The air buzzed of summer night coolness; the empty road lighted by fluorescent streetlights. He was swinging a stick he had picked up from the ground earlier, and she was humming the catchy melody of the overplayed song on the radio.
She stopped mid-hum. “Remember when you used to be afraid of the dark? That one time we played hide&seek at night and Mo scared you senseless from behind?”
She laughed at the memory. “It took you a whole week before you’d come out with us again”.