Home Alone, Part Eleven

Summary: Caroline and Riley’s friendship takes another turn

“You seem distracted today,” Caroline said, frowning at her. They were at school, sitting at a table in the cafeteria. Oddly enough, they had some space to themselves, a rarity in the usually packed place.

Riley gave her a smile, said, “Just thinking about some stuff.”

“Like what,” her friend asked, popping a spoonful of potatoes into her mouth.

“Just something Rebecca said,” Riley said, with a dismissive wave of her hand, “got me thinking, is all.”

Caroline laughed, “That is probably not a good thing.”

Grinning, Riley said, “Usually not.”

“What did she say,” Caroline asked.

Riley looked at her for a long second, wondering if she should tell her. Finally, she said, “Nothing important. How was your cyber date last night?”

“Natty finally got a phone,” Caroline said, laughing, “we talked for a few hours. Just talked, before you ask.”

“No phone sex, huh?”

“No,” Caroline said, still laughing.

“Want to come over tonight, then,” Riley said, grinning at her.

“It’s tempting but it is only two days until Rebecca and I are throwing you your little birthday bash.”

“My birthday isn’t until Sunday,” Riley said, her grin widening at the mention of the ‘birthday bash’.

“Yeah, we decided to to it the date night before rather than the one after your birthday. Too long to wait,” Caroline said, winking at her.

Riley laughed, picturing Caroline and Rebecca hashing out their plans for her birthday threesome. For some reason, her mind showed her an image of a locker room, Caroline and Rebecca in front of a dry erase marker board making a bunch of X’s and O’s. Amused, Riley realized this was her mind’s idea of them scheming up ways to score, but not to get into the end zone but into her pants.

She felt an excited shiver work through her at the thought of the two girls in her bed, wearing nothing but birthday hats and smiles. Two days suddenly felt like forever.

“You could still come over tonight,” Riley said.

“You are going to need all your strength for date night,” Caroline said, winking at her.

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“Are you really watching this,” Rebecca asked, sitting down beside Riley on the couch.

Riley blinked at her, then grinned sheepishly, said, “Not really. I was watching the show that was on before it but not really. Mostly just thinking.”

Taking the remote, Rebecca started flipping channels, then asked, “About what?”

“Caroline’s plans for my birthday ‘gift’,” Riley said, grinning excitedly at the teenager.

Rebecca returned the smile, looked over her shoulder to see if anyone was in earshot, then leaned in close and said, “I told Mom, Helena was going out of town that day, so no practice. She said ‘Good, then you won’t mind hanging out with Riley so we can stay out later’. I played it off with a long suffering sigh but I was smiling inside. She said she’d try to be home before midnight but we shouldn’t wait up. I’d be surprised if they make in before one.”

“Oh,” Riley said, thinking they could have a lot of fun in five hours.

“So have you told Caroline how you feel about her, yet,” Rebecca said, a playful grin on her face.

“Still on that, huh,” Riley said, laughing and shaking her head.

Rebecca just winked at her, went back to watching TV. Riley wondered if the teenager knew what she had really been thinking about. The threesome had crossed her mind a time or two but it wasn’t what her so preoccupied. She got the feeling the girl knew what had her distracted. Or who, in this case.

She knew Rebecca was baiting her with that wink but she felt herself rising to it, anyway.

“Have you…” she said, then shook her head. She couldn’t believe she was about to open this can of worms but when Rebecca looked at her with an amused look on her face, she sighed and asked the question, “have you ever dated… a girl.”

“Not really,” Rebecca said, thinking, “I wouldn’t call what Helena and I have ‘dating’. You are the only other girl I’ve been with, so I guess no. Why?”

“I’ve been thinking,” Riley said, sighing again, “about what you said… About Caroline.”

“It’s about time,” Rebecca said, grinning at her.

“When we first started fooling around,” Riley said, blushing, “we laughed at the thought of trying to date. The idea was hilarious to us.”

“And now?”

“And now I don’t know what I think about it,” she said, shaking her head.

“Do you want some advice,” Rebecca asked.

“Put a ring on her finger, figuratively speaking,” Riley asked, making the teenager laugh.

“No. Don’t over think it. What would really change if you two started dating? You already spend most of your time together, anyway… Intimacy isn’t a problem. You all seem to be getting along fine in that department.”

