Work was providing a normalcy to life that Yuuri hadn't thought was possible when he first arrived. In the time since, after an adjustment period that had seemed scarce when taking into account that he was in an entirely new world
, he had started to come to terms with the situation. For the most part. The ring on his finger was still a stark reminder of what he was missing, and there were moments during his day when he would just have to stop and run his finger over the cool metal of the band to bring himself out of his own head.
It had been real, and he was clinging to the memories hard to keep him moving. Viktor wouldn't want him to shut down and stop living, not over this. Even if the man wasn't there to reinforce this idea, Yuuri was also clinging to the hope that he might find him one day. Until that time, he just had to be patient.
Even if that seemed a very monumental task, especially on the days when he wanted nothing more than to curl up and pretend to not exist, to not have to deal with this new situation.
While stacking folded towels onto the cart that was kept ready for such a purpose, Yuuri stared at a particularly threadbare specimen. Sticking his finger through a section of raveled threads that tore out as easily as a hot knife cut through butter, he shook his head and draped the towel over his shoulder. He'd throw it out in the repurposing bin after this restocking task.
After the last towel was balanced on the cart, he stood and pushed up his glasses, breathing out a quiet sigh. At least no one had really been around since he'd started these menial tasks, giving him time to himself. That wasn't always the case at a job like this - which was part of the territory, but still got to be tiring at times.
Starting off with the cart, distracted by a mental tally of the rooms he needed to go and in what order, he barely noticed someone approaching until he came close to hitting them with the cart. Blinking owlishly, he turned his head, feeling his face heat up from embarrassment. "I'm sorry, is there something I can help you with?"