Chirag Desai

The little things


Silence, broken only by the click of her red heels against the pavement.

She reached out to find his arm, feeling like she would stumble if she didn’t.

He felt a light touch and turned to her, the surprise evident on his face.

Look calm, she thought to herself, flashing a smile.

He slowed down a little so they wouldn’t lose the new connection.

She withdrew the arm 15 seconds later, just as people walked by.