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She was sound asleep when he came to curl up next to her. She grunted. “Don’t worry. I’m too drunk, I won’t do anything,” he murmered. As she had her back to him, he placed his nose on her neck and slid his arm underneath her to be as close to her as possible. Short strands of her hair tickled his nostrils. “Camille?” Was she asleep? Was she pretending? No answer either way. “I like being with you.” A little smile. Was she dreaming? Was she asleep? Who knows…

Anna Gavalda