They were arguing...and planning something.
They had to be in their early 20's and it sounded like they were running away.
That's what transpired during my train ride into the city for work the other day.
The young man with his slicked-back hair was talking rather rough with her. Her name was Erica, I overheard.
She sounded frustrated and upset and her boyfriend was trying to convince her it will all work out. To reassure and protect her.
"We have to plan this out right," he said.
I was sitting a seat behind and across from them so I could only hear bits and pieces of their exchange but it sounded daring and passionate.
I secretly snapped this picture of them.
Now I could be totally wrong and may have misheard their conversation through the noisy commute but the thought of leaving everything behind for love is exciting.
To have a wonderful man whisk me away and escape this dull, lonely life of mine. This prison I'm in.
"Don't you want to come back and visit here (referring to Chicago)?" he asked.
She shook her head no.
I could identify with Erica but know she'll be all right because she has someone to hold her hand and love along the way.
Who knows what will become of them but I wish that young couple luck. May they find better days ahead.