Alois lay on the ice, arms outstretched. Realizing he had just fallen, from attempting an axel jump, he felt like a fool. His eyes were closed, and his back was aching. He slowly opened his eyes to see a man standing above him, the man’s arm reaching out to help him. “Are you okay?” he asked, helping Alois up. Alois nodded. “My name is Kai. Do you mind teaching me that move you did? The axel jump?” Alois nodded as they both looked deep into each other’s eyes. It was love at first skate.