She walked beside Jared, four inches of rain-dashed darkness between her hanging wrist and his.
Once you start thinking about the lies people tell when they don't know they're telling them, the truths people reveal when they think they're lying, then you can start to build a world.
You want useless, you have come to the right guy. I can be useless for hours at a time. Weeks even. I'm currently closing in on a month of being totally useless, which is by way of being a personal best.
And they all lived happily ever after (barring death, divorce, arrest for tax fraud, that incident with the pool boy...)