Delayed pain was the story of her life: it was exactly for this reason some people had called her an optimist and others a fool.
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This is a sweet story, with an undercurrent of sadness, about a a lonely woman who gets an unexpected chance for companionship. The setting is a mostly empty planet that she is tasked with exploring, but to tell you much more would give away too much of the story. The writing is beautiful, and the story is short, so just read it and see for yourself!