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“Wait,” Andrew says.
 

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She yawned. Another thing to deal with tomorrow.
 

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I hugged him back, as hard as I could. “I will.”
 

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I agreed without a word, stumbling back and asleep immediately. I didn’t hear him leave or the two of them return. But I heard the argument.
 

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“Theoretically, I have office hours in fifteen minutes. Looks like I’m not going to make it.”
 

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The fact that I wanted that, needed it, was enough for Mark to divorce me.
 

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Elder Tandi stood in the shadows, arms folded, and watched the pair of them.
 

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The boxes from California bothered me. Cardboard didn’t fare well in humidity.
 

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It was going to be a long night, not to mention he was going to get the biggest earful of his life.
 

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“What are you doing this afternoon?” he asks when he’s drying after his shower, as unconcerned with nudity as a dog.
 

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"You're kidding me. There's no clean underwear?"
 

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... didn’t want to stop.

He knew that too.

What was he going to do?
 

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He seems unaware of my gaze, but it’s acting; his abdominal muscles are tight, not slack, Andrew trying to look good for me.
 

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She was standing in the middle of the street, mouth slightly agape as he pulled away. It was a look he wanted to see again. He’d have to catalog that feeling. It wasn’t the first time he’d left someone gaping like that, but it was surely the most satisfying in memory.
 

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His bare *** flexes magnificently as he carries the basket out of the bedroom.
 

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Oh, for those new to the thread:

When the last line of the day includes a word not suitable for all members, we replace it with asterisks.

Those inclined to play word games are then free to replace the asterisks with a word that's the same number of characters and safe for all to see. When done by those skilled at this game, it's sometimes pretty funny. I'm not real good at it, but an example might be His bare dog flexes magnificently as he carries the basket out of the bedroom.
 

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(I just bet she was!)
 

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It says you've read the opening of my book. She is a corpse. This is from the serial killer book.
Woot, go me! I didn't recognise the line, but I recognise your style (ETA: which must be memorable, so go you!) :)
 
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Marissa has no idea how to be a man, let alone a husband, crusading warleader, or brother and heir to the ailing king.

U, writing someone else's query for them.
 
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