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Sapphic September 2021

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David and Patrick are still dancing as Alexis slips outside. She’s happy — she really is — yet a heavy ache lingers in her chest.

Tomorrow morning, her parents are leaving. In another week, she’s moving to New York. She’s excited for both things, and yet…

“What a beautiful sunset.” Moira approaches softly. She’s looking out toward the horizon with a serene expression.

Although the rain has finally stopped, the sky is cloudy. Alexis frowns.

“You can’t even see—”

“The sun is setting on this chapter in our lives, my dear,” Moira says. “but the next one will be even more beautiful.”