Jack’s phone buzzes. He is confused at first. No one has texted him, why did it buzz? Then he sees the little bird on the notification bar and he remembers. That means Bitty has tweeted something. He opens the Twitter app to read it, feeling quite curious, but when his timeline finally loads—there is nothing for him to read. Just four squares in brakets.
He decides to text Bitty.
(17:29) Jack: haha was that a secret message?
(17:32) Bitty: what? º-º
(17:33) Jack: all those squares and the brakets
(17:33) Jack: do they mean something?
(17:34) Bitty: ?? i don’t know what you’re talking about º-º
(17:35) Jack: you tweeted that just now?
Bitty calls him then instead of texting back, and when Jack picks up, he is cackling.
“That—that wasn’t a secret message, honey,” Bitty says, trying to catch his breath. “It was one of those special emoticons I showed you a few weeks ago. Maybe you need to restart your phone? You could read them that day.”
Needless to say, Jack gets chirp texts from Bitty for the rest of the day.