In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade, and he carries the reminder of every glove that laid him down or cut him 'till he cried out, in his anger and his shame "I am leaving, I am leaving," but the fighter still remains.

daxowens:

Dax: We’ll talk about it for real after I graduate. Oh, and I don’t like this whole seeing you once a week or once every two weeks business, so I enrolled in two online courses. Is it cool if I stay at your place more? And I’ve been practicing. There’s this group of 22 year old…

Dax: And it’s really just a bonus for you because you have someone to cook for you more. It doesn’t make you look bad, it just makes me look hella good. Hey, you’re still the sensible one.

daxowens:

Dax: Nah…baby, no. I love you more than I love anything…even boxing. I’m not in this for a few years to just to get married and get divorced and make our kids or kid resent us. I wanna get married, and then I want to move in together for real, and then somewhere down the line when…

Dax: We’ll talk about it for real after I graduate. Oh, and I don’t like this whole seeing you once a week or once every two weeks business, so I enrolled in two online courses. Is it cool if I stay at your place more? And I’ve been practicing. There’s this group of 22 year old girls in my program and they give me relationship advice. It’s strangely really helpful?

baboons communicating by phone

annapolois:

daxowens:

Dax: Why is talking about it such a big deal if I’m saying not now?

Martha: Guess I was right when I thought you were mad, huh? Because… I’m not ready to have kids yet, and you say you don’t want them now, but that conversation kind of made it seem like you were just saying that. I don’t know, like you’re actually want it to happen right now and not later and you’re just not saying it out loud.

Dax: Nah…baby, no. I love you more than I love anything…even boxing. I’m not in this for a few years to just to get married and get divorced and make our kids or kid resent us. I wanna get married, and then I want to move in together for real, and then somewhere down the line when we can do it properly, yeah…I want to be parents. Because fuck, Martha, we’d be kickass parents. I know I can be an idiot sometimes when it comes to us…not that you can’t, just sayin’. But darlin’, I have no interest in fucking this up. You know, when I’m in class, all I can think of is when I’m gonna see you next? I miss you all of the time, so yeah…when I miss you like that, talking about hypothetical things like having a kid or getting married or moving into a house with a million bookshelves in it and a boxing ring in the basement doesn’t freak me out as much. I don’t know why, but instead it makes me feel closer to you and that makes me feel damn good. So when you get so freaked out that you have to lie about not being able to do work and talk to me, yeah, I get mad. Just tell me…if it freaks you out that much to talk about hypothetically, text me, call me, I don’t know. How’s this for communication?

baboons communicating by phone

annapolois:

daxowens:

Dax: I’m not a dick.

Martha: I didn’t say you were? You just seemed… I don’t know.

Dax: Why is talking about it such a big deal if I’m saying not now?

baboons communicating by phone

annapolois:

Martha: I wasn’t sure you’d pick up.

Dax: I’m not a dick.

Angst call @Dax
Martha: I swear I'll kill you if you laugh… /Do/ you think I'm boring? 'Cause worrying that you do is pretty much the only real insecurity I have when it comes to us.
Dax: Please don't kill me, darlin'. Martha...babe, do you really think I think that? What the hell would make you think that anyway? I have more fun with you than I have with anyone else. You're the farthest thing from boring.
Angst call @Dax
Martha: It's not even about pride. It honestly just sounds really stupid when said out loud.
Dax: Maaaaaaaaaaartha, just say it.
Angst call @Dax
Martha: I think we were supposed to be at that point ages ago, but it's never exactly been our strong suit.
Dax: So try...don't tell me to just forget it because of pride or some shit.
Angst call @Dax
Martha: I swear I'm not. It's just… I don't know. It's dumb, so just forget it.
Dax: I think we're supposed to be at that point where we can communicate.

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