That’s Coach Dan for you. Always positive, always talking you up. Never really know how sincere he’s being when he’s like this, can’t help wondering if he keeps complimenting us only because he thinks that’s the only way we’ll stick with the team. His team. It is a mystery why he’s running this team, it’s all on his free time, no way the school would pay him any extra. He talks about his college coach every once in a while, usually making fun of his accent (you tink you fast, no, you have a trouble, leg go before arm, you lose). Maybe he’s trying to show something to his old coach. Maybe he’s compensating for his too-short fencing career.
Or maybe I don’t know what I’m talking about. My mom tells me I don’t trust people enough, that I can’t accept the fact that someone might actually be telling me the truth sometimes. I don’t think I’m that bad, I trust Butch a lot. And I want to trust Coach Dan, I really do. It’s just different with him.