- 26 Jun 2019, 10:15
Aidan looked at Hera, confused a moment, then said, "Oh... no, no, no... you have done enough. Really, truly. I can never repay you. But we don't need a date. That is... well maybe when he is older. I would really just like it if Viola maybe took a night shift now and then, but... to be honest when she is around it's almost like she is in the way. There is just this weird tension. Maybe it's because she knows she isn't doing her part, or maybe she doesn't care, but I resent she doesn't do more but... it's more the principle of the thing. Now that I have a bit of a routine, it isn't so bad."
He was quiet a moment, looking down into his cup thoughtfully, but then looking back at Hera he said, "I suppose that was deceptive the way I worded things a moment ago. About life not being the way I expected it to be. But truth is... in a way I have never been happier. I never really had a proper family life. My parents weren't good parents and then they died. And Hugh did his best... sort of... it was a weird upbringing. But now.. I actually have a chance to have a real family. I'm with someone who depends on me completely. And this time I am the one who gets to make the right choice, and stick by him, and make sure he always knows he is loved and cared for. Yes I'm tired, and it sucks Viola is.... being Viola. But she is the one who down graded her life. And I suppose when she looks at Dorian she just sees me and how he should have been Gavin's. But for me my life only got better. And I am really grateful for Dorian. I didn't know it was possible to love something so much..."