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  1. Rec 18

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    It was pure bad habit—not apology, which she had never done all that much of in their decades together, but attention: Daniel’s wants, Daniel’s feelings, Daniel’s patterns of thought. She’d had boyfriends whose moods had been a lot of work—who hadn’t? “But it’s not like that with him,” she’d said to her mother at the kitchen table, a few days before the new millennium. “It’s never work. It’s like—” And shrugged, embarrassed at what wanted to come out of her mouth. She’d been making an effort, at the ripe old age of twenty-eight, to be the kind of person who didn’t fall for poetry. It’s like climbing into the sky, she wanted to say. Like grabbing hold of the sun.

    Or: how Amanda LaRusso got divorce papers, karate lessons, and the guy.

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    The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, or, moments in the life of Johnny Lawrence, a man who married the guy who kicked him in the face then jerked him off at senior prom.

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    Johnny keeps the bonsai Daniel gave him at the dealership, and many things grow.

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    03 Feb 2021

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    Daniel and Johnny take their respective students to the state karate tournament in San Francisco. Things go a little off the rails.

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  5. Rec 24

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    Frederica commences her first Season as a married woman by planning a ball, promising most straitly that her husband will have nothing whatsoever to do . . .

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    28 Dec 2020

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