"What are you thinking about?"

Alex blinks. "Nothing, none of your business, anyway."

"Oh."

"Actually… Justin, you know that feeling, when… you meet someone and after a while… there's like this… I don't know. Like, the potential that you could, like, fall in love with them?" She's looking down, writing something on her thigh with her finger. J-U-S-

Justin hesitates. "Like, you could be in love with someone, but you aren't yet?"

"Yeah," she returns, concentrating. -T-I-N.

Justin looks up at Alex, not taking his eyes off of her. "Yeah, Alex. I know the feeling."