“He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.” -- Leo Tolstoy.
Strong yet fragile, intangible yet impossible to ignore, terrifying yet exhilarating. A soft prick of interest that if nurtured and reciprocated can transform into a one of the most powerful bonds known to humans. This category is full of stories of these bonds, how they twist and turn, evolve and grow, for better or for worse.
Cate fell onto the bed in her new dorm, exhausted from her travels and unpacking. She'd imagined this moment for the past four years, and now that she was finally in it, she could only say that she