Laughing, Riley said, “More than fine.”

“So when are you going to ask her out,” Rebecca asked, looking expectantly at her.

“I don’t know,” Riley said, twisting her hands in her lap, “I mean, I don’t even know if she feels the same as I do. What if she says no?”

“I don’t think she will,” Rebecca said.

“Hell, what if she says yes,” Riley said, laughing, “do we just start holding hands? I don’t know how to be someone’s girlfriend!”

“Wow,” Rebecca said, laughing, “it is a tangled mess in that head of yours.”

“You have no idea,” Riley said, shaking her head.

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Sighing, Riley glanced at her alarm clock. She shook her head at the green numbers when she saw it was past one in the morning. For almost three hours, she’s been laying in the dark, waiting for sleep that didn’t seem to be coming. She had used her vibrator soon after turning out the lights but she was still jittery and anxious. Her mind wouldn’t stop its redundant musings, kept wanting to go over the same mess of thoughts over and over.

“Shit,” she said, rolling onto her side and closing her eyes. She knew from past experience that she couldn’t force herself to go to sleep, that the harder she tried the wider awake she’d be. She tried anyway.

After ten minutes passed, she gave up. Throwing the covers back, she sat up on the edge of the bed. Running her hand through her hair, she thought about calling Caroline, but the girl was the problem not the solution. Her eyes went to her bedside lamp, where her vibrator was hidden, but she shook her head. Using it earlier hadn’t helped much.

She needed a distraction from her own thoughts. A smile spread on her face as she thought about Rebecca sleeping down the hallway. If there had ever been a distraction for Riley, it was her step-sister. She wondered if the girl would be upset if she woke her up for some spur of the moment late night fun. A giggle escaped her thinking about just crawling into bed with Rebecca, snuggling against the teenager until she woke up.

On padded feet, she went to her door, then stepped out into the hallway. She went to Rebecca’s door, eased it open as quietly as she could. She slipped inside before the light pouring in the open door could disturb the sleeping girl. The door closed with a click that made Riley wince but it probably wasn’t as loud as her nerves made it sound. Rebecca stirred a little but didn’t wake up, rolled onto her side facing away from the door. Smiling, Riley went to her bed, pulled the cover up, then eased her body weight onto the bed. She did it slowly enough that she didn’t wake Rebecca. It wasn’t until Riley molded against her back and put an arm around her that the girl finally woke up.

“What-” she mumbled, looking over her shoulder at Riley, “Hey, Riley. Why are you in my room?”

“I need you to distract me,” she said, kissing the girl’s bare shoulder.

“Distract you,” the girl said, laughing, “is that what the kids are calling it these days?”

“I can’t get to sleep and it’s your fault. I was perfectly happy until you put these thoughts in my head,” Riley said, letting her hand slip up to cup one of Rebecca’s breasts. The girl wasn’t wearing a shirt and she teased the nipple until it stiffened and Rebecca groaned.

“I just pointed out what you should have seen all along,” Rebecca said, moaning.

“Sorry I woke you up,” Riley said.

“It’s okay,” the teenager said, her smile clear in her voice, “I’ll let you make it up to me.”

Laughing, Riley let the hand slip from Rebecca’s breast, down her taut belly and into the junction of her thighs. Her eyes widened a little when she found the girl wasn’t wearing panties, either, her fingers find the soft folds of her sex instead of cotton.

“Do you always sleep naked,” Riley asked, grinning.

“Most nights,” Rebecca moaned, thickly. Her hips began to move as Riley’s fingers teased her bud.

“Well, that’s convenient,” Riley said, slipping her other arm under the girl’s neck so she could cup one of her breasts. Rebecca groaned, reached behind her to caress Riley’s thigh and buttock, her light touch making Riley shiver, deliciously.

Rebecca turned in her arms and suddenly Riley was facing her step-sister. The teenager was smiling in the gloom, said, “You are getting bolder at this. This new confidence is kind of sexy.”

“I guess I am,” she said, kissing the girl. Rebecca responded, kissed her back. There hadn’t been much space between them before but it melted away completely as their tongues caressed and teased them into a deeper kiss. Riley thrilled to the feel of the older girl pressed against her, loved the way their bodies molded together.

