I walked down the stairs and he rushed up. I knew he was shy, but I hadn’t realized how much. I said hi to his sister and glanced back at the stairs, he lingered and then moved up a few. My feet took me two steps away, he moved back down, but when he saw I didn’t go far he went back up. I did it again, he did it again. Finally, I realized, he wouldn’t come down till I left.
They say, “The boy is shy,” I only now, realize how much.