It has been a long day.
You sell a few boxes of contacts over the course of your shift, but that’s not enough to make the time go by any faster. The clock ticks away, inching closer and closer to quitting time. You sit at your desk, almost draped over it, exasperated and waiting for the day to end.
A familiar face enters and she looks just as you remember her. You once regarded each other as sisters, and those feelings of affection quickly rise to the surface upon her reentry into your workplace and into your life. There’s a hug, long and comfortable. You ask each other questions about what the other has been up to. Before you know it, it’s time to close up shop and head home. She asks you to accompany her to the bar you used to frequent. You agree.