My heart did not stop beating. It was merely time that slowed to a crawl when my eyes sighted you in my doorway. What is by norm an infinitesimal period of time became a wide expanse. And in that briefest of interludes between one heartbeat and the next, I bounded towards you, seized you by the waist and drew you towards me. As I pressed my lips against yours and the moisture seeped through them to mine, what washed over me was relief; the comfort of being able to hold you and experience propinquity.
But all this was merely in my mind and I ask myself now:
What stopped me?
– Musings of the deranged bard
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