Disclaimer: Same as always, don't own it.

Another Time, Another Place

She wonders if, had they not been caught up in the world of deception detection, they would have had a chance.

If they didn't spot every lie, if they didn't see the doubt and immediately question it, if they didn't work so hard to cover their emotions, just because it was easier than feeling so damn exposed.

She wonders what would have happened if she'd been a writer and he was a teacher, or she ran a little bakery and he was one of her loyal customers. She wonders whether there would have been more truth to their relationship, or less.

What is highly likely, though, is that if they hadn't made the career choices they did, they would never have met in the first place. For that reason, she thinks, she should just be grateful for what they do have.

It doesn't stop her wondering, though.