Standard disclaimers apply. I don't own Rent. Jonathan Larson does. I think we're all in agreement with that because my imagination is just not that brilliant or genius. The only characters I own are Melanie Schwartz and Madeline Rose Davis. Oh, and I also don't own the Adam Pascal song which is this story's title. And the chapter title is a playoff of "Seasons of Love", so I also don't consider it mine. There, now I think we're all happy. Enjoy chapter 1 of "The One That Got Away", the sequel to "Light In Your Eyes". I'm still around. :)
"That was great, Roger," Mark said, looking at Roger, as he finished playing "Light in Your Eyes", his new song, at the loft.
"Yeah, Rog, when did you write that?" Collins asked, looking at Roger.
"Thanks, Mark," Roger said, smiling at him. He looked at Collins. "I wrote it right after Melanie left."
"Ah," Collins said, suddenly feeling an old chill go through his body. The conversation stopped awkwardly. Roger had a long past with Melanie, one none of them tried very hard to remember these days. "It's a great song. You should be more inspired more often." He was dodging the touchy subject and he knew it.
Roger seemed to notice. "Yeah, well, I'd rather not," he said, suddenly irritated. He got down from the window seat and took off his guitar and set it on the table. He had too much on his mind to write a song right now.
Roger had a reason to have a lot of things on his mind. Mimi had passed away a year ago to a drug overdose. They had found her in the park on Christmas Eve of 1990, where she had been living for three weeks, with barely any food, no shelter, and very little clothing. She was near death, but the ambulance got there in time. She was admitted to Bellevue Medical Center, where she entered rehab and had left for a while to get clean. But she dropped out shortly after starting the program and disappeared, leaving only a note, saying heroin had turned into her life, and she no longer cared about anything else, not even Roger. By the time they found her in the park the second time, on January 31, 1991, Mimi was already dead. They buried her next to her best friend, Angel.
Roger hadn't been the same since. What had been a happy, carefree, stubborn and protective Roger had turned into a walking zombie. He stayed in the loft twenty-four hours a day, sitting in a depression, plucking on his guitar, on which he hadn't had any inspiration for new songs since Mimi's death. He barely ate, barely slept. He just existed in the world, drifting through life, and barely even that. Mark, Collins, and the others tried so hard to persuade him to get out of the house, but it barely did any good. Sometimes he would go for walks, which got him outside, but he would always return, sit down on the window seat, and sulk, and things would go back to the way they were before.
Roger sighed and looked out the window of the loft, down onto the street. He saw a young girl with long brunette hair standing on the sidewalk. A tall man seemed to be bothering her. She looked like she was about to cross the street.
Roger frowned, concerned. His instincts were telling him to help her. He always helped women, no matter who they were. It was part of who he was. If he didn't, he felt bad.
"Mark, I'll be right back," he said, glancing at Mark.
"OK, Rog," Mark said, not questioning his friend's sudden reason to leave.
Roger stood up and went out of the loft. He quickly went down the stairs and outside. Now he could hear the woman yelling at the man. Right as he got there, the man pushed the woman backward, into oncoming traffic. Roger broke into a sprint and pulled her back onto the sidewalk, unhurt.
"What the fuck is wrong with you? Are you fucking crazy?" Roger yelled at the man furiously. He wanted so badly right then to knock the guy out or worse. But he held back his fists.
"She's accusing me of leaving my own kid home alone," the man said, "as if that were something I'd actually do."
"I know it is!" the woman yelled. "You leave Madeline home alone when she gets home from school, just so you can go to bars and get drunk and get into fights and a whole bunch of shit. I want no part of this shit anymore. I want you out of our lives for good."
"All I'm asking for is one date. Just one damn date, to fix things up," the man yelled. "Why are you so fucking uncooperative?"
"I don't want one date with you," the woman yelled. "I don't want you in our lives anymore. Get the fuck away from me before I kick your ass."
The man stared at her. "Fine," he said. "Have it your way. But don't expect any money or support from me."
"Fine, get out of here," the woman snapped. "Don't show you sorry face near my flat again or I'll call the police."
The man turned around and stalked off. Roger turned and looked at the woman. "Are you OK?" he asked.
"Yeah, I'm fine," the woman said defensively, crossing her arms over her chest. "Mike and I get into that at least once a week. I don't you're your help, thanks."
