Pacey: Well… This is it. Last of our summer, and… I go left, you go right, and we spend the next whole 24 hours away from each other. If you’re curious as to why I’m not currently in sadness, it’s only because, to be perfectly honest, you were startin’ to get on my nerves, Jo.
Joey: Oh. Good. Well, ‘cause… You know, I… I’d hate to think that after all of our intimate talks, you were actually covering up your aching heart with false bravado.
Pacey: Well, put your mind at ease. Well, I guess I’ll call you tomorrow, maybe?
Joey: Oh… If you think about it, sure.
We were alone on a boat for three months and you understood without a word why I wasn’t ready. Do you have to ask me now why I am?
▶ALTERNATE UNIVERSE: JOEY & PACEY
“And I love you. I have always, always loved you…”
Joey: You have a great life here.
Pacey: I just wish that I could feel that.
Joey: You don’t?
Pacey: Well, I didn’t. Until you came breezing through my door again.
Joey: Uh oh.
Pacey: There’s no need to bolt, I’m just saying thank you. You reminded me of what I’m capable of feeling. It’s like I was walking around seeing my life through a smudged window, and then I saw you, and the smudges were gone. The window was clean.