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Marvin decided to look at the stars and was surprised to see the moon was still up; he felt he had been there for many days, visiting something dead.
He could not stop himself from sobbing as he thought of how he and Frank would fill each other in a kind of tender desperation and then cry as they tried to figure out what to do; then there would be endless nearly violent and grasping kissing, followed by serious planning to change their lives, to be together - and it went on torturously for months.
He felt the memory of their sweet misery like a cramp in his throat, and then he felt the softness of the cool air, like it had been in the previous October, when Marvin cleaned out the attic and the garage in the hope of making his move away from Elizabeth a little less lengthy and complicated, taking odd paint cans to the recycling center and feeling freer with every trip.
Marvin’s palms grew clammy around the handle of the gun as he thought of the insane chances they took by meeting in a vacant parking lot behind the Baptist church repeatedly, and also in Magnolia Antiques, where they christened all the dusty sofas and a number of Persian rugs valued at thousands of dollars.
They traded ridiculous remembrances, key rings, bags of M&Ms, worn out teeshirts to hide in unlikely places and Marvin remembered every pocket he had hidden them in one by one. They even ate food from each other’s mouths; it was as if they fed something in each other that Marvin began to feel could never be satisfied.