Love doesn’t need to last a lifetime for it to be real. You can’t judge the quality of a love by the length of time it lasts. Everything dies, love included. Sometimes it does with a person, sometimes it does on its own. The greatest love story ever told doesn’t have to be about two people who spent their whole lives together. It might be about a love that lasted two weeks or two months or two years, but burned brighter and hotter and more brilliantly than any other love before or after.
“The Red Lion is temperamental and the most difficult to master. It‘s faster and more agile than the others, but also more unstable. Its pilot needs to be someone who relies more on instincts than skill alone.”
andrew claims not to understand neil’s survival instinct but the amount of effort he’s put into his own recovery suggests otherwise. he may not exactly want to live, though he doesn’t care enough to die either, he may not see the point or have anything worth living for (until neil…) but he’s searching. he goes to therapy, weekly, he protects kevin with his life and doesn’t trust anyone else with him (again, until neil…) because kevin promised to give him something to live for. he has been through so much but he is still fighting. he has as much of a survival instinct as neil and i think that’s part of why they understand each other so well