Gently, Rebecca rolled Riley onto her back, still kissing her. The teenager got to her hands and knees, then half pulled Riley into a sitting position so she could remove her tank top. Riley quickly shucked her panties and they joined the top on the floor beside the bed.

Rebecca moved until she was straddling one of her hips, leaned in to give her a kiss as she lowered her body to Riley’s. Riley bit her lip as she looked up at her step-sister in the gloom, the feel of the girl’s body nestled against hers awaking a warmth between her thighs. She felt a rush of excitement, realizing this was something they’d never done before.

As the teenager began to roll her hips against Riley, the twelve year old thought, we fit together pretty good. Maybe not as perfectly as Caroline and I, but…

She shook her head, amused that even now the girl was on her thoughts. She focused on the feel of Rebecca’s body grinding against hers, on the pleasure it awoke in her young body. She put her hands on her step-sister’s hips, helped Rebecca really grind against her. Her hips rolled up to meet the teenager counter thrust for thrust. As the first moan ripped its way from her, Rebecca had her full attention, again.

Rebecca leaned in and their lips met. Riley kissed her back, put a hand behind her head to hold her to the kiss. Her fingers knotted in the girl’s hair as the kisses grew heated. The other one slipped from Rebecca’s hip onto her buttocks and she liked the feel of the muscles flexing as the girl ground against her. The feel of the teenager’s body weight pressing down on her, the wonderful sensations the meeting of their bodies sent through her, the taste of Rebecca’s kiss as her tongue slipped into her mouth to caress her own, the smell of the girl’s shampoo, the musky scent of their lovemaking… She felt a little dizzy trying to take it all in.

Rebecca straightened back up, smiling down at Riley. Wetting her fingers with saliva, she rubbed it between them to ease the motion. She really started rocking her hips back and forth, her back arching. Leaning back, she put her arms hands behind her and really focused on the gyration of her hips, driving both of them crazy.

Sitting up as best she could, Riley ran her hands up Rebecca’s taut stomach to cup her heaving breasts. She kneaded them until the girl groaned, then let her hands roam freely. They found the teenager’s body fascinating, couldn’t stop exploring her smooth skin, testing the resilience of her muscles. The girl was firm and soft in all the right places.

Riley heard the little sounds Rebecca was making grow more urgent, her hips rolling faster. Sensing the girl was building up steam for a climax, Riley focused on her own orgasm. A now familiar tension entered her as she ground against her step-sister harder. She didn’t slow down as her hips started losing their grace, forced her way through to a toe curling, breathtaking orgasm. A cry of ecstasy lodged in her throat, unvoiced as her body shook itself loose. Rebecca shook with her, her own orgasm hitting within a heartbeat of Riley’s.

Her heart was racing in her breast and she couldn’t catch her breath as Riley flopped on her back. She brushed her hair from her face, smiling at how wonderful her body felt right then. Then she shivered as the cool air found her sweat slick skin.

She was glad when Rebecca climbed up to stretch out beside, so she could cuddle against the girl for warmth.

“Well, that was energetic,” Rebecca said, with an out of breath laugh.

“Yeah,” Riley agreed, smiling at her.

“Have I distracted you enough to go to bed now,” Rebecca asked.

“Probably not,” she said, laughing.

“Then you are on your own, Kiddo,” she said, sighing, “I need to get some sleep.”

“Alright,” Riley said, sitting up, “I’m sorry for waking you.”

“Don’t be,” the teenager said, pulling her back down for a kiss, “This was fun.”

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“You look tired.”

Riley glanced to her left, at the girl in the locker beside her. She was new, had only just moved to town two weeks ago. Her name was Allie, but she had told Riley most people called her Fucker. At first, Riley thought the girl was messing with her but she soon learned the girl was serious. Amused, she’d been calling her Fucker ever since.

“Oh, hey Fucker,” she said, smiling at the girl, “I am. I didn’t get much sleep last night.”

“It shows,” the girl sad.

“What shows?”

Riley turned and smiled at Caroline, who had come up behind them. She wore jeans and a snug t-shirt, had her hair pulled up in a ponytail. Riley thought she looked really cute, felt her heart beat a little faster at the sight of her.

“That Riley didn’t sleep much last night,” Allie said, stuffing the books for her next class in her backpack.

