Strange World - Hydra on the Court[Women to Hydra]
Amanda stood at the free-throw line, basketball in hand. She exhaled, dribbling the ball against the polished court that sent reverberations through the empty hall. Her green eyes opened, looking toward the hoop, imagining the trajectory of the sphere as it swished through the basket. The ball came up; she rose slightly as her legs extended, rising to her toes, and she launched it. It sailed toward the target, just as she had seen it in her mind, until it rebounded off the edge and careened away.
She sighed and jogged after the ball, her brown ponytail swishing behind her. Three years away from the court certainly hadn’t done her high school skill any favors, but it was good to get back into it. It had been a hard decision to shy away from sports in favor of her business degree, though the grades and praises she received from her professors backed up that choice. Still, she had missed this, shooting hoops, stealing balls, and occasionally getting that bre