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He
ex-high school hockey star
worked during the day waiting tables
then went to night classes (pre-law)

She
former class president
worked in a furniture store
then went to yoga classes after work

but
sometimes went to happy hour with co-workers

He
leaned over her shoulder with the plates
just close enough

She
resisted leaving her phone number
but only for a few weeks

I
got the news from a friend of a friend

They
were in the back, in a booth
She, with her hands in his lap
He, with his face against her neck

I
reached for the pistol in my pocket