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Now that they were in Berlin together, this phrase no longer seemed funny.  In some ways, Catherine felt Berlin was the first place, the beginning of their time together, which was no longer forbidden.  In fact, their love was perfectly legal, and assumed normal in Germany.  The taboos that held true in Texas were eliminated there.  It seemed as if the Germans had more serious things to worry about than the age difference between a young couple.  It wasn’t as if Catherine were so young, or Nathan were so old.  She was in her early twenties, and he his early thirties.  In another fifty years that age difference would feel minute compared to the experiences they’d accumulate together. 

Catherine and Nathan            at Nine Months