Never once made a mistake in my whole life.
I guess you could say I’m hashtag blessed.
I wouldn’t be so sure about that.
I’m always right, Reg. It’s part of my natural charm.
I would take a hell of a lot for me to be disappointed in you. Promise me that he treats you better than the last dirt bag you dated, and I will try to lay off a bit.
I promise you, Christopher, he is.
He really, really is.
Why didn’t you tell me about him? I don’t know what makes you think I am this monster who would ruin something that makes you happy. I won’t lie, it kinda hurts, Charlotte.
Because, as much as I try to not let it get to me, I value your opinion and what you think more than anything and - I didn’t want you to be disappointed in me.
Will Kelley? The one you used to complain about practically every bloody day when you were in uni? I’m so confused Charlotte. How’d you go from hatin’ someone t’ fallin’ in love with ‘em?
I’ll bloody kill ‘im if he ever hurts you.
I don’t know how someone can go from hating someone to loving them, Chris. If I had the answer, I’d tell you. I don’t - I don’t think I ever hated him. I think part of me always knew that I was in love with him but - Will’s a lot like me and a lot of those ways are the things I ha-don’t like- about myself very much, but in him, they’re quirks that I’ve grown to love and accept. He’s kind of my everything, and I know you told me never to say that about someone - not even you - but he’s kind of the only thing in my life I know I’ve done right.
I don’t think he’ll ever hurt me and, even if he did, I can take care of myself, Chris.
You’re incredibly rude Charlotte Clementine Moore.
I can bloody well try. Just tell me who this bloke is. Please.
I learned from the master.
Fine. He and I have been friends for a long time and he’s tall - dark hair, blue eyes - he and I used to fight all of the time but it was because we were far more similar than we had thought we were. Uh he’s clever as hell and he’s - fuckin’ fine, it’s Will Kelley for fuck sake. I’m dating Will Kelley and have been for five months and I’m kind of sort of actually in love with him so don’t - don’t fuck this up for me, Chris. I’m fully capable of that myself.
You can’t avoid this topic forever, you know. I’m your brother an’ I deserve t’ know who this fellow you’re dating is.
Fellow? Fellow? What are you, 90 years old? Jesus, Christopher, you’re an adult not dead.
Why - what are you gonna do, protect me from being human and making mistakes? You can’t protect me forever, Christopher, no matter what you tol’ Da.
Yeah, yeah, yeah that’s all good and great but what the HELL do you mean you’re ‘dating’ someone? What do you mean? You didn’t tell me? You didn’t tell me anything? Explain this, Charlotte CLEMENTINE Moore… explain it right now.
I’m sorry the Charlotte Moore you’re trying to reach has since changed bodies and she’s no longer within this body. To continue this conversation please try again.
Hey, Charlotte, if you don’t update me on your life right now I will kick you.
I love you and you love me, please tell me about you because I miss you. Please love me, Charlotte. [grabs her shoulders and shakes her lightly] Tell me everything.
Well, I’ve got a new job. Been workin’ for Kelley publishing as Will Kelley’s assistant. Still workin’ at O’Hara’s so you can get your free pints on me whenever you want.
Also I’ve been in a steady relationship for over five months but that’s not important. Nah, not important at all. -quickly changes subject- How’ve you been? How’s life been as a nurse? Any interesting stories?