the look of joy in his face is priceless

“…Kaori? No way. I never thought I’d see you…” The look on his face was priceless, a mix of surprise and joy at seeing the face of the girl he’d thought had disappeared without a trace. On the inside, he was an uncharacteristic bundle of nerves – what to do, what to say? Usually quicker-witted, nothing came to mind and he stood there, staring, as if faced with a ghost. All at once, so many unspoken feelings came back, chased by thoughts of those he knew he’d never see again. Still, this was good.