Mitchell frowned, thinking about how to put it. "My girlfriend kept me in line. She helped me. I knew I couldn't disappoint her. As I said before, you need to find yourself someone you can stay true for. Someone good. Someone who gives you strength. A friend, a lover. It doesn't matter." It was Annie's and George's disappointment he was afraid of. Maryanne's, Buffy's, Lily's. More than anything else in the world. His own couldn't shock him anymore. And without them he doubted that he would be able to make it.
Of course. Nothing was easy here, especially explanations. "That's not Hal from the future. He may be from your future but he's from my past. Has someone already told you that there are people from different times here?"