She turned around and began to walk off. "Hey, wait," Roger said, running after her. "You... you look familiar. Where have I seen you before?"
As the woman calmed down and took a deep breath, her features softened. Roger studied her face for a moment, and then he realized who it was.
"Oh my God," he said, looking down at her in shock. "Melanie."
"Hello, Roger," Melanie said softly. "It's been a long time."
"Hell yeah, it has," Roger said. "H-how have you been?"
"Very busy," Melanie said. "Not to be cliche, but the story's too long. Do you live here?"
"Yeah, that's my loft right there," Roger said, jerking his thumb over his shoulder.
"No way, seriously?" Melanie asked. "I live right below you."
"No kidding?" Roger asked, shaking his head. "A friend of mine used to live in your very apartment." He looked over her shoulder. "Who was that guy?"
"Oh, just the guy of the month," Melanie said. Roger looked at her, confused and rather surprised. "I don't really want to talk about it here. It's a long story."
"D-do you want to come in? It's cold out here. We can talk. Um, Collins and Mark are in there, too," Roger stammered, his teeth starting to chatter.
"OK," Melanie said. "I guess I have a lot of explaining to do."
Roger nodded. "We can have a drink or something, on me." He looked sideways at her. "You look great."
"Thanks," she said. "I try."
"So where have you been all these years?" Roger asked. "It's been what, seven years or something?"
"Ten," Melanie said. Roger nodded. "I lived in Chelsea for a while after I left Scarsdale, because I could get a dirt cheap flat. It was pretty risky living, but I had no choice. I barely had any money. Then I got a job as a legal secretary while I went to college at NYU and was able to afford a place here. I didn't know it was right below you, though." Melanie hoped her expression wasn't giving herself away; in fact, she had known Roger lived here for a long time. Collins had told her.
"Did you take any classes from Collins?" Roger asked, as they climbed the stairs to the loft. "He's a professor there now."
"Yeah, I took computer classes from him," Melanie said. "I managed to graduate from NYU in two years with a degree in office administration. It was really hard work, but I buckled down and did my best, and that made it easier."
"You had him as a professor and he didn't tell me you were living in the city?" Roger asked. Melanie didn't answer. Roger slid the loft door open and walked inside the loft with her. "Mark, Collins, look who I just rescued."
"I'm glad you're home, Baby girl," Collins said, taking Melanie into a bear hug.
"Thanks, Collins," Melanie said, smiling up at him. She looked at Mark, whose jaw dropped.
"Melanie?" he asked, recognizing her.
"Hi, Mark," Melanie said. "How have you been?"
"I've been great," Mark said, coming over and hugging her. "Getting more job offers of late than in my entire life, from NBC and the like. It's kind of annoying, actually." He smirked. "What are you doing here?"
"I live here," Melanie said. "I actually live right below you guys."
"You live right below us and we didn't know it?" Mark asked, dumbfounded. "Wow. I can't believe it."
Melanie smiled. "I, uh, wanted to keep below the radar for a while," she said. "I only came here about a month ago. I lived in Chelsea before, because I could get a dirt-cheap flat. It sucked, but I got by until I got a good job. I've been watching you guys, though, especially once I figured out you lived above me. I just knew it was Roger's fault for putting Madeline to sleep every night with that one song." She laughed.
"Your Eyes?" Roger asked her.
"Yes, that one," Melanie said, smiling at him. "Maddy loves it."
"Maddy? Who's Maddy?" Roger asked, confused after just realizing what she had just said.
"Madeline Rose, also known as Maddy; she's my daughter," Melanie said. "She's ten. Or, well, she'll turn ten this month, on January 25th."
"You have a daughter?" Roger asked. "Not with that moron, I hope?"
"No, not with him," Melanie said evasively, shaking her head. She glanced meaningfully at Collins and Mark, and then looked back at Roger. "Do you want to meet Maddy? I can bring her upstairs. I took our argument outside. I need to go back down and check on her."
"Sure," Roger said. "I'll go with you."
"OK, that would be the idea of meeting her, silly," Melanie said, smiling at him. For the first time, he truly saw Melanie's youth shine through her face. She was taller and her hair was a little shorter than the last time he'd seen her. But she looked the same way she had when he'd seen her at 18, not 28.
