While having a cigarette break, she catches someone’s eye. A friend across the tracks is motioning to her. She entertains him, welcoming the break from a crazy day and a shelling over punctuality.
She was flattered, and she was definitely flirting. It’s hard to exchange pleasantries across two train tracks, that’s for sure.
But in the few minutes that passed, she then realised that she was standing on the wrong side of a missed connection.