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If Nathan hadn't figured it out yet, all of these were tricks many girls used to convey what they wanted.  Aside from stating whatever it might be directly, they instead used stories and references, as well as pointed comments and critiques of others, all to push the envelope; all of these remaining various techniques, or rather different ways of her telling Nathan without having to state what she wanted explicitly.  And so this was how women communicated.  It took work, forethought, and time, which together added a new weight to the outcome of his response to her answer.  

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