An Unlikely Love

"Come on, Nicko! What are you waiting for?" Tod called to me.

I was running down the path, panting. I laughed. "What are you? Tod all mighty? Let's take a break!" I begged.

"But we just started!" Tod protested.

"That is, if you call just started 15 minutes ago! I thought you said this was going to be a slow jog where we would enjoy the scenery of the woods!" I replied, panting even more.

He laughed. "Okay, fine."

"Finally!" I said as I dropped my body completely.

Wow! This guy is the little iron man!

He sat down next to me, handing me a water bottle. "Here. You look like your about to pass out." He said.

I glared him. He laughed. "Hey, just because I'm not Iron Man, doesn't mean I'm weak." I told him solemnly. "Besides, I work out! Mostly just my abs and arms though. Not my legs." I hate when I think that they're all strong just because they're men. Women have the ability to be just as strong- most society just raises them to be a "mother". They act like we're almost entirely useless except for giving birth to children.

"Besides, I bet I could beat you in a lot more things than you ever could." I added, waiting for him to claim that I couldn't.

"Ya- I'm sure of that." he said completely sure of himself.

"Oh ya- Want to try here? Now?"

"Aw, come on! Now?" he said.

"Hey- You're not scared to, are you?" I dared him.

"No, it's just-"

"Come on!" I said as I found a flat, decent boulder, and positioned my arm for a wrestle.

He paused, then shrugged, saying, "Eh- Why not?" He knelt down behind the opposite side of the boulder and grasped my hand.

"I'll count." He said. "Ready, Set, Go!" We both pushed for a while. We both started sweating. We were both determined not to fail. After about a minute or more, his arm started bending back, to my pleasure. There's some accomplish blooming. I continued to push, for about another minute. He slowly went down. With a final deep breath, I won.

I was panting even more. "I told you." I grinned.

He blinked. "Wait, has to be something else I can win you at- anything!" He protested. I grinned even more at the thought: They always think they'll never go down to a girl.

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