With a deep sigh Trevor turned off the TV. The room went black.
“What’s wrong?” asked Natalie.
“That’s it. The season’s over,” lamented Trevor.
“Are the playoffs done?”
“We didn’t make the playoffs. We only won two games,” said Trevor.
Natalie laughed. “Why do you cheer for them? You should pick a better team. They’re terrible.”
“You don’t give up on them when they’re losing. It’s about loyalty,” explained Trevor.
Natalie shook her head. “That’s so lame. You’re pathetic.”
“You better appreciate loyalty. It’s the only reason I stay with you,” said Trevor.
There was a pause between them, like the stillness of wind before the fury of a storm. It was epic. Earth was scorched. Old wounds were reopened. Bridges were burned.
When the dust settled, the only thing Trevor had left was his team. It was the beginning of the happiest period of his life.