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Dulsa remembered the first time she had been asked, how awkward and momentous the simple exchange had seemed. It had been less than a year ago, but she felt so much older and experienced now. She dug into her pouch and pulled out a bit of driftwood she'd drilled to make a bead. "We could exchange promise beads for my next month, if you like, or you could wait and ask me another time."Author's Notes
His face contorted through a full hand of emotions. "No- I mean yes- I mean I'd love to exchange promise beads."
She reached for the shell bead and dropped the driftwood into his hand in its place. "Thank you - and congratulations!" She reached back into the pouch and pulled out a length of leather, and tied the pretty shell bead as a dangle in the middle of her necklace.
Thanks to Ysabet for the prompt that inspired this. This was written during the April, 2012 Muse Fusion.
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