Sophia raced gleefully across the long grasses of the unmown field. Her bare toes caught at tangled vines on the ground and tore them free, kicking up dirt and dust in her wake. “I wonder if he can see me?” She looked behind and saw his head rising above the swell behind her. She giggled into her pretty hands.
Daniel saw her watching him and paused at the top of the hill, his hands on his knees, breathing in gulps of air. “Stay right there!” she heard him yell above the swirl of the wind.
She yelled back though she knew he could not hear. “For never and forever!” With a flap of her cotton skirts, she flew away from him again, and lost in the chase, he pursued across the rolling ground.
It wasn’t the running that she wanted. She wanted him to catch her. But how could he…
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