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"He tried to shake me off, but I kept holding on, until he stopped shouting and I felt the fight go out of him. Then I realised he too had his arms around me. And so we stood together like that, at the top of the field, for what seemed like ages, not saying anything, just holding each other, while the wind kept blowing and blowing at us, tugging our clothes, and for a moment, it seemed like we were holding onto each other because that was the only way to stop us being swept away into the night." — Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go.

Sim, eu poderia amar qualquer outra pessoa. Aquele vizinho que esbarrou comigo na lavanderia, o colega do estágio que me chamou pra sair, ou até o rapaz do mercado. Mas meu coração escolheu ele.Mesmo com todos os defeitos, com todas as falhas e com todos os motivos para não continuar. Porque foi ele antes mesmo que fosse, é agora, e vai continuar sendo.
—  Never let me go, do you remember?
Ela era inverno, ele verão. Ela livro, ele disco. Ela água, ele vinho. Ela tempestade, ele calmaria. Ela espera, ele demora. Ela fala, ele enrola. Ela lida com fatos, ele lida com sorte. Ela tem medo da vida, ele tem medo da morte. Ela futuro, ele presente. Ele mal se importa, ela sente. Ela forte, ele do bem. Ele do agora, ela do além. Ele ama, ela também. Eles tinham tudo para dar errado, mas por obra do universo ou teimosia, deram certo.
—  Never let me go, do you remember?
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Do you know what happens to children when they grow up?
No, you don’t, because nobody knows. They might grow up to become actors, move to America. Or they might work in supermarkets. Or teach in schools. They might become sportsmen or bus conductors or racing car drivers. They might do almost anything. But with you we do know. None of you will go to America. None of you will work in supermarkets. None of you will do anything except live the life that has already been set out for you. You will become adults, but only briefly. Before you are old, before you are even middle age, you will start to donate your vital organs. That’s what you were created to do. And sometime around your third or fourth donation, your short life will be complete. You have to know who you are and what you are. It’s the only way you’ll lead decent lives.

Eu realmente acho que isso é amor, porque olha, de todos os lugares do universo, eu só queria estar dentro do teu abraço. De todas as companhias desse mundo, eu só queria a tua. E eu trocaria qualquer coisa por um espaço de tempo ao teu lado, mesmo que curto. Porque é do teu sorriso, do teu beijo, do teu toque que a minha alma precisa. E algo me diz que vai ser assim até o fim dos meus dias.
—  Never let me go, do you remember?
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None of you will go to America. None of you will work in supermarkets. None of you will do anything, except live the life that has already been set out for you. You will become adults, but only briefly. Before you are old, before you are even middle aged, you will start to donate your vital organs. And sometime around your third or fourth donation, your short life will be completed.