Last part of story. Sorry for any mistakes wchih i made while translating it from Polish
It was sunny Australian afternoon. Day before AO has started. We were sitting on a training court. Me, Corri, Andy, Lleyton and Spaniards. All seven. I was sitting at the umpire chair and was wondering if I want to win bet with Corrina. She said that I won’t send sms to Juan to pick him up and I told her that I will. So we bet. She was laughing that I’m not brave enough. Juan passed by near the chair again looking into my eyes and smiling.
- Why are you smiling like that to her? – asked Feli who was getting really bored
- When I see pretty girl Feli I’m usually smiling to her – said Juan catching my eyes and smiling. So, I send that sms. It was a message saying: “You have point at my score board” and there was also little tennis racket and tennos ball. Juan has his mobile in his bag. We heard a melody.
- Whose that? – asked Nando who was playing with Rafa
- Juan I guess it’s yours - said Carlos
Juan run to his bad passing chair one more time.
- Why are you looking at him like that? – Feli was really, really, really bored
- Feli, sweetie, when I see good-looking guy I’m rather always looking at him. Besides you can find yourself something to do.
- For example what?
- I don’t know. Or. Take Tommy and play doubles with Rafa and Nando.
- I’ll think about it in the moment. – he smiled to me
I looked at Juan. Who has just read a message.
- From your new girlfriend? – asked Tommy
- Maybe – he smiled. Then he sit next to Carlos and start to reply.
I have mobile in my hands but I have melody switched off. So, it was only me who knew that I got message. I read.
“ I’m glad. And how about walk today’s evening?” I smiled and looked at Corri. She already knew that she loose bet.
- Lleyton, tell me, at what hour it’s starting to get dark?
- I don’t know, Sarah. I mean I know but what for you need it?
- Never mine. So, you know or not?
- Well, the sunset will be somewhere close to 9 pm.
- Thanks. – I smiled to him and start to reply to Juan: “Ok. That would be nice. Can we met about 20.30?”
Soon, we heard a melody from Juan mobile.
- Your girlfriend again? She must miss you really hard. – Feli as always
Juan nodded his head, which meant that’s ok with him. Then we were playing doubles and mixed doubles for some time. After coming back to hotel we went to our room and Corri ordered me to tell her everything. Also when we’ll go and what I’m going to tell Juan. We weren’t at the dinner. She and David went something close to 7pm. Juan knocked at my door at 20.35 or close to that. We were walking at the beach like exactly year ago. We stopped and stand opposite each others.
- I want to ask about Roland Garros final. I said then that I want to say something important to you, so why did you left so fast?
- Juan ‘cause….. I felt really stupid. I mean, first you came to me and kissed me, and it wasn’t friendship kiss, then you came to Lorena and kissed her in the same way. I felt like an idiot.
- You know want I want to say then?
- I think so. That’s why I asked you to promise that we would be always just friends. You were very nice couple.
- Yes, we were, but I didn’t love her. Maybe at the beginning but then….
- Then you love here even more. When she told you that she’s pregnant.
- Bur I don’t love her. For god sake lied to me!!
- You lied to me too and I had forgiven you.
He looked into my eyes.
- You’re saying that I should forgive her? After what she has done to me?
- I don’t know Juan. It’s your life and you’re making your own decision. Only you know who you really love.
- I know that and you know that too. So why we can’t be together?
- How do you know that I love you too?
- So you don’t? hen ok. No talk.
- It’s not that point. I loved you. I realized that at RG final. But then when you told me that you had broken up with Lorena and few weeks later I have seen you kissing…
- You said then that you loved me.
- ‘Cause I did but know I don’t know. You heard me really bad and I don’t know if I can trust you like I did before. Juan why did you lied to me? You said that you trust me like no one before, so why?
- I was scared. Scared of what you’ll say. That it wouldn’t be like it was before. That I’ll lose you. I didn’t want to lose the most important person in my life for second time. I thought that I can tell you later, but you saw us and I realized how stupid I was. I new that the most important thing for you is trust. An in the moment I saw you there I knew I lost you. Forever…
- You guys are the same. When Andy lied to me he was saying similar things.
It starts to get cold. I don’t take my sweatshirt with me so I slipped under Juanqui arm when we continue walking.
- Cold? – he asked
- Yes a little. But it’s ok, I’ll be fine.
- I wouldn’t be so sure.
