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The story overwhelmed him, and he grew tired of pursuing it. He gave up walking along the Paseo. That night Andrés stopped at his parents’ house – his house, these days – in order to rest a bit and put on warmer clothing. In Santiago – he had forgotten this, too – warmth and the afternoon depart hand in hand. He was just getting dressed and was on his way to the kitchen in search of the white shirt that Teresa had just ﬁnished ironing for him, when all the lights went out. Sudden darkness paralyzes, resembles fear.
Perhaps that was why he suddenly avoided making contact with his brother’s teary eyes. He felt that he, too, was at the breaking point. And the truth was that the very idea of embracing him there, among all those people, and crying on his shoulder for all those years and those losses, for the old man who was slipping from their grasp and for the old lady, even farther gone, locked inside her muteness like sea creatures in their hermetic shells, yes, to cry for all the good things that might have happened and never did .
I won’t be in Santiago tomorrow. I work for the railroad. ’’ ‘‘No, she doesn’t know. ’’ ‘‘Well, look, there’s a café on the corner there. ’’ The café was a pathetic soda fountain joint with a tile ﬂoor as cold as the outdoors and with an annoying noise that came from an enormous refrigerator next to the cash register. The girl who served them the two steaming cups looked at Sonia with a trace of complicity.