Fanfic50 #49: Insecure.


"Do you think I'm pretty?"

Benjamin traces her jaw, softly. "Of course."

Lucy swallows. "Sometimes I compare myself to women in the market, or – "

Or women who live on the floor below . . .

"You're beautiful," Benjamin whispers.

Lucy beams.

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"D'you think I'm pretty?"

Sweeney traces his photo frame, softly.

Nellie swallows. "Sometimes I compare myself to women in the market, or – "

Or women who live only in your mind . . .

"You're beautiful," Sweeney whispers to his photograph.

Nellie turns away so he can't see her tears. Not that he ever even looks at her.