Sitting here odd man out to a chess game. It's quiet and peaceful, door wide open, rain soaked air flowing in. I can write while they play.

Victory is close for one friend, as they split from the table for a moment, to piss and refresh a drink from next door.

One friend looks the other in the eye and says checkmate, or the other says I concede, or wait, they both just agreed to a stalemate!