The train doors slid open with a mechanical sweep and she stepped in amongst the other passengers.
Always, she is plugged into her earphones and always, she prefers to lean against the glass panel at the doorway.
The doors remained gaping as the last human trickles filtered in, as he did, through the very doorway she had entered.
Like her, he chose to lean against the glass panel at the doorway, right across from her.
Instinctively, she looked up in the same instance that he did.
Their eyes met.
And they held each other for a few moments.
And in those few moments, her mind was darting through her memories to recognise his face, as he too seemed to be doing.
A sense of wonderment surged through and made her hold up a hand to her mouth in delighted astonishment; across from her, amazement shone from his eyes as a smile crept onto his face, and he came towards her.
To quote him, a serendipitous encounter as such is a magnificent Christmas gift.
And it is. 🙂