To hell with “light and casual”. I don’t want to be light and casual with you. I don’t want to pretend like what I feel about you is some stupid, frothy thing that doesn’t matter, because it is like the axis that my world turns on. And yeah, we can talk ourselves out of it because this is scary, and hard and, and maybe the world is about to end. But. If it is, then I want us to have something good to hold on to. I love you. Why shouldn’t that be something good?
— Laura Hollis murdering everything that I am.