Estrangement. Uneasy smiles. One attempts to break the ice. The scores of the ongoing game discussed. The other pitches in and remains forever helpful. Ice thaws. More topics skimmed over. “How’ve you been?” answered. Uneasy sentences begun only to be left broken, halfway through. Hands shaken. Warm hugs shared. Understanding smiles. Tears?
Begin stuck in the elevator isn’t all that bad, always.