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.
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.