| ♪ She hadn’t been expecting the smile nor the gratitude but if she could somehow ease the weight on someone’s shoulder, if she could make them smile, even if only for a moment then that had been all she truly needed.
Pleased with the outcome of her little approach, the pianist could only smile back for a moment before her gaze shifted to the crashing waves once again. ❝ The world directs enough pain at us on its own already, don’t you think? ❞ she would speak in her usual singsong voice. ❝ It would be a shame if we ended up directing it at ourselves as well. ❞
Words, she realized were easier spoken than achieved as she too understood what it meant to carry the weight of the world on one’s shoulders but she also wished to lift it off other people.
She was curious of his words, displaying evident intrigue as he noted of the good and terrible things life throws their way — it seemed perhaps, she had it all wrong and he had an even better understanding of the way things worked than she, herself did. Maybe, she was the one in need of his help, than the other way round.
❝ No.. I’m the one that should thank you — I’m going to keep those words in mind.. ❞ pausing to consider for a moment, the seriousness of the conversation would seem to shift as he mentioned his encounters with ‘weirdos’, soft giggles bubbling through her lips. ❝ I think we’re all a little weird on the inside. ❞