Mac keeps texting Dennis to check in even after Dennis goes to North Dakota. Dennis never replies, but he leaves his read receipt on so Mac knows that Dennis sees the messages. Now, anyone else might view blatantly seeing a message and not responding as a slap in the face but Mac being Mac and knowing Dennis sees this as an open line of communication. The messages drop off after a while from fifteen times a day to ten to five to one, but Mac, without fail, texts Dennis at least once a day and Dennis, without fail, reads them. Sometimes Mac sends pictures: of the bar, of the gang, of the apartment, of himself. Every once in a while – usually late at night when Mac’s exhausted and just staring at his phone like that’ll change things – Mac swears he sees the little grey dots like Dennis is typing back but they never last long enough for Mac to be totally sure it’s not just his imagination.
Eventually, Mac gets his first boyfriend. Then his second. The gang moves on to grander schemes and even Dee doesn’t talk about Dennis anymore.
3/28 ▪ 3/25 ▪ Loved this planner spread for all the little positive mantras. Whenever I feel unmotivated, I search positivity quotes rather than motivational quotes. I find positivity quotes support your general life outlook and self-image, while motivational quotes can be aggressive in their approach and may have stressful effects. I know the process to find motivation is a journey that all students struggle with, and this is just where I am in mine. Let me know if you have any motivation tips, and I wish you luck on continuing your journey!