Student or Learner
I came across this phrase in Academy Street by Mary Costello
"She thought of David constantly. Already he had forgotten her. She felt the approach of hurt. She tried to glean things from Anne, careful not to betray the tug she felt. The longing to see him became a kind of sickness."
Anne is David's cousin. What should I read "the tug" here. I am struggling between 2 possibilities:1. She is feeling that herself is pulling information about David. 2. She was pulled emotionally to ask about David.
Thanks for your help.