More Than a Memory by Dorothy Garlock

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He remembered the first time he had touched her breasts. They had been the small breasts of a fifteen-year-old, scarcely a handful. Their lovemaking had been so sweet, so all-consuming, so beautiful. But all that had been a lifetime ago. He had just had his twenty-seventh birthday. Nelda would be almost twenty-five. Hard knocks had made her stronger. She was no longer that timid girl. All the old hurt had come bubbling up when he saw her. He had come down on her pretty hard. In a way he understood why she had acted as she had.

She saw the sun glisten off the blond hairs on his forearms, and her gaze traveled down to his hands. The glint of a wedding ring caught her eyes. Lute had remarried. A wave of sickness surged through her. She should have expected it. Eight years had given him plenty of time to meet someone and fall in love. Lute! Oh, Lute, with the windblown hair and the sun-browned neck, where did our love go? Do you ever think of that time so long ago, when we couldn’t be near each other without touching, and when our eyes would cling to each other, even across a crowded room?

She had the baby to occupy her thoughts, then school, and finally her career. Now the magic, the inexplicable magnetism of him, was drawing at her. Contentment would be impossible now if she stayed here. She’d always felt that she would see him again . . someday. But now, on her second day back, he had come barreling into her life again, blasting all her cool philosophizing. And he was married. She didn’t understand why she was surprised and why she even cared. Something was terribly wrong with her character if just the thought of him with someone else, making love to another woman as he had made love to her, made her heartbeat escalate, her palms grow moist, and a dull ache settle in the middle of her body.

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