Slowness

Slowness

Slowness

Fernando and Alicia meet, like each other, and begin to date. She lives alone, he with his parents. One afternoon she asks him to walk home with her, because she needs to change clothes for a dinner. She invites him to come up, but he hesitates and tells her he isn’t ready to see her home yet. She insists, but he repeats that he’s not ready. Alicia likes his modesty. I’ll cover your eyes, she tells him.