Act 1, Scene 1: Introduction

We were strangers.

I was the newbie.
He was that transferred guy from Country Origin.

He smiled and told me his name.
He wouldn’t be able to understand me even if I spoke of anything else, so I did the same.

He repeated my name.
I nodded to assure him it’s the right way to pronounce it.

We continued to walk.
No words.
Only occasional, curious glances at each other.

We were strangers.
Then we were not so strangers.

And that was how it began.