"Woohoo! Go faster, Joaquin!!!“ Maria squealed in delight as she held on to Joaquin’s hand tightly. She was balanced carefully on his shoulder and she loved that she could see so far as she was so high up.
Joaquin’s grin stretched across his face as he heard Maria’s joy and Manolo’s slight nervousness. “Uh, m-maybe you should put me down, Joaquin,” Manolo’s stutter and twitchy smile belied his discomfort in being handled like a sack of rice.