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Her legs were small compared to the rest of her body. “I was used to suddenly becoming invisible to someone I was interested in.
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“She smiled at me, and the chill I’d carried in with me instantly vanished.” They exchanged flirtatious glances all through dinner, seated too far apart for actual conversation.
Finally, dessert was done, and Stephen began gathering the nerve to approach her.