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Wednesday, December 6

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ABBA tosses copies of the Red Streak and Red Eye to the floor in abject disgust. KISS raises its eyes over the latest FHM to eye ABBA, who sighs heavily, "Flowers in a desert need a drop of rain like a woman needs her man."

"You've got headache, heartache, a pain you can't take," says KISS, clucking its tongue in empathy.

Half to KISS and half to the heavens, ABBA raises a first. "Won't something help me chase the shadows away?"

KISS acts swiftly, crosses their cluttered bedroom to the desk, and flips open a dusty laptop. "You better cross your heart 'cause sparks are gonna fly. Let me tell you what it's all about."

ABBA shuffles like a recalcitrant teenager as loads, but after a quick skim of the content, ABBA's heart fills with glee. "Mamma mia!"

"I've been waiting here to be your guide," says KISS, placing a firm hand on ABBA's shoulder.

ABBA flops into the chair positioned before the desk and quickly becomes absorbed in the witty, thoughtful prose. "Couldn't escape if I wanted to!"

KISS chuckles and rolls its ankles around in platform leather boots. "Like a fly to a spider, you're under the spell."

"Can't resist the strange attraction from that giant dynamo!"

ABBA's eagerness arouses KISS, who flexes its tongue in reaction. KISS leans close to ABBA's ear and whispers, "You know you can't deny it. Any way you slice it, you're hot under the collar."

With bright, wet eyes, ABBA turns to meet KISS's mouth. After a few tender moments, ABBA pulls back and says breathlessly, "It's so much more than any words can say."


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