"We'll be back in a few minutes, Mark," Roger said. "Then we can, uh, go to supper at the Life or something?"
"Sounds good, Roger," Mark said, smiling at him. Roger smiled back.
Roger looked at Melanie again and followed her out of the loft and downstairs.
"What's the Life?" Melanie asked him.
"It's a café we eat at all the time," Roger answered. "It has really good food for pretty cheap."
"That sounds great," Melanie said. She pulled a key out of her pocket and unlocked the door.
"You locked her in?" Roger asked.
"Yes, why wouldn't I?" Melanie asked him, giving him a look. Roger shrugged.
As the door swung open, Roger took in her apartment. It wasn't like he hadn't been here before. He'd been here before, many times.
The last time he'd been here, he had just taken Mimi in off the streets, victim to a bad withdrawal. She'd been shabbily clothed, her body emaciated and rail-thin, and she had been shivering with cold. He'd held her there, shaking and scared, until she had recovered. But she couldn't get over her heroin addiction, even after she went to one of the Life Support meetings to talk about it and living with the HIV/AIDS virus. They had broken up when he had caught her buying yet more drugs from The Man soon after the meeting. Then Angel had died and everything had fallen apart from there, leading up to high tension between the Bohemians and Mimi's eventual death.
"Roger, you OK?" Melanie asked, seeing the way he was looking at the apartment. The apartment was small and slightly cramped, but it had enough room for a mother and young daughter. It also held many memories of Mimi for Roger.
"Huh?" Roger looked around at her, brought out of his daze. "Yeah, I'm all right. But wow. I haven't been here in…" He paused. "Well, it's been a long time."
Melanie looked at him. "She's there." She pointed to a little girl watching television in the living room area. "Maddy, I'm home," she called out to the little girl.
The little girl looked up and Roger was entranced at how familiar her green eyes seemed. Madeline ran up to Melanie and Melanie hugged her. "Hi, Maddy girl," she said, looking down at Madeline. "Sorry I had to leave for a second. Mike and I had to talk outside. Were you scared?"
"Nope," Madeline said, smiling up at her mother.
"Good girl. I'm proud of you," Melanie said, smiling at her daughter. She and Madeline exchanged an Eskimo kiss. Then she and Madeline faced Roger. "Roger, this is Madeline, also known as Maddy. Maddy, this is my friend, Roger."
"Hi," Maddy said, smiling up at Roger.
Roger crouched down to Maddy's level. "Hi, Maddy," he said. "You live here with your mom?"
"Yep, and her roommate, Katie," Maddy said, smiling at him. Roger grinned.
"Do you like it here?" he asked her.
"It's OK," Maddy said. She looked up at her mother. "Mom, can I go back and watch TV now?"
"Actually, Maddy, please go turn the TV off for now and come back here. I have some more people I want you to meet," Melanie said. She looked at Roger. "Katie's at work right now, but she'll be along later." Roger nodded. "She's a stage manager at the Gershwin Theatre."
"No way," Roger said. "That's so awesome."
"Mom, can we go meet the other friends now?" Maddy asked, looking up at her.
"Yes, Maddy, we can go," Melanie said.
"Where are they?" Maddy asked.
"They're in the apartment above us," Melanie said. "If we go up and meet them now, then we can go eat supper with them."
"OK," Maddy said.
"Good girl," Melanie said, smiling at Maddy and taking her hand. "Get your coat on, please, and then we can meet the others, OK?"
"OK," Maddy said, and she got her coat on.
Melanie looked at Roger. "I think we're ready, Roger," Melanie said.
"All right," Roger said, smiling at her and Maddy.
They climbed the stairs to the loft, where Mark and Collins were still waiting.
"Is this Maddy?" Collins asked Melanie, coming over to Madeline, Melanie, and Roger, as they entered the apartment.
"It is," Melanie said, smiling at him.
"She's beautiful, Melanie. Hi, Maddy, my name is Tom Collins," Collins said to Maddy. "You can call me Collins."
"Collins?" Madeline asked. "Maddy." She held out her hand for Collins to shake.
Collins laughed, amused at Madeline's good manners. "Mel, I like your little girl already," he said, as he shook Madeline's hand.
Melanie grinned and Madeline giggled. "Maybe it's your teacher persona, Collins," she said.
Mark came up to Madeline then. "Hi, Maddy," he said, "I'm Mark."
