And I'm thankful to God and Rey for it. I'm not likely to be sharing a beer with her alone yet, but this is a start. There were unwelcome words between us: mostly hers. There are still some choice things to tell her, but it's enough for now to have this.
I do give a damn about her even now.
But my heart's firmly where it is: beating--perhaps uselessly-- in Tina's denim jacket.