to say that things were odd around them was an understatement. being in such close proximity to lev on a daily basis did nothing for her emotional state. she decided to break up with him, after all. she was the one who took the leap of faith to end things because she wasn't in the right state to be with him and lev was a great – no, an amazing guy. at the time, she didn't think shedeserved him when her life was such a mess and he seemed to be stretching himself to thin for her. but now seeing him all the time made her wonder if ending things was the right choice. he still made her heart leap when he so much as smiled in her direction and while conversations were kept to a strict minimum, she couldn't help but initiate small talk sometimes, this event not withstanding.
"you know me, i'm never late," she giggled. the banality of the conversations they shared now were excruciating when he had seen the best and worst of her. their dumb little conversations, their fights, he had seen sides of her rarely visible to anything else and now they were reduced to awkward water cooler conversation. it was agonizing. "but seeing you here is a surprise, a nice one," she murmured, the last bit coming out softly as she moved closer to the copier to reach for a sheet of paper. her fingers inadvertently brushed against his for the briefest of seconds and she felt the slight jump in between them, the undeniable spark that continued to persist.
but of course, this was nothing but her projections and the manifestations of regret toward a decision she'd made a month ago. shyly, she looked at him nervously shifting her weight from one foot to another. "so babe, how've you been?"...dammit "lev...sorry, i meant...lev."