Why? It’s you and we love to dance. Maybe the next date we’ll go to the beach like normal people.
Okay, fiiiine, fine. It is my final performance with them. It feels weird to know that it’s all going to be done here. It felt weird when I left New York, it feels weird leaving San Francisco.
Maybe that would be a good idea for you. God, I haven’t seen the beach in ages… reminds me of Calvin… even though I love the beach… just.. you know. I don’t want to go there alone, and think about that.
Wouldn’t miss it for the world. Jazz and I needed a date anyways.
Oh goodness, and as a date the to ballet dancers are going to go and watch a ballet? I would think you would both want a break from it all.
I’m coming! I have to cheer you on- and not look like a selfish crab for being excited about dancing with you again.
Aww, Janey, it’ll be good to know that you’re out there for me. I have no idea who’s actually coming tonight…
Performing my last shows with San Francisco Ballet this weekend, then next week off, then I start training with my new partner, in San Diego.
I’ll bring a box of Kleenex. That way, you’ll be prepared. I’m sure he is, I just have this… need to make it clear that you’re mine? I don’t know. That’s what it feels like anyway.
More than words can say?
Now you’re just teasing me! I can’t help it if you happen to say the most perfect things! You just want people to know who loves you most, and who I’m with. I know you’re not generally jealous, but that little need to make that clear makes me kind of warm and fuzzy inside. I would do the same if the situation were the other way around.
I just… words can’t express it right… I just… don’t make fun of me, I just love you that much.
One day. One day, I’ll find a way to explain to you what I mean. I don’t even know how to begin explaining it to you. I’m not a jealous person, but he best not get to comfortable. I’d like to be able to trust him as much as you do.
Aceline Foxfield. I love you.
The day that you find a way to explain it, please warn me in advance so that I don’t cry from all of the emotions that you’ll undoubtedly make me feel. You have a perfect way of saying things. I’m sure that he’ll be perfectly trustworthy.
I love you too, Ethan. More than words can even begin to say.
Aceline, Oh, Aceline. You take care of me in ways you don’t even know. I’ll come by after your partner as become comfortable around you… But not too comfortable.
Have I told you that I love you yet today?
I can’t even begin to imagine what you mean by the fact that I take care of you in ways I don’t even know. Probably because I really don’t know. I always feel like you do so much more for me, then I ever do for you. Fine, I’ll tell you when my partner gets comfortable working with me. Don’t worry, he won’t get too comfortable…. I don’t think…
No, as a matter of fact, you haven’t told me today.
I’ve always wanted to take care of you, Aceline. Since that first dinner, I knew there was something different about you. I’m okay with that. You let me know when you’re confident enough for me to sit and watch, as well as intimidate your dance partner.
My inner Biology teacher is showing. He used to say that all the time… I don’t know why I did though…
I think I proved that I wanted to take care of you in any way I could when I came over with meds for your headache, and food. I know that you take care of me more than I take care of you, but… I like to as well. As for you coming to sit and watch, you can come at any time. I’m always confident enough when I dance. Just because I’ll be relocating, doesn’t mean that the dancing will change at all. Come anytime. I mean it.
You said it because you probably actually say it a lot more than that without ever realizing it. Either way I may tease you for it.
I just want to make sure everything sounds fair in the contract. Wording is everything, yeah? Don’t worry, Aceline. You’ll never have to make a decision without me - unless you want to… I would love to come and watch a practice so I could tell him myself. That would be just Jim-Dandy.
Look at you, already trying to take care of me. If you hadn’t already swept me off my feet, I’d say that you were doing a good job of it now. I don’t want to make any important decisions without you. I would rather you were involved in my life that way. Good. Then after this week, maybe when I go in for a few practices, you can come along, and look intimidating, and make sure new boy knows how important it is to keep his partner safe. I’m also never going to let you live down the fact that you used the phrase “Jim-Dandy.”
You’re shocked that they wanted you. You’re an amazing dancer, Aceline. No arguments about it. I’d love to take a look at the contract, if you don’t mind. It’s the start of a new beginning. A new beginning for the both of us. But if your partner drops you, I’ll break his hands. Maybe. Probably.
Well, no, I mean… I was just surprised that they were so adamant about how much they wanted me. They all but begged me to join. I’ll let you read it over, you can tell me if it sounds good, okay? I’ve looked it over, but I want your opinion. I’m not making this decision without you. I want this decision to be the beginning for both of us. I want us to make this one together, and be happy knowing that it’s what’s best for us both. Don’t worry, he won’t drop me. He’s very good. I’ll let you pass along the warning yourself if you ever stop by and watch us practice.