Stranger: Are you Peter?
[Turns out stranger used to date one of his old Gainesville bandmates.]
[Chatter about the seeming abundance of ex-Floridians in NY.]
[A trio enters from the street.]
Male in said party: Peter?
Me, to another member of said group, at the same time: Janice?!
Me, to said male: Andres?!
[All humans bewildered and wide-eyed.]
Me, to Janice: Are you visiting from London?
Janice: I just moved back to the states… to Bushwick (names her nearest train stop).
Me: That’s where we are!
Andres & me, simultaneously, to each other: How do you know Peter?
Andres: Kickball, years ago.
Me, walking over to Peter’s side and taking his hand: Peter’s my partner, I just moved here last month.
[More wide-eyed bewilderment.]
Janice and/or Andres: from… Richmond…?
[Further bewilderment; a nutshelled catch-up; formal introductions; “let’s hang out!”s; end scene.]