What does this sentence mean--"Our hero filled my nagging empties."
The following is its context.
Our new friend chuckled. For the first time, I took a hard look at our rescuer. His bald head was fringed with gray, and his belly overlapped his bathing trunks. I wondered, Could he be... ? I glanced at his eyes.
He grinned. Then his upbeat voice distracted me. "Guess he did what I did," he laughed.
Something seemed familiar about his tone. I don't know why I said, "You're kinda like him." Our hero filled my nagging emptiness. Maybe daydreams tricked me. I liked not having to cover up my feelings or my middle age. Then, I remembered, through all our conversation, we hadn't introduced ourselves. I smiled and extended my hand. "I'm sorry. I should have introduced myself. I'm Carol...."
"Yes, I know," he interrupted gently. "You're Carol Lee Gebhardt. And yes, I'm Jimmy. And you haven't changed a bit."
As you pointed out (in red print, no less), the actual phrase is, "Our hero filled my nagging emptiness." That says to me that his presence made her feel less lonesome. He was, apparently, what she had been looking for. :)
Thank you. And would you explain further what does the word "nagging" mean, I still don't understand it. Dose it mean "talking a lot" or "captious", I just find these two meanings of nagging in the dictionary.
Thank you. And would you explain further what does the word "nagging" mean, I still don't understand it. Dose it mean "talking a lot" or "captious", I just [can't] find these two meanings of nagging in the dictionary.
To "nag" somebody is to "bug" them. Something that "nags" you is something that "bothers" you. It doesn't have to be a person. It could be a feeling--guilt, for example. Does that help?