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“John totally ratted me out.”

“So your parents freaked?”

“Yeah, then they started crying.”


“That's exactly what I said.”

“Dude, even your family's worried.”

“It's like I can do anything about it. Even I'm worried about myself.”

“Just get better already.”

“How can I, when you're not here?”

That line belongs to a romcom, and you know it.”

“I don't know man, sometimes life should just be this awesome movie, that way nobody would be feeling like this anymore.”

“Like what, exactly?”

“Like there's too much darkness everywhere, enough to make it seem like you're feeling nothing.”

“That's actually a really great movie line, you know. One that a good script would have. But movies have their bad sides too you know. Remember Perks of Being a Wallflower?”

“Yeah, what about it?”

“Remember making fun of me for bawling like a baby? By the way I totally caught you crying too.”

“It hurt, you know. To watch all of them hurt like that. It hurt me because it hurt them.”

“And that's the bad side of movies. It's this cycle of okay then not-okay, like it's happy then sad, and that makes it hurt twice as much.”

“So life's pretty much a movie already, in that sense.”

“I guess so.”

“And you still want to be a movie director when you grow up?”

“As much as you want to be a photographer when you grow up.”



“Can we not grow up anymore? Can't we just be like we used to?”

“I wish we could just steal each other's Pokemon cards for eternity man, but life doesn't work that way. You gotta watch the movie reel move, whether you like it or not.”

“Well this part of my movie sucks.”


“Yeah, it's in the part where everything hurts too much.”

“Then you know it'll get better, just like the movies.”

“But I also know it'll come right back, when I watch the movie again, which I will.”

“I know. And that's what sucks, I guess, and that's what I hated about life, and our brains, and our memories.”

“Let's film our own movie one day.”

And it won't hurt too much?”

“And it won't hurt too much.”

“Yeah, okay.”


Aren't you supposed to be getting ready for school?”

“I don't think I can bring myself to go just yet. How do you expect me to face your empty desk, you jack-ass.”

You'll figure something out. You always do.”

“I'm afraid I won't this time. Good morning, Wes.”

....Good morning, Gil.”

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