“Wow,” Butch replied. Annie scanned his face, could find no trace of sarcasm. “That’s awesome. How’d you figure that out?”
Annie paused, not knowing how to answer the question. “It’s — I never really thought about it actually. It’s what I was taught, and it seemed right to me, so I went with it. When I saw you doing it — backward — I just — ”
“You just paid attention,” Kassie said, stepping into the discussion. “You saw what Butch was doing, compared it to what you do. Saw the differences, thought about the impact they’d have during a fencing bout.”
“Yeah,” Butch said.
“It’s not that hard.”