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My brain cells are fried." Brodie said, "The day you asked me didn't I get tired of saving the world. I knew then that to you it didn't matter if I was perfect or not. I'll never forget that." www.xvideos Overcome with a burst of affection and the myriad of emotions he had been experiencing over the past twenty-four hours, Jax moved in front of Brodie, stood www.xvideos com on tiptoe, pulled Brodie's head down and kissed him on the lips. Brodie returned the kiss with an audible smack and then wrapped his arms around Jax tenderly. Jax froze with surprise. He had expected anything but that. He leaned back in the circle xvideos gay of Brodie's enfolding arms to find Brodie smiling down at him happily, blue green eyes full of warmth and friendliness. Oblivious. In those moments, Jax finally xvideos download realized that Brodie was never going to be xvideos.com anything other than his best friend. The last tiny ember of hope burnt out. Brodie loved him. And that was enough. 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