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  • A street taken by fog, barely illuminated by street lamps.
    Underneath one of those a man awaits, looking at his sides like he's waiting for someone. He wears a long coat, and his hands are in his pockets. A cigarette is hanging in his mouth. But he forgets to inhale.
    His eyes carry a mix of anxiety, expectation and fear.
    The man searches for something. Ever since he was a kid. He saw the fog out his window and thought that, if there were something in the world waiting to be found, it would be in a fog like that.

    But nothing happens.
    Frustrated, he he begins to walk for walking sake, with no defined destiny.
    He walks with lowered eyes, which is why he doesn't see a figure approaching, walking towards him.
    When they come across each other, the man looks up quickly to the strange and proceeds with his walks, lost in thoughts. Only a while later, when his head clears, he realizes that the strange had a cigarette hanging in his mouth. That he had a long coat, and his hands were in his pockets.
    He looks back, to the direction he came from. Hoping the man was underneath some streetlamp. But it wasn't anywhere to be seen. He begins to run back, but he stops himself.
    He had saw the man's eyes, carried with a mix of anxiety, expectation and fear.

    He shakes his head.
    That strange himself didn't seem like he wanted to actually meet him.

    "What a coward", he thinks to himself.
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