Next to the philateria lived Lauttie and Lotte. Their apartment had also once been a store, but now the front window housed Lotte’s succulents. They had met each other at a water polo tournament in Poughkeepsie when they were both sophomores in college. When Lauttie saw the way Lotte filed her nails on the edge of the pool, she knew they were going to be together forever, or at least that she wanted to. Lotte did not have the same commitment to longevity, but there were not that many other places to go since the building took flight.
Music pairing: Love The One You’re With by Crosby, Stills, and Nash