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Dec 03, 2021 3:03 PM
Juliet counts on her uncle
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"You wanna eat first or try and get some pictures of the morning crowd?"

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"I could use some food."

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So Juliet takes his hand and chooses the closest restaurant.

"I never got to come into town proper before. Too many people. Made dad nervous."

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"Glad to be of service."

It's a fairly small Mexican place. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable, but it's a little cramped.

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There's a familiar face already seated.

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He takes her hand.

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....

"We can go somewhere else?"

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Matt considers Juliet's proposal-

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-by which point, Isaac has spotted them.

He continues eating, quietly.

He's sitting alone.

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...Juliet waves.

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Isaac returns her wave.

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Matt observes this.

"What do you want to do?"

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"He is your friend and he looks lonely... but I also want you to feel safe. You're my priority here."

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"His dad isn't here. I don't think I could do it without you."

This isn't an answer, but it might be a hint.

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She smiles up at him and gives him a brief kiss.

"We should go talk to him."

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So they sit.

"Hey."

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"Hey."

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"Hey," she repeats with a smile. "I'm Juliet. And we are totally inviting ourselves to sit with you."

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"I'm glad I wasn't allowed to vote, I might have ruined it for you."

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"Juliet and I get along pretty well. We don't need unanimity. I'll go where she goes, and she'll go where I go."

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"I'm really happy for you. Don't invite me to the wedding."

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"I thought we should talk. Juliet encouraged it. Here we are."

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"I know where to send the thank you card."

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"I'll be expecting it in the mail then. I'm sure it'll be very heartfelt and thankful."

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"Yeah, I'm a really heartfelt guy."

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