They were going to make a race for it.
Why did everything have to be a race with them?
She knew there was naught a thing she could do to dissuade them. To the contrary: if she tried to, they were almost certain to up the ante, in bravado and a bit of spite.
Older sisters were never listened to. Even if they were ran to later with the scrapes and bruises and secrets that had to be kept from parents and the like.
Lots more than scrapes and bruises at risk here, though.
“I’m going to ride,” Thomas bragged. The paddle-board he’d rescued from the trash was his pride and joy. Pitiful in looks, with masking tape to hold the bits together, but serviceable. For ripples. Not for this.
“Nah, I swim,” Teddy said. “I’ll reach the farthest wind turbine before you get half-way to the first!”