Melanie bent down and whispered something in Madeline's ear. "It's nice to meet you all," Madeline said, after a second.
The others smiled warmly at her. "Do you like your new friends, Madeline?" Melanie asked her.
Madeline nodded. "Yes," she said. She looked at her mother. "Can we go eat now?"
"Sure, sweetie," Melanie said, smiling at her. She looked at the others. "Do you guys want to join us for supper at the, um, Life Café, I guess it's called?"
"Sure, we eat there a lot, it's cheap and great food," Collins said, smiling at her. "Their chicken sandwich and Cajun chicken linguini are the best. Just let me give Maureen and Joanne a call."
"Maureen, oh boy," Melanie said warily. "I haven't seen her in a long time. Do you think she'll hate me for being gone so long without telling her?"
"Now, now, hate is a strong word," Collins said seriously, shaking his head at her. "But no, I think she'll just be overly excited and might plow you over with a hug."
Melanie grinned. "I can imagine," she said.
Collins went over to the phone and quickly made the call. "They'll meet us there," he said, walking back over to Melanie, Roger, Mark, and Madeline.
"OK," Melanie said.
They walked down to the Life Café.
"Who's Joanne?" Melanie asked, making conversation along the way.
"Maureen's girlfriend," Collins said.
Melanie's eyebrows rose. "Wait— girlfriend? Oh," she said. "Oh... You don't mean...?"
"Yeah, I do mean," Collins said, grinning. "It's a long story; one I don't know whether Mark wants us to share or not."
Mark shrugged. "I don't care," he said grudgingly.
"Well, you remember how he and Maureen went out in high school, after Mark got the guts to finally ask her out?" Collins asked. Melanie nodded. "Well, they continued going out for a long time; until about a year ago, Maureen suddenly dumped him for Joanne, saying it was 'different' with her."
"Ooh, Mark, I'm so sorry," Melanie said, patting him soothingly on the shoulder, while at the same time, trying not to laugh.
Mark shrugged. "I'm good," he said. "She was very… unsettled. It was kind of annoying. And there were other reasons, too."
"It sounds like I've missed a lot," Melanie said, trying not to laugh at the sour look on Mark's face. "How am I ever going to catch up on it all?"
"You don't even know the half of it yet. Stick around with us for a while," Collins said. "You'll pick up fast enough. Ah, here we are."
They had arrived at the Life Café. Two tall women were walking toward them. One of them noticed Melanie and picked up speed.
"Oh, my God, it can't be! Melanie!" she squealed.
"Hi, Maureen," Melanie said, laughing as Maureen plowed into her and embraced her. "How have you been?"
Maureen rolled her eyes. "Never mind me," she said. "How have you been?"
"I... it's complicated," Melanie said nervously, looking at her sadly.
Maureen looked down at Madeline standing next to Melanie. "Is she yours?" she asked, lowering her voice.
"Yes," Melanie replied quietly. "I'll tell you later, OK?"
"I wanna hear all about what you've been doing," Maureen agreed, nodding.
"OK," Melanie said, "I'll tell you everything. Let's just eat first, OK? Maddy's hungry."
"OK. You'll like the Life. The staff is really nice and the food is great and cheap, too," Maureen said.
"Thanks for the advice, Maureen," Melanie said, smiling at her.
They entered the café and the maitre'd rushed up to them.
"No, please, no. Not tonight, please go!" he said.
"We paid last time!" Mark exclaimed at him.
Melanie was confused. She looked at Maureen, who leaned over and said, "Well, everyone except this maitre'd. And usually we come in here and never order anything, or else we do and can't pay for it. He hates that."
"Ah, I can see why," Melanie said, nodding. She walked forward. "Excuse me." The maitre'd looked at her and she lowered her voice. "I believe this should cover everything, plus tip." She pressed a one hundred dollar bill into his hand.
The maitre'd looked down at her, surprised and taken aback, but she stood firm. "Oh, all right," he said, "go pick a table. Just please don't move them together."
Melanie looked around at Roger and grinned. He grinned back at her. As was tradition, they broke the rules and moved two tables together, leaving two spots open. Melanie didn't know it was tradition to move the tables together and was confused.
"What are the two spots open for?" Melanie asked curiously, as the waiters and waitresses came to take their orders.
