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ImageImagenew york city. the place that so many flock to in the hopes that their hopes and dreams will come true. be that those who go in search of love, of fame, of success in their chosen field, in pursuit of a dream... the city can wear them down after a while, but still the newest dreamers come, with their hopes and hearts on their sleeves, hoping that they will succeed above all else.

of course, it isn't just a city of dreamers. some chose to live there because it was the only place they could find work. some grew up there and never left. some fall somewhere between, those who long and who dream but know that the city isn't some magical place where dreams come true, despite what the movies attempt to convey.

but our heroes of the story tell themselves that they will be different, that the city will not wear them down. but it might not be the city that wears them down but their own hearts and emotions.



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Georgie laughed as Viv said to make sure that she wasn't hungover whenever they arrived. They'd dealt with a severely hungover Georgie a couple of times, so she was pretty confident that a hungover Viv wouldn't be enough to turn them away. There was something about the thought of Viv meeting her dads that Georgie really liked, but that also made her nervous. She shoved that feeling aside. She only needed them to like her as one of Georgie's friends, because they weren't going to be anything else.

She sighed and ran a hand through her hair as Viv asked about her plans. "I've got a blog post I need to finish and get posted, and finish editing the video I'm posting on Tuesday, and... I'm pretty sure there's plenty more on my to-do list I need to get started on. Or finish. Or both," she said with a laugh. Her finger traced the edge of her coffee cup as Viv asked her about Hayley. "I... Yeah, I think so. Not today, I think my liver needs a day or two to recover. But... I've been out of the dating scene for so long for... so many different reasons, and I... I think it's time I started trying again, you know? So... I think I'm gonna text her and ask her out for dinner... maybe tomorrow night? Or is that too soon after... you know?" She asked. "Is it too like... eager? God, I really haven't done this in a while," she asked, laughing a little nervously. "I like her. I don't wanna ruin it before we even get a chance to see where it goes," she admitted, not really looking at Viv for fear it might just unsettle her, make her reconsider. There was a part of her that felt wrong about all this. But Hayley knew exactly the place Georgie was in, she knew she was trying to get over someone, and she was okay with that. It was easier to just ignore her feelings for Viv and move on.

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Viv set down a plate of pancakes in front of Georgie, then set one beside her and made her way around the bar to sit on the same side as Georgie. She listened to Georgie’s plans, even when she started talking about Hayley. It hurt, listening to her talk about dinner plans with Hayley and how much she liked her. Viv kept the hurt to herself, focusing on eating the pancakes in front of her to stop from saying anything that could end badly. It didn’t stop her from thinking it, how she wanted Georgie to talk about her that way. Even hearing how she’d talked to her parents about Viv made her heart twist painfully.

l’m afraid I’ve been out of the ‘dating scene’ a bit too long myself. Just go with what your heart is telling you, G,” Viv tries to sound nonchalant as she says this, eyes glued to her pancakes so her eyes wouldn’t deceive her words. She needed to let Georgie move on, and she didn’t even know how to break things off with Ray. She hadn’t talked to him since the night before, and she would eventually have to talk to him. ”I figure I should go down to the restaurant and talk to Ray. After what happened last night, I-“

The was a knock at the door, interrupting Viv’s words. She ran a hand through her hair to tame some of the mess, and went to answer the door. Surprisingly, the very person she had just mentioned was at her door. ”I thought you had a shift at the restaurant, Ray,” Viv grumbled, folding her arms over her chest as she leaned on the door frame. She glanced over to Georgie for a moment, then back at him before sighing loudly at him. She grabbed her coat, turning to Georgie completely this time. ”Hey G, I’ll be out, okay? Don’t stay out too late with Hayley, if that’s what you decide,” Viv calls to her roommate, a glimmer of her normal smile showing before she left with Ray.

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Georgie found herself watching her roommate as Viv told her just to listen to her heart about it. She didn't know what her heart wanted. She liked Hayley, and last night had been a lot of fun. And she knew she needed to get over Viv. But part of her didn't want to. It was the same part of her that read into every single moment they had together, that read into Viv not fully meeting Georgie's eyes.

But the mention of Ray and his arrival just snapped her back to reality. She couldn't dwell on those thoughts. Viv and Ray were still together, and that was all that mattered. Georgie didn't even try and force a smile as her and Ray locked eyes for just a moment. There seemed to be more animosity than usual in his eyes, and she just raised an eyebrow, ever so slightly, as the door shut behind them.

