Kira wakes up early in the morning. She runs her fingers through her hair like a clumsy brush. Some days she wakes up and sees Him lying beside her. Sometimes she wakes up and He has already left.
Today He has already left her.
She goes to the kitchen of her apartment and sees that he left the kettle on. A jet of steam punctures the air with a low whistle as she takes it off of the burner. Before he left, he set out her coffee cup, with two packets of sugar from the Diner resting beside it. There are heavy brown crystals of instant coffee in her cup. It’s the little things that make her love him.
She pours the water and drinks her coffee.
She has work in an hour.