So we're now in the big bad North. I've never actually been this far away from home before. It feels a little strange, and not just because around here everyone gives me funny looks because of my accent. Our cab driver from the airport talked to me like I was stupid because of it.
Otherwise, I'm enjoying the trip. Cam and Jake are absolutely fucking adorable together, and you should have SEEN the looks Jake gave Cam as we got to the hotel and he got to look around. He was so excited. And the room is fucking gorgeous. Three bedrooms, a huge living room, three bathrooms and an indoor jacuzzi. It's going to be a little awkward sharing a hotel room with newlyweds, but it is actually bigger than our apartment, so I'm not too worried.
Plus, Nick and I can fight back if need be. We had our date tonight, which was nice. We've been talking... and having some strange dreams... since around the time Lucas and Joel arrived in Texas. This was our first real date, the first time we've met in person at all. I will admit to being insanely nervous going in, but if the sleeping man next to me is any indication, it went pretty damn well.
I'm glad we're all getting a chance to just relax and enjoy ourselves. I know a lot of us really need the happy right now. If I believed in a god, I'd be thinking him or her right about now. As it stands, I'm feeling pretty fucking lucky.
In any event, I should get back to Nick before he wakes up. I think we have plans tomorrow with other folks who've gotten into town... I know Cam's been psyched about his shopping trip with Hylo for ages. He'll probably pop on to tell you about that tomorrow.
I have working on Alice's papers, sorting through them and seeing what I can find, but I don't expect to have a lot of free time until we get back to Texas. Honestly, I plan on spending most of my time enjoying the truly excellent company I have right now before I have to go home and wait quite a while before getting to see him again. Because I've realized something.
Those little spots of hope and happiness? We have to grab them with everything we have. We all need to make the most of them while they're here. Otherwise, the fear and the anger and the isolation sets in, and that's the route to madness.
So I'm going to go back to bed, and I'll look forward to seeing those of you I'll be seeing this week.