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Kathryn stared at Earth's image in astrometrics… a sight that wasn't helping her feel closer to home.
It would be years before she would feel raindrops upon her face. Before the Indiana sun would warm her shoulders. Before she felt the warmth of a kiss.
Eyes closed, Kathryn didn't hear the quiet footsteps coming up behind her. Was she imagining the strong arms wrapping around her? The familiar scent? The whispered words of comfort?
"What's making you so sad, Kathryn?"
"I'm tired of waiting."
"Then don't." His lips were warm, exhilarating, intoxicating. Kathryn thought perhaps waiting wasn't all that necessary.
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