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I've tried to say it many times before but it never quite reaches my lips never quite gets to the ears of others. They always tell me it gets easier, eventually I will be able to do it but I don't believe them. After every failure to say those words I lose a little more hope, a little more confidence slips down the drain. That is until she came along. We had a nice chat just talking getting to know each other, and then she asked me that fatal question and I tried, for once I tried to tell someone. I took a deep breath, slowly drawing it out, then looked her straight in the eye. As I opened my mouth to speak, she vanished.

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