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Love hurts when friendship only is possible

Love hurts when friendship only is possible Love hurts when friendship only is possible
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Sumire, the protagonist, is in love with a woman seventeen years her senior, Miu.

Of course it hurt that we could never love each other in a physical way. We would have been far more happy if we had. But that was like the tides, the change of seasons--something immutable, an immovable destiny we could never alter. No matter how cleverly we might shelter it, our delicate friendship wasn't going to last forever. We were bound to reach a dead end. That was painfully clear.

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