound like I'm blowing you off, but I promised Cassie I would study with her for our history test. We'll go next time.
  • Teddy's dad, David Madden, wants to start a relationship. Teddy is stubborn and still won't forgive his dad for moving away from his mom and him. Teddy's mom wants Teddy to be open to the idea of having a relationship with his dad.
  • I want you to get better. I think getting better at quaterback is something that will make you happy.
  • It wasn't the way I ever expected, but my dad was finally there for me.
  • David Madden made himself part of Teddy's football team and is now calling the plays. Teddy is upset about this. David Madden is still trying to create a relationship with his son, but Teddy still isn't open to the idea.
  • I know what I said about wanting to be happy. Then I realized this week that being with you, being your dad is what I really love. That's the only job I want. To be your dad. Okay?
  • Okay.
  • Teddy is still upset with his dad for leaving and coming back without telling him and his mom, but he is starting to open up to his dad a little more.
  • Teddy still doesn't want to completely forgive his dad, but he is happy that his dad is back at his home. Teddy is glad that his dad is caring for him and is another person to talk to.
  • Teddy's dad left again to find a job, but realized what he was doing to his family by leaving. He flies back early in the morning and runs to see Teddy before the championship game starts. Teddy accepts the fact that his dad really does want to be with him and Teddy becomes open to having a relationship with him.
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