Mom shook her head. “Not entirely. I realize it’s complicated. But this is done by Council. We each have a say, but Marlow had the final decision. We argued against Marlow’s first choice. Ethan seemed the best compromise.” She popped a ripe piece of mango in her mouth.
“Who was his first choice?” I went to the counter and poured myself a glass of water. My stomach burned with worry. “Who did he want to pair me with?”
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