I: Does the thought of touch excite you?

II: What do you mean? Like the touch of another human?

II: ...

II: Like the touch of a human?

I: Yes. Or any creature with form and higher cognition, I suppose.

II: I don't know. What does excitement feel like?

I: They say your heart breaks your chest. That your lungs cannot quite catch enough air. That when you make a promise, it drifts ever so slightly out of reach. They say you no longer have to beg the ocean to come.

II: Tidal waves, then?

I: Would you like to feel it?

II: Excitement?

I: Yes.

II: ...

II: Yes.

I: ...