“You do look half asleep,” Caroline said.

“Long night,” Riley said, shrugging.

“Oh yeah,” her friend asked, a knowing smile on her face. The girl had mistakenly thought Riley meant Rebecca had kept her up late, which, when Riley thought about it, wasn’t too far off.

“Yeah,” Riley said, grinning.

“I have to tell you something after school. Can I come over?”

“Yeah,” Riley said, wondering what the girl had to tell her about.

“Listen,” Caroline said, glancing at the clock a ways down the hall, “I need to go. My next class is on the other side of the building.”

“See you tonight,” Riley said.

“Tonight, then” Caroline said, turning to leave, “Bye, Fucker.”

“Bye, Caroline,” Allie said, looking up from her backpack to smile at the girl.

Riley watched Caroline walk away, enthralled by the tick of her backside in the clingy jeans, then turned back to her locker. She was pulling her next class’s books from her locker when she felt eyes on her. Glancing up, she saw Allie was grinning at her.

“What was that,” Allie asked, still grinning at her.

“What was what,” Riley asked, then blushed when she saw the girl had caught her watching Caroline.

“Oh wow,” she said, laughing, “it’s pretty fucking serious, then?”

Riley thought about denying everything, but saw Allie wasn’t judging her. She looked mostly amused, maybe a little curious. Taking a deep breath, Riley nodded, her heart racing in her breast. She had just admitted she had feelings for Caroline to a relative stranger and she felt curiously relieved to have it out there. If anything, she felt she should be freaking out that someone at school knew but her pulse slowed.

“Does she know,” Allie asked, closing her locker.

“Sort of,” Riley said, not sure she wanted to share the details of hers and Caroline’s relationship. The girl seemed alright and Riley liked her but she was still mostly a stranger. Luckily, Allie didn’t fish for more details.

“If were me,” the girl said, shrugging into her backpack, “I wouldn’t wait too long to tell her.”

“I know,” Riley said, thinking she should probably listen to the advice. It was the second time someone had given it to her.

“She looked really fucking good in those jeans,” Allie said, grinning, “don’t let someone else get their hands on her, first.”

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“So what is the big news,” Riley asked, as soon as she and Caroline were in her room with the door closed.

“Nothing,” Caroline said, then moved against her, “I couldn’t tell you why I really wanted to come over in front of Fucker.”

“Oh,” Riley said, grinning. She leaned forward and Caroline met her halfway for a lingering kiss that neither girl wanted to break. When Caroline’s hand slipped under Riley’s shirt to cup one of her breasts, Riley finally pulled back to say, “What happened to waiting until date night? Shouldn’t I save my strength?”

“I couldn’t wait,” she said, stealing one quick kiss before continuing, “besides, I get the feeling you weren’t ‘saving your strength’ last night, anyway.”

“I couldn’t sleep,” Riley said, grinning.

“And you thought Rebecca could sing you a lullaby?”

“Something like that,” she said, laughing.

“Well, I missed you,” Caroline said, kissing her, again.

The hand under her shirt was kneading her breast and Riley groaned into her friend’s kiss. A pleasant heat spread between her thighs as she responded to the girl. Putting an arm around Caroline’s waist, she steered them toward the bed, then toppled them onto it. Somehow, Caroline ends up on top of her, giggling as she looked down at Riley. She leaned down and gave Riley a kiss that curled her toes.

She noticed how quiet the house was, the hum of the air conditioner gone now that the weather was turning cooler. Glancing at the door nervously, she said, “Go put some music on before we get too carried away.”

“Right,” Caroline said, stealing one more kiss before getting off her. Craning her neck, Riley watched the girl go to her radio. She smiled at the tick of her backside, loved the way the jeans she wore fit her.

Turning back around, Caroline caught her looking at her, gave her an amused grin as she came back to the bed. As she crawled onto the mattress, she asked, “What are you staring at?”

“Your ass,” Riley said, grinning, “it looks great in those jeans.”

Giggling, Caroline moved against her, “You know… You are getting loose with the flirty comments. Makes a girl wonder.”

Riley knew the girl was teasing but it made her wonder, too. Even Rebecca had pointed out she was getting bolder.

“What can I say,” Riley said, grinning at her, “I find you irresistibly sexy.”

