dia mengelamun. halfway through. when he was talking about worldly stuff and finally proposed to marry her. by then she was mentally absent in full.
there was no response.
lelaki sedikit kecewa dan mengalih pandangan. dia memandang ke langit sambil menggenggam buku limanya. he saw the white cumulus built like friendly piles of ice cream and high above... were the thin feathers of the cirrus against the high october sky.
"vacuum..." he said to himself.
"huh?" jawab temannya.
"you are not listening..." he said.
to which she replied, "i know right!"
lelaki kemudiannya melepaskan tumbukan padu ke muka wanita tersebut.
"it would help if you removed the ipod you bitch!" tegas lelaki itu sebelum beredar.
wanita tersengih dan terus mendengar "emmy the great" daripada kumpulan playlist 'jiwa bebas'.