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“That will do nicely,” said Thomas.
Janine twirled round once more and then glided to the side of the ice-rink.
“Well,” she said. “Can I join the team?”
Thomas sighed. “You know I’d love to have you,” he said “But unless one of your parents signs the consent form we just can’t do it. I daren’t risk it. I could lose my job if I let you come along on Saturday.”
It was so not fair! Janine’s mum was away on business again and her dad was goodness knows where. Neither she nor her mum had seen him ore heard anything form him since he’d walked out on them three years ago.
“Can’t my nan sign the form?” said Janine.
“No, I’m afraid not, said Thomas.
“What if she writes my mum’s name?”
“Janine! Don’t even think it. Anyway she wouldn’t.”
No, well he was right there. Nan could be just as mean as her mum. That was the trouble. They were all mean. Even Thomas. Well, no. That wasn’t fair. Thomas was really nice, actually. He wasn’t as old as the teachers at school. More like a big brohter.
“Go on then. You’d better get ready,” said Thomas. “Your nan will be here in a minute.”
Too right. Janine sighed. She’d have to finish her homework and go to bed early.
“Hey, Thomas, what time is it on Saturday?” called a voice.
Lucy Summer. She’d be going to the competition instead of her. Not fair!
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