So with that in mind, this snippet comes from the middle of the story. Georgia has done a favor for Tommy, a guy she and Sol went to high school with. Tommy is in the process of getting a divorce, and Georgia has begun to feel as if they're friends. This occurs in Tommy's living room.
They laughed together. As their laughter cycled down, he bounced their still-clasped hands lightly against her thigh, and suddenly, his hand holding hers didn’t feel so chummy.
Before she could find a genteel way to withdraw, he pulled her into his arms. Her body went stiff then relaxed. It was only a hug. Friends could hug. She put her arms around his shoulders and hugged him back. After a few seconds, he loosened his grip and she drifted away. She answered the smile on his face with one of her own.
See? she told herself. Friends.
Then he leaned in and kissed her.
If his arms had been made of galvanized steel, he might have been able to hold onto her, but the next thing she knew, she’d shot to her feet, leaving him alone on the couch, his arms still shaped for an embrace.
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