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  • Rainey Knudson

The Hug (67 words)

He was ready to let go first.

She was still hugging.

He pulled back for a fraction of a second, then hugged politely again.

She held on, gentle but insistent, laying her head against his shoulder.

A pause.

Then something inside him let go, a floodgate released, and he pulled her to him, her hair in his hands.

The hours of their longing added up to years.

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