“I was getting lunch and thought you might like something too.”
From the doorway, she extended the foiled-wrapped delicacy in my direction.
“You like carnitas, right?”
I sat dumbstruck. Her form was silhouetted against the fluorescent lights in the office hallway. I had spent a lot of time looking at that form, but the law of platonic congeniality forbade entertaining thoughts of that nature too long.
I reached out. My fingers glanced the aluminum. REVELATION. FIRE FROM HEAVEN. LIGHTNING. Everything else faded into obscurity as she came into sharp focus
I started to write the next chapter.
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