Nate laughed, giving his lacrosse stick a spin. Now there was the girl he had been dating for … well, for his entire life. He might have kind of liked the other girl she'd been for a moment, but spending to long with her would probably get him freaked out, remind him of the life and death stakes. He didn't want to be reminded until he came down, at least. “I was the only useful guy on that team, anyway, and you know it.” He chuckled.
But this was serious: “I'm glad you're here, too.”