My friend doesn't talk a lot.
She used to, actually. But then one day she just...stopped. She still smiles, she still looks cheerful; I can still read the expression in her eyes. But she doesn't speak.
I think it's her own choice, although I'm not sure why. I've asked her about it. She doesn't answer, just smiles at me. "Why don't you talk?" I ask.
I usually shrug it off. I've heard of selective mutes before, and it doesn't matter now that it's my best friend. It's not like it's affected our friendship or anything.
But there are times when I look at her and say in frustration, "I wish you would talk! I wish you would say something!"
But her skeleton says nothing, just continues to smile.