Cheeky Girl - First Encounters

Cheeky Girl - I'm just drawn this way!


(This Hub article, which is also my first ever hub - is currently the subject of a forthcoming book about Cheeky Girl)

The moment my heart saw her, I stopped and stared at her. I was a woman looking across a room at another woman, feeling as though I had been struck by lightning. Her hair was shoulder length short and dark, her skin a deep olive brown, and her eyes a warm and inviting brown. She looked at me and smiled. I was just helpless looking at her. Smitten is the word. I went over to her and struck up a polite conversation.

It was at an art gallery, crowded with money people. As a PA, I have to sometimes stand patiently with my boss and view art of all kinds. I once chatted to Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones. Nice man, switched on man. He gets those moments, or they get him, (being around women helps), a rush of something, and he just has to grab a brush and paint. Artists are deep people. And they love talking about art if you let them.

So mixing was essential, as they say in artistic circles. She was a young professional, in her early 20’s, and I was attracted to her. I have often been in the position when I was attracted to a woman, but the woman was not interested in me. C’est la vie. I am what some people call “straight-acting gay”. Although I am actually bi-sexual. But that’s the Americans for you. I hate that full-on, in-your-face gay thing. I have a rule; I don’t date men and women at the same time. I multi-task, but not that way. I have not been in that many relationships with girls, mostly older women, who seem happy to be with a young woman in her mid 20’s. Which I am. I am a young, fit, twenty something cheeky girl with prospects, who likes other girls. I am part Italian, so I am dark, and my cheeky and childish humour often warms a dreary day. And this day had been too dreary.


My new friend seemed to be really nice, and came from a big family. (Anything bigger than my family of me and my two grandparents was big.) She easily talked about herself, which was a novelty. She was well spoken, well travelled. She had nice manicured hands. I like that in a person. She was wearing a dress that was grey, and it fitted her trim waist perfectly, and a nice black top, which revealed enough of her bosom for me to know she was petite and packing! She wore dark full length stockings over her shapely legs. I told her I was raised by my grandparents, my parents died when I was young. I made humorous comments about art, she liked my cheeky sense of humour. We walked around and looked at art, liking and not liking. It was a gallery after all. Then disaster struck at a large forest scene with bathers chasing a big black dog, when she excused herself and went and joined a crowd of other women, and I was by myself. (Didn’t Winston Churchill say something once about a black dog?) H’mm, did I scare her off? My dropping the hint that I was Bisexual? Did she run off to look it up in a dictionary? A man was trying to chat me up, but he really wasn’t my type. And God, that mottled, creased tie just wasn’t working.

I had my second glass of wine, leaving the forest for a kitchen scene drenched in Hitchcockian drama, deciding that the art was a more worthy investment than the people viewing it. It was the mood I seemed to be falling into. Few people were buying here tonight.

My last girlfriend had been a married woman, a senior figure in a learning college, tall and athletic; she had been my friend and lover for almost a year. I had been a senior student. (Another qualification beckons.) I had caught her roving eye, and we had instantly clicked. Yes, I had a warm and good relationship with her, and we are still good friends. I still don’t know what her husband made out of our relationship, and two holidays together in Italy. I seem to find I go for older women! I wondered what was the name of the wine.

My evening in the gallery drew to a close, and the two artists were applauded and thanked for their wonderful art, some of which I would definitely want to add to my new apartment wall. The younger artist, a guy, was kind of cute in a clueless innocent way. Minimalist figurative abstraction is a big thing with me. Just as things were winding down, my lady friend appeared from nowhere and asked would I like to join her party, and she hinted heavily that she was interested in me. There was something about those large expressive brown eyes that seemed keen and inviting and so friendly. So like a moth to a flame, I consented, and finding myself in a large car with six loudly chatting females, we made our way to a big bar nearby. I suspected she might be closet gay, so I made sure my eye contact didn’t give anything away.But it wasn't easy.

It was a Thursday evening in Soho, in a city of possibilities. Inside we ordered drinks, and I took stock of the situation. This girl that I fancied was part Asian, and lived close by. She became very friendly, (it was the wine, I’m sure of it now) and we got intimate in a general sitting-around-but-with-knees-almost-touching way. Curiously, we had the exact same iPhone. She made a big thing of that. She tended to repeat things a bit, and I must have been smiling because she went red suddenly and said “Am I repeating myself?” When I removed my jacket, and revealed arms that were tanned and slightly muscled, she picked up a bit! I work out. Oh really? Me too! Cool! I found she laughed easily and was very relaxed around me. Serious eye contact here. Her father was British Indian, her mother from Thailand. That explained her attractive features. The other women went off to the side bar to hang around and fish for any good men available, we remained in our cosy booth.

I told her the short version of the story of my life. Italy, Austria (my grandmother is Austrian), Uk, my schooling, losing my parents. Being an only child. She gave me a hug here, which was odd, but nice of her. She got points for that. She was soft-hearted. Mmmh, she smelled nice. I told her I worked for a Hedge Fund Manager. I didn’t tell her he was a millionaire. I told her I was a career woman. And very independent. I was telling her about my life being kind of full, yet somehow empty. How so, she asked, sipping her drink, watching me intently.

