Fillip – to urge on, stimulate

She couldn’t help crying desperately, her mother stood next to her in silence. She turned to her to make her reveal her supporting words.
The woman patted her daughter’s shoulder, finally saying: “Oh come on, surely nobody paid attention to it. Why don’t you come to the kitchen as dinner’s ready?”
The girl was stunned at the fact that those unperceptive words was everything her mother had to say on her issue.

Mettle – a quality of spirit or temperament

An Asian girl staring at her blueish electronic rectangle. A bored middle-aged couple staring at the corners of their private spaces in muteness. The bartender taking care of the stains on the glasses with a dirty cloth.
Nobody really cared for the talented musician on the stage. He shut his eyes though and kept on screaming harder in the microphone.