Caroline gasped in surprise, her eyes widening. She gave Riley a curious look, saw Riley wasn’t playing. The smile she gave Riley was a little uncertain and she brushed her hair behind her ear, shyly.

Riley felt a moment’s panic, thought maybe she had gone too far. As far as she could remember, she’d never admitted how attracted she was to Caroline to the girl. It wasn’t just playful pillow talk but real emotion and Caroline had seen it on her face. Suddenly, she couldn’t breath, time stretching to an eternity as she waited to see how the girl would respond.

Then Caroline kissed her, a sweet, lingering kiss that left Riley breathless. Her friend gave her a warm smile said, “I think you are irresistible, too.”

Laughing, Riley said, “You don’t have to say it just because I did.”

“I’m not. I’ve always found you irresistible,” Caroline said, grinning at her, “you just never noticed.”

“Oh,” she said, looking at her friend. She saw the truth of it in Caroline’s eyes.

“I wanted to tell you for so long,” Caroline said, with a nervous little laugh.

Riley kissed her, then. One of her fears had been laid to rest. The girl had feelings for her, too. Apparently has had them for sometime. Either Caroline had hid it well or she hadn’t wanted to notice before. She had suspected something was up with the girl after that first time they fooled around but not before then.

Finding the girl’s hand, Riley took it, interlocked their fingers. Caroline looked down at the hand, then up at Riley. Smiling nervously, Riley waited to see how the girl would respond, if she’d get the significance of the gesture.

Finally the girl raised her eyebrows, asked, “Are you sure?”

Riley grinned at her, said, “Rebecca kind of pointed something out to me that should have been glaringly obvious, all along.”

“Is that why you’ve been so distracted lately,” Caroline asked.

Riley nodded.

“So you’ve been thinking about this,” Caroline said, holding up their hands, “before I admitted I had a crush on you?”

“Yeah,” Riley said, smiling at her, “although I’ll admit it makes it a lot easier to ask you this next question.”

“Next question?”

“Will you be my girlfriend,” Riley asked.

“I’ve never been anyone’s girlfriend before,” Caroline said, nervously.

“Me, either,” Riley said, thinking she had said the very same thing to Rebecca yesterday, “but Rebecca kind of put in perspective for me, that not much would change if we decided to make it official. She said we’ve been a couple for a while, I just hadn’t realized it, yet.”

“Huh,” Caroline said, mulling that over, “I guess she is right.”

Grinning at her, Riley said, “She also said I should put a ring on your finger before someone else does.”

“What,” Caroline said, laughing.

“She meant figuratively, of course. We should probably at least make it out of middle school before we start talking about marriage.”

Caroline laughed, rolling her eyes.

“But I understand what she was saying. You are beautiful and sexy and funny and smart and I love you. I don’t want to let you get away from me,” Riley said, her voice trembling a little as she made herself say how she felt out loud.

The stunned look on Caroline’s face gave way to a bright smile that made Riley’s heart skip a beat. Then her oldest friend kissed her deeply. When Caroline finally pulled back, she had tears in her eyes and a smile on her lips. She just looked at Riley, her face hard to read.

“Just say something,” Riley said, the girl’s silence stretching her nerves to the breaking point.

“Yes,” she said, simply.

“Yes?”

“I’ll be your girlfriend,” Caroline said, taking a deep breath that came out as a nervous giggle, “or, I’ll try. We’ve been friends for so long I don’t even know what being your girlfriend will even mean.”

“It doesn’t mean anything has to change. I kind of like the current arrangement,” Riley said.

That took some of the tension out of Caroline and she smiled at Riley, “So do I.”

“Well then, Snookums,” Riley said, making Caroline laugh and shake her head.

“Snookums,” Caroline asked, still laughing.

“Sweetie? Honey? Sugar,” Riley said, laughing.

“Oh God,” Caroline said, shaking her head, again, “is it too late to say no?”

“Sorry, Love,” she said, kissing Caroline, “you are stuck with me now.”

“Can we at least hold off on pet names,” Caroline said, grinning at her, “I don’t think I’m ready for that, yet.”

Sighing heavily, Riley said, “I guess.”

Caroline laughed, said, “I’ll make it up to you. Just as soon as I get you out of these pants.”

