Keeping busy on the plane

On the plane going on holidays.
This is my first time writing on a plane.
I usually read ( I love reading always being my way to escape from everybody and everything also,I have a tendency to bond with the characters,bringing them in my life exactly like they bring me into theirs.)
If I don't read ,I stuck my headphone on and look around checking out the other passengers trying to find out what is their story.
This is a little game that goes far back to my childhood .
Every time I was at the restaurant or in some public place (on a train,queuing at some museum ……)with mother we used to pick a group of person and guess what was the story between them: were they husband and wife?were they a family? Were they a clandestine couple enjoying their affair or just some friends hanging out?
When we go out together,me and my mom,we still do it sometime but not that often anymore but it is so eradicated in me that I do it by myself sometimes.
Sometimes I try to get an accomplice in my husband but ,he , is definitely not into it.
Hey, but my daughter is ,and she is a natural at it!!!
I flew them both to their grandparents few weeks ago and while queueing to board here she was whispering to me to check out some passengers so that she could tell me their story!
May be it is genetical!?!

Well that said, today plane was atrociously boring : really obvious couples,happy canonic families and a very loud group of student going back home until…. here they are :a man and a woman,middle age and very good looking,both of them.
They look like a couple but there was something odd about them…..
May be they just met,except you are not that tactile when you just met .
They were tactile with each other but at the same time there was a lack of ……intimacy?no that's not the right word, actually there was a lack of complicity.
They obviously knew themselves well enough to hug and touch and kiss but not enough to "predict" one an other what they were saying( and I think whoever is in a relationship,weather is work or not knows exactly what I mean) ,there was a lack of those daily gestures long term couple automatically do.So I was a puzzled .
They had all my attention .
I observed them better,closely,listen at them ,(for what I could of course).
Now I was sure they were not really together……
Well ,plane landed and the man jumped on his feet to get the cabin luggage ,already with his phone in hand turned on. He turned to woman and said:"my wife is picking me up,don't come out straight after me" and went.
I was right! Years of practise paid out!


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