Briar was flummoxed. His teachers were teaching him about girls and romance—because apparently he was supposed to learn such things—but none of it made any sense at all.
“So I’m supposed to ignore girls?” He clarified, scratching his head. “I thought that was bad…”
“It’s bad if you do it too much,” Sandry rectified. “It’s quite simple, really.”
“What Sandry is talking about is called playing ‘hard to get,’” Tris explained. “Or, that’s the end result. You ignore a girl a little bit, just so she notices that she hasn’t caught your eye enough, then she works to catch your attention.”
“But be careful,” Daja added, grinning, “because some girls will be playing the same game.”
“I hope you all know that you lot make no sense.”
“Girls generally don’t,” Sandry explained, “but you need to understand us anyway.”