Sofie has spent eleven years trapped between her feelings for Austin and her loyalty to Amber, who would be horrified to find out about those feelings. Now something has happened, something that means Sofie’s feelings for Austin are no longer a secret. Sofie can’t avoid the fallout forever, and it might not be anything like she expected.
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Amber was significantly behind after only a few turns. Her ball had been deflected early by a tree root in the badlands, which she had insisted they include in the course. “I am seriously rethinking the placement of these wickets,” she said.Sofie gestured in her direction. “You’re the only one who still needs that one,” she said. “You can turn it to face you.”“No, you cannot,” Austin said. “No moving wickets in the middle of a game, no matter how far behind you are.”Amber frowned at Austin. She pointed at Sofie and then herself as though she was counting. “Looks like you’re outvoted.” She pulled out one side of the wicket and swiveled it to welcome her black ball.Austin tried not to let it bother him. Amber wasn’t going to catch up anyway. He couldn’t quite keep his mouth shut. “Leaving one side in the ground doesn’t make it any more legal.”“Not even if she puts it back after her ball goes though?” Sofie was teasing him for being uptight about the rules. They’d had games like this all summer. Amber would get behind, Sofie would encourage her to cheat, then she’d give Austin a hard time for caring.
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