• Published 28th Nov 2023
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All Day, Everyday. - Penanka72

Follow the journey of a little girl who takes her football to the next level!

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Chapter 1 - Wings… I HAVE WINGS!?!?!?

All day, every day.

Playing football is indeed a fascinating experience, one that encompasses a love-and-hate relationship depending on the outcome of the game. It's a peculiar phenomenon where even scoring a remarkable hat-trick can be eclipsed by the disappointment of losing. The impact of defeat can linger, casting a shadow over the entire week as the longing for victory remains unfulfilled. Such is the nature of this fiercely competitive sport that we find ourselves addicted to, eagerly watching our favourite teams in action on television. A full 90 minutes of exhilarating entertainment that holds the power to shape our moods, either for the better or for the worse. It's a testament to the emotional investment we have in football, where the result of a single match can sway our spirits and leave a lasting impact.

Two siblings understand that feeling well.

Meet Jason, an 18-year-old boy hailing from Liverpool, whose heart beats for the beautiful game of football. Ever since his days in primary school, he developed a deep passion for the sport that only grew stronger with time. Standing tall at 6'1, Jason possessed short brown hair and a neatly trimmed beard that accentuated his youthful features. His striking brown eyes shimmered with excitement and determination, framed by a pale white complexion.

As an avid supporter of Liverpool, Jason held a season ticket that granted him access to witness the team's thrilling matches at Anfield. Whenever his schedule allowed, he eagerly made his way to the stadium, soaking in the electrifying atmosphere and cheering on his beloved team.

But Jason's connection with football didn't end with being a devoted fan. He was also a skilled player himself, honing his talents on the field. Having earned a place in the professional ranks with Stoke City, Jason had established himself as a regular starting striker. In his debut season, his impressive performances yielded 14 goals and 4 assists in just 24 appearances, a remarkable achievement for someone so young. It was clear that his star was on the rise, and the future held great promise for this talented young player from Liverpool.

Introducing Amelia, the younger sister of Jason and another football enthusiast hailing from Liverpool. A self-proclaimed tomboy, Amelia found herself drawn to the sport, following in her brother's footsteps. Standing at an impressive 5'11, she possessed a striking appearance with long, dark brown hair cascading down her shoulders, complementing her captivating green eyes and fair complexion.

In a delightful twist of fate, Amelia's football allegiance diverged from her brother's. While Jason supported Liverpool, Amelia's heart belonged to their rivals, Everton Football Club. It was a source of great joy for her when she received the opportunity to participate in try-outs at Everton Academy. She showcased her skills as a goalkeeper, earning a spot in Everton's U16 team. Her talent and dedication had not gone unnoticed, as she was hailed as one of the best young female keepers in Knowsley.

In her debut season with Everton, Amelia demonstrated her prowess on the field. With an impressive save percentage of 78.3% and an outstanding record of 12 clean sheets in 20 appearances, she proved herself to be a formidable force between the goalposts. Her exceptional performance garnered attention and acclaim, solidifying her place within the Everton Football Club and setting the stage for a promising future in the sport.

Jason and Amelia's relationship was filled with a unique blend of love and rivalry, fuelled by various factors. The Liverpool vs Everton rivalry, the striker vs goalkeeper rivalry, and even the inherent competition between a brother and sister all contributed to a mini war between the two. Their clashes on and off the field were intense, driven by a burning desire to come out on top. While their mom saw football as just fun and games, Jason and Amelia viewed it with a different lens. Winning became their sole focus, and anything short of victory brought about an instant mood swing until the next match.

This fierce determination to win was instilled in them by their father, shaping their mindset and approach to the game. To Jason and Amelia, winning was everything. They poured their blood, sweat, and tears into their training, leaving no stone unturned in their pursuit of mastery in their respective roles. They honed their skills, developed a clear understanding of their responsibilities on the field, and embraced the competitive spirit that burned within them. For them, football was more than just a game; it was an arena where they could strive for greatness and assert their dominance.

Amidst the rivalry and the relentless pursuit of victory, one thing remained certain: Jason and Amelia were united by their shared love for the sport. Their intense battles pushed them to improve and pushed each other to their limits. In the end, their competitive nature and unwavering dedication to winning would shape their footballing journeys and define their relationship as siblings.

Nothing will stop them from fulfilling their dream.

"Are ya ready, Sis? I 'ope ya know I'm not gonna go easy on ya, kidda.” With a mischievous grin on his face, Jason playfully taunted Amelia, dressed in an old, worn-out grey tracksuit. His football boots were laced up and ready for action, and he held a ball at his feet, a playful challenge in his eyes. It was a familiar scene, one that often marked the beginning of their football battles. The air was filled with friendly competition as Jason prepared to showcase his skills, ready to engage in another spirited match with his sister.

