Published in 2015
H/h - Reiner "The King" Kulti/Salome Casillas
Setting: Present time.
Read in May, 2015.
The story opens up with our fabulous h, Sal or Salome (who also goes by as Salami, Salamander... even Taco LOL) inside her coach’s office, completely floored hearing the most astonishing news of her life. You see, Sal is a footballer (or soccer player whatever you like calling the game) playing for the Pipers. She’s the lead goal scorer and seems to be on her way to a terrific career.
I’ll be back to that astonishing news soon, because for that we need to know more about Sal. She’s a pretty laid back girl. Smart and extremely hardworking (you just gotta read her day to day routine). She’s also very kind and fiercely loyal to the people she loves and cares for. Sal’s not whiny, pretty much rooted in her reality, except for one little thing. Or big thing, depends on one’s perspective. And that would be the football megastar; THE German forward, Reiner Kulti. Sal had been crazy about him ever since the first Altus Cup (I gathered that’s something akin to the WC) where she was introduced to him. Reiner Kulti became Sal’s teenage crush, her obsession and her ultimate inspiration in becoming a footballer. Talk about posters, letters, daydreaming of being Mrs. Kulti and having little Kulti babies... haven’t we all done that at one point or the other in our lives? :D Her obsession remained up until, #1, the day Kulti got married and broke her heart and #2, then got in trouble with Eric. Kulti injured him badly in a FC game. Eric is Sal’s elder brother, who is a pretty good footballer himself and has made a promising career out of it. He plays in the Euro leagues (which is why he lives far away from his family and the reason why he’s not seen the story unless by mention). After those 2 incidents, it was time for Sal to ‘grow up’ and focus on her career, not moon over a man who’d never be a part of her reality.