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"A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work." Her father told her this when Harper was only six years old. "I did it…" she whispered to herself one more time.
She packed her bags and was about to leave when her coach approached her. He was very proud of her—at the young age of sixteen, she had won the Olympic gold medal. "I'm very happy, Harper. Your parents will be feeling very proud right now."
"Thank you, Coach."
She smiled all the whole way home while holding her medal, which hung around her neck. She couldn’t wait to see her family’s happy faces. She liked the night view from the cab window—it brought back old memories.
Harper started taking an interest in tennis when she was only five years old. Her dad was her first coach, and she remembers how he taught her while her mom always prepared her favorite foods.
On the radio, a lovely song played and she closed her eyes to feel the night’s cold air blowing through her short hair. "It feels nice."