Off Topic: Today’s Prose 17

A continuation of the sixteenth pillar.
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Kyle studied Emily’s face as well as the way in which she brought the mug to her lips again.

“Well?” Emily said.

Kyle kept quiet for a few more moments before moving the papers from his lap to the books by his feet.  “Her name is Maxine.  She was my high school sweetheart; we went into business together…it didn’t turn out the way either of us had expected.”

Emily nodded, signaling for him to continue.

“We decided to end the partnership…and are in the process of sorting out the details.  You know, who gets the Porsche that’s sitting in a storage facility in Hong Kong right now, who gets what parts of the business contacts, etc.”

Emily nodded once more, growing more curious.

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