The stickiness comes in when you take into account that yet another character had a serious crush on mine. It came down to my character saying, "Okay, look. I like you. But I also like [this other character]. I don't want to hurt either one of you, but I can't give either one up, even to please the other one. So, um, can you live with that?"
The character mine was talking to took it better than I thought she might -- certainly better that I might in the same circumstances. She did cry, though, and that makes me feel bad. I don't like to hurt friends, even IC. And, well, this character and mine are friends. If things had been a little different, maybe there could have been something between them...*sighs*
It's upsetting when RP is like Real Life -- I RP to get away from my worries, not to add more. Ah well, done is done, as they say.
So, here's to the end of one period of Sir Keighvyn ap Scathach's life, and the beginning of another in A Holiday Tale...