His eyes, the source of a dried, salty trail running down his cheeks from an hour of slow tears, met hers, neutral and dry.
They stood at the door, her hand resting in his. He turned to walk away, but paused and turned back.
"One more thing."
"A kiss... I shan't be seeing you for a while."
She obliged, gently pressing her lips to his, and smiled as he walked away, knowing it was for the better.
A few minutes later, he let himself smile too.