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40-LOVE (139 words)
Today was the happiest day of Margaret’s life. Her boyfriend was looking at apartments with her. Two years of patience. Two years of hints.
“Look a tennis court. And we can walk to the ocean,” she said, glimpsing out the window before wrapping her arms around Michael’s waist.
He smiled but it didn’t reach his eyes.
“Or there’s things inside we can do.” Margaret bit her lip and slipped her hand south of his belt.
“Maggie,” he warned.
She pouted. “I want this.”
Michael looked away.
The sound of tennis volleying filled the silence. It matched Margaret’s racing heart. Thump. Thump. Thump.
“I can’t. I got into that graduate program at NYU,” Michael whispered.
“But my residency is here.”
“It’ll only be two years,” he said.
Two more years of waiting. Two more years for love to slip away.