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【VNDS-3020】汚された女優たち

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-27 21:04:41
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【VNDS-3020】汚された女優たち �


SomelandZavaandMoadinewereonhand;wewerethankfultohavethem,too--theyseemedalmostlikerelatives.

Asforme,Istoodbetween.IwasnosuchgayLotharioasTerry,andnosuchGalahadasJeff.ButforallmylimitationsIthinkIhadthehabitofusingmybrainsinregardtobehaviorrathermorefrequentlythaneitherofthem.Ihadtousebrain-powernow,Icantellyou.

"Whatmakesusallfeelfoolish,"Itoldthegirls,"isthatherewehavenothingtogiveyou--except,ofcourse,ournames."

Butnocombinationofalienraces,ofcolor,ofcaste,orcreed,waseversobasicallydifficulttoestablishasthatbetweenus,threemodernAmericanmen,andthesethreewomenofHerland.

Forthelowerone,trytoimagineamaleant,comingfromsomestateofexistencewhereantsliveinpairs,endeavoringtosetuphousekeepingwithafemaleantfromahighlydevelopedanthill.Thisfemaleantmightregardhimwithintensepersonalaffection,butherideasofparentageandeconomicmanagementwouldbeonaverydifferentscalefromhis.Now,ofcourse,ifshewasastrayfemaleinacountryofpairingants,hemighthavehadhiswaywithher;butifhewasastraymaleinananthill--!

"Youcouldn'tbeanythingelse,"Isaid,halfgladlyandhalfalittlesorry.Thetransparenthonestyofthesewomenwasanever-endingastonishmenttome.

Thisisonethingwhichwedidnotunderstand--hadmadenoallowancefor.Wheninourpre-maritaldiscussionsoneofthosedeargirlshadsaid:"Weunderstanditthusandthus,"or"Weholdsuchandsuchtobetrue,"wemen,inourowndeep-seatedconvictionsofthepoweroflove,andoureasyviewsaboutbeliefsandprinciples,fondlyimaginedthatwecouldconvincethemotherwise.Whatweimagined,beforemarriage,didnotmatteranymorethanwhatanaverageinnocentyounggirlimagines.Wefoundthefactstobedifferent.

Moreover,wesoughttoavoidtoomuchdiscussion,andtopressthesubjectofourapproachingmarriages.

Forthehigherone,trytoimagineadevotedandimpassionedmantryingtosetuphousekeepingwithaladyangel,arealwings-and-harp-and-haloangel,accustomedtofulfillingdivinemissionsalloverinterstellarspace.Thisangelmightlovethemanwithanaffectionquitebeyondhispowerofreturnorevenofappreciation,butherideasofserviceanddutywouldbeonaverydifferentscalefromhis.Ofcourse,ifshewasastrayangelinacountryofmen,hemighthavehadhiswaywithher;butifhewasastraymanamongangels--!


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