Written August 2001
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“Dinner was wonderful, as promised.”
Paul smiled, reaching for her hands across the table. “The company was the highlight of the evening.” He stroked her knuckles, staring adoringly into her eyes.
She blinked and pulled her hands away, averting her gaze to her nearly empty glass of wine. She finished it off and stood. “I should go.” She walked to the door and opened it.
“Madeline.” He touched her cheek gently. “Please don’t go.”
“I have to,” she whispered. “It’s been too long.”
“Madeline…” He kissed her softly. “Please stay with me tonight.”
Trembling, she closed the door behind her.