Emma, her brother, Jake, and her best friend, Lauren are waiting for auditions for the play to start:
“Break a leg, Jake,” Lauren said, tossing her hair over her shoulder.
He smiled at her. “That would be inconvenient, wouldn’t it?” Then he leaned forward and grinned at me. He didn’t have to say anything; I knew just what he was thinking. I actually did break my leg in eighth grade by falling off a stage. People just wish me good luck now. It seems safer.
Countdown: 22 days