“I don’t want you to assume any hypocritical theory about this brief parting” he said with a slight frown. He observed her sitting quietly beside him on the platform. “I’m going to miss you terribly!” The professor tried to build the framework of a logical excuse to dislodge any doubt of the real reason for leaving.
His lover, rising to stand above him, chose to swap her doomsday theory of his never returning, to reasons why she would be better off without him. “It’s alright, George”, she offered. “At least I won’t have to listen to your Schrödinger’s cat theories any longer. Bon voyage!” The train engine roared impatiently as she smiled and walked away.