She's wrapping up repairs on her packed-up Sportster, stuff I’d never learned to do. The passenger seat's scattered with shoes and little boxes, like the bottom of Santa’s bag on December 26th. She has the slack-cheeked, barely-interested look she wears when she doesn’t want to admit she likes me around.
“All you have to do is breathe,” she says, as if I ever can when she’s this near.
She hops in. It turns right over, her victory over fouled plugs distracting us both from what comes next.