Nicole smirked at her mother. "Don't worry, Mom. I'm an angel with a halo."
Nate said, "Yeah, right. That will be the day."
"Some brother you are." Nicole jabbed her finger at her brother.
"Enjoy the play." Their parents were headed to Niagara-on-the-Lake to see The Importance of Being Earnest by the Irish writer Oscar Wilde.
"Thanks, " said their father. He was a man who usually only talked about sports and cars. Their liked plays.
Around eleven o'clock that night Nate and Nicole were swimming at Kassie's house. Nate sometimes wished his family would have had a swimming pool, but his father refused citing potential danger. Nate heard what he thought was a gunshot. "Oh, no. That was close."