"Mimi and Angel," Maureen answered. "It's a long story."
"Well, we have until little missy needs to go to bed," Melanie said, looking around.
Maureen laughed. "You're right," she said. "Say, why don't we all hang out at your flat tonight? I mean, for one thing, it's right beneath Roger and Mark's and you can still be around Maddy, in case anything happens. We can catch up, as long as we aren't too loud. And then, if we all part ways to go home, it won't be a problem. If we don't, Mark and Roger are used to having guests over all the time."
"You mean you guys? Maureen, you are absolutely right," Melanie said, smiling at her friend's brilliance. "I think that sounds like a great idea."
Maureen smiled. "Great," she said. "Is that OK with you guys?" She looked around at the others, particularly Roger and Mark, who nodded. "It's settled then."
They ate dinner, Melanie and Madeline each ordering a penne and sausage dish, not ordering wine and beer this time, and then they all went back to Melanie's flat. They watched Beauty and the Beast and then Madeline started to get tired. It was past nine o'clock, so Melanie quickly put her to bed and came back out to talk with the others.
"So... what happened to you, Mel?" Maureen asked. "You just disappeared back then. I was really scared for you, since I didn't know why you left."
"I know," Melanie said. "I… it's really hard to explain."
"Go on," Maureen urged.
Melanie sighed. "Well, OK." She looked at Roger, who suddenly had a blank, unreadable look on his face. "I left because mine and Roger's relationship had fallen apart. He wanted to marry me so bad, but I wasn't mature enough for such a commitment, and I knew that. I tried to, um, go quietly, but it didn't work out. You guys remember."
"We do," Roger, Collins, Mark, and Maureen said together.
"Did your mom know you left?" Maureen asked. "I mean, did she know you left after you got better?"
"After I got better, I talked to her about it, yes, and we've been keeping in contact," Melanie said. "She helped me out a lot when I found out I was pregnant with Maddy and gave birth to her."
The others nodded. "I admitted to her that I stole the money from her, but she knew how messed up I had gotten back then and wasn't mad. I've been seeing a counselor to help me out with my… mental issues. I paid my mom back, every penny. She's basically been helping me raise Maddy, especially when I was looking for a job in Chelsea and finally got one here.
"My roommate, Katie, has been helping out, too, watching Maddy while I work during the day. She works early afternoons and nights at the Gershwin Theatre, stage managing. That way, I can work during the morning without having to hire a babysitting service and I can watch Maddy once I get home from work, since I'm off at noon with weekends off."
"Sounds like you've found your way through life," Collins said. "I mean, look at you: a job, a kid, college..."
"It wasn't easy, but I did it," Melanie said. "Maddy is a great kid. I wouldn't trade her in for anything in the world. That's why I had to get away from Mike. He was making my life hell."
"Did he hurt you at all or anything, Mel?" Maureen asked. "If he did, I'll kick his ass or get Joanne to file a lawsuit against him."
"You're a lawyer?" Melanie asked Joanne, looking at her, surprised.
"I am," Joanne answered.
"No, he was never abusive," Melanie said, shaking her head. "He was just really loud and drank too much. Finally, today, I told him I'd had enough and he had to leave, or else I'd call the cops. He did, thankfully. Then Roger came and rescued me… well, sort of… and here I am."
Melanie smiled up at Roger, but he didn't smile back. He looked nervous. "Melanie, can I… can I talk to you for a second?" he asked.
"Sure, Roger, what's up?" Melanie asked.
"Not here, please," Roger said. He turned away and went into Melanie's bedroom.
Melanie looked at the others, confused. "What's eating him, do you suppose?" she asked.
"He's probably just overwhelmed," Mark said. "He gets that way. Just go talk to him. It'll be fine."
Melanie swallowed. "Well, OK," she said. She went into the bedroom where Roger had gone. "What's up, Roger?"
"Melanie, is she mine?" Roger asked, turning and facing her.
"Who, Maddy?" Melanie asked.
"Yes, Maddy, of course, Maddy, who else would I be talking about?" Roger said, sounding harsher than he'd intended. He looked down and stuffed his hands in his pockets. "Sorry, I didn't mean it."
"Yes, Roger, she's yours," Melanie said.
"We had a daughter and you didn't tell me? I knew nothing about her for ten whole years?" Roger asked, aghast.