I suddenly found myself saying something I have never said before. Ever. I asked myself – why is it we get all this life, if we don’t ever use it?

Wow, talk about weird. She stared at me in wonder. I wanted to laugh, she looked so serious. We both laughed. But there was a moment there, something in her face, as she looked at me. I wanted to kiss her right there, right in the damn bar, but I didn’t. I think she sensed it. God, I was really into her. She was making a big deal about how good my arms looked. Yes, dear, they’re called triceps, and anyone could have them, its called exercise. I am a tennis freak, heck I even used to play girls fooball, which she found amusing. Why, I asked? Everyone loved women playing tennis. So why not football? A contact sport with females. What could be better? Swimming, she answered. You see more, you mean, I said. She flushed. It’s ok, I like that too, I continued, simply – filling the silence. We looked at each other.


I found her looking at my mouth and lips a lot. I crinkled them into a smile and she flushed again. That killed me. Her eyes just couldn’t lie. She liked that I was honest from the outset about being gay. She said it. She didn’t seem able to admit she was gay herself. I didn’t push her. There was no need. She cautiously mentioned some other girls she knew, in a roundabout way, some of whom she had snogged. I knew she was a closet lesbian, oh so curious, and wanted us to be even closer. God, she was so alive. So vital and sexy, if only she could see it. She wanted to explore things more. And safely. So did I. People with glass houses never throw stones.

A woman trusts a woman who is sure of things, and who is in control of things, in a sense. When someone is not sure how to proceed, and craves experience, guidance is what counts. I found in this new relationship (which is still on-going) my surprise to find that for the first time, I was now being the older woman, though not by much! I work as a personal assistant to a wealthy businessman, a perfect gentleman, a rare thing in the corporate world. I have money, a business degree, my own home, a car, a future. By the end of this slow warm Soho evening, I was about to have a new Girlfriend.

We went back to my apartment, had coffees (mine was decaffeinated), then a quick tour of the two bedroom apartment; study, TV room with (Gasp!) a library, kitchen, (Hey, you have a fruit blender! Cool!) and of course my bedroom, with its crazy design features, (Hey, that’s crazy! Who did this? A designer. Amazing. Blah blah, whatever) and up steps and through a door onto a roof deck with its stunning view of late night London. Aaah, London. It was warm, it was late, we were alone. The city was going into slumber mode.

We looked at each other, both wanting the same thing, each sensing the urgency in the other. We had our first kiss. It was just natural, like that.

If a kiss isn’t right, the other things that come later are irrelevant. That is my belief. I won’t bore or explain too much, but she was wonderful. Her longer hair than mine flowed around her oval aquiline face, her eyelids fluttered in the heat of the moment. Her moan was soft yet surprised, and joyous. I put on some Tom Waits, and we chatted and held each other. Her waist was tiny, arms a bit delicate. We held each other in ways that make exploring easy and a joy. Hands moved over bodies through our clothes. My belly tingled with sensations. She was mannered and intelligent, two qualities that will get a good woman many things in life. I was being secretly judgemental both close up and from afar. She was my type, same height, relatively fit, and less nervous than earlier. She was a coming out chick. Like me, she wasn’t into drugs, but drank a bit. She cradled her coffee cup like a precious animal.

She volunteered that she had never spent the night with a woman before. We were talking about girlfriends now. I understood. She was sifting through my cd collection, fingering the ones she liked, and looking at the 42 inch flat Samsung monster TV on the wall that took two men to fix up there. We sat together and looked at each other for a long time, she was holding my album of Florence and the Machine. She took in my appearance. She seemed to be deciding something with herself. Nerves again. Damn that closet. Something was coming; I could see her close to what seemed like tears. It is the look of a girl on the verge of coming out. She asked me – oh so slowly - if she could spend the night with me. Inside my heart, I was dancing. A warm glow ran through my body. Her name was Cathy Nerujen. Her warm brown eyes were pleading me. She was divine. She had guts, I’ll give her that. I took her trembling hand and gave it a squeeze. I asked her what she would like for breakfast. Her brilliant smile melted my heart. We kissed again. God, those sensual lips. Her dazzling sweet smile. Far off in the distance I thought I heard a riff from a song by Florence and the Machine.

Dear Heaven, I wondered. Could this be Love?

Copyright (c) 2009 - 2014 Cassy Mantis. Art and text (c) Copyright Cassy Mantis.

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I am currently working on the book and the bigger fuller story of how I met Cathy. Yes, I have bit the bullet and finally decided to chronicle this story and other poignant and humorous stories that happened along the way for this all too Cheeky Girl! The book will be published on I will be announcing the book soon - and thanks to everyone for all the encouragement here with this project. Cheers!


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Cheeky Girl 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Foot note fromCheeky Girl...

