Unexpected appreciation

Slightly dejected, my mind was made that I was going to fasten my steps
Join the others ahead, leaving them alone
A physical and symbolic gesture at the same time

But the second my pace fasten, her hand stretched out from the side
I felt her hand land on my shoulder, fasten tightly
And my body was pulled back... closer to her side, back to their pace

Shattering my darkness, my glaze met their 2 sets of eyes
Don't leave.

Reassured, a smile...
A genuine smile came.