Allowing another man to lead him was almost as humiliating.as the dance costume he was wearing. But Danny skated backward, and soon found he did not need to keep looking behind if he trusted and followed the directions Brett sent to hmi through subtle motions of his body. Danny even learned how to execute a spin, as Brett would indicate it through lifting and rotating he boy's arm.
Danny and Brett continued to skate like this, face to face Danny held securely in Brett's arms, making wide, lazy circles and figure eights across the length and width of the arena. Danny simply lost himself in Brett;s disarming smile once again. It took far too much effort to maintain a hatred of the man who had tried to have him beaten and arrested; it was far easier to simply give in and be the girl everyone expected to fall for Brett's beguiling charm.