Declan was the epitome of strength, the top defensive back, top student in his classes, part of THE top-notch football team. But when he fails a basic challenge in front of his entire team--especially to a tiny thing like Bailey McIntyre--he's furious. So is his team captain. And Declan just can't seem let it go. And it gets worse... because he starts to think about Bailey as more than just the guy who destroyed his reputation.
This story is set at an elite private all-boys school. The campus is very collegiate-like, and each student is expected to participate in a sport of some kind as a way of integrating mind, body, and spirit. It will be told in three parts. Part 1 is exclusively from Declan's POV, part 2 will be Bailey's POV, and the chapters in part 3 will alternate between the two. It is a slightly different approach I'm trying with this story, so I hope you enjoy it.
Content Warnings: depression, bullying, self-harm (I'll add others if I think of them).