"Nothing in Common"
(Part 11 in the ongoing saga of Wayne and Isabella, the Ghosts with Relationship Problems)
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne and Isabella The Ghost, miserably married for 3 years now (and 4 years before the divorce), share another conversation-less long car ride to her horrible mother’s house for the weekend.
As they don’t share the same taste in music, they’ll each whine if they have to listen to what the other likes to listen to, so instead they listen to nothing at all so that at least nobody gets what they want.
Every conversation has been had, every last scrap of tepid small talk has been uttered, every complaint about work and friends shared, and every little habit and quirk of their respective personalities manages to annoy the other simply by existing.
After the initial attraction and shared interest in not being alone had worn off, it is painfully clear that Wayne and Isabella have nothing in common.
Isabella remembers when Wayne would try to make her laugh; the long drives through the countryside would go so quickly, how happy and free she felt… but she can’t even fathom how that feeling existed before. It seems so foreign, like it happened in a past life.
Now all they have in common is the endless, tense silence.