Would she remember—of course she would—their language games, in the pensione and elegant hotels: taking clinical sexual terms and making word-play as foreplay, stringing the words together into sentences that would then be uttered while kissing, hearing the vibrations, creating tongue twisters. Whose idea was it? Collaboration, most likely. Her sentence was “A cunning linguist speaks fallacious o’s.” Then he played with the word lallation while lapping his tongue gently over all of her, her softest parts, lovely hood ornament.
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