Annie danced with Rafe. Rafe was not only her date, but her friend. He was family and he was safe. She had never felt quite safe with high school dating, with everybody talking about who had done what with whom. She just didn’t want to think about that yet, and Rafe was fun. He laughed and joked and she knew that he was perfectly safe because she watched him looking over her shoulder at Apollo dancing with Sunny.
Annie Brown and the Superhero Blues is being edited for publication.