Riley rolled onto her back, watched Caroline undo the button to her jeans, then work the zipper down. She lifted her backside off the bed so Caroline could wriggled the jeans over her hips then collapsed back to the bed as Caroline worked the pants down her long legs and off. Her underwear joined the jeans on the floor, then her shirt.

Naked, she looked pointedly at Caroline, who was still fully dressed. Giggling, Caroline stripped out of her shirt, then her bra. She stood up, stepped out of her shoes even as she was undoing her jeans. She shimmied out of the jeans, taking her underwear with them. Naked save for a pair of socks, she crawled back into bed and into Riley’s arms. As she kissed Riley, she managed to hook her thumbs in her socks and pulled them off, too.

Riley rolled the girl onto her back, never breaking the kiss. She moved between the girl’s spread thighs and Caroline wrapped her long legs around Riley’s waist, crossing her ankles. Feeling their bodies pressed together, Riley tried rolling her hips, moaning as it felt good. She grinned at Caroline and the girl nodded, returned the smile. Holding herself up, she focused on rubbing against the girl, ground their pussies together. Riley remembered what Rebecca had done, wet her fingers with saliva and rubbed it between them. It made the friction more enjoyable, less uncomfortable.

Caroline pulled her down for a kiss, wrapping her arms around Riley’s neck so she couldn’t get away. Not that she was trying. She kissed her girlfriend, let it linger until she had to come up for air.

My girlfriend, Riley thought, grinning down at her.

The meeting of their bodies was sending shivers of pleasure through her and Riley was glad for the radio. She and Caroline were making little sounds of enjoyment that would have surely escaped the room if not for it. As their excitement grew, those like cries became louder.

Riley was really grinding against Caroline now, their bodies rubbing together in perfect harmony. She loved the way Caroline thrust her hips up to meet her each time, loved the feel of the girl’s long legs wrapped around her. She couldn’t keep her hands off the girl, exploring every inch of her.

Hearing the change in Caroline’s breathing, feeling the girl’s body gathering tension as it moved against her, Riley knew she was about to come. Her own orgasm stirred to life and it was hard to keep her hips working right. It took all of her focus to push through, to send Caroline over the edge into blissful release and to follow her down into her own. They came together, their bodies shaking as one.

With the musky scent of their lovemaking still in the air, Riley leaned in to kiss Caroline and the girl’s legs finally released her. Crawling off the girl, she stretched out on her side. Caroline rolled to face her, a sated smile just tugging at the corners of her mouth. When Riley offered her hand, Caroline took it, that smile widening just a little.

“We should probably get dressed,” Caroline said.

“It would be a good idea.”

Neither girl made any move to get up. Instead, Caroline moved against Riley, sighing when Riley wrapped her up in her arms. Their lips met in a sweet, affectionate kiss that left them grinning at each other.

“We really need to get dressed,” Riley said.

“Yeah,” Caroline agreed, kissing her.

Caroline was so warm and soft and Riley really didn’t want to let her go. Putting her clothes on was the last thing she wanted to do. Still, she sighed and untangled herself from the girl, sat up. With one last longing look at the girl, she finally got up and started getting dressed. Caroline followed suit, slipping back into the clothes she had worn over.

No longer in danger of being caught naked by Riley’s parents, they crawled back on the bed, sat side by side and leaned against the headboard. Riley took Caroline’s hand and they smiled at each other.

With a shake of her head and a laugh, Riley said, “So this is what dating feels like.”

Snorting, Caroline said, “I guess. Doesn’t feel much different than before.”

“I know, right,” Riley said, grinning at her, “I thought it would be… Hell, I don’t know what I thought it would be like.”

Caroline was nodding, understood completely what Riley was saying.

“Do you think… Do you think it’s because we already were dating, like Rebecca said? Do you think that is why this feels familiar?”

“Maybe… Probably,” Caroline said, then gave her a funny look, “you said you loved me, earlier. I know we said it all the time when we were just friends… And I did love you as a friend… Is that what you meant…”

Riley looked at her and smiled, “You are still my best friend. That’s never going to change, no matter where we go from here. But, no. I didn’t mean as a friend.”

Caroline laid her head on her Riley’s shoulder, said, “I had hoped that was what you meant. I love you, too.”

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