This hub is my sort of diary, or maybe a book, I don’t know. I have always known how to write. Writers are born, not made, or so they say. But what about Lovers? And what of writing about love, and this kind of love? It’s scary when you do a thing for the first time. There is always a danger of failing, and yet we risk failure, and try all the same. It’s scary doing something new and different for the first time. Like coming out, or falling in love with someone, and taking risks. So I wrote this for Cathy. The Angel in my life. And all the Coming-out Girls and Cathy’s of this great world.

Don’t be afraid of who you are. And please don’t repress those feelings. Feelings are beautiful things, to be cherished. Love is love, in any life.

Feel free to rate this new hub. Thankyou!

Motherload 7 years ago


What an interesting hub here. You are new. I browse around here, but this is so unusual, very different.Is there more? What happens next? I want to know. Does this develop? If so, keep it up, girl. And you write fo well. Thanks for the interesting take on a woman coming out. XX

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Cheeky Girl 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Motherload, I'm flattered that you liked the writing on my first ever Hub. Yes, there is more. I will be adding further encounters that have happened, and (laughs here( yes, it developes very much. I keep it respectful. I am a respectful lady. I'm not looking to alienate anyone, merely "Keep it real". There are other hubs that are written by people on Hubs, some of them are interesting. I was talking to friends and they said I should write down my experience of being me, as I seem to have an unusual take on it all. (A simple view, I think.) People seem to value something there, I'm not sure what.

I'm trying to figure out how to link things into the hubs and for future hubs, but its all new and fun! Thankyou for your positive comment. Keep an eye out for more hubs from me. X

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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi Cheeky Girl, I'm with Motherload, you write really well. :) You mentioned about people valuing something and you couldn't pinpoint what it is. That made me reflect. I believe it is about speaking your truth that speaks of your confidence and acceptance of who you are that people would be drawn to. There's also the warmth and the humor too :) Thanks for commenting on my hubs and have fun writing on Hubpages. :)

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Cheeky Girl 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

To Megamass:

Thankyou sooooo much, Megamass! You are Mega! You are my first fan! Wooohooo! Lol! Nice strong portugal man! If I need any heavy lifting done or martial arts skilling, I will let you know! Please visit often! I will check your hubs often. You have a quite a few! ; )

To ripplemaker:

Why thankyou for your kind comments on my hub. I am glad I made you reflect. I have sensed lots of warmth in your hubs also, and you can also see the lighter side of life. You have accomplished some great things in your hubs. I feel you are a Hubber on a mission! I am a Fan. I will make that an official fan today! I have a new hub just posted over the weekend. Take care! And what a cool name you have!

To motherload:

Cathy, ask my permission before using my laptop! Thats cheating! Lol! You know perfectly well what happens next. *scrunches my eyes tightly as I look at you, but cheekily too*

John H 7 years ago

That is quite a story you have there. Unusual to find a woman so willing to talk about this.

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Cheeky Girl 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Thank you, John H. Well, it's good to talk about things that some others are a wee bit nevous about. It's a story but true as well. A nice evening to cherish forever. Its about lots of things!

Chensey H n co 7 years ago

Nice blog. Lets see more of it. Cool way of meeting chick, she wouldn't date a guy/ dammit!

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Cheeky Girl 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Glad you like the hub, Chesney H n co.

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Neil Sperling 7 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

great work here - keep writing and sharing

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mroricle1973 7 years ago from Virginia Beach

Cheeky Girl I really like how you tell a story. I could almost envision everything you were saying as if I was there watching. This is a great story. I see there are two things that we both like.. Cars AND Beautiful women... =)

Can't wait for part 2.... What happened the next morning?

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Cheeky Girl 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

To Neil,

Neil, thank you for the support! I appreciate it. I'm only here 4 weeks and up to 6 hubs already. Hubpages is great! So are all the people here! : )

To mroricle:

*Laughs here at your list of likes*

Yes, I do love cars. Why should only men like them? I can even change the oil in my car, and change my own tyres if necessary. *gasps in amazement!*

And yes, ok on the girls! Its true. What happened next morning is a hub i am just finishing off, actually. I will let you know when its published. Desn't the Hub system kinda do that already, I think it does! (I'm typical female, makes the man / men wait!) First Encounters sure seems popular as a hub! I wonder why... : ) Thank you for the feedback and positivity here. Glad to have you in the world as a fan!

Yanos 7 years ago

this is very nice, very unusual and interesting. you write good. its a love story.

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Cheeky Girl 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

To Yanos:

Thank you Yanos for your comment. Visit often!

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Sufidreamer 7 years ago from Sparti, Greece

What a beautiful Hub - I am really glad that you have found love and happiness.

I wish you 'Many Years!' :)

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Cheeky Girl 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

To Sufidreamer:

Aw, that's a lovely sentiment. Yes, I think I have! I'm a lucky girl, even if I'm a cheeky girl too! Thanks for your kind wishes! Blessings to you! : )

Sam D 7 years ago

You write a very interesting page. I admire your attitude. I was moved.

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film critic 7 years ago

I love your writing, your eye for detail, and your ability to slip into tangents.

