He never touches her or kisses her. He is loyal to Patria, and she loyal to her husband.

But he sends her notes of thanks when she tells him things, little notes written on fine paper that she tucks away in her ragged pockets and remembers with. When she brings word of such and such a worker who will join them, such and such a man who has guns - sometimes he repays her for it by having a boy leave money on the doorstep. It's not charity - it's the only sort of thanks her husband accepts.

They are the chastest of lovers.

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