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I put on my headphones and started walking, twirling along the sidewalk, as the song’s tended to make me do. When “Shut up and Dance,” came on, I all but flat out danced in the middle of the street, and of course, being that it was still early, I had no shame in it; it’s not like Adam was going to see me. Of course, I could have stuck my foot in my mouth and all but drop dead from embarrassment when I looked towards the Café, and saw him, sitting in the chair. It would have been reassuring had he been talking to the waiter, who was next to him; but why would I have that luck? No, he was looking straight at me, his mouth curved into a little smile.