teeny tale: Chinese finger trap.
they were similar but different. and it was that which made them different that pulled them in opposing directions, while oddly pulling them closer like two fingers fallen victim to the woven bamboo of a Chinese finger trap: the greater the effort to pull away, the stronger the force grew that joined them. until they each fell tired. finding themselves stuck in the middle of nowhere between here and there. it was then that the force that bound them released. but rather than quickly retreat, they slowly crept apart, as to not. trigger. the reflex. that had trapped them in the first place.