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Hold on Loosely

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They try to do simple things, to start out. Movie dates, a meal, hanging out in her apartment. Neither of them has any idea how they work together without adrenalin pumping through their bodies. So they buy popcorn and argue about their sitting preferences and watch goofy comedies until their nerves melt. The farmer’s market, a petting zoo, a shopping date. Once Jack almost burns down his kitchen trying to make her spaghetti and Annie has to rescue his goldfish from a dramatic marinara fire.

It works for them, but she holds on to him lightly in the night. Just in case his memories sour his dreams.