"I 'ope not, I'm not a kid anymore, y'know.” Unfazed by Jason's teasing, Amelia responded with a confident and cocky grin. She adjusted her goalkeeper gloves, ensuring that everything was in place as she stood in her element — the goalposts. This was her territory, her zone of control, and she was ready to showcase her skills and prove herself as a formidable goalkeeper. The competitive fire burned within her as she prepared to face off against her brother, determined to protect her goal and showcase her shot-stopping abilities. With her focused expression and unwavering confidence, Amelia was ready to take on whatever challenges Jason would throw her way.

Undeterred by the wintery weather and freezing temperatures, Amelia and Jason found themselves on an empty field. The bitter cold did little to dampen their spirits as they arrived at their training ground, a field devoid of nets, with only a goal at the far end. This was their sanctuary, where they could immerse themselves in the art of football and refine their skills. It was here that their cocky sides emerged, fueled by the knowledge that they could push each other to new heights in their pursuit of excellence.

With each passing training session, Amelia and Jason's dedication to their craft grew stronger. Their competitive spirits ignited, driving them to outdo one another and push the boundaries of their abilities. The freezing temperatures were inconsequential in the face of their burning passion for the game. In this secluded field, they could fully embrace their cocky sides, testing their skills and honing their techniques with every kick, every save, and every challenge they faced.

Together, they revealed in the joy of training, knowing that these moments were crucial in their development as students of the footballing craft. The empty field became a canvas for them to express themselves, to push their limits, and to showcase their talents. This was their playground, where their cockiness was embraced and nurtured, propelling them further on their journey towards greatness.

Jason grinned. "Sound, let's get warmed up then, eh?" With a playful glint in his eyes, Jason took a step back and prepared to unleash a powerful strike towards Amelia. The ball left his foot, hurtling through the air with speed and precision, aimed directly at his sister. In that split second, Amelia's instincts kicked in, her trained reflexes taking over. She swiftly assessed the trajectory of the ball and reacted with lightning-fast reflexes, extending her gloved hands to make a clean catch.

The impact of the ball meeting her hands reverberated through her body, a satisfying confirmation of her skill and agility. Amelia's quick thinking and precise execution showcased her goalkeeping prowess, leaving no doubt about her abilities between the posts. As she securely held the ball in her hands, she couldn't help but wear a confident smile, knowing that she had successfully thwarted Jason's attempt.

"Come on, Jason. Yer gonna have to do better than that to rattle me, lad." Amelia couldn't help but chortle in amusement as she confidently tossed the ball back to Jason. Her successful catch and the display of her goalkeeping skills had given her a momentary sense of triumph. It was all part of the playful banter between the two siblings, a lighthearted exchange that fuelled their competitive spirits and kept their training sessions engaging and enjoyable.

"Oh don't worry, Sis. There's more comin' at ya hard.”

As the minutes turned into hours, Jason and Amelia continued to indulge in their shared love for football. They played with fervour, laughing and chatting animatedly about the latest happenings in the footballing world. Their passion for the sport was evident as they pushed themselves to the limit and beyond, relishing in the joy that came with each skilful move and well-executed play.

However, just as they were fully immersed in their training, an unexpected turn of events disrupted their routine. Dark clouds rolled in, casting a shadow over the field, and the wind picked up in intensity. The once-clear sky transformed into a foreboding grey, signalling the imminent arrival of a storm.

Jason, in the midst of a shot, felt the gust of wind disrupt his aim, causing the ball to veer wide of the goal. He shielded his eyes from the sudden storm, realising the need to prioritise their safety. "The weather's turned proper grim," Jason remarked, his voice filled with concern. "I reckon it's time to head back home before it starts pouring down."

"Sound, let's get goin', la!" Amidst the raging storm, Amelia's voice cut through the howling wind as she shouted, urging Jason to gather their belongings and seek shelter. Both of them were taken aback by the suddenness and intensity of the storm. It seemed to have appeared out of nowhere, catching them off guard. They had checked the weather app, which had only predicted grey clouds and a slight wind. Where did this unexpected tempest come from?

With a sense of urgency, they moved swiftly towards their bags, ready to make their escape. However, before they could even take their first step, a blinding white flash of light engulfed Amelia’s vision. In an instant, her bodies felt weightless, as if she were floating in a calm river, fluidly shifting and reshaping into something unfamiliar.