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Cheeky Girl 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

To Sam D:

Thanks Sam for your comments on my writing. Well, I am a cheeky girl! : )

To film critic:

That's nice of you to say so, film critic, I do tend to do that, don't I? But I always steer it back. I am not really that scatter-brained in real life! LOL! : )

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film critic 7 years ago

Ha ha... I meant it as a compliment, not scatter-brained. Sometimes in an intense situation, you can look at the person talking to you, listen to them, but pick out details, have opinions, and concurrently have a dialogue occuring in your head. In writing I think that is difficult to do seemlessly, while still keeping the audience on point... The ability to juggle that much is the opposite of scatter-brained.

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Cheeky Girl 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

You sound like you write a lot about films, and have't you ever been distracted by someone as your sit in their company - maybe a mannerism, or detail just pops up there somewhere, or maybe you butted in and commented on how the person was dressed or looked (if its someone you like). I always find it better to say the thing before I forget it. I understand what you mean. I try to infuse it into the article to help sustain interest. I don't like "straight lines" in thinking. It's nice to not entirely let the audience see where you are coming from. Just a thing I do! But thanks for the compliment! That's mighty nice of you! : )

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chrissie123 7 years ago

well written. I like that you are not afraid to be you. very refreshing in this day and age

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Cheeky Girl 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

To chrissie123:

Actually, chrissie123, this was my first ever hub. Gosh, I remember seeing my rating at 52, and wondering how many years or months I'd have to wait till it rose up, or if it would even go the other way! Well, its about 3 months now, and a lot has happened. I am a positive "glass half-full" person. (Another drink please, barman!) Is it really that refreshing? I should market it so! I'm kidding! Seriously, thanks for the nice comments, chrissie123. I sure appreciate it!

BadCompany 7 years ago

How to hell did I miss this lil masterpiece from my lil CG, jeeeez I was nearly in tears, the Captain loves a good old love story with a happy ending. Beautiful piece of writing my good friend !

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Cheeky Girl 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

To healt---oops! To BadCompany:

Well just look at you! Yes, this was my very first ever hub here. Kind of unusual hub to submit, but then I just wouldn't be me otherwise. I was in a frame of mind, so to speak. And I see you have a new name! Or should I say Old name! I read some of your previous hubs before I ever became a member here, and I sure enjoyed them immensely! You get a big hug from me, Captain! Thanks for the really nice comments here! *beaming at your comments on my writing*

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Cheeky Girl 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

I am looking forward to seeing the new Hub from you, BadCompany! : )

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kazeemjames01 7 years ago

very humorous

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Cheeky Girl 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy kazeemjames01:

You are sporting a new pic, and a nice watch too! Glad you like it! Cheers!

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crickette_w 7 years ago

Hello CG, great write. Really followed it well. I am like the rest and want to know how it goes now. You must do a follow up. I have a very precious young one in my life that is gay. Writings like this really allow me to understand better. Thanks for being so open.....Will read more thanks.

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Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

What is it about love at first sight? It seems hard to believe until it happens. I'm glad that the lovely young lady that caught your eye was attracted to you as well. Lovely story.

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Cheeky Girl 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

@ crickette_w: Yes, I am currently writing the follow up. I am hoping it opens your eyes but doesn't "damage your eyesight" - so to speak. That wasn't my intention. I appreciate your comments here. Thank you for understanding. : )

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Cheeky Girl 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

@ Dolores Monet: Aw, that's nice of you! Love at first sight truly knows no bounds and happens when we or I least expect it! We are very happy together now! I am writing the "follow up". She is a very special lady. : )

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Cheeky Girl 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Cathy sees this in many ways. It's about her coming out, and it's about how we met, and it is also about our first time together. And more besides...

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janiek13 7 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

I am riveted, on to the next one.

Sandy 7 years ago

My, this is very unusual and intresting to read. You are interesting. I like to know more.

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Cheeky Girl 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

@ janiek13: That's good to know! Cheers! Hope it inspires!

@ sandy: Want to know more? Read the 2nd and 3rd part if you like!

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Truth From Truth 7 years ago from Michigan

Really good, sorry I started out of order, thanks.

Gino 7 years ago

Hy Cass, so this is it? I like very much! This is what it's all about. Has Cathy read this yet? My God, I was so moved when I read the other 2 parts. Oh honey, you are amazing! The set up here looks rad, (you should put more referrals on end of pages and maybe it gets you points like on other similar sites?)

I checked your apartment site, looks good / TC ok? Ciao!

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Cheeky Girl 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

@ Truth from Truth: Wow! You read the whole lot, I just checked my comments on the other 2 hubs! I am so impressed! I am lucky to have fans like this! You get a hug for that! : )

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Cheeky Girl 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hey Gino, you crazy man! You and Cathy are the first two people who have actually come "in" here and said hello, so to speak! (Why am I writing this, I could be texting you this? Never mind!) Yes, and she approves, amazingly enough! Well, read the other comments anyway! It's fresh off the press, so to speak - up here a few days now. yes, Hubs are easy to make, I have figured it out now. I am taking note of your pointers here. You would be a great Contributor here, if you put your mind to it! Not that I'm suggesting you join or anything! Heh! But Join, Join! JOIN!!!! Its great! *ROLF* : )

HeatherS 7 years ago

I am very impressed and intrigued by your openess and writing here. I will read more.

