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The blonde shook her head. "That's enough for tonight. I think what we both need is... chocolate."
Sally rushed to the kitchen, returning with a box. She pulled off the lid and held it out to her friend. "You get the first pick."
Darla took a piece.
Sally commented, "Dark chocolate?"
The brunette popped it into her mouth and started to chew. "Mmm, inner peace."
Her friend announced, "My turn." She chose one and ate it. "Oh, that's good."
"Which flavor was that?"
"Chocolate caramel. I wonder what that says about me."
"Probably that your fingers are sticky."
"I didn't take anything."
"What? No, not like that. Do you always read into things?"
She shrugged. "I'm an avid reader."
"And your favorite subject is plays on words?"
Sally wondered aloud, "Has there ever been a play on words?"
"I don't know. All the plays I've seen have contained them. I think if there are no words, you call it mime."
"That renders me utterly speechless."
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