he felt his breath against her lips andshe waited with her heart beating in her throat as his mouth moved closer andcloser until...He sneezed.She jumped back and blinked in disbelief. Her mouth dropped openand all she could do was gape. He looked completely stunned andmortified. He couldn't believe it, he sneezed! He actually, honest togoodness, in the middle of a romantic moment, sneezed on the poor girl!"This will give her a favorable impression of you as a lover, yougreat fool," he muttered to himself. Mentally, he bent over and planted aswift kick to his bum."I-I-I'm sorry," he stammered, cursing himself silently, "thisreally is quite-er-well..."Her eyes grew wide and sparkled with moisture."Oh great, you bloody sod," he thought, "you ruined it for her. Nowshe's going to cry."Her shoulders started to tremble and then to Archie's astonishment,she laughed. She held one arm across her stomach and the other grippedArchie's upper arm."Oh...my...God," she gasped, wiping the tears from her eyes, "I...oh,heavens!"He stared at her as if she had gone stark raving mad, thensuddenly the absurdity of the situation struck him as well. He gave a lightchuckle before breaking into a full throated laugh. The garden rang out withtheir peels of merriment, as they held each other upright."I. Think. I. Could. Fall. In. Love. With. You..." He struggled toget out and pulled her closer.
Incandescence wrote:Just a thought: people come together because they have a common enemy. I share the same taste in nuts as many, many people do; that doesn't mean we have any potential to become friends or whatever. If, on the other hand, there is somebody else struggling against the institution of higher education, then there is a much, much greater chance of my befriending them. I think this is true of most people.
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