Author's Note:

Uh, I feel like I should explain something here before I continue the story.

I am avidly opposed to profanity. I don't use it and I don't particularly like to be around people who use it either. Overusing swear words by fitting them into every sentence just because you can—much like the way I see kids my age (17-22) do—aids in stripping those words of their power. There's no differentiation between a person at ease and a person openly distraught.

Nevertheless, in this story Guy will swear. Especially when he's frustrated and/or angry. He is an eighteen year old boy who at the moment is more focused on himself than anyone else. He really doesn't care what anyone thinks of him. He is "an island upon his own." Eloise, on the other hand, doesn't use profanity in her speech because she's sensitive and caring and would hate to offend anyone. Though she won't admit to it, Eloise cares deeply about what people think of her. These characters are opposites in almost every way. Except one way, of course. But I'm not going to reveal that just yet!

I wanted you to notice when Guy uses foul language and when he doesn't. He's very careful with his words, and often it'll seem like he's reading from a script because every word he says is on point, but when he does use profanity it'll reveal a passion in him that we don't immediately get from anything else he says. Yeah, he's very rational-minded and operates like a machine sometimes, but he's still a human being with e-m-o-t-i-o-n-s.

I only wanted to clear that up before I got a flood of questions about the T rating.

Anyway, hope you enjoy the rest of the story!