-I told them, ‘I won’t let him use words like boyfriend and girlfriend. Not yet.’ But even then…I guess I knew already.
I’ve only use the word ‘girlfriend’ about you once, and it was to you.
-…Oh. Well. Now I feel strangely. Maybe I shouldn’t be using those words? I’m sorry if it was presumptuous.
Those words just aren’t quite right.
-Um. Hmm. They’ve felt kind of strange to me, somehow. I’m sorry.
No, no. You -are- my girlfriend. But it’s like calling a square a rectangle. Factually, it’s accurate. But there’s more. Those words don’t seem like enough. Factually, you’re my girlfriend. But so much more. I want to spend my life with you.
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