The exchange had always been flawless, for ages. One leaves and the other enters to rule, simultaneously. The first time there occured a slight friction, was the first time he had noticed her.
Her warm smile immediately caressed his frozen heart. He was barren, and only took; she was evergreen and always gave. She entered, in full bloom, ready to replenish what he had taken away.
Her twinkling gaze initially did not notice the familiar stranger observing her with admiration. She gave him a surprised smile, slightly raising her left eyebrow.
“You must be Winter?” She said in a breeze.
“Yes, I am… ” He hesitated, coarse.
“I thought you’d left.”
He merely smiled at her.
ILLUSTRATION BY SITARA VS