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April 3, 2006
Once upon a time, on New Year's Eve, four people went out together. They had a good time, except one. The problems created for that person caused serious problems later that night.

You see, this man is terrified of fireworks. When he was a child, he saw an exploding firework stand on television. So when they went to DisneyWorld, he wanted to be far from the fireworks. Despite his cries, despite his pleas, his dad took him right up to the castle, where the fireworks came from, causing mental anguish.

Further, he had a problem with keeping a schedule. Not because he couldn't, but because too many people had too many ideas, and he couldn't keep any plans.

So, on his birthday, they were all together. The two ladies had planned to be there, but the other man was not. You see, this man held a torch for one of the women, and he worked his way in. His unwelcome presence bothered the subject of our story, and the kids talking and giving fake screams in the theater caused him to walk out.

Later that night, the unwelcome man talked with our main character, wondering if he also had a flame for her. He denied it, but it nagged at him for a long time; it was not the first time he had been asked.

But there was another problem. You see, the other woman was an ex who still held a flame for him, and the two ladies were best friends. And so, he continued to deny it. If he had accepted his feelings, what happened on that New Year's Eve would have never happened.

But it did. Fireworks went off next to our main character's car as he drove them there, more fireworks were set off at the party, and his fear was obvious. Further, it was hosted by relatives of the unwelcome man, so his presence was felt.

At the end of the night, the unwelcome man planned to stay, but his aunt was intoxicated and insisted the woman they both held a flame for come back. To make sure, his aunt sent him with the group.

The problem was that the driver, our anti-hero, still did not realize his feelings and had no clue, until recently, why he did what he did. He does not wish to discuss what happened, but I will say that nobody was physically harmed that night.

I have spoken with this man, and he has finally admitted his feelings. The problem is that he knows he must apologize, but he feels he cannot. The situation contains too much pain for him. But if he did, he would say how sorry he is, that he how wrong it was, what could have happened, and why it happened--except his feelings.

There are three problems with his feelings. First, there's his ex. Second, the two ladies are not only close friends, but roommates. Third, their philosophies couldn't be much more disagreeable in some ways that preclude a successful romantic relationship.

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