Long distance, pt. V

Cut back to the airplane scene with S**** (which happens a week after the phone conversation with G**** at the V**** hotel room, in case you haven’t realized).

The turbulence grows stronger and the cabin lights are killed. Basking beneath his own reading lights, S**** the leitmotif-man scratches his beard for a second, goes for a peanut or three and resumes with his Sudoku.
The protagonist gets tired from writing all this by hand, eventually. He flicks his pen once, twice then bows down to the black backpack tucked between his legs, puts his notebook away and then looks for some chewing gum.