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【FSET-702】親が決めた結婚相手は黒ギャルだった

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-26 17:00:11
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【FSET-702】親が決めた結婚相手は黒ギャルだった �


`Clifford,'shesaidtohim---butthiswasaftershehadthekeytothehut---`Wouldyoureallylikemetohaveachildoneday?'

Therewasnomistakethatthewomanwasinsomewayinlovewithhim:whateverforcewegivetothewordlove.Shelookedsohandsomeandsoyoung,andhergreyeyesweresometimesmarvellous.Atthesametime,therewasalurkingsoftsatisfactionabouther,evenoftriumph,andprivatesatisfaction.Ugh,thatprivatesatisfaction.HowConnieloathedit!

`Imean,itmightcomebacktomeoneofthesedays.'

`There!'hesaid.`Thatisthepoint!InthatcaseIdon'tmindintheleast.Imeanitwouldbeawfullynicetohaveachildrunningaboutthehouse,andfeelonewasbuildingupafutureforit.Ishouldhavesomethingtostriveforthen,andIshouldknowitwasyourchild,shouldn'tI,dear?Anditwouldseemjustthesameasmyown.Becauseitisyouwhocountinthesematters.Youknowthat,don'tyou,dear?Idon'tenter,Iamacypher.YouarethegreatI-am!asfaraslifegoes.Youknowthat,don'tyou?Imean,asfarasIamconcerned.Imean,butforyouIamabsolutelynothing.Iliveforyoursakeandyourfuture.Iamnothingtomyself'

Conniereallysometimesfeltshewoulddieatthistime.Shefeltshewasbeingcrushedtodeathbyweirdlies,andbytheamazingcrueltyofidiocy.Clifford'sstrangebusinessefficiencyinawayover-awedher,andhisdeclarationofprivateworshipputherintoapanic.Therewasnothingbetweenthem.Shenevereventouchedhimnowadays,andhenevertouchedher.Henevereventookherhandandhelditkindly.No,andbecausetheyweresoutterlyoutoftouch,hetorturedherwithhisdeclarationofidolatry.Itwasthecrueltyofutterimpotence.Andshefeltherreasonwouldgiveway,orshewoulddie.

Shelookedathiminamazement.

Shelookedupathimwithbright,startledeyes,thenmurmuredshyly,obediently:

ToConnie,Cliffordseemedtobecomingoutinhistruecolours:alittlevulgar,alittlecommon,anduninspired;ratherfat.IvyBolton'stricksandhumblebossinesswerealsoonlytootransparent.ButConniedidwonderatthegenuinethrillwhichthewomangotoutofClifford.Tosayshewasinlovewithhimwouldbeputtingitwrongly.Shewasthrilledbyhercontactwithamanoftheupperclass,thistitledgentleman,thisauthorwhocouldwritebooksandpoems,andwhosephotographappearedintheillustratednewspapers.Shewasthrilledtoaweirdpassion.Andhis`educating'herrousedinherapassionofexcitementandresponsemuchdeeperthananyloveaffaircouldhavedone.Intruth,theveryfactthattherecouldbenoloveaffairleftherfreetothrilltoherverymarrowwiththisotherpassion,thepeculiarpassionofknowing,knowingasheknew.

`Imean,itmightcomebacktomeoneofthesedays.'


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