Langa was exceptional, that was why he had become famous so quickly even though he had just started to skate. Next to him, Reki was almost ashamed. The gap between them was growing day by day and despite his efforts, he was aware he would never catch up.
He wished he had never realised it. At least he wouldn't feel guilty for slowing him down.
Yet, every time Langa would win a race and look for him in the crowd to smile at him, Reki would smile back.
He cared way too much about Langa to walk away from him.