Leading effectively

"Why do you keep looking back?"

"I look back because you stop."

"Maybe if you didn't turn around every five seconds, I'd walk more consistently."

"And maybe if you actually kept up, I wouldn't need to turn around to check on you."

"Check on me? It's not like I'm going to get lost."

"I’m leading you."

“I’m not a sheep. Just keep moving forward, and I'll follow."


Hours passed.

“Why did you stop? I thought you were following.”

“I did follow, for a while. But then I saw this bench and thought, ‘Why rush?’ You seemed so confident about not looking back, I figured you’d either make it on your own or come back for me.”