I suddenly realized we'd been living in the same house all along. I didn't know it until the morning, when he popped his head in my door to say he was going to use the shower, that ok? I said sure without looking up, then realized that i'd been writing him a letter at the time.

I knocked on the bathroom door, and we had a good laugh over the irony, but he still didn't show his face. When i came out into the kitchen, the floor was covered with nutshells, and my feet were bare. The cats were hungry but there was no food, so i wrapped them in a blanket and sat in the corner to wait.