I found Nikola in the cafeteria, opening a box of tea as the electric kettle rose to a boil. He’d been hunched over a little, chewing his lip nervously… but as soon as he realized someone else was in the room, he stood up straight and beamed at me.
…Was that all one sentence?
I sat down at the table by a window and waited, watching the stars outside. After a few minutes, Nikola sat down across from me with a bright smile, bearing two little mugs of tea.
He propped his head up with one hand, and took a swig of tea with the other.