She shifted her eyes upward and they met his like a magnet, attracted by an unyielding force. He stared at her with curiosity, analyzing her frame. Their thoughts were bound by the silence that enclosed them. Both of them struggled to speak, unsure of how to initiate the conversation. It was as if all time had stopped and froze them in this moment. Her eyes sought his face for a signal, but he continued to give her that curious stare. A sheepish smile cracked on her face, which he returned with a grin. And all at once, she murmured, “Hey”. And he countered her greeting with, “Hey”. And they both sat down in their seats.