Love and War: PrologueThey were seven years old when they first met.The boy was squatting in the dirt and watching a beetle as it flailed on the ground, stuck on its back. He prodded it gently, turning it over onto its feet as the girl came up behind him."Whatcha looking at?" she asked. The beetle flicked its wings indignantly, and sunlight flashed off the iridescent green. "Ooh, that's a pretty bug."She reached down to scoop it up, but he grabbed her wrist. "Don't touch it!" Sensing the danger, the beetle began to crawl away."Hey!" the girl exclaimed. "Let go of me!" She yanked her arm free and shoved him backward.Startled, he landed on his bottom and stared up at her. "That's not very nice," he informed her. "Girls shouldn't push.""Oh yeah? Well, boys shouldn't grab. It's your own fault you were beat by a girl."Now the boy was glowering. "I could beat you any day.