Yo, this my cousin Danny I was telling you about. He’s gonna be staying with me for the summer
“Ha! See! I told you! I told you!
do u believe that？
answer me！ bitch ，why u throw that bat
calm down please，Uno
Soﬁa waves back, pulls Danny by the arm toward agroup of girls sitting in an uneven semicircle.
Everybody looks up as the tennis ball soars above their heads, a tiny dot in the bright blue sky. A distant commuter plane. A drifting bird.The guys on the ﬁeld turn and look ateach other. Uno stays staring at Danny.The silence is ﬁnally broken when Soﬁa shouts: “Ha! See! I told you! Itold you!
Everybody turns to Manny, who’sholding his bloody face in his hands, the bat lying still beside him.Uno shoves Soﬁa out of the way and gets in Danny’s face again, pokes a ﬁnger into his forehead. “Answer me, bitch! Why you throw the bat?”