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