With a sigh, Darren leaned against the cold white wall and watched people wander slowly into the amphitheatre. They would run if they knew what this is about, he thought. And when they do know, a few of them may run the other direction. He chuckled silently and threw a glance at the blond-haired man sitting in the first row of seats. He winked and threw a quick smile at his partner, Aron, who returned the expression with a casual salute.
A large group of people entered the room, talking animatedly. A few of them went to the podium and spoke to Darren, making quick, perfunctory greetings to his husband. Darren spoke with enthusiasm, gesturing to data on a computer screen on the podium. One of the women laughed aloud, covering her mouth as she blushed and cast her eyes downward. Darren ran his left hand through his wavy dark hair and grimaced. He cast another look at Aron and winked.
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