He appears at the most inopportune moments, demanding that she drop whatever she’s doing to spend time with him after he’s travelled all that way across town just to see her. A quick cup of coffee often turns into an excursion that makes her late for work or an appointment. Doing him a favour lands her in an unfamiliar part of town and takes up more than half day. Her head tells her he is a stealer of time. But her heart recognizes him for what he really is – a master conjurer who creates big illusions from small truths.
Time Stealer – Fragment #33