Svetlana + Belmont
The second thing that I hated you for was when you cheated on me in college (and never had the courage to tell me). I’m still glad I went with you to the v-clinic (because, you were my one and only love), but as I learned later that year after getting smashed on synth-whiskey with my family of Japanese American lushes and blue collar technotarians, is that my mom had sterilized me against my will as a teenager after she’d signed the TAP contract (I have no recollection of this, which I guess is normal), so that's when I realized that you’d cheated on me when you got pregnant. There was no other explanation. Nano-fertilization hadn't been invented yet (and besides, we were too poor then to afford it even if it had existed). So, who was it? Actually, don't answer that. I got over this betrayal, I even got over you pretending that I was the father, believe it or not (because I'd always known that I would have been a shitty Dad), but I'm still hurt about you falling asleep to my guitar strumming. That was cold and what's the word you used? Tone-deaf.