It was he again. Just sitting there, opposite side of the train, nodding off. Everyday for the last week, Meru saw him ride the same train home. She couldn't say what she noticed on him, what made her sneak peeks at him during the whole ride. She couldn't understand why she couldn't just stand up and greet him. Tell him how she had noticed him and maybe make a new friend.
Instead, she just sit there, opposite side of the almost empty train, her hands clenched in her lap. She lifted her head once more, just in time to look at him yawn, and stretch out lazily. He glanced back at her, their stares crossed.
She dropped her head quickly, pretending not too notice. She could feel her face heat up in embarrassment. It was over, now less than ever she could hope for contact.
Her station was announced on the speaker. She stood up slowly, trying not to look across. Walk past the gates, as usual, and begin the long walk back home. It was a bore, so she reached in to text something to anyone. That girl that announced her number on the net last night was just waiting for a good trolling.
Her hand reached for air. Her phone was missing, the reassuring weight on her skirt gone. Stopping, she frantically started to empty out her bag.
"I thought I was going to miss you."A male voice behind her, gasping for air. He had been running. "Here"
She reached out for the helpful hand, trying not to look at his face. Snapping the phone off his palm, she started to run away, hiding her ashamed face.
"See you tomorrow!" she heard far away, long past her.