summary: There’s peace in riding the rails, in traveling alone, en route to a new adventure. Makoto has it all planned out, until he needs the help of a vibrant red-haired girl at the transfer station.
(AU: The Matsuokas never lived in/near Iwatobi, so they don’t know the Iwatobi crew. aka, I wanted to write something with a “missed connections” theme. Hence the title.)
There was serenity in riding the rails, watching vast expanses of land pass between sleepy towns, moving farther and farther from the sea. The steady ba-thump of the train over the tracks, destined to move in only one direction, a pre-determined path.