“So… what are you saying? Exactly?” Nathan asks. JR sighs, rubbing one hand down the side of his face.
“I’m saying that I think we need to reexamine things. I’m a year out from my Olympics, Nathan. A year. I made the National team tonight, and surprisingly the World Cup Team for WC5 and WC6.
I’m headed to both Russia and Germany in February. If I do well I’ll get to go to Hungary for World Championships in March. It’s time to buckle down. I have to focus.”
“And I’m a distraction?” Nathan asks. JR sighs, shaking his head. He looks at Nathan’s face, sad and confused on the computer screen.
“No. I’m not saying that. I’m just accepting the way things are now. I think you should too.”
“How can I do that, JR, when I don’t understand what you’re talking about?” Nathan asks. He’s getting short tempered. JR stares at him, thinking carefully about how to say this.
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