*is silent for a moment trying to process what his girlfriend had just told him* No shh shh it’s okay Molly don’t cry, lets just breath for a moment *leads them both to inhale deeply and out* I am so so sorry to hear about your grandmother, you need to be with her right now but we can make this work. I’m fine with waiting, I-i love you Molly Liu. *hugs her tighter than he ever has fearing the idea of letting go*
[Slowly stops crying with Stefan’s help but with a little gasp, dissolves again at his words] This isn’t fair. I don’t want to leave you, or any of my friends, or this school. Y-You shouldn’t have to wait for me. I don’t… I don’t know what this means for me, Sugar. I could come back or I could end up staying in Atlanta for school and it’s just too much to be fair to you. I-God, I’m so sorry, I don’t want to break up but it’s only fair to you. I like you, so, so much Stefan Ren, you’re the sweetest, most considerate boyfriend a girl could have and you should have a girl who can spend time with you, Not one who lives eight hours away and barely has time for you.
It’s just summer break, toots.
N-no. I’m leaving for good.
*sees her watery eyes and hugs her immediately* M-mol? What’s wrong?
I-I can’t do Bonnaroo this summer. And I can’t… We can’t… [bursts into tears] I’m leaving, for good. And I can’t expect you to keep up a long distance relationship when I’m going to be pretty much ghost for a while. My grandmother isn’t doing well, and I… I have to go home and be with family. And I mean, maybe things will be okay when school starts again, but they also might not and I’m so, so, sorry, and I don’t want to break up, but it’s only fair and I really, really hate this because I really like you and just- [buries her face in his chest and sobs]
Then don’t, I’ll hide you in my apartment and I’m sure there’s some actress or something that looks like you that can go?
[laughs weakly] I’d love to, but there’s just… There’s some really important family stuff I have to go home for. We can be pen pals or something though. Mail is fun.
Right back at you.
Okay. I… I’m mostly packed. Figured I’d take advantage while Sav was away or else I’d cry even more and never get anything done.
You can always call or skype if you miss us a lot [sniffles a bit].
I’ll definitely do that. Everyone here is so great. I’m not ready to leave.
Of course we will, you think I’m gonna let you forget me? Aw that’s shit, Mol. I’m sorry, honey.
I’ll be f-fine. Just need to get home to her. Maybe if things turn out okay I can come back next year. But good, I don’t want to forget you. You and Sav are the greatest friends I’ve ever had.
Wait, what, you, what?! [Stares for a second before pulling her into a tight hug]
I don’t want to go Dani, I really don’t. I’m gonna miss you so much. We-We’ll skype and stuff. It’s just, popo is in the hospital, and she isn’t doing well, she’s just getting old and mama and baba need me and all the cousins and it’s just really, really hard right now.
Oh honey! I’m so sorry! [walks to her and hugs her] Is there anything I can do to help?
[laughs a little through her tears] Th-this hug is nice. Oh, I’m going to miss you and everyone so much. [hugs her back tight]
Hey Molly, what’s u– woah, why are you crying, love?
I-I’m leaving. F-for good. M-my… My family’s having a rough time of it right now and they really need me so I don’t think I’m coming back when the new year starts.
-knocks on door and then bursts into tears when it opens-
-is loading up her car, eyes red and puffy from crying-
I’m gonna miss this place.
Are you questioning my theory? We are the most normal people ever to exist, Molly! You are right, I don’t understand how people can stay awake staring at someone, no matter how much you might like their face. Oh, yes, sleep-talking is the best! Really? I hope I didn’t say anything terribly embarrassing. Exactly! We are incredibly considerate! That’s the spirit, we really are great decision-makers.
I just might be, what are you going to do about it? Exactly! I like Stefan’s face but I’d never stare at it, that’s just super creepy. Nothing embarrassing per say, just, you know, usual nonsense-y Savannah things. Yes, perfect. Alright, load up in the car then!
It would be fun though, kind of like that Burning Man festival; from what I’ve seen online it is really bizarre but I bet everyone who goes has a blast. The Lineup is incredible, we need to pick who we want to see. The tent idea I think would be slightly more comfortable. It’s a date *winks and kisses her once more*
That just sounds gross. No showers and stuff? Yikes. We can plan it as we get closer to the festival, for sure! More than likely since I don’t have a big van or SUV.