She tried to get some work done, but her mind kept drifting back to that morning and to Ray. She wondered if Ray had an issue with her and Hayley, or if it was just Ray being Ray. She kept wondering what she should do about Hayley. She kept getting stuck on Viv and not wanting to move on. But, eventually, she decided to just text Hayley and ask her to dinner. She needed to get over Viv, she reminded herself, one way or another. And Hayley knew that Georgie was trying to get over someone else, so everyone's feelings were out in the open. She was cool, she was funny, and she was hot. So Georgie texted her, asking her out for dinner.

She wasn't sure if Viv and Ray were back by the time she was ready to leave, so she just scribbled a note and left it on the counter to say she was gone out and would probably be late back. Dinner was nice, a welcome distraction from her day and from the thoughts that kept buzzing around her head. She ended up going home with Hayley, the warmth of the wine they'd had with dinner still buzzing through her system, managing to actually forget about Viv and Ray for a few hours.

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Viv and Ray smoothed things out, but it was like they always did. Ray used the excuse that they both had too much to drink and he was just insecure. He also pushed that insecurity onto her, saying if Viv had spent more time with him, he wouldn’t have drank as much and felt so insecure. That blame was extended to their coworkers, who apparently had teased him about Viv’s attention to her dance friends and, more specifically, Georgie. It was a losing battle and Viv knew he wouldn’t see it from her side. There was a moment, when Ray was pushing all of the blame off of himself in a poor excuse of an apology, that she considered breaking it off. But then she remembered how George was pursuing Hayley now, and she would take being with Ray over being alone.

When they came back to the apartment, Georgie was gone, and had left a little note explaining that she had gone out and would be out late. Viv figured that she had decided to take Hayley out on a date, and she was thankful at least that she patched things up with Ray because her chances with Georgie were over before she could really process her thoughts that she’d been pushing down for so long. Viv decided in that moment to push those feelings away again, and focus on her boyfriend instead of her roommate.

There was an awkwardness in the air whenever Viv and Georgie were alone for the next week or so, and Viv couldn’t tell if she was alone in that feeling or if Georgie felt it too. Viv wanted their friendship to be normal again, especially with Georgie’s fathers coming in, but Viv couldn’t shake the odd feeling. She pictured Hayley anytime she and Georgie were alone. She tried not to ask about the other girl, but she also wanted to be a good friend to Georgie and support her. Ray had spent more time at the apartment the few days following the party, but dwindled back into their usual routine quickly. Viv threw herself into her dance practice and shifts at the restaurant, giving her little time for Ray or Georgie and reducing the confusing feelings she was bombarded with.

Then came the day Georgie’s fathers were coming. Viv felt surprisingly nervous to meet them, mainly because Viv had told them about her and she wanted to meet what were surely high expectations. She made sure Ray was busy for the day, as she didn’t want him making Georgie’s fathers feel uncomfortable in any way. She still remembered when her own parents met Ray, and she didn’t want a repeat of that; him not being a girl was better for them, but he was his normal abrasive self and the meeting was shortly before they both left for New York. Viv had prepared a meal for them, surely they were hungry after the long trip, but now that it was done, all she had to do was wait and that left her open to a thousand thoughts and mindless pacing.

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The awkwardness definitely hadn't escaped Georgie. She'd noticed that Viv was spending less and less time in the apartment, always busy doing something else. Georgie really didn't understand it. She'd thought that things had been fine that morning. The little time Georgie and Viv did have alone together was as fun as it ever had been, but there was less of it, and there was always that undercurrent of tension.

She and Hayley were still keeping it casual. It didn't feel right to pretend it was a normal relationship when it wasn't, and they both knew that. So they didn't turn it into a big Thing, and just tried to have fun. Spending time with Hayley was definitely a good distraction, but Georgie wasn't convinced that it was helping her get over Viv either. Viv being weird was just making things worse for Georgie.

And then to top it off, the company had just begun pitching for a major contract, and apparently the pitch was going to be very content heavy. Which just increased Georgie's workload and added onto the stress. Georgie had always been able to handle intense situations, but this was starting to get to even her. Viv had agreed to cook dinner for them, and for that, Georgie was eternally grateful. It was one less thing for her to worry about as she drove to the airport. She was glad that Viv hadn't backed out of meeting them. Georgie's feelings for Viv aside, Georgie just wanted her family to meet her friends and show that she was doing just fine for herself.

A little bit of the stress melted away as Georgie got their usual bear hugs in the arrivals hall of the airport, but it still only took them as long as it took them to get their bags loaded into the car and to get out of the car park before they asked her what was bothering her. She just said work, which wasn't strictly a lie.

She opened the door to the apartment and grinned, inhaling the wonderful smell of Viv's cooking. If it tasted half as good as it smells, it wasn't going to disappoint.

