In light of recent events, here’s a quick revisit to the story I wrote that briefly explores the China-Taiwan issue.
Smoke filtered through the gaps in the beaded curtain that hid their booth. Between both of their cigarettes, the air around them matched a Beijing skyline.
Long nails clicked against porcelain as Taiwan fixed her tea. China smoked quietly and every so often resisted the urge to check his buzzing cellphone. Should have silenced it.
“Have you been well?” She asked after a long lull of silence. It was a safe question.
China kept his eyes off of her. “Yes, I think so.”
Taiwan leaned down and breathed in.”What a nice scent. You said this was chun mee, didn’t you?”
“Maybe I could make us tung-ting next time.”
“I don’t like oolong.”
Taiwan’s lips pursed. “You are being impossible.”
He sat up suddenly. “Excuse me? Green tea is healthy. You ought to drink it more. It lowers blood pressure and cholesterol. You could benefit–”
“Oh, shut up. I’ll drink your tea.”
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