The During (12 hrs, 40 min)
… She could see it like a diagram now: two vectors shooting outward in separate directions, with all the logic of bottle rockets. Spiraling, smoking, into loves and fitness clubs, new pets, glass-walled lofts, classes at the college. A flourishing. Years passing. A sheen upon both of them as they took turns gaining and losing weight, smugly recommending new bands, and showing up late to things, rosy from having just stepped from other people’s beds.