From Borussia With LoveThe skies opened as Klopp fumbled around for his house key, stumbling inside and crashing to the floor in a rain-soaked, contorted heap. The weather was indicative of his mood, although the stench of alcohol served well to mask it. He slumped into his leather sofa and grabbed at last night's pizza box. Empty. The idea of ordering another takeaway was depressing, his room was already littered with half eaten tv dinners and empty bottles; a consequence of his recent divorce. Klopp reached for an old kebab, two days laid to waste and already hardened to a crust. It's smell suffocated the room, but his beer fuelled conscience and growling stomach resisted it's heady
Chapter I - The Bitter Sweet Symphony
warning. He took an elaborate bite. The stale bread lingered in his mouth like an unwelcome guest, sapping the moisture as he slowly chewed. This wasn't his first mistake of the night. He opened his jaws again, releasing his arid throat from the clasp of tortuous boredom.
Klopp's head collapsed into his hands like a lead balloon. How had he come to this? What was happening to him? Less than a month ago he was celebrating a domestic double with his beloved Dortmund. Only weeks back he was flaunting two trophies in his hometown parade, lauding his players ahead of the European Championships. Just hours earlier he was applauding his new signing after a scintilating display for his country. And yet, for all this triumph, he still felt deflated. The manager raised his tiresome frame stubbornly before sinking back into the leather chair in defeat. The effects of a two week bender had eventually caught up with him, and his eyes closed wearily in submission. He'd had far too much to drink and would be sleeping on the sofa again tonight.
I'm planning this to be a very interactive story, whereby the twists and turns will be based loosely on the decisions of the readers (if there are any!). I usually write more than this, but have decided that smaller updates will hopefully mean that they are more frequent, without taking away from the core elements of story writing. I hope you can follow and share your opinion