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"Looks like a girl's shirt alright," Nick agreed.

"Probably just an old box of clothes," Trevor replied, bending down. He began pulling at the fabric, breaking loose bits of soil. He stretched the cloth straight into a shape that was unmistakably a girl's blouse with lacing on the front. From the fabric something dropped and hit the ground with a muffled clink.

"What was that?" Nick asked.

Trevor reached out and picked up the object, brushing at the clinging mud. He turned it around in his fingers. "Looks like a bracelet. Let's go wash it off in that puddle back there."

Moments later Nick watched on as Trevor shook the bracelet in a few inches of standing water. He wiped it off on his already soiled shirt and held it up in the sunlight. A metal plaque at the center of the jeweled loop glistened with the reflection. On either side of the plaque were various small turquoise, ruby and agate stones held together by a flexible, twisted gold band.

"It's personalized," Trevor said. "WENDY. Pretty cool, huh?"

"Yeah, pretty cool. For a ladies bracelet anyway."

Trevor nodded. He was staring at the nameplate on the bracelet when his eyes suddenly widened. Watching him, Nick thought he saw a light bulb go on above his buddy's head. "Uh-oh," Nick said.

"Dude! I can give this to Wendy Burkhalter! I wanna get into her pants so bad."

"Buddy, she's so far out of your league it's not funny."

"Hey, you never know. With a beautiful bracelet like this, maybe I could win her heart!"

"Well, I guess you could give it a shot. But even if you do win her heart, I wouldn't advise getting in her pants just yet."

"Why not?"

"You wouldn't know what to do with what you found in there!" Nick razzed him.

"I would too!"

"How do you know?"

"Remember? Out in my dad's shed?" Trevor grinned like a fool, his eyebrows dancing up and down on his forehead.

Nick chuckled at the memory.

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