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Cheeky Girl 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

@ HeatherS: Thanks for the comment here, Heather. It's always a pleasure to get feedback from people.

Josef 7 years ago

You write many good pages. You write with honesty. I like that you are free and able to speak of these things. I was moved by this. I will read more from you.

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Cheeky Girl 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

@ Josef: Thankyou Josef, your comments mean a lot here. It kind of speaks for itself. This was my first Hub page here. I'm happy to get your feedback from people about my hubs!

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blaise25 6 years ago from close to you...

loved this, Cheeky! felt like watching a romantic movie :) well and honestly written. I'll be reading your series of encounter ;p

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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy blaise25: Gosh, like a movie. It felt very different from a movie at the time. I think both of use were making it up somehow as we went along that night. Somehow we got to ... well, I don't want to spoil the ending of encounters no. 3 for you! Heh! Enjoy! And thanks for the comments here! ; )

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st0rm3 6 years ago from Durban, South Africa

what a great, open, out there hub.

I could really relate, off to read the other two!

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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy st0rm3; I read your bio on your profile hub, so yes, I understand here totally. We have this in common. Yes, it is open and very out there. I tell it my way, that's the thing. Inside I am human and I want people to see the human side of me. First encounters was my first ever hub. Thanks for your comments. Take care. : )

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SimeyC 6 years ago from NJ, USA

Very interesting insight into the lady who is Cheeky Girl - thanks for sharing a little of your life...

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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Simey. Thankyou for this. I appreciate it. Feel free to check out part 2 or 3 if you want. Cheers!

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Deborah Demander 6 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

Hey Cheeky Girl, great hub. I can definitely relate. It is a beautiful thing. Women are much softer and kinder than men. I look forward to reading more.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Deborah: Gosh, what a lovely comment here from you. Well, I am glad you can relate to it. Yes, I agree. Life can be surprising too. This was my first ever hub Hub that I wrote. I look forward to getting more feedback on my hubs too. Thanks for the comments, my friend. You are very welcome! Namaste!

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SummerSteward 6 years ago from Duluth MN

great hub! Goosebumps found my skin near the end. Loved it.

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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello SummerSteward: wow, thank you for this! I sure know that goosebumps feeling. I am glad you liked it. Feel free to check the other 2 parts to this if you like. Lovely to get your input here! Cheers! Always nice to get comments in this hub! : )

Matt Mc Grath 6 years ago

This is just amazing. Really excellent. I clicked it because I thought it might be to do with sci-fi, but it's much better than spielberg, trust me. Will read the others.

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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Matt, and thanks for the comments! Um, sci-fi? Interesting comment! Enjoy the other encounters hubs, there are just the two. For now at least!

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Lifeallstar1 6 years ago

Cheeky Girl, You said this is like a diary or book and that you were not sure which one yet. I have not read part 2 or 3 yet but I can say already that is has to be a book! So many people would love to read this. Your writing is so detailed and interesting. I enjoyed it the entire way through and I can't wait to read the next parts. Really awesome, I mean that! To read a love story of a first encounter is so special then to hear that it's a true story is even more appealing. Thank you so much so sharing!! Jess

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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hey Jess, I am getting to read a lot of you these days! Thanks for checking out my encounters hub - part 1. This was my first ever hub, so it all started here, with a loud swallow and a "gulp - here we go" kind of attitude. I didn't expect the positive reaction that ensued. But these are the comments above. (There's more that were emails from friends here too.)I must say I am very moved by how supportive people are, and I do appreciate the kind comments you send here. Thanks Jess. Oh, bit of news, yes I am currently writing a book of the whole "Encounters" episodes, there will be 12 chapters, 7 of which are written, and I will be publishing it on LULU.COM before the end of the year. It's a book of romantic short stories with a story running through out the whole thing, and the three hubs of "Encounters" are included in it. I might serialise some of the other encounters when I publish it, the way books get serialised in newspapers. Anyway, that's for the future.

I was inspired by a lot of Hubbers to make a book of them, and I have began this project. So now you know the power of Hub Pages. Heh! Well I am delighted you liked this, Jess. Hearing you say that means a lot to me. Well, if you are interested, Astra Nomik (the girl in this hub, who is also a hubber now) wrote a poem about me - it's on her profile. That poem is also in the book, I got her official permission to include "My love she is a Tree". Check it out if you wish.

Jess, if you are a serious writer (and you happen to be a very good writer!) Hub Pages is a great way to test your writing on the rest of the world, as Hub Pages has been viewed by over 1 Billion people. It's a groovy way to think about the "becoming a writer" thing.

