The feel of her body against his was exhilarating, driving all rational thought from his head. 'All right, prepare yourself, Claire Brennan.' She looked up at him curiously. 'Prepare myself for what?' He gazed at her affectionately. 'Repeat your mantra, or whatever it is you do. Because I'm about to kiss you.
To my amazement, miraculously, the lid suddenly loosened and slid all the way open, revealing its hidden cargo: A stack of small paper booklets. Dozens and dozens of them. Booklets made of ordinary sheets of white writing paper, folded in half, and hand-stitched along the spine. Booklets in remarkably pristine condition, all covered in a small, neat handwriting that I instantly recognized. The hair stood up on the back of my neck. I could hardly breathe.
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