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: Ambition is... the ice on the lake of emotion.
[They walk for a moment in silence
] Fielding Pierce
: Who said that? Sarah Williams
: I did.
: It is so infuriating loving you sometimes! Fielding Pierce
: Well, the feeling's mutual.
: I don't want to watch you turn into a cog in their machine. Fielding Pierce
: That's so fucking condescending. Sometimes cogs can make machines run a little but better. Sarah Williams
: Sometimes yes. Mostly they turn in circles and wear out. Then they get replaced.
: You, um, still haven't told ,e how you got the idea you wanted to be a senator. Fielding Pierce
: That's not actually what I want. I want to be the President.
] Fielding Pierce
: Why are you smiling? Sarah Williams
: Because you mean it.
: I risk throwing away everything that I've worked for. This way eventually, I can make some real substantial changes without throwing away my life on some ultimately meaningless gesture. Sarah Williams
: Sometimes, meaningless gestures are all we have.
: We will never be apart. We may be at each other's throats or we may be separated by 5,000 miles, but we'll never be apart.
: You can't be everything to me. Fielding Pierce
: I want to be. Sarah Williams
: Oh, dear. I love that you said that.
: You have to love me too. Not an image, not an idea. And not in spite of who I am.
: You are the incarnation of your family's ambition. I am the incarnation of your family's fear.
: Our lives have taken us so far apart now. It seems wrong to think we belong together. Fielding Pierce
: But I think it. Sarah Williams
: I do too. I think I know why. Fielding Pierce
: Why? Sarah Williams
: Because it's what we want. But... so few people get what they want. And the ones they do aren't really the lucky ones anyway. Fielding Pierce
: They're not? Who are? Sarah Williams
: The ones that do what they are meant to.