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Feb 22 Muse

He held the warm mug between both hands, inhaling the heavy smell of coffee and shrinking away from the cold January air coming in every time a new patron opened the door. Indistinct music filled his mind enough to distract his musings. He waited with a lingering salty taste from the croque monsieur gulped a few moments before. Soon he felt her presence in the syrupy scent floating in his direction.

“Did you wait long?”

“No, ┬ájust enough to eat something quick.”

“Sorry, I got held up in group work.”

“Oh, were you studying with.. Who were you studying with today anyway?”

“Just some of the girls, you know. The usual people.”


“I’m starving; can I order something now? You ate already, right? Do you mind?”

“No, no, go ahead.”



“What’s up?”

“What do you mean? Go ahead, you can eat.”

“That’s not what I mean. ┬áThere’s something up. You definitely have this look right now, you know, a look that’s screaming at me, even if you’re silent.”

“How can I be screaming if I’m silent.”

“Don’t give me that, you know what I’m talking about.”


“Oh my God, what the hell is wrong now? How did I make you mad now?”

“You never make me mad. I just get mad on my own.”

“Ok, I can’t take this right now. I’m leaving, I don’t care what your problem is. Call me when you calm down if you want to talk.”

“Don’t walk out.”

“Then talk to me. Don’t start with this whole not-talking routine. I can’t put up with this bullshit.”

“You always find excuses to leave me alone.”

“This is not an excuse; we’ve talked about this before. I will not sit here and beg you to tell me what’s wrong. I thought that whole part of our relationship was done, you know? I can’t take it”

“I don’t mean just now.”



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