He knew she didn't love him & he couldn't claim to love her, either. They just helped scratch each other's itch.
He'd already lost too many loved ones. First Solveig... then Veronica...
Solveig, how he missed her.
"I said, did you hear me?" Alicia asked, testily.
Clint broke out of his reverie and glanced over at her. "What?"
"I said, I don't want to do this anymore! It's not working for me!"
"What?" he repeated, dumbly.
"I love you, you idiot!"
Clint's mouth dropped open. "What?"
Clint frowned. "What's that supposed to mean?"
"Because you're always thinking of that woman! Solveig! You can't get over her! She haunts your soul!"
Dimly he heard Alicia sobbing nearby, begging him not to go...
He felt bad that her heart was broken, but she would be okay. He was going to go be with Solveig!
Suddenly he was responsible for so much & he wasn't sure he was doing it right! Bills, school, work, funeral preparations... there was so much to think about!
Solveig smiled. "We're together again."
Clint floated away with Solveig, glad that at least in death there was no end.