…is because I imagine my future self handing out the book to my first daughter, smile at her and say,”I’ve been waiting forever to give you this.”
…or in case I die young, I can picture my future husband, the 2nd man I really loved after my Dad, handing out the book to our first daughter, smile at her and say,”this is a quote book your Mom’s been keeping since she was 19. She spent nights writing on those pages. She wanted me to give it to you in case she doesn’t live long to teach you what you need to know about life — that life can be bitter and sweet, but it can never be boring. Always have faith and that little spark of life’s magic will always be yours.”
…I don’t know, just a thought. But it’d be cool if that really happened. I wish for the 1st option more than the 2nd though, hehe.
I left, just so you could find me and take me home.
I slipped away, just so you could pull me back in your arms.
I gave up, just so you could fight for me.
I let myself fall, just so you could catch me.
- Barney: Ted, I have to tell you the truth. I’m in love with… tacos. What are you doing?
- Robin: I’m, uh, taking out the triz-ash. If you’re, uh, looking for Ted, he left. Our little arrangement is, uh, over, by the way.
- Barney: Really? That’s aws… ful.
- Robin: Awfsful?
- Barney: Yeah, it’s just awfsful. What happened?
- Robin: Ah, he just insisted. He said he couldn’t do it anymore because “someone’s gonna get hurt.” Think we all know who he meant by that.
- Barney: Do we?
- Robin: Isn’t it obvious?
- Barney: Is it?
- Robin: Yeah. It’s Ted. You know what a romantic he is. He can’t separate the physical from the emotional. He’s all like…
- Barney: I love you.
- Robin: Exactly. He’s not like you, you know? Besides, we’re friends. I don’t want to screw that up by getting involved. Dating friends never works out. So, uh, you want to get a taco?
- Barney: A taco?
- Robin: You love them, remember?
- Barney: Right.
- Robin: Come on, I’m hungry.
- Ted: (voiceover) So Robin and I went back to just being roommates and things went back to normal. Your Aunt Lily was right: when two exes decide to just be casual, someone always gets hurt… it just wasn’t one of us.
- [Robin has reservations about Ted and Stella's wedding, and Ted is not pleased]
- Ted: We broke up over a year ago.
- Robin: Yeah, but that's not that long ago. Watching you marry another woman isn't exactly something I was looking forward to. I don't know, if I would change my mind about marriage and kids, it was nice to know that you were there.
- Ted: So I was your safety school. How flattering.
- Robin: That's not it. It's just that, I..
- Ted: Why are you bringing any of this up? There's nothing between us anymore.
- Robin: Well maybe there is! I mean, of course, there is, that kind of stuff just doesn't disappear without a trace. I'm not just another guest here, Ted.
- Ted: Great. We used to date, but we've both moved on and look, we got what we wanted. I'm getting married, you got your dream job in Tokyo, and we live happily ever-
- Robin: I quit my job.
- Ted: What?
- Robin: I'm moving back to New York. I thought I wanted that job, but I want to come back to my real life, and I think you should go back to yours.
- Ted: What does that supposed to mean?
- Robin: Don't get married. Look you're rushing into this, it's like you're trying to skip ahead to the end of the book. Ted, you're the most romantic guy I know; you stole a blue French horn for me, you tried to make it rain-
- Ted: I did make it rain.
- Robin: It was a coincidence, but after all that, this is how your great romantic quest comes to an end? You're just disappearing into someone else's wedding, someone else's house, someone else's life without a second thought. That's not the amazing ending that you deserve. That's not Ted Mosby.
- Ted: [after long pause] I love Stella, she's the one. You really feel that way, I guess it's a good thing you're not coming to the wedding after all. [storms out]
- Future Ted: Kids, here's something I wish my dad had told me. The longest pause you will ever experience in your life is the one that follows asking the question..
- Ted: [to Stella] Will you marry me?
- Future Ted: Your brain goes into overdrive, imagining every possible response.
- [Flashbacks to every possible response]
- Stella: No
- [Next response]
- Stella: Oh, God, no!
- [Next response]
- Stella: [bursts into laughter] You want me to marry... No.
- [Next response]
- Stella: Awww I'm sorry Ted, I can't. Mark Johnson, the quarterback from the high school football team, already asked me.
- Mark Johnson: What's up turd?
- Ted: It's TED!
- [Back to present time]
- Future Ted: But if you're lucky, she might answer with the single greatest word in the English language...
- Stella: Yes.
You’ll never know pain till someone rejects you.
You’ll never know pain till someone looks away when you tell them you love them.
You’ll never know pain till you find something you’re not supposed to find out. It’s hidden for a reason.
You’ll never know pain till you fall for someone who used to love you.
You’ll never know pain till you realize that all this time you’ve been waiting in vain.
You’ll never know pain till you find out that you’re always the last one to know of everything.
You’ll never know pain till someone stops fighting for you.
You’ll never know pain till someone that you always take for granted decides to walk away.
You’ll never know pain till you find out that you’re not in your future’s future.
You’ll never know pain till someone tells you they don’t trust you anymore.
You’ll never know pain till you see your dearest in the arms of someone you wish was their relative.
You’ll never know pain till you watch someone you love walks away for someone they love.
You’ll never know pain till you find out the things you had faith in were just a bunch of sugar-coated lies.
You’ll never know pain till you realize that you’ve broken something that you actually wanted to keep the most.
You’ll never know pain till you look into your loved one’s eyes and see that they’re in pain, that you caused.
Sometimes I wish I didn’t get to meet you, so I wouldn’t know how hard it is to have to let you go for whatever reasons.
Sometimes I wish I didn’t fall for you, so I wouldn’t know how difficult it is to crawl back up when the all sugarcoated lies have melt.
Sometimes I wish I didn’t enjoy those moments, just so I wouldn’t have to fight back the memories that come haunting me every night.
Said you did, you do, and you will. To be honest, I find it hard to believe any of your “I will’s” anymore, thanks to the scar you left me.
And no, you don’t have to worry. I was fine without you, and I will be fine without you.
HOLY SHIT FUCK!!!
MY. WHOLE. BRAIN. IS. CRYING.
My whole life is a lie.