Thanks for the heart-warming comments. Cheers, moi friend! :)

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Lifeallstar1 6 years ago

Cassy, Please let me know when your book is available! That is going to be awesome and successful. I'm glad people inspired you to turn it into a book, it will be well worth it. That's so exciting! :-)

Also, Thank you for telling me about the poem Cathy wrote about you. I was expecting it to be good but it exceeded my expectations. It has to be one of the best poems I have ever read. I really mean that. Everyone should read it if they haven't yet. That was so sweet of her to write that about you, she cares about you so much and appreciates you greatly. That poem really came from the heart and it will be awesome for your book.

I'm truly impressed by you two. You are both so talented in many ways and have a story that all can appreciate plus hope for some day. You are both really good people and in today's world that is not always easy to find. I will definitely be one of your first customers when you finish your masterpiece! :-) Jess

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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

Hi Jess, I just wrote a new poem in my hubs. They are slowly building up. Aw, that is so sweet, thank you Jess...wait till Cassy sees that. We have to get that darn book finished before Christmas. (laughing here now) That is so cool. :D)

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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Jess: hey, you said it right there. I want this book to be successful. I know some people who have published books after writing hubs (particularly poetry books!) Blaise 25 is a serious source of inspiration. Check out her Hubs if you like, they are easy to read and she has a book called "Toss and Turn". (I am even promoting it on my website in its Hubs section.)

Oh, yes, Cathy's poem. It really is awesome. It blew me away. Actually it moved me to tears, but never mind that. She is a very gentle and wonderful person, I think it just pours out of the page, to be frank. She has changed things in my life in lots of positive ways...

Me, I like writing short stories and I did a lot of journals and have kept diaries all my life.

Well, my word, I am getting the compliments here lately. Aw, you deff deserve a big Hug for that, Jess. I do need to increase my output of hubs, though.

I am honored to see you saying this about my book, and gosh - it's not finished yet! LOL! Oh no, pressure! (I'm kidding!) Jess, you are a True Diamond for saying this. *Hugs ya* Thanks for these glowing comments. My ears are burning here now. LOL!

Hey Astra: I am going to do all my replies and then see this amazing poem. Um, who is it about? Don't tell me ... I think I can guess! LOL! Heh! I think Team Cheeky are gonna be busy here the next few months!!!!

*A beaming and very happy Cheeky Girl here now*


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PhotoTljn7 6 years ago from United States

Cheeky Girl, I love absolute honesty! Your writing transported me to that night... I love your writing style, which reminds me of The Bride Stripped Bare by Nikki Gemmell... I definitely think that you should write that book!

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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello PhotoTljn: wow, I was looking at your websites yesterday. Your photography blew me away. I am glad you like the "First Encounters" Hub. The Bride Stripped bare, wow, gotta read that one! Dang, that's a good one! Well, it's well under way as books go now. Thanks for these encouraging words. Cheers for this. And keep taking those amazing photos!! I am glad to be a fan.

Feel free to check the other two encounters hubs if ya like! :D

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maggs224 6 years ago from Sunny Spain

I know that I have come late to this Hub, but it is an amazing Hub and considering that it was your first ever Hub your writing ability has just taken my breath away.

People normally improve over time here on Hubpages but I don't know how you are going to achieve that as you have set the bench mark very high with this Hub.

I am off now to read the next encounter hub, one of the happy consequences of coming late to a Hub I don’t have to wait for the next instalment.

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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy maggs224: would it surprise you to know that this group of hubs are now the subject of a book I am writing and it will be getting published on before the end of the year? Well, I am glad you like my first ever hub. Frankly I was amazed by the feedback I got and I am still getting.

Thanks for the lovely comments. You are most kind! Enjoy the rest of my "Encounters" and any other of these hubs of mine! Cheers!

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maggs224 6 years ago from Sunny Spain

Having read all three of your Encounter Hubs and all the comments associated with them I am not at all surprised.

dracaslair 6 years ago

it is very sexy to hear about two father doesn't think two people can't love one another. i thinks he is wrong.

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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy maggs, aw...I am touched by these comments from you today! My, you are certainly getting to read my hubs! *chuckles* Thank you for the kind words. And thank you for the "reads"! Cheers! :)

Hy dracaslair, very sexy...h'mm well it is tricky, but I did my best to make the hubs as un-sexy yet sexy as I could, if you get my drift. Maybe I am not good at explaining this. But it has to be accessible to as many readers as possible, so I write accordingly and hope for the best. Cathy said I got it right. So that means a lot obviously.

It is not for me to say what your father says is right or not, but you seem to have decided yourself anyway. If, by this you mean two people of the same s-e-x- can fall in love, then yes, they can, and we did. Thanks for the comments. Cheers, my friend! :)

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epigramman 6 years ago

...well every hub encounter with you just enriches my life a little bit more ........

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Amy Becherer 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Spellbinding...You describe love beautifully "that compelling attraction and fascination for that special person" is the same for every human being. Although every individual is so unique, it is interesting that the experience of love is so universal. Thank you for your riveting read.

