Instantaneous Derivative

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“Let’s dance!”

“But we’re in my bedroom.”

“I know, silly! But you promised me you would teach me how to slow dance, so let’s dance.”

“I really don’t have any slow songs, though… And I don’t think the floor is good enough.”

“Shut up and come here, and there is that one song.”

“Oh fine, I’ll get it ready.”

“Thanks, sweety!

So what do I do with my feet?”

“You just put them here; and put your hand right here; and hold my hand right about here. There we go.”

“And now all I need to do is come a little bit closer.”

“Oh, uh, yeah.”

“See, this is fun!”

“It is.”

“Please smile.”


“What’s wrong?”

“Nothing, come back and dance.”

“No, something’s wrong and I want to know about it.”

“It’s just… It’s not important, I guess.”

“If it’s enough to make you not want to dance it must be pretty bad.”

“Well… I’m sorry.”

“What are you apologizing for?”

“I just can’t do this anymore.”

“Can’t do what? Dance? We can go watch a movie if you want…”


“Well what do you want to do then?”

“No, I mean that’s not what I meant. I think we should maybe not be together.”


But we… I don’t understand?”

“There’s nothing to understand. It's just not working.”

“What’s not working? We’re happy together; you told me I make you happier than anything else in this world. You told me… You told me I am the only thing that you look forward to seeing everyday, and that I am the first thing that has made you happy in a long, long time. You told me…” 

“Well, maybe I lied.”

“What? No, you didn’t lie. You couldn’t have lied.”

“I’ll drive you home.”

“Please don’t do this.”

“I don’t have a choice.

Let’s go.”



Created: Mar 13, 2012


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