The Academy 2I

Rex and I switch positions in the drill, and he perfectly executes the role of follower, always staying just out of my extended arm’s reach, but near enough to touch me with a lunge. Rex is the fencer I admire most on our team — he mostly fences epee now, but he still competes in foil too. I’ve been thinking about trying epee, I like that the whole body is a target, not just the arms and torso like in foil. Maybe I’ll try sabre too, if I can find someone else besides Double-J to practice against. Double-J only does sabre now, says he doesn’t have time for foil any more. Coach Dan keeps trying to talk him out of it, but good riddance, I say.

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