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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello epigramman: my, Colin - s this a brand new avatar you got here? I really like this!! :) This is very "swish" as my art-design friends would say! Heh!! This is my first ever Hub I wrote. I didn't know what else to write about, so I wrote about Cathy / Astra Nomik and how we met. (You have read her romantic poetry, some of it about me!)

It was just an easy thing to write as it was at the forefront of my mind. I am glad you finally read this, and if you have read all the three hubs, then that's pretty much me and Cathy explained! Though there is the matter of a book I am currently working on at the moment too. The "Encounters" are part of it. I am glad you found this enriching. :) Thank you, Colin. You are too kind. Both you and Amy get a gold star for that. And speaking of Amy...

Hy Amy: thank you for checking my Hub. I am very happy you liked it. Well, to me Love is love, no matter what. I don't begrudge anyone who feels otherwise. I am glad for your honest words here. It means a lot to me. :) Cheers. It's what makes me most alive too. I will be reading more of your hubs too. Cheers. have a nice weekend, both of you. :)

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Roxciheart 6 years ago from Under the Korean stars

this was wonderful to read! I loved the details and...just an amazing hub! I enjoyed it very much!

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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Roxciheart: hey, I am glad you enjoyed the read. Well it's all in the detail as the saying goes. I wonder you wish to read the further two hubs that accompany this one. If not it's no problem. I am glad you enjoyed the hub. It can be read as a complete story in its own right. Cheers, and thanks for checking the hubs! : )

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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

I am looking forward to the new serialized chapters of the book this weekend. I'm so happy. :)

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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Whew! I have just published part one of the new chapter from the book! Well, you are my inspiration, honey buns! LOL! :D XXXXX

NikiiLeeReyes 6 years ago

I respect you Cheeky-Girl

or shall I say Cassy

I too have a strict Rule being Bi-Sexual.

When Im with a woman there is no one else

when Im with a man there is no one else.

it's still cheating.

Lots of gays and lesbians frown on us bisexuals.

but shall we be deemed because we appreciate beauty that comes in all forms?

Wonderful work Cassy--



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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Nika, gosh, what a cool comment here from you! Nika, I may as well say I hugely respect you too, your hubs are smart and sassy, and hell, you even remind me of me a lot. And for good reason. I am delighted we have the same rule when it comes to dating, though, I think my dating days are happily over for me now. Cathy as the whole of hub pages now knows is my partner of over a year. And my lifemate. I guess its okay to tell you that we plan to marry too in 2011.

Honestly, everyone knows my situation, and I don't get the frowns so much any more. But I feel strongly for all the people who are struggling with just being who they are without being usurped in some way. Just why other gays frown on bi folks is something that happens more in the USA than over here. Don't know why, Nika.

Yes, beauty comes in all forms, and we are open to that. If this is what we are, we can't be anything else, or anything less. I praise you for saying that. Thanks for your honesty. You are beautiful too. And I am very glad to know you. Kudos to Cathy for spotting you in the crowd before even me!

You are a good friend, Nika. I am glad you have finally read my encounters hubs! That's the real me right there. I am glad to know you too. You are a very inspiring person! Cheers & Hugs too! :)


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Heart Felt Book 6 years ago from New York, NY

I can't believe this has been here for a year now !! wow!! this is sooo good.. I relate to the story well. This writing of yours is mighty wonderful. Very strong I just loved to be pulled in and right the when reading like right and the whole straight acting gay lol..that was funny it bring back to a memory for me from when i was young young lol.. and walking around looking at art...that sound romantic ;) i love this you know i am reading the rest, great hub happy i found you

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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Cheri: Yes, "First Encounters" is my first ever hub page! I am glad you liked the hub. Nothing concentrates the mind like a true story. It is a very personal story for me, and people know it very well by now, and they know Astra Nomik too. I am happy to see it is bringing back memories for you too. The two follow up hubs were written after a delay in time, as I wasn't sure Cathy wanted me to write them, as she wasn't fully "out" then, Cheri. I only wrote them when she said it was okay. I would not hurt her feelings, since I think the world of her! :)

I am glad you are checking out my "Encounters" hubs, Cheri. Well, I am happy too! Cheers! :D

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K9keystrokes 5 years ago from Northern, California

Very, very cool.


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy K9! Thank you for the comments! I see more on the next one too! Cheers! You have been busy today reading my Encounters hub pages! Heh! Thank you! :)

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rachelsholiday 5 years ago

You have such a fantastic writing style. Thank you for posting this, I really enjoyed it.

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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Rachel! Glad you liked the Hub. I hope you check out the remaining 2 parts to see how it turns out. This is now part of a forthcoming book! Thanks for the comment. Cheers!

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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Cassy, I am so glad that Cathy shared this on FB. I absolutely love your writing style and am so glad I was taken back to your very first hub. It is awesome. So open and engaging. It kept me reading quickly, wanting more, and kinda sad that the hub had to end.


JJ 5 years ago

this was absolutely wonderful and written so very well. You captivated me (the reader) from the beginning to end as if I was watching this unfold on the big screen.

