‘Why are you silent? Say something.’
She was not used to his silence. She knew something was wrong and he knew that too. But he chose to hide it, from her and from himself. The silence was drowning them both. They knew that. They wanted to assume they would be able to swim up to the surface.
They forgot they were not good swimmers.
‘Is there something wrong? If there is problem, we can maybe work on it.’
Rather, rejection of the existence of a problem. Rejection that they were drowning. Assumption that they could swim up.
‘Ok, if you say so.’
She accepted his rejection. He became more cheerful too.
Right then, a shark appeared below them out of nowhere. It pulled them both down. Now, they wouldn’t even have to swim. They would just drown.