"We're back!" She called, leading them into the kitchen. "David, Jay, this is Viv, who has absolutely saved my life by cooking dinner this evening," she said, introducing the two of them in turn. "Lovely to meet you, Vivian. This all looks and smells wonderful!" David said.

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Viv tidied up around the apartment to waste some more time, but she and Georgie had already made the apartment spotless so there wasn’t much to take up her time. She was trying to find anything that would keep her mind from wandering, almost tempted to take a smoke break but she didn’t want to smell like smoke when Georgie’s fathers were over. She wanted to make a good impression, even as Georgie’s friend. She was also curious to meet them; she’d asked about them when Georgie had mentioned them coming to get an idea of who she’d be meeting.

She lit up as she heard the doorknob turn and Georgie brought her fathers in. Viv pressed down her clothes before they came into the kitchen, smiling brightly and offering casual hugs to both of Georgie’s fathers, Jay and David. ”It’s nice to meet you both, Georgie’s told me how great y’all are and she did not tell me wrong,” Viv teases with a giggle, offering them all some lemonade she made earlier this morning and pulled the casserole from where it was staying warm in the oven.

”Georgie, it was nothing, you know I’d do anything for ya,” Viv adds with a smile when Georgie mentions how Viv ‘saved her life’. She realizes that her words may have come off a bit too strong, and turns her attention away from her roommate to the food. She didn’t want to give Georgie’s fathers the wrong impression, and she was still hiding her feelings for Georgie from the girl herself, so she was determined to keep everything casual while Georgie’s fathers were here. She also wanted to make a good impression, she wanted them to like her, even if she was just Georgie’s roommate.

”The Southern woman in me couldn’t resist making something for you. I hope it’s good after your long flight,” Viv comments with a little chuckle, taking her apron off once the food was out of the oven. She wanted to look presentable but she tended to get messy in the kitchen, so the apron was messy and she took the teasing from Ray whenever he saw it.

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Georgie grinned as Viv said she'd do anything for her, ignoring all of the emotions that a comment like that evoked in her. She accepted the glass of lemonade and took a long sip from it. Her phone buzzed with a text, and she grinned a little to herself as she saw it was from Hayley, asking her if she wanted to go for a few drinks. She fired off a reply, saying she was having dinner with her family and Viv so she couldn't do tonight, before shoving the phone back into her pocket and taking a seat at the table.

"This all looks and smells fantastic, Viv, thank you so much. So, Georgie tells us you're a dancer," David said as he took a seat beside Georgie. "That's wonderful, I think dance was about the only thing Georgie never really took to. She wasn't the most coordinated of children," he added playfully, and Georgie rolled her eyes. "Great, you're here for a full five minutes and the embarrassing childhood stories are already coming out," she said, but in reality, she liked that Viv had made such a good first impression and that they already seemed to like her.

Viv's food certainly didn't disappoint, and the conversation flowed easily, with plenty of embarrassing childhood tales being told. But it was the perfect distraction from everything that was stressing Georgie out, and by the time they finished eating, Georgie was feeling incredibly relaxed and warm. So when her phone rang and she saw it was Hayley, she just raised an eyebrow in curiosity. "Sorry, I should probably get this," she said, heading into her bedroom as she answered the call.

"Hey. Everything okay?" She asked.
"Fine. Sorry, I'm not interrupting dinner or anything, am I?" Hayley asked, but there was an undeniable edge to her voice.
"No, we've just finished. What's up?"
"Why didn't you tell me your dads were coming to town?"
"I thought I did? Sorry, Hayley, my head has been so fried with work-"
"And why is Viv meeting them?" The cutting tone to Hayley's voice almost made Georgie wince.
"Because she's my roommate and one of my best friends? Hayley, I didn't mention dinner with them to you because I didn't want to make a big deal over us or anything," she said, instinctively lowering her voice. "They wanted to come over for dinner and Viv offered to cook-"
"I'm done." The two words made Georgie freeze, frowning.
"What?"
"I don't even think you're actually trying to get over her. I was fine with this, but for fuck's sake, Georgie, she's meeting your parents?"
"As a friend, Hayley-"
"Yeah, you keep saying that, but I don't think you're convincing either of us."
"You knew what you were getting into when we started this. It was your fucking idea, Hayley."
"Yeah, and now I'm seeing what a dumb fucking idea it was. So I'm done. I can't do this any more. I don't want to do this any more. So I'm done. We're done."
"Hayley, can we talk about this tomorrow? You sound like you're drunk-"
"I am and I don't care. I should have done this sooner. I don't want you to call me or text me. Bye, Georgie."

