"I'll race you up the hill!" Riley called, pedaling her bike hard.
"You'll never beat me!" Vance challenged, switching gears. "If you pull ahead, I'll just crack you up again."
Riley could barely pedal, she was laughing so hard. Vance had just told her a funny story about how he'd once ditched his bike in a puddle of melted ice cream.
After the crash course ended, Sierra and Larry left together, and Riley found herself walking to the bike rack with Vance. He'd biked to school that day, just like she had. He talked her into taking a detour, since it was such a beautiful day. They rode up the paved...