NIcky and Sasha broke up a long time ago. Break up is maybe too harsh, even. They stopped being lonely rookies w/o much English
they started to need a place to retreat from hockey, from the game 7 exits, from being the best NHLers from their countries and
still not good enough, still without that Cup. So they looked for pretty girls who wanted babies, and they kept their clothes on
when they cuddled during road trips.
But Liza said go and said kiss him and said touch him to Nicky when Masha left Sasha and
she hugged him gently and gladly and easily when he came back to her.