By Kay Hooper
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You were right—neither of us can go back and change anything. We both forgot for a while that we had been trained to mistrust and disbelieve. We both forgot what we were. " She felt tension creep into her, felt a rising heat that was achingly familiar despite all the years that had passed since she'd last felt It. I can't go through it again! " he demanded again. "No," she answered finally, refusing to look at him. "I did for a while, of course. But I had a great deal of time to think, and I began to understand what you must have felt.
Fantasyland was a major theme park in the Southeast, set on hundreds of acres and divided into a number of Individual sections dealing with particular fantasy themes. There was the Old West. Seafaring Days, the Space Age, Wonderland—boasting the subheading, For Children of All Ages, and containing characters and exhibits from fairy tales as well as from other well-known stories for children. There was the Circus, other minor sections, and In the center of the park all the traditional rides—roller coasters, the log ride, a huge Ferris wheel, a carousel.
Good thing we decided to play our roles from the start. " The happy clown looked up at her companion with a smile that wasn't painted on. " He glanced up as a group of children hurried toward them, his rather hard blue eyes taking on a rare uncertain expression. " She giggled and turned toward the approaching children. " he ordered, sounding both harassed and amused. She threw him a laughing, tender glance over her shoulder, violet eyes bright, then turned her attention to the children clamoring for balloons.
Aces High by Kay Hooper