“I started running ahead, daring him to follow me. I threw the towel down on my way, buying myself milliseconds on him – I knew he would not resist picking it up. He caught up, and grabbed me. Once. I barely escaped. Twice. He tried again. I ducked and jumped. He gave up and followed, acting as if he would catch up every now and then, but never reaching all the way, playfully grasping my mood.”
An excerpt from Unveiled – a novel in the making – by Hailie Andersen.