Like a Hero
Date: 12/15/2017, Categories: Lesbian, Author: Nicole_Larson, Source: LushStories
My head was spinning. Absolutely spinning, and it wasn't just the glass of champagne. The last month, the last year even, had been a complete blur. From high school swim meets, to a generous college scholarship, to the Olympic trials, to the eight days I spent in the Athletes' Village, to the medal stand (three times), to the media circus back home, to this bathroom in the swankiest hotel in the capitol city of the state I was born in. How could so much happen to one person in so little time? Also, how long had I been leaning on this sink, staring into the mirror? Minutes? Hours? You can prepare your whole life to be an Olympic athlete. You can train and work for years. But nothing can prepare you for the feeling you get when they hand you the bouquet of flowers and slip that heavy gold medal around your neck and you stand there with the world watching as the anthem plays. A stupid farm girl, barely eighteen years old, stringy red hair, more strength than sense, more freckles than actual skin, suddenly an Olympic hero. Hero? Heroes are people who save people from burning buildings or stop wars from happening. Not people who swim back and forth in a pool. Any schmoe can do that with enough training. A real hero cures diseases or... The bathroom door opened, and broke me out of my reverie. I wiped my eyes (after suddenly realizing I'd been about to cry), and stood up straight. The clicking of high heels on the tile floor announced the arrival of a short, middle aged woman in an ...