"You were lost," he said as he coasted up to me. Very observant.
Here's what I was supposed to do:
- Outside edge
In that order. With real edges and stuff. Then he said the deadly words: Reverse Killian. Simply put, Dmytri was skating on my right when usually he skates on my left. He's completely different on my right. On my left Dmytri is comforting and safe, I know where he's going to be, I know where I'm going to be, he belongs there. On my right, he's too tall and strong, I don't know where his skates are or where mine are. And he teased me for curling up in a ball when we were skating as if I were trying to protect myself from him. Yes, there is such a thing as a standing fetal position...and I can do it on skates.
My biggest concern is crossovers in this Reverse Killian
"Don't worry," he reassured me. "You are not having the power to make me fall."
He underestimates my abilities.