An airport. Early morning. The smell of coffee. The sound of brewing.
1.5 hour before the departure.
Most stores are still closed. Dimmed window displays. Quiet boxes of perfume and cigarettes. Lingering smell of duty free shops.
Coffee. Extremely hot airport coffee. Can't taste anything other than hot. Perfect.
Staffs slowly coming in. Fresh makeups. Sleepyheads. They're still dragging their faces outside of work. I like it.
The fact that they are here for work, soothes me.
The fact that they will keep serving extremely hot coffee after I leave, gives me stability.
Excitement. Nervous faces. Relief. A big bottle of water. Light sound of tapping laptop keybord.
Gate check. Phone.