Butterflies fluttering against the walls of her stomach when he winked at her, Prairie gave the two boys a small nod and walked towards the barn's exit. While older than them, William and Charlotte had always made an effort to participate in their games and activities. William made her laugh, while Charlotte was more like an older sister to her. Something Prairie had always appreciated given that she was an only child.
Not pleased to be left alone with Sasha, Louis was tempted to follow Prairie outside the barn. Sensing the other boy's hand on his shoulder he remained rooted to the ground. "Awful tradition you say?" He encouraged, hoping that a conversation might make things go by quicker.
At least they would soon be joined by William and Charlotte.