Physically strength was overrated, he thought. He knew there was no way he was going to be able to fight against Jock and win. Actually, there was no way he was going to be able to fight Jock, period.
He knew that voice anywhere. It was his best friend, Hannah and the most beautiful girl he had ever known.
Hannah flashed her million-dollar smile at him as she flopped down at the table where he was sitting.
“Ready to study?” she asked.
“Absolutely!” he found himself grinning back.
It was a pity mental strength or indeed, even academic strength, didn’t count for more on the fighting field. He would have beaten Jock hands down. He couldn’t believe he’d even accepted the challenge. Why had he?
One word: Hannah. Because you love Hannah, he thought to himself. And you would do anything for her. Even make a fool of yourself.
What he didn’t realize though, was that Hannah loved him too. She just hadn’t been able to tell him yet.