Ever seen someone and then cringe because of how greatly that person has affected your life but then you turned out to be these two people pretending to not know each other for some reason.
The moment that person steps on the scene, you do your best to act like you do not care. You start talking to everyone else and you find ways to be as busy as you can.
But then there are those inevitable moments when you will have to acknowledge each other. And so you will have to do it with empty eyes and blank expressions and minimal gestures.
You must not show weakness. You must hide the longings and cover up the sorrows. Exchange awkward glances and awkward comments. Breath in and out awkwardness until the whole ordeal is through.
No one wins, though. At the end of the day it would always feel like you’ve been punched in the face.
Repeat until fade.