The last Alex wanted to do the night after losing the state championship was go to a holiday dance. But he had asked Christine Whitford to go with him weeks ago,and it had taken him weeks before that to work up the nerve to ask her.
"You look very hansom."
"You mean surprised," he answered.
"You clean up very nicely", she said, I'm impressed".
"That too," she said, taking his arm.
"Um, you look really good too," he said "I mean better then good."
Just, um, wow. Oh God, if only this was as easy as football.
"Thanks Alex - I get it."
"Hey Myers, nice try. Too bad."
Then another: " Don't feel bad, Alex; there's always next year!"