He gave me his sweatshirt. He wasn’t wearing it anyway. It was great to walk with him and listen to the sea. In this moment I knew that I trust him and love him. It’s just that stupid promise. I want him to kiss me. I stopped and he looked at me.
- I trust you and I love you Juan Carlos and if not that stupid promise I’ll kiss you right now.
He looked at me little surprise. He hold me and touch my lips by his gently.
- You promised. – I said
- So what. I don’t care. I love you and any promise will change it. Besides we start everything from the beginning, remember, so that promise is not timely.
He kissed me one more time. When I felt his tongue touching mine I slipped my fingers into his hair.
- Not timely?
- Yes. – he smiled
I smiled back. We decided to go back to hotel. When we went to hall we saw no one, what surprised us a little ‘cause we were always sitting here on sofas. We go to elevator. Juan has room on 7th floor, mine was one above. We went to 8th floor. And here was really loud. Everyone were walking there and back again, talking about draws and things. Corri was nowhere to find. She must be with David. Feli smiled seeing that we’re holding each others hand. I smiled back. Nando cached me and hug me. Juan was already talking with Carlos.
- From Sarah with love…. – sung Feli
- I would rather say: Sarah in love. – answer him Nando
Rafa hug me and whisper to my ear.
- I’m glad that it finally worked sunshine.
I smiled hiding head in his arms. Corridor was really loud place despite of late hour. Then elevator doors opened and Brad Gilbert got off.
- Do you know what’s the time? Tomorrow AO is starting. To beds everyone right now. Yes, Sarah you too. Stop picking up Rafa and go to sleep.
- Why are you so mad Brad?
- Stop getting on my nerves Sarah. Goodnight, everyone. – he said and went down stairs.
I smiled and come to Juan. He put his arms around me and kissed me gently.
- Sweet dreams. – he said
- Yes, she’ll be dreaming about you for sure – Nando grinned
- Hahaha. Hey, where is Tommy btw? – I asked
- He’s not in best mood. He’s in his room I guess – answer Rafa
- Something happened?
- I don’t know Sarah.
- Ok, I’m going to check. Go to sleep, guys.
I went to Tommy’s room which was at the same floor. I knocked. No answer. So I went in. the lights were off. I come to see if he’s sleeping. I thought that he was pretending but we know each others so well that if he wants to talk he knows where I am. I kissed his check and said:
I was about to leave when I heard:
I turned round. Come closer and sit on Tommy’s bed.
- What happened Tommy?
- What will you do if you fell in love with someone who already has a boyfriend/girlfriend?
- You know what I have done.
- Yes I know, but you’re together now, right? Everything went well?
I nodded my head.
- So, you’re saying that that you fell in love with girl who has boyfriend? Ok, so in my opinion you should forget about her, but if you thinks that she’s worth of fighting and that you have any chances you can try.
- but the thing is she’d my very good friend and her ex boyfriend, who is one of my best friends to, is saying that I should fight about her, bur I’m scared that then I won’t have her even as my friend.
- You have choose nice girl, without doubt.
- Oh, Tommy. – I hug him – Think what do you really want and we’ll talk in few days about it again, ok?
- Sleep. AO is starting tomorrow. – I kissed his cheek – Goodnight.
- Thanks Sarah, have sweet dreams, hon.
I closed the doors behind me quietly. Corridor was already empty and quiet. I realized that I still have Juan’s sweatshirt, so I go downstairs. I knock. Juan open and show me to get in. he was talking by his mobile. I sit on his bed and take off his sweatshirt. He end talking and sit next to me.
- What’s up? – he asked
- I come to gave you back your sweatshirt.
- Thank you. What’s with Tommy?
- Let’s say that he is sleeping. – Juan smiled to me – Ok. I better go.
Juan kissed me. Gently, just touching my lips.
We were sitting in his room talking and kissing mostly for long time. Then I realized that he is playing match next day and I decided to go back to my room. Corri was still with David. I took shower and went to bed. I was thinking a lot about what happened. I was not sure if we did right choice. I didn’t know if it was love for all my life but I knew that we’ll be friends always, no matter what will happen. Even if we won’t be together anymore. I knew that it’ll be really hard of us. I have university, he’s playing tournaments. It’s really hard to be with someone who is so far from you. But we tried and that’s the most important. And it won’t work? Well, “Together we faced the cold outside/ No one can say we didn’t try”. With those thoughts in my mind and smile on my face I fall asleep. The only thing I regret was that I can’t fall asleep in his arms. But I was sure that we will spend a lot of beautiful nights together.