Eli goes back to Toronto and stays from May to the end of the school year.
“ Hey Clare.” She says kissing her cheek.
“ I need to ask you something.”
“ Sounds serious. What is it?”
They sit down on the couch in Clare’s house.
“ I’ve been thinking about next fall.”
“ I know how we planned to move in together and stuff.”
“ And now you don’t want to?”
“ NO. In fact, I don’t want to wait until your sophomore year. I want to move in together at the beginning of the year.”
“ Yeah, I already have a plan.”
“ I saved some money, just enough for a studio apartment.”
“ ELI. Wait. Can I take a breathe and think.”
“ Do you want to?”
“ I’ll get back to you.”
Clare gets up and leaves. A couple days go by without Clare bringing it back up.
“ Knock, knock.”
“ Come in.”
Eli comes in and sits down without giving Clare a kiss.
“ What’s wrong?”
“ I told you about my plan a couple days ago and you still haven’t given me an answer.”
Clare gets up and walks into the kitchen.
“ Why won’t you give me an answer?”
“ Why, why don’t you want to live with me—”
“ BECAUSE I CAN’T TRUST YOU.”
Eli stops and pauses.
“ I can’t live with you because I can’t trust you fully, and I was hoping since I had a year, that we can move past what happened, and live together.”
“ Don’t, don’t say that I’m being naïve, just because I can’t forget that you kissed another girl.”
“ It’s not about that! Clare, it’s not about what happened last year, or two years ago, hell it’s not about what happened last week. It’s about us loving each other, being in love. It’s about us being teenagers, you know, taking a risk, diving head first. Because Clare, if you fall, I will catch you. And if we both fall, we can pick each other up. It’s about putting your trust in me, being with me,taking a chance. Clare, that’s all I’ve ever wanted, since the beginning, was for you to take a chance, take a chance in me.. But I guess we all can’t get what we want.”
Eli walks out, leaving Clare speechless.
AU: In which Eli and Clare don’t kiss at the Frostival. He leaves and when he returns, they go back to be being close friends who start falling for each other again.
In the forever young script there was a line from Clare that went “and the kissing, people have been to France” and Eli goes ” if anyone tries to kiss you, they’ll have to deal with me first”
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