Katie: With my reputation, it's difficult shooting for anything else, trust me. I just feel like people are waiting for me to mess up. That's something I always admired about you, you know; how you're so open to such spontaneity. I'm trying to be a lot less rigid, but I'm still a work in progress. I have a good amount of things at your place, I think. Fair enough, I'm leaving the house now.
Eli: You don't have to explain, I know, but you don't have to think like that either. I know that there's a lot more to you than just aiming to be the best at everything you do. No one's waiting for you mess up, and if someone is? Who cares? They don't deserve to see you at your best. I know. Be careful. I'll see you soon, belle.
Katie: Doesn't hurt to aim at perfection, but I suppose stressing myself over what's been fine so far is ludicrous. Always making things so simple, har har. Do I need to get you another agenda? Or will this one be swallowed by your room as well? I'd probably have to sleep over because I doubt it'd be a short stay. Is that okay? I'll leave before anyone wakes up; if anything, I'll just say Marisol and I went on an impromptu girls night if my parents find out.
Eli: I suppose, but perfection shouldn't be the only number that you're shooting for. You don't have to get me anything, Katie. Agendas are meaningless if you don't put any effort into it, and I don't plan on intercepting the spontaneous. Of course it's okay. Honestly, I'm surprised that you haven't earned your own side of the closet yet with all of your recent stays at Hotel Eli. You don't have to sneak around for the sake of my parents, believe me. What your parents don't know won't hurt anyone.
Katie: Not so much as skeptical as I am just simply concerned for you. It's our senior year; I want it to run as smoothly as possible. Same difference, you're not using it--what if you have a meeting or something and you fail to go because you simply don't remember? Oh yeah? Professor Johnson keeps me warm and he doesn't argue as much. What do you have to offer? Pretty much, it might as well be early evening for us.
Eli: You worry too much. The majority of the year has been smooth enough to bear, so why spread yourself so thin over an ideal vision of the future? If it was meant to be effortless, then it will be. If I forget, I'll simply accept that it's my own fault and move on. It's actually a pretty simple thought process when you consider it, you know. Well, I have a semester's worth of drafts of horrible poetry to rest your eyes upon and crappy music to listen to, but other than that, I just want to harass you in person.
Katie: As long as you really are getting things done. Wonderful things you do, right. Does that include losing the agenda I gave you? Not only Blink, I have Professor Johnson to keep the big bads away. Jealous?
Eli: I wouldn't try to deceive you. You sound skeptical. I happen to be a pretty great person, in case you haven't noticed by now, and it would be a crime to take the fact lightly. Technically, you can't say that it's lost if it's still in my possession, just out of sight and mind. I'm so jealous that you should ditch Prof. to keep me company instead. This is early for us, correct?
Katie: Can't say I'm a supporter of being lazy in the tiniest of instances, but as long as you're getting things done, no harm, no foul. Noted. Should I change your name in my address book to Leslie? So much glory, I don't think I could live up to it. This could be a problem.
Eli: I hope you mean that, because I'm taking that to the grave with me. It's the first step to getting legitimate recognition from you for all of the wonderful things that I do. If you want to resort to Blink for company tonight, go ahead. It could be a disaster if we're not careful.
Katie: Look, it's laziness in it's most natural form. Pretty sure we were both super sober. Took a while to get it out of you, but if it's any consolation, you know mine. Almost, somewhat, kind of. It's all the same to me. I'm losing interest as we speak, Lijah.
Eli: You say that like it's a bad thing. I'm productive when it comes to things that matter. If it's worth anything in retrospect, I regret a lot of my life decisions, but mostly the ones that involve "Leslie." I lost interest in my own perfection a long time ago, so I'll save you the trouble. It becomes such a trivial thing after seventeen years of living with such glory.
Katie: ?? You don't even take notes in class. Quite the opposite, I adore your middle name almost as much as I adore you. Now you're just doing this on purpose.
Eli: Yeah, you're right. I don't. Remind me why I told you my first name in the first place? And what was I under the influence of at the time? Also, almost? I don't think you've prepared yourself mentally for what I'm about to tell you.