The outer layer of an object
An outward appearance
The last time he went to the surface, it had rained huge raindrops.
Yet, wasn't it better if the issue didn't surface for a while?
The agonizing memories ruptured to the surface at last, forcing a long overdue reaction.
Maybe he simply wasn't capable of having a relationship deeper than surface friendship.
The surface of the water ruptured, spewing a colorful fish into the air.