Photo Credit: James White
Parched with thirst, she stumbles half-asleep into the kitchen, careful not to wake him. She pours water from the pitcher and drinks slowly near the sink full of dirty dishes. A chance encounter for a one-night stand turns into a sleepover, a lazy day lounging in the house and another night in his bed. Dishes and utensils continue accumulating in the sink. They talk little but fall into a rhythm of ease, sipping warm coffee and smiling shyly at each other. She puts the glass in the sink, returns to the bedroom, and climbs into the warm bed with him.