Ingmar Bergman called a kiss “a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” It’s a trick, all right; it just has far more uses than he probably had in mind.
Most of this storyline comes from an AIM conversation with the same Pip Bernadette who inspired the opening conversation here. Integra: It’s such a lovely, peaceful morning… [SLAM] Pip: Yo, boss! What’s up? Integra: Well, it was.