Stubborn determination taught her how to throw. Throwing wasn’t a skill she’d especially cared to acquire. A swing, however…
Soleil wanted a swing. She was told by her father that she must learn how to hang it herself. She knew where she wanted it. Probably the most difficult tree in the whole court, for its picturesque qualities. The branch called to her, saying, swing from me.
She actually looked at physics diagrams, and laid out five means before her, all frustrating. Frustrating because she kept missing. Close enough was not the correct spot if it was going to stay in place. She watched people throw, eyes narrowed. They made it look easy. She continued to hurl her means at the beckoning branch, wondering if this was taking too long.
Then it was like an eye opened, a suddenly bright point in space. When she saw it, her muscles spasmed, and the line sailed straight through. She stood there shocked, watching the line laying in the right spot. She would do it a second time.