The clerk, however, sits in his chair, unamused. He has seen it all before. He seems to mimic his surroundings: paint peels from the walls; cigarette butts sit discarded on the floor; an open map lies discarded on top of a bookshelf. But the clerk is not all bad. A tabby cat lingers by his chair.
After a brief ceremony, the clerk will go on with his mundane affairs. However, the new couple will go out into the brave new world, its light emanating through the arched window.