If I’ve learned anything in life, it’s that you can lose everything in the blink of an eye.

I made one stupid mistake, and it changed the entire trajectory of my life.

There was a chance I’d get kicked off the baseball team, and maybe even out of school.

But I was an adult. I could handle myself. I’d be a man and face the consequences of my actions.

But then I met her.

She’s everything I’ve ever wanted. No way in hades I deserve a girl like her.

Not a guy who couldn’t even keep himself out of trouble. What could she possibly see in me?

She’s lived her life to please her father.

She wouldn’t step a toe out of line, but I had to know her.

I had to see if she’d be willing to take a chance on me.

I couldn’t go back and change my past, but if I kept my head down and stayed in line, maybe I could win her.

All I wanted was to prove that I was worth her time.

So I’m doing it. I’m stealing her first.