Just inadvertently did the dare. I’d been listening to the homework about daring and when I got on the phone to my mother I just said straight out that I didn’t want to go visit her brother when I was in town next because I hardly know him and we have barely spoken more than a few sentences. I usually tie myself in knots over this stuff and work out ways to finagle my way out of it. But I just said it straight out. She said all the stuff she usually says but really the worst that can happen is a feeling, like you say. Thanks, Brooke. I feel like I have a superpower. Seriously, I could get myself a goddamn cape.