Alice and Bob stand on opposite vertices of a regular octahedron. At the beginning of every minute,

- each chooses an adjacent vertex uniformly at random and moves towards it;
- each moves at a constant rate of 1 edge per minute;
- they will stop when they meet up.

The expected value of the number of minutes until they meet up is equal to $\frac{p}{q}$, where $p$ and $q$ are coprime positive integers.

Find the value of $p + q.$

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**Note**: It is possible that they would meet at a vertex *or* at the midpoint of an edge.

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