And the other thugs nearby

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“How do I know that you really love me?" asked my lady lover.

It was a dark night and we were alone in a dark alley, and I held her close as we kissed each other hard.

The world was a bitter place and good options were few and far between.

“I need to go to work," I said after I heard footsteps come around the corner and into the…