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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

@ Sharyn: hey Sharyn, thanks for checking out my part 1 of the Encounters Trilogy. Yes, this is my first ever hub! Still getting good reads! LOL! And Cathy and me - we're together and very happy too. It took me a while to pluck up the courage to write the two other parts but due to popular demand I did! You're welcome to check out the next 2 hubs if you wish! Cheers!

@JJ: it is just as it happened, and it was so amazing to see Cathy there in the gallery. H'mm, big screen! LOL! You are not the first person to say that! I need to get the darned book written and published fast! :)

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epigramman 4 years ago

......well you will always be my number one cheeky girl - 'cos you're so adorable and talented and such a wonderful writer too - I have been surfing over some of your older hub posts just now as you can see and here I am back at the beginning - and what a journey it's been for you here at the Hub - what a legacy - I will post this lovely story as only you can tell it - madly and gladly - to my Facebook page with a direct link back here - great writing is great writing and that's why I had to do it - sending you best wishes and good energy as always - lake erie time ontario canada 6:20pm

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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

I've followed the link on Epi's page to this hub. Your style of writing is captivating and the story is intriguing. I do believe humans are bisexual; we simply develop and stagnate in accordance with our indoctrinated inhibitions and preferences. And, of course, availability. Confined in a cluster for women I will certainly go gay in a day. Voted up and awesome :)

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Cheeky Girl 4 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hey Colin! Wow, what a nice compliment here from you! Aaw! You get a big hug from me for that! LOL! I hope your day is fantastic, Colin! It's weird cold weather here! Almost Northern Territories-like! :) I am working on some new hubs! Plus websites I set up, plus my novel!

Well, you probably know my story well enough! And you have always been a wonderful friend and loyal fan to both myself and Cathy. And that means a lot to me too!

Oh thanks for the link, Colin! My Facebook traffic is up in the last 24 hours! I think your link-juice did that! LOL! Well, either that or there has been a breakout somewhere, maybe! Heh! :D

Cathy is planning some insanely large hub this week, and it will surprise many people! It's not poetry! I kid you not! A. A. Zavala asked us to write an episode of a brilliant hub - story - play kind of thing! It's wicked! LOL!

Have a swell day, Colin! Thanks for the Hub Love and the wishes, as always! You are a Diamond! *Hugs* xx

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Cheeky Girl 4 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Martie! Thanks for checking out my first ever Hub! Well, in a month or two, this will be part of my finished novel! So enjoy this, by all means. And check out parts 2 and 3 if you like!

About the Bisexual thing, my style is to just not be annoying anyone about it or getting a complex. I don't bite - and I know well enough to stand back and leave well enough alone, if need be.

I'm comfortable in my own skin, and independent-minded. I do have a few theories about what you refer to here. I don't believe I ever found myself clustered. And I have been surrounded by more guys than women for a lot of my life, including my work life, where it's mostly guys in suits.

I don't ascribe any order or intent to my path to where I am now, except a desire to be successful in my work life, and an insatiable urge to express myself freely. And this may surprise some - but being bi does have its downsides too. So don't go gay just yet! LOL! I am just kidding!

Thanks so much for the vote and for the excellent comments! And I just spied your fanmail comment here too!

Count me a fan too, Martie! I look forward to reading you! Cheers! :)

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Heart Felt Book 4 years ago from New York, NY

love this story! actually I found this on facebook and knew it was your pretty face! great work and keep moving forward!!! can't wait for the book now!!

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Cheeky Girl 4 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hey Cherie! Muchos Gracias! The book is technically done! Wow! I actually said that! LOL! Cheers! I am hoping to announce the book real soon! Thanks for the support as always! :D

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Oh, what a delightful, fresh, fascinating read! Love it! You are such a great storyteller, I feel like I re-lived the whole story by myself, amazing expressive writing! I am a fan =) Will go and read the continuation of this captivating story and others as well!

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atlovesbm 4 years ago from Orange County, California

Wow, I am glad Cathy recommended your hubs. This was such an interesting story, I couldn't stop reading it! I can't wait until the story is finished so I can buy the book. I look forward to reading the rest of your hubs.

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Cheeky Girl 4 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Cheers Beyondmax, thanks for checking out my hub! This is all true and the lady in this is Astra Nomik - she writes on Hubs too! Enjoy parts 2 and 3!

@ atlovesbm: Thanks for this! Yes, this is how I met Astra! Oh well now you just have to read parts 2 and 3! LOL! This is my first ever hub page! See you in part 2!

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girishpuri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

Cheeky girl,

Awesome hub,

I like the way you write, specially your philosophy, toward life,

Don't be afraid,

Who you are ?

Never repress your feelings,

Feelings are awesome,

and must be cherished,


WHETHER in your life,

or in mine,

Wonderful. God bless

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Cheeky Girl 4 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hey girishpuri, cheers for the comments on my First Encounters hub! Yup it's all true, and a glance around hub pages will confirm it. More importantly, and to answer your question, er - no, I am not afraid. Why would I be? LOL!

Repressed! What's that? LOL!

Nice to find agreement in so many things! Cheers!

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