Railroad Perfection – #23

Sam – Laziness, I suppose.  But I don’t want to romanticise it, or try and spin what is clearly a weakness into a kind of noble strength.  Nope, it’s just laziness, nothing more.

Felicia – Such an odd thing to say.  Can’t you just be happy?  For us?

Sam – I’m happy but critical.

Felicia – Happy but critical?

Sam – Yes.  I should have done this years ago.  I don’t know why it took me so long.  I’ve thought about that, and –

Felicia – Yes?

Sam – Well, every answer I come up with falls back into the trap I mentioned before.  Romanticising.  Glorifying the act of waiting, of vacillation, of indecisiveness.  And I just don’t want to do that.

Felicia – You certainly talk about it a lot for someone who is trying to avoid the idea.

Sam – Cute. Wait, why are we inching toward a fight?  Today of all days?

Felicia – I don’t know.  Habit.  I guess?  It’s pretty poor of us.  I’m sorry, Sam.

Sam – I’m sorry.

Felicia – I’m glad we.  Well.  It’s still weird to say, but I’m happy that you asked, and –

Sam – Yes.  Me too, yes.

Part of the Railroad Perfection series


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