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baby i love you but reading is not a group activity

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OH, GOOD
ANOTHER DIRGE

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wonderful news, Tess
this gentleman is here to describe our own globe to us

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hi thank you so much for the help
and the arm that’s touching me right now
but I was actually reading okay by myself before you got here

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i just
christ
i need a minute to look at something that isn’t your mustache
just a single minute

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he’s behind me right now
isn’t he
he’s going to start reading to me again
i can feel it 

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no, darling, it’s wonderful
just wonderful
i was just wondering if you could back up another four and a half paces before you begin the next scroll

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I’m smiling, so we can’t be fighting

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) reading Divine Comedy in Guido Novello's court, 1850, by Andrea Pierini (1798-1858), oil on canvas, Italy, 19th century

I shall faint, I shall faint, I cannot bear it
you shall bear it
I have listened to his poetry since I was a girl
you have a strength within you that you do not even know yet

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oh I do love this game 
where I keep pushing you away 
but you keep touching me 
I love it so much that I think we should let Eliza have a turn 
of where she’s pushing you away but for jokes

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mm yes
I quite garden
I mean I quite agree

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better the drop than this talk

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hahahahahaha, oh James
dear heart, your elbow is actually pressing a bit hard into my chest
is it?
how awful
elbows are like that sometimes
perhaps if you stepped further away from touching me
it wouldn’t hurt quite so badly

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eye contact, darling
eye contact, and smile, and back away so slowly he doesn’t realize we’re moving

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darling Isabelle
don’t make any sudden moves
but I believe if I lean back a bit I can reach his lute
and club him with it before he reads us another sonnet

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