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Holly Riordan

Aspiring science fiction author. Dog owner. Neil Patrick Harris fangirl.

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I know the consequences. If I don’t go to class, I could fail the course. If I don’t brush my teeth, I could get a cavity. If I don’t text my friend back, I could lose them forever. But what does it matter? Right now, it doesn’t seem to matter at all.

She’s trying her best to seem natural. To pretend like she’s fine without you, like her stomach doesn’t lurch every time she makes eye contact with you. Like her heart doesn’t jump into her throat the second she realizes you’re in the same room.

I’m going to text you, telling myself that it’s no big deal, that it’s just a friendly conversation. But one conversation will turn into two and then that will turn into hanging out with you and hugging you for two seconds too long.

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