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"Elder Price! Elder Price!"

"Yes?"

"Umm… Have you… well… of course you know that but… wow this is gonna be harder than I thought, isn't it?"

"Don't hurt yourself…"

"Have you heard about Elder McKinley?"

"… That he's gay? I'm pretty sure we've went over this and… and I'm fine with it. Why? Something happen?"

"You could say that…"

"Is he okay? He's not in any trouble or anything, right?"

"No! Oh, no he's fine. Just fine… it's just that… some of the other Elders have been talking and they're saying some… things… about Elder McKinley…"

"… What kind of things?"

"Um… did you know he calls Elder Thomas by his first name? Chris?"

"… He does?"

"Yeah, yeah... most of the other Elders are doing it, but Elder McKinley's the one who started it."

"So, like, I call you Arnold and you call me Kevin?"

"Exactly!"

"Okay… now what happened with Connor? That's his name, right?"

"Oh, yeah, that's his name… Um, well… do you think Connor and Chris are getting a bit… close?"

"Chris?"

"Elder Thomas."

"Oh, yeah, him… well, they're mission companions! They're supposed to be close…"

"I know that but… don't you think they're a little too close to just be mission companions? Like, closer than us, close."

"… What are you saying?"

"Well I think, maybe, Elder McKinley—I mean Connor— and Chris are… dating."

"… What?"

"You okay?"

"They're… dating?"

"Well, I'm not too sure but they have been… hey, maybe you should—Elder price, sit down. You look like you're gonna pass out or something."

"Th-they're… they're…"

"Dating, yes. That's what I think, anyway."

"Oh?"

"Uh huh, and have you really looked at Connor lately?"

"Looked?"

"Yeah, looked. Like, he has this sappy little look about him all the time and he's always smiling-"

"-Elder McKinley's a happy person, he always smiles."

"Yes, I know that but these smiles are different… funny, you know?"

"Funny smiles?"

"Well… you know… silly, dopey, soppy… You've seen that, right?"

"I… I, uh…"

"Kevin? Come back to me, buddy. You okay?"

"… Huh?"

"… Are you high?"

"Am I high? No! No, I'm not high… this is all just a bit… confusing…"

"You look confused… and tired… and sick… are you going to pass out?"

"I'm not sure…"

"Well how do you feel?"

"… My stomach hurts and my head is spinning and I think I'm going to throw up my lungs…"

"You sure you're not high?"

"Pretty darn sure… how would you know the symptoms, anyway?"

"… Not important… Okay, deep breaths… head between your legs."

"How will that-"

"Do as I say! There, how's that? Still feel sick?"

"Kind of…"

"Why?"

"I don't know!"

"Okay… well, this is really weird but, uh, let's get back on topic, shall we? We need to do something about Connor and Chris."

"Do what, exactly?"

"Get them together, of course!"

"What?"

"Head between your legs! Do you want to die?"

"I don't think-"

"Didn't I say not to question me, Kevin?"

"… Sorry…"

"Okay. Now, we have to-"

"I don't want to get them together."

"Huh?"

"I'm not helping you get them together."

"What? Why?"

"… Because."

"Because why?"

"Because I don't want Connor with Chris."

"Why?"

"Because he shouldn't be with Chris."

"Why?"

"Because I said so."

"Why do you say so?"

"Because I said so."

"And why do you say so?"

"Because-"

"Why don't you want Connor with Chris?"

"I just-"

"Why don't you want Connor to be happy?"

"It's not-"

"Do you just not want him to be happy with Chris?"

"No! Wait-"

"What if he was with, say, Elder Davis instead? Would you still be saying no?"

"He's with-"

"Is it because he's-"

"-It's not because he's gay! It's-"

"-Then tell me, Kevin! Why don't you want-"

"Because I don't like it! Connor wouldn't be happy with Chris. You know what? He'd be much happier with me. He's mine and we'd be… we'd be happy together! He's… he's… he's… uh,"

"…"

"…"

"… Wow…"

"Arnold-"

"So Connor belongs to you, huh?"

"That's not-"

"Well does he know?"

"Know what?"

"Does he know? That he belongs to you?"

"Well…"

"Kevin, do you love him?"

"… Love?"

"Well if you want him, and you think you'd both be happy together, that means you love him, right?"

"Well, I… I guess I'm fond of-"

"Do you love him?"

"… Um…"

"Kevin Price. You can't just go around owning people like a little kid and saying that you'd like to have this wonderful life together-"

"-I didn't!-"

"-And not explain why exactly you 'own' them…"

"I… I guess…"

"You guess what?"

"I guess that I… you know… that…."

"I don't know what you're talking about, Elder Price, you're going to have to be a bit more specific."

"I… Arnold, this isn't-"

"This isn't you."

"It isn't?"

"You're always so sure about yourself, Elder Price. What happened?"

"B-but it's Connor!"

"And?"

"Well… Connor's… different..."

"So… you do love him. Elder Price, you love Connor. Say it."

"…"

"Elder Price!"

"I… Um…"

"Fine. I can't do this anymore. I'm leaving."

"Okay! No, wait, come back! Yeah, I love him, alright? I love Connor McKinley. There. Happy?"

"Yes!"

"Good… You stopped calling me Kevin."

"Oh, right. Sorry about that buddy."

"No problem… So what am I supposed to do about it? Connor's with Chris…"

"… Yeah… about that…"

"What about it?"

"He's… um…"

"Arnold…"

"Let's go talk to James!"

"Who?"

"Elder Church! Let's go talk to Elder Church! I'm sure he can-"

"What's Elder Church have to do with all of this?"

"… Let's just… talk to Elder Church!"


TBC!

God this mini fic within the fic is going down the toilet… oh well! It's fun!