Easier Said Than Done

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Chase, “This has been nice. Good idea for a date.”

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Chase, “Though I’m surprised you willingly came on a picnic…”
Alister, “I was just thinking about our ‘picnic’ a couple years ago.”

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Alister, “You remember. That time you accidentally confessed your love for me.”
Chase, “So young and foolish then.”

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Alister, “Heh.”
Chase, “So just feeling nostalgic?”

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Alister, “I suppose. I felt like I owed you a nice picnic like you had hoped for.”
Chase, “Well, thank you.”

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Alister, “Though, honestly… I have a bit of an ulterior motive…”
Chase, “I was actually going to say the same thing.”

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Alister, “You… you were?”
Chase, “Yes…”

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Chase, “While I have you to myself, I was hoping we could talk about something.”
Alister, “Ok…”

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Chase, “I don’t know if Edmund told you, but the clinic is shutting down.”
Alister, “What?! That’s terrible! Why??”

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Chase, “Well, with the funding cuts going on…”
Alister, “Oh…”

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Chase, “Also, Fenrys’s insurance for his sister has been cut.”
Alister, “I’m sorry to hear that.”

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Chase, “As well as the programs I’m on. As a single mom.”
Alister, “Chase, I–“

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Alister, “Can I do anything to help?”
Chase, “No, Alister, it’s a bit… more than that.”

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Alister, “What do you mean…?”
Chase, “We… well…”

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Chase, “We’ve been looking into moving.”
Alister, “Oh?”

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Chase, “…Out of state.”
Alister, “Wh-what?”

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Chase, “We can’t survive here anymore. Even Edmund is thinking about going.”
Alister, “But…”

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Alister, “You can move in with me, Chase! We can get our own place! Just me, you and Violet!”
Chase, “Alister…”

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Alister, “We can get married! It’ll be ok. I have plenty of money. I can support you.”
Chase, “. . .”

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Chase, “I… I love you… but I can’t do that.”
Alister, “Why not?!”

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Chase, “I can’t rush into marriage just because–“
Alister, “We’re not rushing! I– I have a ring! I was–“

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Chase, “Oh, Alister…”

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Alister, “Chase, please… I don’t want to lose you…”
Chase, “Why don’t you come with us?”

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Alister, “. . .”

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Chase, “Let me guess.”
Alister, “Sparrow. I… I can’t.”

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Chase, “Look, Alister… I don’t expect you to leave your family behind for me, but I can’t leave mine behind either.”

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Chase, “I love our little family, but Fenrys is also my family, and my only support system.”
Alister, “But…”

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Chase, “And if leaving state means the best for both my families… then…”
Alister, “…Are we… breaking up?”

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Chase, “And miss out on your awkward sexting and video chats?”

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Chase, “If the economy recovers, maybe we’ll come back. Or maybe, after a while, you can join us. And there’s always visiting.”

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Alister, “I… I don’t want to miss out on Violet growing up…”
Chase, “…I’m so sorry.”

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Chase, “I love you, Alister.”

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Alister, “I love you, too.”

…And Then Everybody’s Heads Exploded

NOTE: This has been copied from its original post verbatim, including misc jabber before/after.

this is a joint story between me and keishi, though she took like twice as many pics for it as i did lol

at the end of this is a video answering a few questions regarding recent story stuffs (and just random questions), and it also has a couple of very important announcements. make sure you watch it. i was also up most of the night editing it, and had to cut out a lot of questions to get it to fit without splitting it into two videos. then at like 2am i was like YES I’M DONE and then i realized i hadn’t come up with a title for the photostory yet. woooooooo.


[ringing]
Edmund, “Ah! It’s Alister!”

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