This story takes place in Moscow in 1983. Ivan and Ilyana have been married for many, many years. They met back when they were 14 and 16 and have been together ever since. They love each other a lot. Ivan is having trouble remembering things. Ilyana takes him out a lot and they walk together. She'll point out things that they used to do or see and ask him if he remembers them. Sometimes they just sit and watch all the teeny-boppers go by and remember when they were young. They hear the sounds of people walking on the sidewalk and cars going by beeping. Sometimes there are dogs barking or children laughing - there's lots of different sounds to hear. They don't smell much unless someone has on too much perfume because there are no restaurants around -
it's just stores. They don't like the new styles some kids are wearing. They like to dress up and pretend they're rich, even though they aren't. It makes them feel happy when people think they are rich. They even try to talk like they have servants. They just like to go out and people-watch and spend time together. They love each other very much and like just being together - it doesn't matter what they are doing.