"Yeah!" I said smiling, tucking my elbows in from the bustling crowd and turning slightly, my white wine wiggling in its fancy glass.
"That's awesome. So were you guys, like, a thing in college?"
"No," I said, remembering, "...just b-f-fs."
"Oh, you were b-f-fs?" he said, without a trace of sarcasm, although I was sure it was lurking beneath the surface.
"Yeah!" I said.
"Cool," he said.
And then, "You know, I never knew your man all that well," he said, stepping in a bit, "but I always thought he was awesome."
I smiled, then suppressed a giggle as Adam himself walked up to hear, "Yeah, I mean, Adam is just such a solid guy, you know?"
And as he turned and saw Adam standing there, he laughed a little sheepishly then continued, "Hey man, I just remember you always reading and watching you with everyone in the coffee shop and I don't know, it's so rare to see someone and think that guy has character. But I always thought that."
He turned to me as Adam's face turned red and said, "Anyway, congratulations. You got a good one."
And as he disappeared into the crowd I squeezed Adam's arm and thought yeah, I know.