The spear came down towards the top of Shreya’s head. She clapped her hands over it, grasping the wood. Their tug-of-war began, Zinnia’s only advantage her leverage. Ellie screamed at both of them to stop. Marietta kept laughing. And Sunflower kept doing whatever it was that dogs like her did when her owner’s favorite people were fighting.
Shreya changed her strategy. She pushed, rather than pulled. Zinnia stumbled back. Her grip loosened. Shreya yanked the spear out of her hands, forcing it to take a hard left to the grass. While a less determined person would’ve taken this as a sign they were outmatched, Zinnia decided to tackle Shreya, instead.