When I saw you, it was like suddenly being pulled underwater. The music and sounds of the crowd drowned out all at once. My heart was beating out of my chest, my veins were aflame. It was mystifying, the way that you had changed and how you had stayed the same. Picking your way through the crowd to where I numbly stood, unable to decide what to do. You smiled. Christmas lights were strung up everywhere and seemed to fleck golden specs into your mossy green eyes. You reached out a familiar strong hand, asking warmly for another chance.

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