I sat in the Safeway parking lot, early, because I am always early, waiting for his car to pull in beside mine. The Chainsmokers were playing on my car stereo, and I sang along to the words I knew of “Closer” which were limited to “mattress” because I own one and “Boulder” because that’s where I live. I hummed along to the rest with fervent enthusiasm — my fantasy of being asked to join The Chainsmokers was brought to an abrupt halt as Jared knocked on the passenger window.

“You scared me!” I grinned, delighted to see him.

He opened…

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