finally looking up from the floor, he glanced sideways at the bunch that chattered away, creating multiple layers of echos within the tightly bounded space. he adjusted his stance, filled with tiny awkward n stiff movements. that very moment, it looked like he was bracing himself to approach them, introducing himself to everyone by having all eyes focused on him. yet she was surprised that just seconds later, he withdrawn timidly back into his perfectly safe comfort zone, continuing his effort to burn an invisible hole in the cement with his intense glare. watching him caused her jaw to hung slightly ajar, for she had never quite seen him like this. what surprised her further was nor would he look her in the eye. not one greeting, not showing one flick of recognition. as if they had never met before in this life, like total strangers that just happened to cross path.