Lydia Davis breaks up with her boyfriend Richard Yates as he is driving her to the airport. Richard Yates screams. Lydia Davis thinks her face is somehow stretching into a face longer than her face. Richard Yates pulls the car over. He is breathing heavily and crying hard. Lydia Davis worries about missing her flight to Holland. She looks at her shoes. She has a mental projection of her luggage in the trunk. She is afraid of having to maintain emotional control if Richard Yates begins to hyperventilate. "How can you do this to me," Richard Yates says. He makes a loud noise. "I don't know," Lydia Davis says. "I'm just going to Holland," she says. She looks at her shoes and wishes that they turn into laser beams that enable murder. Richard Yates hugs her. The stick shift presses uncomfortably against Lydia Davis' thigh. Lydia Davis' hand accidentally touches Richard Yates' penis a little. Lydia Davis makes a low sound. "The stick shift," she whispers into Richard Yates' trembling white ear.