"On one of the sofas, a small figure sat. They had made no noise entering, but they sat there as if they had been waiting for him."

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“Everyone feels surprised when they see me. I’m not used to it but . . . I guess I’ve accepted it, if that makes sense.” She looked down at the bandages covering her hands. “But now you’re done, how do you feel when you look at me?” He heard hints of tension in her voice after she said that.

“Everyone feels surprised when they see me. I’m not used to it but . . . I guess I’ve accepted it, if that makes sense.”

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