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l e f te l bo woni ta ndr e s t i nghe rhe a dont hepa l m ofhe rha nd, a ndg a z i ng ba c kt hr ou g ht hewi ndo wo v e rhe rs hou l de rwi t hamot i onl e s se x pr e s s i on onhe rf a c e .s hewa swa i t i ngf orhi m,l i k ea l mos te v e r yot he rmor ni ng , whe nahol l o wbu mpg r e e t e dhe rf r omt heha l l , a ndhi ss i l hou e t t ee me r g e d i nt hedoor wa y .s het u r ne dt ohi mt ome e thi ss k i t t i s hs mi r k ,whi c hs he ma t c he dwi t honeofhe ro wn. hewa l k e dt ot hes t o v ea ndpl a c e dac of f e epotont hebu r ne r ,t he n pu l l e du pac ha i rt os i ta c r os st het a bl ef r om he r .t he ys a ti ns i l e nc e , e x c ha ng i ngl ook sf u l l ofma s k e de a g e r ne s sa nds omes or tofpa s s i on, u nt i l t hec of f e es t a r t e dt opoppl ea nds pl a t t e r . hepr oppe dhi sha ndsa g a i ns tt he e dg eoft het a bl ea nds t oodu p , he a v i nga na l mos ti na u di bl es i g h, t he nt ook aq u i c ks pr i ngt ot hes t o v ea ndpou r e dt hec of f e ei nt ot wowhi t ec u ps . s he wa s n ’ tl ook i nga thi m,j u s tl i s t e ni ngt ot heha r moni ou snoi s e shewa s ma k i ngbe hi ndhe rba c k .whe nhet ookas e a ti nf r ontofhe ronc ea g a i n a ndpu s he doneoft hec u psc l os e rt ohe r , s hewa sdr a wi ngt woc i g a r e t t e s f r omaha l fe mpt yr a ms ha c k l epa c k . wi t hade f tmo v e me ntofhe rha nds he pl a c e dt he m bot hbe t we e nhe rc r a c k e dl i ps ,a ndl i tt he mu pwi t hma t c he s f r oms omemot e l , t a k i ngal ongdr a gbe f or epu l l i ngonec i g a r e t t ea wa ya nd l e a ni ngo v e rt het a bl et os e a ti ti nhi smou t h,s l i g ht l ybr u s hi nghe rf i ng e r t i pst hr ou g hhi sl i ps , a shewa sg a z i ngs t r a i g hti nt ohe re y e s . hedr o wne donec u beofs u g a ri nhi sbl a c kc of f e ea ndpa s s e dhe rt he bo wl , e x ha l i ngat hi c kc l ou dofs mok ef r om hi snos ea ss hepu tonec u be i nhe rc of f e ea nda not he ronei nhe rmou t h. t hi sq u i e tt r a nq u i l l i t ywa st hr ong i ngt hewhol ehou s ea ndpu f f i ngou tt he c hi mne y , a ndt hef e e l i ngt a ng l i ngu pbe t we e nt he mwa sg r o wi ngwi t he v e r y e l oq u e ntl ooka nde v e r yhe a r t f e l ts mi l e ,u nt i lt he i rc u pswe r ee mpt ya nd t he i rc i g a r e t t e sha v ebe e nt u r ne di nt opi l e sofa s he s . t he yg a z e da te a c hot he ra si ft r y i ngt ot a k epi c t u r e swi t ht he i re y e s , notbe i nga bl et ot a k et he i re y e sof fonea not he r , pe r ha psf orf e a rofmi s s i ngs ome t hi ngi mpor t a nta ndi r r e t r i e v a bl e ;notmu r de r i ngt hes t i l l ne s sf or a not he rmome nt . t he nhef l a s he dag r i na the r , whi c hq u i c k l yf a de di nt oa s ome wha tmode s ts mi l e . “ i l o v ey ou , ”hes a i d. “ i l o v ey out oo . ” byé gl e


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Shewa snota f r a i d.Shes t ood,he rkne e swobbl i ng ;he re y e s s mi l e d.Buts hef oundt ha ts hec oul dnots pe a k.He rl i psha df ound t he ms e l ve ss ol one l yt ha ti nt heni g htt he yha df or me di nt oone .A s oundc oug he di nhe rt hr oa t . Thebe a rs i g he d,al owgr owlt ha tl i c ke da the rbone sa ndt ol d he roft hes or r owa ndl one l i ne s sheha df e l tf ors ol ong .Ih a v el i v e d i nt h i sc a v ef o rma n yy e a r s ,hes a i dqui e t l y ,a n dIh a v eb e e nl o n e l y .I ’ v e ke p tb u s yl e a r n i n gma n yt h i n g s ,b u ta l wa y si twa sc o mp a n i o n s h i pImo s t wa n t e d .Ca ny o us p e a k?t hebe a ra s ke dhe r ,hi svoi c es oundi ngt hi c k a ndbr owna st houg hi twe r ec oa t e di nt hee a r t hbe ne a t hhi sf e e t . Theg i r ls hookhe rhe a da ndge s t ur e dt owa r dst hes t a r s .She be ntdown,he rkne e sr e s t i ngi nt hedus t ;wi t has l e nde rf i nge rs he t r a c e dt ohi m,Doy o ukn o wh o wt oc o u n tt h es ky ? Ye s .Ac l a wma r ki nt hes oi lbe s i dehe r ,a not he rs i g h. Wi l ly o ut e a c hme ? Ye s . Het ookhe rs ma l lha ndi nhi spa wa ndl e dhe rt ot hes oi ls he ha ds pr out e df r om.Hi sl i psf or me das mi l e ,hebowe dhi she a d. Wh ya r ey o us i l e n t ?s hewr ot e . Hi se y e sda r ke ne da ndhet ur ne dhi swhi s ke r e df a c et ot he da r ke ni ngs ky . Yo ul o o ke da tt h es t a r sa n dmyt o n g u ef r o z e .Ic a n n o tr e me mb e rh o wt o s p e a k,o n l yh o wt oc o u n twi t hy o u . yf e l lba c kwa r ds l owl y ,t he i ra r mst ur ne dt of l i g ht l e s s The wi ng s ,f a c e ss e a r c hi ngt hes ky .Thebe a r ’ sc l a we df i nge r smove d a ga i ns tt hee a r t ha nd s t i r r e d as ma l lc l oud of dus t .Theg i r l t houg hthewa swr i t i ngt ohe ra ndwi s he dt os a ys hec oul dnots e e hi swor ds .Butt he ns henot i c e dt heha i r st ha tbr us he dhe rknuc kl e s ,hi sc l a wst a ppi nga ga i ns the rdi r t s t a i ne dna i l s ,a nds hes udde nl ykne wt ha tt i meha ds t oppe d,ni g hta ndda ya nda gea swe l l . The ywoul dc ountt hes t a r sonebyone ,a ndt he nt he ywoul df l y .

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