Hope spotted him across the street and was filled with such excitement from seeing a familiar face that she’d promptly sprinted across the road. With little warning she had lunged at him from the front, assaulting the man with a friendly hug. Ignoring his protests she pulled back for a second to place a spur of the moment kiss to his cheek. Finally she released the scientist, her arms folding behind her at the realization of the awkwardness she had created.
"Long time no see."
I didn’t wanna fall in love, not at all. But at some point you smiled, and, holy shit, I blew it"