dodostad replied to your post: I’m reading a book and I keep thinking one of the…
it’s “bloodletting & miraculous cures”, I’m only 20 pages in but it seems pretty good
She leaned forward and almost whispered, “This is awkward, but I have strong emotional suspicions. Such suspicions are not quite the same as emotions. I’m sure you can understand that distinction. I have this inkling that you have an interest in me.” She didn’t blurt it out, instead forcing herself to pace these phrases. “The thing of it is that I can’t have a romantic relationship with you. Not that I want to.” Now she was off the track of her rehearsed lines. “Not that I wouldn’t want to, because there’s no specific reason that I wouldn’t, but I—Well, what I’m trying to say here is that even though I don’t especially want to, if I did, then I couldn’t.” The waiter brought shrimp chips and peanut sauce. “So that’s that.”
"All right," said Fitzgerald.
"I should have told you earlier, when I first got that feeling."
"You’ve given the issue some thought."
"Not much. I just wanted to clarify."