"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.