Sandy got off the bus shortly after, but Rico still felt like the world had yet to return.
They had talked about jobs and family. He couldn’t tell her very much about his work, so instead he described his father. Sandy in turn, spoke about her fiancé and her own parents, who were currently touring Japan. Rico had been sad to hear she was already involved.
The blonde girl had smiled. “Friends?” When he nodded, she had given him her email.
Rico was still grinning as he went through airport screening. His smile faltered, however, when security pulled him aside.