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Cunobaros

From all to nothing

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I take a deep breath and let it out slowly. "You are beautiful," I say, without thinking.

You smile. "Thank you. Not that it's true, of course, but it's kind of you to say so."

You put the bottle down on the table and give me a long, searching look. When you finally speak, your words are slow and measured, carefully neutral.

"Are you happy now, or is there anything else you'd like me to do?"

What the..? I find it hard to collect my thoughts, the possibilities of what you might be saying are too overwhelming. Wine. There. I lean forward, take the bottle and drink. Put it back. Shake my head.

"That's a very open question," I finally say.

"Yes."

Well, that was clarifying. I smile wryly at myself. Thing is, since you've asked, I can safely say anything, and you'll either say yes or no, and that's it. I trust you, and for some reason you seem to like me, too, and I just know that it's okay to say...

   [-LB-]   [- -]   

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