She cried till the ice cream melted then handed me a cup of her tears. I drank them. They were salty on my tongue. Thicker than water but thinner than blood. They seemed to congeal in my throat then spun down my esophagus as a single entity. The total of her sadness was in me. It invaded my stomach and flowed trough every wall, through every vein till it infected my entire body. I was a being of sadness. Her sadness. She smiled at me and touched my cheek. I fainted. I woke alone on the floor, my destiny fulfilled.