The call ended abruptly, and Georgie found herself just staring at her phone. She didn't know how to feel or what she was even supposed to feel. Anger, hurt, sadness, but... a tiny bit of relief too, which was the messed up part. She could feel tears burning behind her eyes, but she blinked them away, wiping her face to make sure her mascara hadn't run. She wasn't going to let this ruin seeing her family for the first time in six months, she told herself. They hadn't known about Hayley, they didn't need to know about this either, she told herself. She fixed a smile back on her face and went back out to join the others. "Right, what awful stories were you telling Vivian about me in my absence? The green hair incident?" She asked, possibly a little too brightly, as she took a seat back at the table.

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Talking to Georgie’s dads was a breath of fresh air. The way they chatted with her about things that Georgie told them about her, and the banter between them and Georgie, it was all so easy. Viv never really remembered having a conversation like this with her family, except for a few times with her brothers. Most of the attention spent on her was the disappointment she brought to the family for not being in church enough, for being too involved in a ‘silly activity’, for liking girls-

”Well Georgie has her own talents. I could never be as tech savvy as she is, I’m honestly envious,” Viv answered Georgie’s dad David, chuckling at his light hearted jab towards Georgie. Viv knew a little about Georgie’s dads from what she was told, but it was nice to meet them; though a part of her wondered why Hayley wasn’t here instead. Maybe it was too soon for something like that, and the same part of herself was feeling… victorious in a way, that she was here with Georgie’s dads and they’d heard all about her. It gave her a sense that maybe Georgie would like her back.

The dinner was spent talking about her dancing and brief life in New York, and Viv’s endless questions about Georgie’s family and hearing more about them. She barely noticed Georgie step away until she was back and mentioning a green hair incident. ”Oh I have to hear about this, Georgie with green hair?” Viv tried to keep the conversation casual since it was clear Georgie was trying to do the same. But Viv could tell something from her phone call was bothering her. She wouldn’t be the one to mention it, but she did give her dads a chance to talk alone. ”I think this story is best heard over a slice of pie. Why don’t I get some for everyone?” Viv excused herself to kitchen, giving them a chance to be alone and to give herself a breather.

This whole evening, while one of the best Viv has had in some time, made her even more confused. She wanted to believe she could accept Georgie moving on, and repairing her relationship with Ray, but she was still troubled by the feelings she had. Before the party, she’d pushed them away completely and convinced herself she didn’t have romantic feelings for Georgie. But when she was heavily drunk and Ray outed her feelings- and her sexuality in general -to the party, she was forced to face the truth: she still liked girls, and liked Georgie more than as a roommate and friend. The same Georgie who she saw kissing her coworker and oblivious to the fact that Viv had been outed to the whole party.

Thankfully her teammates had been supportive, making a believable food poisoning story for their dance instructors when Viv didn’t come into practice the day after the party. But at the restaurant, Viv felt highly aware of the stares she was getting, and ever since the party, talking with Ray has felt like waiting for the end. A new part of herself was awakening, and it was all because of Georgie, who didn’t even know Viv liked girls, let alone that Viv liked her. With a sigh, Viv brushed through her hair and pushed all the negative thoughts away, determined to enjoy the rest of the evening and not ruin Georgie’s night with her dads.

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Her family had always been able to read her like a book, so the minute Viv stepped out of the room, she could feel her dads' concerned gaze honing in on her. She sighed. It was easier just to tell them there and then. "There was a girl in work that I liked. We... we'd gone on a few dates and... we'd agreed it would just be casual. But she just... ended it." She said quietly, softly enough that she hoped Viv wouldn't overhear. She'd tell Viv herself, she didn't want her to find out just by overhearing. "And... it's a complicated situation," she admitted. When they pulled her in for a hug, she didn't resist, having to fight back the tears as she realised how much she'd missed having them around and as the emotions she'd been trying to fight back rose to the surface.

"Oh, sweetheart," David said. "Do you want to go out to dinner tomorrow, just the three of us, and you can talk about it more if you want? Or not, we can just have a nice meal," he said. Georgie nodded, quickly wiping her eyes again.
"Yeah, that sounds... that sounds great. I'm gonna go see where Viv is with that pie, I definitely need some to make me feel better," she said, getting to her feet and following Viv out to the kitchen. She didn't want to think about what this meant for them now. The whole idea was that she was supposed to get over Viv, and now she didn't know how she was supposed to feel. She felt like she was back at square one, except now she also had the anger and the sadness of what had happened with Hayley.

"Hey, do you need a hand with anything?" She asked as she went into the kitchen. "I forgot you'd made pie too, that was a welcome surprise," she laughed.

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