"Stay close -- close to the trees that stand firm in the ground and grip the night sky. With the tip of their branch, twigs outstretched like fingers, they grasp for even the tiniest thread from the endless cloak above. Stay close, Dear. Do not wander. Do not stray."
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She fumbled with her keys as they got to the door.
"I had a really not terrible night tonight."
"I had a not terrible night too," He smiled.
She paused. Her heart beat at such a normal rate she hardly noticed it in her chest. "Well," she opened the door slowly, "goodnight."
"Let me grab that for you." His hand glazed over hers and for a slight second they stood still, eyes locked.
She turned her head, brushing a single escaped curl back behind her ear. "Thank you."
As the door closed behind her she blew a kiss. Not a terrible night at all, she thought as she walked through the hallway towards her apartment.