by Aelius Blythe
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Gorge smiled at the greeting and answered it by dipping his head, shyly tucking his hair back. A few pink strands fell back in front of his eyes, and he tucked them behind his ear again.
"Hey," he said.
The burly guy who'd hurled the greeting squinted down, snorted and moved on past. Gorge snorted back and paced away in the opposite direction, down the sidewalk, down to the corner, then twirled slowly and walked back. The burly guy shook his head and snorted as they passed each again other and George smiled and waved. The burly guy didn't wave. His hands full of a cardboard sign.