"Roger, I was scared to tell you. I didn't know how you'd react. And to be honest, I didn't know she was yours at first. I thought she was…" Melanie began.
"You thought she was the attacker's child?" Roger asked.
"Yes. I thought she was his. I was so afraid she would be," Melanie said.
"What if she had been?" Roger demanded.
Melanie looked at him nervously. "I don't know."
"Would you have given her up for adoption?" Roger demanded.
Melanie was silent for a moment. Then she nodded. "I might have," she said. "But when she was born, I saw your eyes, your green eyes. I knew she was yours. I realized I'd been feeling… you know, sick… since before that guy hurt me. I knew I couldn't give her up, because she was yours, so I didn't."
"I'm glad you didn't," Roger said. "Melanie, I want to make it up to you. I want to help you take care of her."
"You do?" Melanie asked, looking up at Roger.
Roger lifted her chin with his finger. "I do," he said. Before Melanie knew what was happening, Roger leaned down and kissed her.
Then Melanie pulled away. "Roger, wait," she said.
"What?" Roger asked, confused. "You're so beautiful."
"Thank you. But don't you think we're moving a little too fast?" Melanie asked. "I mean, this is the first time I've been alone with you in ten years. And we only came in here to talk about Maddy."
Roger stared at her for a moment, and then nodded. "Yeah, I guess you're right," he said. "It is too fast. I'm sorry, Mel. I didn't mean to."
"It's OK, Roger. I understand," Melanie said. "I mean, we just have so much to catch up on, you know? We should probably figure out what happened to each other after I left before anything else happens."
Roger nodded again. "OK. OK, you're right," he said. "I'm sorry."
"It's OK," Melanie said, looking up at him. "Friends?"
"Friends," Roger said, smiling weakly at her.
They went back out to the living room and sat down with the others. They continued talking and having fun well into the night, careful not to wake Madeline up. Eventually, though, it was time for everyone to part ways and go back to their own places.
Roger pulled Melanie aside after Maureen and Joanne left. Mark and Collins were the only ones left to leave, besides him. Roger realized that, although he might have minded Maureen and Joanne watching him and Melanie talk alone, he didn't mind the two of them, his best friends.
"Will I see you again?" he asked, facing her. They were holding hands.
Melanie nodded, not minding the gesture. "You will," she said. "Now that I've seen everyone again, I know I have someone here that I didn't know before. I'll be back."
Roger smiled, reassured. "OK, good," he said. "I'm glad you came back into my life, Melanie. I missed you so much."
"I missed you, too, Roger," Melanie said. He pulled her into a hug. "I'm sorry for everything I did. Can you forgive me?"
Roger nodded, his head resting on her shoulder. "Yeah," he said.
"Slowly, but surely, right?" Melanie asked, her head resting on his shoulder as well.
"Right," Roger said. They let go and he kissed her on the forehead. "See you later. Say goodnight to Maddy for me."
"OK, I will. Bye, Roger," Melanie said, and she watched him leave. She smiled and waved goodbye to Collins and Mark, and then she went to her own bedroom next to Madeline's. Melanie didn't sleep well that night. All night long, she was thinking of Roger.
Well, there you have it, the first chapter of The One That Got Away, the sequel to Light In Your Eyes. I hope you liked it. I really hate coming up with titles!! Just remember that it is set 10 years after Light In Your Eyes, in 1992, making both Roger and Melanie 28. Mimi had only died a year before. I don't want anyone to be confused, but I think, if you keep those facts in mind, you'll follow along just fine.
I'm going to try to write up chapters and update as quickly as possible. Please be patient with me if I hit a block (hope that doesn't happen.) But I got off work early today (we thought it was going to rain, but of course, it didn't, so we lost a couple hours' pay for nothing) and I just continued writing. I've been writing this over the past couple of days, almost a week. I've got several ideas in my head planned for this story, but we'll see what works out and what doesn't. I'll do my best.
Oh yeah, and also, I'm going to be out of town from June 27 to July 6, for college orientation and a family reunion, and then July 13 to 18, for another family reunion. In that time, I won't be getting any writing posted up, even if I do find time to write some, since I won't have computer or internet access. And of course, I'm working full-time whenever it doesn't rain… so there's that to take into account, too. I'll do my best to update for you guys as much as possible.
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Until next time, lots of love,