Thomas, we need to talk.
Shelby: Thomas, I need to talk to you about something.
Thomas: Oh no, what did I do?
Shelby: You didn't do anything...it's just about tonight. I'm going to the game thanks to where my parents work, and I'm going to be pretty close to the ice.
Thomas: Oh, so this means I'll have at least one fangirl screaming my name all night long?
Shelby: No, unfortunately. I can't embarrass my stepdad by yelling out 'Thomas, I think you're hot, have my invisible babies!' Besides, your wifey would be angry with me.
Thomas: Right, right. Anyways, what's the problem?
Shelby: Well...since Jeff Carter took over the lead last night with 25 goals, I was wondering if you could score two for me tonight.
Thomas: Shelby, you know eventually I'll get in a slump. I mean, look at Crosby. He hasn't scored a goal since November!
Shelby: But you're not Sidney, Thomas. You're Thomas Effing Vanek, the guy I really look up to. You're one of the reasons why I want to play hockey, and I love seeing you succeed.
Thomas: Aww...Okay, that was really sweet, I admit. So you want two goals?
Thomas: How about a hat trick?
Shelby: Go for it.
Thomas: I'll try. If not, I'll just show you some sweet backchecking skills. *wink*
Shelby: *laughs* Okay Thomas. I'll see you tonight!
Thomas: See you - oh, and Shelby?
Thomas: Thanks for being such a good supporter. *smile*
Shelby: *smiles* Hey, it's what I do.
Guys, try and look for me above the zamboni entrance if you're watching the game on TV. I'll be in row 15, a few rows above the top of the entrance.