1. Let’s Meet Maddy

“Are you a girl?”

Finn turns towards the voice, scowl evident on his face. He pushes his hat out of his eyes – it’s just large enough on him to keep falling down – because he doesn’t want to appear even remotely childish. “Can you stop following me?”

“Oh, you’re not, right? You’re a boy?”

“Bugger off.”

“Aren’t you a little young to be using that sort of language?”  The girl watches him closely, her long blonde hair blowing wildly in the cold autumn breeze. She tilts her head to the side, regarding him with curiosity, not judgement. She can’t be much younger than he is. “You should be scolded for those manners. Especially if you are a girl, because that’s not very ladylike.”

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