“Do you remember playing that game with the blindfold?” Valens asked. “You know, the one where you blindfold someone and tell him to find certain people in the room, but everybody keeps tiptoeing about from place to place, so that no matter how hard he tries, he never finds them unless they want him to?”
“No,” said Ruso, trying to picture Valens as a child.
“Really?” His friend sounded genuinely surprised. “Of course, it was much more fun when there were girls playing.”
“I can imagine.”
“And plenty of wine.”
(from Tabula Rasa, by Ruth Downie)
8½*/10. The full review is here.