2018, chapter 5: ‘Don’t Forget To Remember Me’ by Carrie Underwood (nr. 117)

This is a flashback to when Taylor was an innocent 18-old, moving out from her parents’ house. She grew up in a religious home celebrating The Lord by praying and reading the Bible. Taylor loved her parents, but by now she needed to get out and be on her own. Still, the departure was teary for both mother and daughter.

Her mum kept on talking in an attempt to put off their goodbye. She took her hands and said: “Baby, don’t forget; Before you hit the highway, you better stop for gas. There’s a 50 in the ashtray, in case you run short on cash. Here’s a map and here’s a Bible, if you ever lose your way. Just one more thing before you leave; Don’t forget to remember me.”

Taylor moved into a downtown apartment. It was lonely, there were bills on the counter and she missed home.

She called her mother every Sunday. She always told her, she was alright, even when she wasn’t. She ended one call by saying: “Hey momma, don’t forget to tell my baby sister that I’ll see her in the fall. And tell Memaw that I miss her… Yeah, I should give her a call. And make sure you tell Daddy that I’m still his little girl… Yeah, I still feel like I’m where I’m supposed to be. Don’t forget to remember me.”

One night she felt alone by herself. So she did something she hadn’t done in a while; she leaned by the bed and prayed to The Lord: “Lord, I feel so small sometimes in this big ol’ place… Yeah, I know there are more important things, but don’t forget to remember me.”

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2018, chapter 4: ‘I Don’t Have A Favorite Pony’ by Hank Green (nr. 116)

This takes place before Perry met Taylor.

He was 31 years old. A cartoon about ponies, named Equestria, was everywhere on the internet and had been for six months. It was a show for little girls, but everyone seems to be obsessed with it and asking him, who his favourite pony was.

Now, Perry had his self-respect. He wasn’t going to watch it. So obviously, he didn’t have an answer.

But then one night, he figured that since his insomnia wouldn’t let him sleep anyway, so he might as well try watching it.

He still didn’t have an answer though… Because he couldn’t choose.

Dash the Pegasus had rainbow hair and the cutest cutie mark. Apple Jack was the strongest mare and was always working so hard. Flutter Shy had a Marilyn vibe. When it came to the beauty prize, Rarity had already won. Pinky Pies excitement could fuel a jet plane. But Twilight was the nerdiest, and that went a long way.

Also, he was still embarrassed by the fact that he had now seen it and liked it – and continued to watch it during the next day.

He started wondering. His goal was to make this a better planet. He did not take this lightly, and if he worked hard on it all day, maybe he could. But instead, he continued watching and trying to decide which of the six fictional ponies he liked best.

But the problems were so much simpler in Equestria and those in the real world had complicated solutions. Watching the show was easier to deal with.

He continued watching all day. By the end of the day, he had watched all of the episodes. He only arrived at one answer: he preferred Spike, who wasn’t even a pony.

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And yes, ‘favorite’ is written in American English in the title and in British English in the text, but in my hybrid English, I have a preference for British, so that’s what I’m going with, whenever I have the choice.

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15:’10,00 Nights of Thunder’ by Alphabeat

When Brad and Pink started dating, they already knew, their love is eternal. He wanted a serious, long-lasting relationship. She was looking for a decent boy. They bonded over a love of old media, books, movies and music alike. Their passion was great, because they always felt, they had to give back, what the other gave them.

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