The late subway isn't the perfect place to flirt - it stinks, it's cramped, and somehow everyone's annoyed. But Luke Hemmings, hair ruffled and fly undone from a one night stand, is willing to try a cheap pick up line on anyone, and that anyone happens to be Ava Morrison.
Thing is, Ava Morrison is asexual and very unimpressed.
When the two are stuck at the station when their train breaks down, Luke finds himself apologising and Ava finds herself forgiving him - conversing over cigarettes and a KitKat. They don't think they'll ever encounter each other again, especially not in New York where people didn't really give a shit about strangers either way.
But tonight's different - Ava is tired, Luke is embarrassed, and both of them are hungry. And that's how it starts: unsuspecting, random, and unexpected.
Like most golden things do.