"'Shhh,' she whispers, 'I'm pretending it's you.'
There have been times they have retreated from
each other faster than the two ends of the universe. She's spent years
with him when he would never have guessed what he meant to her. She has
spent years when she didn't know herself. He moves down the steps and
walks toward her until their toes are touching.
'It is me,' he whispers back."