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It takes a long time for things to get better, and it can take even longer to learn to accept that.
Written for the prompt : 'Chuck flinches away from contact and is easily spooked because he was in an abusive relationship before he joined up with the Burners. Mike uses friendly physical contact- hugs, high fives, kissing- to ease him out of his discomfort and show him that relationships don't have to be painful'