The Couple Skate
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The lights went down, the strobe lights turned on, we held sweaty hands, roller skating in time to The River of Dreams by Billy Joel. By this time in the day, I was exhausted. I loved roller skating and had been skating my heart out to all the greatest 90's hits. We tried desperately not to fall, in an attempt to maintain looking cool in front of our classes. The whole grade was there. Only minutes before the boys all lined the back wall of the roller-skating rink. Lights bright, it was lady's choice. We awkwardly approached one another and participated in what would be a tradition for the next few years. We all made it look like it was a spur of the moment decision who we chose to roller skate with, but in fact, there had been months of planning. The planning was imperative to avoid being reje...

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