I looked too. I must admit.
Her eyes didn’t leave the book though. In fact, I think the expression on her face got more intense with the turn of each page.
The corner was just big enough for the two of us. I dragged my legs closer to the rest of my body. Turning up the volume on the ipod, I lost myself in his coarse voice.
A shadow fell over me then.
He had the broadest shoulders I have seen in a long time. It was probably the shadow that broke her concentration too. Instead of a frown at the shadow for the interruption, as I expected, her face broke into a bright smile. She leapt into his arms. He hugged her close. I saw him lean into smell her hair. They couldn’t stop touching each other. The face, the arm, the hair. I wondered if I should move to give them privacy. She put her head on his shoulders and his arm went around her waist.
A sigh escaped through me.
They did look so good together. As I lost myself again in the world of wishes and dreams, a shadow fell over me again. I felt a tap on my shoulder. I frowned at the interruption and looked up. He handed me a cup of coffee. Surprised, I said, “You read my mind! I was just thinking about it” He didn’t reply and slid down on the ground next to me. I sipped the near-perfect concoction. He dug out two tickets from his bag,“I think this is also something you have been thinking about.” I stared at it in surprise. He hated watching these plays and yet he held those tickets. Winking at me, he put them back in his bag.
We sat there side-by-side. We sat there without touching each other. We sat there on that crowded noisy platform.
And yet, a sigh escaped me.