Sometimes I think I’m imagining the entire thing. Hell, if I didn’t know for a fact that other people have seen him and interacted with him, I might worry if everything that’s transpired since Bareris’ return was but a grief-induced hallucination. As it is, I still worry about what might be wrong… and at times, I worry that it’s me.
What happens — and it happens a lot — is that Bareris will pop up, surprise me in the city and be affectionate and loving and verbose. We’ll talk and whatnot for a short while and then without warning, he’ll just… space out, while I’m talking. He’ll stare off into the distance… his eyes rather glaze. Nothing I say to him gets a response. He’ll stand there for about twenty minutes before sitting down, still saying nothing… and then, about fifteen or twenty minutes after that, he simply leaves. Again, without a word.
Later he tells me he fell asleep.
Am I that boring? Does he need a therapist? I don’t know what to do!