With that out of the way, even beyond the personal side, I like this as fea believable depiction of the way peoples' paths sometimes cross in meaningful, impactful ways that don't end up in some sort of strong connection or dramatic story. We don't get that very often, especially in a genre usually focused on romance, and it's really cool to see. The last story like that I can remember seeing on here was this one, which gave a similar sense of something that could be a full yuri story that ended up being just a moment. This kind of thing is good too, isn't it?
Generally agree, these short angsty stories are good too, but it still hurts. There are so many possibilities for them to meet and connect in the future