In the midst of the transformation, Amelia’s screams and cries for help were silenced. The only sound that permeated her senses was the rush of wind, roaring in her ears. It drowned out all other noise, leaving her disoriented and bewildered.

And then, without warning, darkness descended upon her. The sudden transition from blinding light to complete blackness left her in a state of uncertainty and fear. Amelia was thrust into an unknown realm, their surroundings completely obscured.

As Amelia slowly regained consciousness, she felt a grogginess wash over her, accompanied by an excruciating headache that seemed to reverberate through her mind. The remnants of a dream lingered in her thoughts, a vivid vision of her lifting the Women's Champions League Cup with Everton. It was an ambitious dream, but one that had filled her with a sense of exhilaration and pride.

Her eyelids fluttered open, and she was greeted by the brightness of the morning sun, its rays casting a warm glow upon her face. The air was filled with the melodic sounds of birds chirping in the distance, and she could hear the gentle rustling of leaves on nearby branches. Something soft brushed against her skin, causing her to shift her gaze.

Confusion and a sense of disorientation washed over her as she took in her surroundings. The vast expanse of the ocean-blue sky stretched out before her, with the sun peeking out from behind a few scattered clouds. It was a peaceful and serene scene, contrasting with the uncertainty that Amelia felt within.

Did I take a nap? Or did I get knocked out with a ball to my face?

Amelia slowly sat up, her head pounding with a persistent ache. She let out a groan of discomfort, feeling the throbbing sensation intensify as she moved. Pressing her hand against her forehead, she applied firm pressure, hoping to alleviate some of the pain that pulsed through her head.

I definitely got hit in the head with a ball.

As Amelia stood up, her eyes widened in astonishment. The field she found herself in was unfamiliar, unlike any open field she had ever seen before. The grass beneath her feet was a vibrant shade of green, and in the distance, a row of trees stood tall, providing a picturesque backdrop. But what caught her attention the most were the flowers scattered around her. It seemed impossible – flowers in the midst of winter?

Bewildered, Amelia spun around, taking in the surreal scene. The contrast between her recent training session in the cold, bleak weather and the current warm and inviting atmosphere was jarring. The air held a cozy embrace, basking in the gentle warmth of the sun's rays. It was a stark departure from the grim weather she had experienced in England.

Amelia couldn't help but feel a sense of wonder and intrigue. How did she end up in this enchanting place? Was it a dream, a figment of her imagination? She couldn't shake off the feeling of disbelief, yet the beauty surrounding her was undeniable.

With a mixture of curiosity and caution, Amelia took a tentative step forward, ready to explore the mysteries that awaited her in this unexpected haven. The air was filled with a sense of possibility, and she couldn't resist the urge to uncover the secrets that lay hidden within this magical landscape.

“Where on earth am I?” As Amelia muttered her bewildered question, her eyes scanned the surroundings with a scrutinising gaze. She couldn't help but wonder if this was some elaborate joke or prank orchestrated by her mischievous brother, Jason. However, the more she observed her surroundings, the more convinced she became that this was far from a mere prank.

Feeling a bit lightheaded and disoriented, Amelia rose from her seated position, swaying slightly as she tried to regain her balance. Placing a palm against her head, she hoped to alleviate the dizziness that enveloped her. But as her hand made contact with her head, she was met with a startling realisation – her touch was met not with human skin, but with soft fur.

Her eyes widened in shock and disbelief as she examined her hand, now covered in a coat of sky-blue fur. The fur extended up her arm, enveloping her shoulder and gradually spreading across her entire body. The abnormal phenomenon sent shivers down her spine, leaving her both fascinated and unnerved.

“What the…” Amelia's desperation grew as she attempted to remove the fur from her arm, hoping to reveal her familiar human skin underneath. However, her efforts proved futile as the fur seemed to be firmly attached to her, as if it had become an inseparable part of her being. A sense of unease settled within her, intensifying with each passing moment she remained covered in the prickly fur.

But her distress was soon eclipsed by a strange sensation at her back, as if something foreign was in motion. Confusion etched across her face, she turned her head and cast her gaze over her shoulder, only for her eyes to widen in disbelief and astonishment. What she saw defied all logic and reason.

Sprouting from her back were a pair of magnificent sky blue wings, delicately flapping in the air. The sight was both awe-inspiring and surreal, causing her heart to race and her mind to whirl with a whirlwind of emotions.

Wings… I HAVE WINGS!?!?!?

“WHAT THE HELL IS GOIN’ ON!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!”