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J: "How did we not re-register our numbers all summer?"A: "We didn't need to. We just showed up at each others' houses."J: "Well, I have you now, again."A: "Now we don't have to show up at each others' dorms to talk."J: "Ha!"L: "AJ!"J: "Uh, incoming."
L: "AJ, I'd like to thank you."A: "Uhhh, wh-what? What for?"L: "Your letter to Joe made me reevaluate my priorities."A: "You actually read it??"J: "I handed it to her after I read it."A: "Oh...."L: "Yes, and I realized that chasing Joe is pointless."J: "Hey!"L: "I realized that my life long ambition wasn't to be a Ranger even. I want to be more!"L: "I want to be the very best! Like no one ever was!"L: "I'm aiming for champion! Not just of Johto, mind! Nono! I'm going to be the best everywhere!"A: "That's.... quite the ambition, Liz...."L: "Oh, yeah, that too! I will no longer be known as "Liz"! I mean, who fears the name "Elizabeth"?!"L: "I will be only known by my initials! CLY!"J: "Isn't your full name "Chloe Elizabeth Young"? Last I checked, "Elizabeth" begins with an E."L: "So does "Extreme" and "Exchange". What's you're point??"A: "Well, I wish you luck --erm-- CLY. As they say, shoot for the moon; even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."L: "Thanks, AJ. That means a lot coming from you, a former champion of both Johto and Kanto."A: "Where are you heading first?"L: "I already have tickets to Unova for Castalia, so I'm gonna start there, fresh, with a new team."L: "And The World Tournament will be happening out there too, in September. It'll be a great opportunity to test out that team!"J: "Oh yeah, I heard a bunch of regional champions were going to be out there. Maybe you should see if you can enter too, AJ!"A: "I-I-I'll think about it...."L: "Then maybe we'll see each other again on the field of battle! Till then, AJ!"A: "Okay... she scares me."J: "She didn't even say goodbye to me!"A: "Frankly, I'd be relieved. She's ruthless!"J: "She gets what she wants."A: "Are you ready to get what you want?"J: "..."J: "Yes. I'm as ready as I'll ever be."A: "Honestly, Joey, that's as best as you can get. We can't see what lies ahead; we just have to take it as it comes."J: "Well, it's time to do just that then."J: "Here I come, world!"
A: "Happy Birthday, Joey."J: "Thanks again, AJ."J: "I... really liked your letter, by the way. It's just what I needed right then."A: "I figured you were having doubts of all sorts. So does that mean you've finally decided?"J: "Yeah..."[OMG KISS]J: "We're not getting together again. But..."J: "I still want you to be there for me. As my one friend who knows me better than anyone else."J: "I do want to make decisions on my own, but that doesn't mean I don't want your opinion on them."J: "And, of course, that goes the same the other way. I want to be there to revel in all of your successes as well."[Noogies intensifies]A: "Aw, you big lug!"J: "Hey! Stoppit!"
[Cake]: Happy 18th Birthday Joe!
L: "Joey, are you alright?"J: "Yeah..."L: "What did the letter say?"J: "Go on, read it."J: "It's good advice."
Dear Joey,I'm sorry to have caused you so much consternation leading up to your birthday like this, but I didn't want to make this decision for you. While I didn't intend this initially, I've realized that this is probably the first big decision you're making on your own. Before now, it's been either your parents or myself that's more or less made the decision for you. And that can't keep happening. The problem is, I know I've chosen the exact wrong decision to use in this respect, because it is so marred by love. I want you to look past love.I want you to truly think about yourself this time, and look past the now and to the future. There's a great many things waiting out there in this world for you, beyond what's going on in this town right now. You can go and become anything you want, as long as your willing to take that first step towards it. Don't be afraid to leave your comfort zone. You're at a point in your life where you could go and do anything; you shouldn't let yourself be tied down.People have said you wanted to practice medicine. Is this what you truly want, or is it something others want for you? If it isn't what you actually want, what is it that you do want to do with your life? What do you enjoy doing? What do you excel at doing? What are you interested in? Maybe it is actually medicine, because you certainly seem excited about the subject matter. And it's okay if it is, just ensure it is because you actually enjoy it. And hell, you're going to college: you may find something you didn't even know you liked out there, and you may want to pursue that instead. This is the time for discovery. Don't be afraid to take chances and make mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes and those that don't kill you will make you stronger. Yes, these are cliches, but they are because they're also good advice.And it is my honest opinion that you should head out into this world uninhibited by any relationships. I want you to break up with me tomorrow, to not get back together with me, to leave me behind, because you deserve so much more out there in the world. Obviously, when I came to this conclusion weeks ago, it was simply you and me, and I know I can take the heartbreak. Now you have Liz complicating the matter. She's wanted to be yours for years also. But if she has any head on her shoulders, she'll understand as well.It's a big world out there. You should conquer it your way.Your friend,AJ