He’s a geek, too. It was lovely how despite another person sitting between the two of you, your curious and wandering minds still connected. “That’s the science of addiction,” you blurted out as quickly as third person adjusted his vape levels on the digital mod. “How your- your sensors turn off so you start wanting more of something,” you added gingerly. He stared, his smile gleaming, “Receptors,” he corrected. “Yes.” You shared smiles. He seconded your thoughts, saying, “But you can still turn more receptors back on.” The conversation ensues as the third person turns quiet and the voices of theories and curiosities blare on.
(writing practice inspired by unphotographable.com)