Below is an excerpt from MVP! Morgan confesses to Seth that she’s never been to the Titans’ stadium! In this scene he gives her a tour and they end up on the field:
Seth called out to one of the workers at the other end of the field to get him a football. He caught the ball and instructed Morgan to move back about ten yards and tossed the ball softly to her. He was impressed that she caught the ball the proper way.
“Three brothers, all played football in high school. They practiced in the back yard. The front yard. In the house. In the kitchen. During dinner.”
He laughed. “You ever think that maybe some cosmic force was grooming you for something like…being married to me?”
“No, I thought they were repeated attempts on my life and one day I’d get taken out with a football and it would be ruled an accident.” Morgan threw the ball back to Seth with a little power behind it.
“Clearly you learned something while ducking for cover. You have a nice little technique.”
“Then stop throwing like a girl and show me a real pass.” Morgan stuck her tongue out.
“We’ve had enough football related injuries haven’t we?”
“You did save me from a getting a nose job.”
“I’m glad. You have such an adorable nose. I would have missed it.” Seth walked toward her.
“How does it feel when you’re out here? When all those seats are filled with screaming fans? We’re here alone and the magnitude of all of this is overwhelming. I can barely breathe.” Morgan sighed.
“And the cameras are always on you. Don’t you ever want to pick your nose or something?”
“You get used to that too. And my momma would kill me if I picked my nose on national television.”
“I could see that being played on every sports show in America.”
“That would be something.”
“So,” Morgan crossed her arms over her chest, “you gonna throw me a real pass?”
“Okay. I want you to go down to the ten yard line. I’ll throw it to you and we’ll see if you can get to the end zone before I catch you.”
Morgan rolled her eyes as walked past Seth. “That shouldn’t be a problem. We’re already on the thirty yard line.”
Seth caught her hand. “The other ten yard line.”
Morgan squinted down the field. “You’ve got to be kidding me.”
“I would never kid a beautiful woman, especially if she’s my wife.”
“I’m going to call a cab because it’s going to take me some time to get down there.”
“I have all day. Besides I get to watch you walk all the way down there.”
Morgan turned and reluctantly started walking. “You know—”
“It’s good exercise. One of these days I will get you to jog with me.”
“Yeah, if I grow another five inches.”
Morgan didn’t have to call a cab but she felt like she needed one. She called a time out every ten yards to catch her breath while Seth stood there laughing at her. She looked back at the end zone. Didn’t look too far away. She could do this.
“Okay, big boy, give it your best shot,” she shouted down the field. “And remember I know how to catch so don’t chicken out and go limp noodle on me.”
“Okay.” He nodded his head. “Why don’t we make it interesting?”
“What do you have in mind?”
MVP will be released June 21st!