You deserve it too, Lucas. You always do.
I don’t know if I’ll ever believe that to be true, but I do thank you. It helps, it does. It makes it a little bit easier.
I get enough time in the limelight, Mais; it’s your turn to shine.
Well then, I’ll keep saying it until you’re convinced, as many times as I have to. Of course, Maisie. making things easier for you is what I do best.
Y—yeah…no need to hurt my kneecaps with a wrench! I swear I’ll take care of Maisie and be the best person I can to her.
Alright, alright, no wrench then, scout’s honor. Thank you, that’s all I needed to hear, Felix. Thanks.
Thank you Lucas. It means more than you may ever know. It really does. You’ll be walking. You’ll be the headliner. Then at least they’d come to see you shine.
I’m just. I’m not. I’m afraid. I’m afraid. And I’m weird. I have far fetched dreams, and I’m naive and not hot and work too much, and I’m not good enough. But it’s okay.
As long as I know that it means a lot to you and it made you feel better, I don’t have to. Really? You’d want me to be you headliner? Mais, I’d be honored-! I mean I’d be showing you designs to the world, but I don’t want to steal the spotlight you’d deserve.
Maisie.. What are you afraid of, sis..? There’s nothing wrong with you or your dreams being different from other peoples’, your dreams are big and grand, and they’ll come true someday, you’ll see. Hey that’s not fair, I’m not in a place to say if you’re hot or not because I’m your brother and that’d be weird. Maisie, please.. Never, ever say you’re not good enough, you’re better than good enough. You’re amazing.
I’ll try my best to make her happy and to not give her the same experience she had back at school in New York. You have my word, Lucas.
Thank you, Felix, that honestly means a lot to me. I’m trusting you, okay? I want this place to be good for her. Thank you. But remember- you hurt her, you take a wrench to the kneecaps. So do your best, blondie.
But I want them to be proud of me! And they never are. Never… just because I like fashion. And I don’t want to be a doctor or a lawyer. It doesn’t mean I’m not good, right? Right?
Well, he and I aren’t dating yet. I don’t know how to bring that up… it’s just I like him a lot. I don’t know. And that’s silly! Any girl at Stamford, or anywhere, would be so lucky to be with you! And I’m not perfect, Lucas. Not even a little bit.
I know you do, Mais, I know.. Of course not, what you can do with trends and clothes and designs is absolutely incredible, and let me tell you something. Someday in the future, not too long from now, models in major cities will be walking down the runway in clothes you designed, and if mother and father don’t come on their own I’ll pester them until they do. That’s when they’ll see the talent you have and all your hard work. That’s when we can show them what they’ve been blind to.
Oh, gotcha. Well I’m glad you found a guy deserving of your affections, I’m not sure what advice I can give you on taking the next step though. Thank you, Maisie, that means a lot to me. I guess I’ll just have to keep looking though. What makes you think that, huh Mais? You’re pretty, smart, sweet. Your energy could light up a room. I’m so lucky to get to be your brother, so what makes you think you’re not perfect?
Yeah, she’s great. I don’t plan to do that, nor do I even want to. But wow, thanks Lucas. You’re being really supportive.
Agreed. Well that’s good to hear, I honestly wish you the best of luck then. You’re welcome, I’m really not here to interfere. I just want to make sure Maisie is happy and has a great time while she’s on this ship. She didn’t have a very good experience at her old school, and I don’t want that happening again.
Oh, she said that? Wow…
Well, um…I’m in the honors program, just like your sister. Sorry, I’m not the most interesting person in the world. And we’re not really official yet. We just kind of, like each other, you know?
Every last word, I told you she’s crazy about you!
Ah, so you’re an academic too, I can appreciate that. It’s okay really, I know I put on a scary face to intimidate you a little, but I really just want the best for my little sis. Seriously? Huh, I guess I just assumed. If you kids want to take it slow I can respect that, but let me give you some advice; if you think Maisie is as amazing as I do, don’t let her slip away. I’ve made that mistake myself a few times.
Well, that’s not how Mother and Father see it. But, you know.
Many things, Lucas, many things. And I’m glad. Do… do you have any girlfriends? I’m sure you do. Who wouldn’t love you out there?
To be totally honest, screw how Mother and Father see it, I hate how they don’t appreciate you when clearly you’re an amazing daughter.. I wish I could make them see you like I do, but fat chance of them ever changing their ways.
I don’t believe it for a second, no little flaws could change how great you are, and I bet this Felix kid would agree with me. Actually, Mais, turns out I’m the single Miller sibling now. I mean, I had a few short flings at Stramford, but they didn’t last long.. Guess I’m still looking for a girl whose perfection rivals my little sister’s, ha.
You’re more than me, Lucas. So much more. But thank you.
I do. I… no guy has ever liked me before, Lucas. No one else really has either. And he’s rather wonderful. I just.. he makes me happy. Something.. well besides fashion… finally makes me happy.
No way Mais, if anything I’d say we’re equals, and you’re more than welcome.
Hmph, bunch of crazy people, what’s not to like about you? I believe you, Maisie, I promise not to scare him off. I’m really happy for you, honestly. I’m really happy that another person besides me can make you this happy, you deserve it.
Prince Charming? Wow…um, well, Woods. Woods is my last name. I was born and raised in L.A., and art is my thing. That’s…pretty much it, really.
Yup, she said, and I quote, that you’re “really smart and super cute and loves art”. That, and that you kissed and it was wonderful, but I’m not going to hurt you for that. Felix Woods from L.A., gotcha. Um, is that really all I need to know when you’re my sister’s first boyfriend??