An american man and a girl named Jig and are waiting at a train station Northern Spain near the Ebro River.They are waiting for a train to Madrid. As they sit at the station, they order two beers and the girl gazes at a line of distant hills.
Jig wonders what will happen after the operation, and the man states that they'll be happy again, and go back to how they were before. Jig wonders if it will make the man love her again like he used to. He thinks it's the best thing to do, but if she doesn't want to, she doesn't have to
Jig says that she will go through with the operation because she doesn't care about her. She seems to just want to make him happy, which perturbs the man because he doesn't want her to do it for him. Jig gets up and walks to look out at the mountains again. She tells the man that they could have everything, but they can't anymore. she knows that something is about to be taken away and that they can't return to the way they were anymore
The short story element of Conflict (Person vs. Person)enhances the element of Symbolism/Archetypes(Alcohol) They Had chose to drink because of how hot it is .
Jig sits back and they order another beer. The man again tells her that he's willing to go through with it if it means anything to her. Jig wonders if it means anything to him . He says it does, but that he doesn't want anyone but her. She tells him to stop talking and threatens to scream if he doesn't.
The man takes the bags over to the other tracks because the train will arrive in 5 minutes. He has a drink at the bar and comes back to Jig. She smiles at him, and when he asks if she feels better, she tells him there's nothing wrong with her; she feels fine.
The short story element of Mood/Tone(Miserable) enhance the element of Theme (Choice) They both were miserable because of how hot it was and it was both they're choices to drink the alcohol.