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Winston
Glad you think so
Fri Nov 4, 2016 20:41
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Winston bowed back, then took a step away to give her room to shoot. She . . . missed.

"Thanks," he answered, knocking his arrow and raising it to point toward the target. He aimed (not at the bulls-eye because he'd found that never worked, but a little bit above and to the left of it), held his breath a moment, then let go of the breath and the arrow at the same time.

The arrow flew, still low and to the right, as he apparently hadn't corrected his aim enough yet, but it at least hit the outer ring of the target. And stayed there. "Whoo!" he cheered, more happy that it had stuck than he was that he had won this round of the 'game'. He had won, though, so he got to ask a question.

"Um," he said, trying to think quickly. He hadn't anticipated winning, so he hadn't had one ready. "Do you like chicken?" he asked and then worried that she'd think it was a stupid question.

  • Good to hearKit, Fri Nov 4 20:31
    "Why, thank you," Kit said with a little bow, done for amusement. Standing with feet slightly apart, she pulled back the string as far as she could. She was fairly certain that she had the bullseye... more
    • Glad you think so — Winston, Fri Nov 4 20:41
      • One question downKit, Fri Nov 4 21:07
        Kit wasn't completely surprised that he didn't miss, but she was surprised that he wasn't closer to the bullseye. Either way, she had a question to answer, one that she wasn't expecting. Yet, she was ... more
        • Next?Winston, Fri Nov 4 21:21
          He nodded in agreement with her as she answered his question, pleased that she seemed, at least to him, to be answering frankly, honestly, and with greater detail he'd expected. He liked it though,... more
          • Re: Next?Kit, Fri Nov 4 22:50
            Kit was thrilled that he offered up information on their discussion. She noted that he liked chicken parm and barbecue. Though, she was surprised that his father made anything. She knew how to dine... more
            • That's a hard oneWinston, Sat Nov 5 14:07
              Oddly, Kit's dismay at his miss made his own disappointment feel smaller. He still wasn't happy that his arrow had neatly sailed over top of the target entirely, but at least the commiseration eased... more
              • How's this one?Kit, Sat Nov 5 19:06
                Kit's favorite color was not blue, but she approved of Winston's choice of sky blue. "Good choice. I like when there are clouds and you see all the shapes they make." She did that sometimes at their... more
                • Impressive. Most impressive.Winston, Sun Nov 6 12:57
                  " Nice ," Winston congratulated when Kit hit their best shot so far. He lined up his arrow, and took his time aiming and setting his shot. He felt like he needed to show improvement, too. The arrow... more
                  • I tryKit, Mon Nov 7 01:15
                    Curious. It appeared that the arrow met its mark, but it was further away from where hers was. Had Winston intentionally allowed her another question or was he showing that he could make his mark?... more
                    • You succeedWinston, Mon Nov 7 08:10
                      Winston gave her a moment to come up with a question, then nodded in approval for the one she came up with. "Excellent question," he complimented. "Um," he considered his answer carefully. "Are you... more
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