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Episode 110: A Simple Kind Of Life

"They must have been talking about us like youíre that icky guy from Fast Times at Ridgemont High;" Justine mused, scanning the fridge for orange juice.

"Spicoli?" Quentin laughed while lathering his stack of pancakes with syrup.

"You know what I mean," she said sitting opposite him and sipping at her juice, she let out a sound of frustration similar to Charlie Brown on the pitcherís mound. "They all thought I was barefoot and pregnant, howís that for irony, huh? Little did they know that my life turned out a whole lot simpler than all that, in my sorority days I was voted most likely to succeed at everything, itís wild how things turn out-"

"Can we quit talking about this?" He asked and continued eating.

"How do you do that? How do you not care what anyone says about you? Really Quentin, Iíd honestly like to know how I could grow up to be as cool as you?" Justine responded huffily. "I wish I had known you in high school, were you Teflon man or something?"

Quentin walked over to the sink and began filling it with water to wash the dishes. "All of it bothers me. It bothers me that for a second there you liked the idea that you had a legitimate reason to have married me and for a half second I wondered if you were even going to correct her. That bothered me. It bothers me that you think your life has to stop because you married me even though I never asked you for anything. It bothers me that maybe the only reason you wanted a baby is because you think somebody expected it of you and since thatís not really working out that means weíre failures. Yeah Justine, things bother me."

Her eyes grew wide at what were probably the most consecutive sentences sheíd ever heard him string together. Her eyes began to fill up with tears; he could barely hear her speak. "I- I canít seem to figure out how to be these two people, I donít know how Iím supposed to be,"

He immediately crouched down beside her chair. "I didnít want to make you cry."

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