The part of me that is disgusted by my thing wants to ignore Derek in the future.
That part of me also wants to embrace Eric.
Funny that their names rhyme. Life isn't usually so cute.
I don't know either of them well, of course. But both of them have obvious attractive qualities. Derek's unattractive quality happens to be that he happens to be in a happening relationship that he seems to have no intention of happening to get out of. A seven-year long one.
I'm not sure what Eric's deal is. He's still kind of a mystery: a computer guy with great skill at verbal jousting and an impeccable taste in movies? Life definitely does not often offer things like that. Let's first acknowledge that, and then let's also praise Eric for his best moment: he waited until we were on the street outside the theater to say a single word about the movie. God bless him for that, and let's hope he turns out to have other surprises too.