Meet Ari, and meet Dante, two friends, and complete opposites. While Dante is confident, Ari must deal with his own self doubt. However, as time goes by and Ari gets to know Dante, they develop a close relationship, and some of the walls that Ari built around himself begin to crumble.
This funny scene from the story shows how Ari slowly gets to know Dante.
One important fact about Dante: He didn't like wearing shoes.
I don't like them. That's it. That's all. There's no big secret...I was born not liking them. Well, except there's this thing called my mom. And she makes me wear them.
So how come you have this thing with shoes?
I have an idea! Let's go out in the street and play a game where we try to throw our shoes as far a we can. Whoever throws them the farthest wins.
We have to know the exact distance because when you do something, you have to know exactly what you're doing. Sometimes people are just lazy and undisciplined.
Why do we have to measure the feet? Can't we just mark it with the piece of chalk?
What are you boys doing?
What did I tell you about playing in the street! We literally live right next to a park! And what are you...are you throwing your tennis shoes around?!
You're the only kid in the whole entire universe that would come up with a game to the beat up your tennis shoes. *sigh* Your mother's going to love this...
We're not throwing our tennis shoes around. We're playing a game!