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This is how the entire course of a life can be changed: by doing nothing.

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He was discovering that being in love was not a steady state, but a matter of fresh surges or waves, and he was experiencing one now.

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It was too interesting, too new, too flattering, too deeply comforting to resist, it was a liberation to be in love and say so, and she could only let herself go deeper.

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They regarded themselves as too sophisticated to believe in destiny, but still, it remained a paradox to them that so momentous a meeting should be accidental, so dependent on a hundred minor events and choices. What a terrifying possibility, that it might never have happened at all.

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It is shaming sometimes, how the body will not, or cannot, lie about emotions.

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All she had needed was the certainty of his love, and his reassurance that there was no hurry when a lifetime lay ahead of them.

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When they kissed she immediately felt his tongue, tensed and strong, pushing past her teeth, like some bully shouldering his way into a room. Entering her.

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