Before leading her onto the dance floor, he whispered in her ear, “You must pretend to enjoy this so people won’t think I’m the one-eyed monster you tell them I am.”
She smiled at this absurd comment and relaxed. They floated around the floor with an ease she had never found in a partner before. The smoothness and grace with which they moved made her forget their harsh words. She let him pull her close as they swirled around the floor. Around and around they turned. The pleasant experience ended too quickly as the musicians played their final notes.
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