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The Others – Twenty Four

Who’d have thought I’d belong with such as these? If, indeed, I did. “And you Peter?” Gabriel said, once she had finished. We had finished our lunch and were left drinking champagne, feeling a bit light-headed and free, “How did … Continue reading

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The Others – Twenty-Two

For a moment I stood, the alien to these two glittering creatures, feeling partly like an ignorant fool and partly like a hero in a myth who had united an ancient king and queen who were separated by a curse. … Continue reading

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The Others – Twenty-One

Natalie was both excited and a bit frightened. So was I. We sat, calming each other and buoying each other up in the interminable taxi trip to Gabriel’s home. He lived in Surry Hills, in the penthouse apartment of a … Continue reading

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The Others – Twenty

I didn’t have to wait long. Friday night I was settling to watch a DVD I’d rented, with a beer by my side and a packet of chips, when the phone rang. I checked the caller ID before I answered … Continue reading

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The Others – Nineteen

The issue was how to make contact with the enigmatic Gabriel. I intuited that this could be even more difficult than it had been to talk with Natalie at the club, for similar reasons, but magnified because I half suspected … Continue reading

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The Others – Eighteen

On the screen a further mystery unfolded. Natalie had turned to look at the man and he had turned from his companion to look at her. They stood for one instant, one regarding the other, no awareness of or focus … Continue reading

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The Others – Seventeen

“Ok, watch this, just over here” I said, pointing to the upper right side of the monitor. Natalie leaned forward from her hunched position, sitting so close to me I felt I might melt. Her gaze was so intent on … Continue reading

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The Others – Sixteen

The thing was, apart from the ridiculous idea another would be there anyway, finding her, or him, as the case may be, was going to be tricky. I saw Natalie for two reasons. First, she was pretty. For someone who … Continue reading

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The Others – Fifteen

Well, there you go, bloody man with the ideas, eh? And the problem with ideas is they come before you even realize you’ve had them, and if you’re keyed up – like talking to a very pretty girl who is … Continue reading

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The Others – Fourteen

“I do feel invisible, quite often,” Natalie finally said, as though she had decided by some internal assessment that I might be trustworthy, or even because she wanted to talk about it to someone. Finally, to talk to someone who … Continue reading

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