Hong Kong (香港). Tanpa kamu.

Koper merahku nampak mencolok di atas MTR Airport Express yang nyaris kosong itu. Aku menempelkan hidung di jendela yang dingin, memandang ke luar dengan sedikit bosan, mengabaikan peta yang tergeletak di atas pangkuan. Sampai sebuah pemandangan yang agak kekanak-kanakan membuat mataku berbinar.

Rasanya aku ingin menjawilmu dan berteriak “Lihat! Lihat!” (dengan suara yang akan membuat telingamu pekak) ketika melewati MTR menuju Disneyland Hong Kong di Lantau dengan jendela-jendelanya yang berbentuk kepala Mickey Mouse.

Tapi nggak ada kamu di sampingku.

Bersama ratusan komuter yang tumpah-ruah dari pintu-pintu geser otomatis dan membanjiri Central Station di City, kusentuhkan kartu Octopus-ku di pintu detektor, kemudian melangkah pada 14oC.

Kurapatkan overcoatku dalam antrian di balik palang-palang besi. Tujuan berikutnya, Wing Hing Street di dekat Tin Hau station. Betapa keberadaan kamu di sini akan sedikit menghangatkan telapak tanganku.

(Dan hatiku).

hanny

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