I just don't want to be seen right now. Laugh at yourself, young one, it's two thousand and seven all over again. Thinking about what you want to do: measuring the pro, while weighing the con. What more could you lose.

Have this conversation in double time, at the same time, between one another: "I would put my life in danger. I could lose my job because of you."

"I could," I tell myself. "I could lose everything because of what you and me are doing"

So here I am, alone with my thoughts in town center, where she makes her speech...

And the thing she says is what he said.