We were in a tiny coffee shop, when, in the middle of a low-key chat about a writing problem I was having, I popped the question. Chase startled me by turning toward me and saying with sudden, explosive anger, “Why are we talking about this?” I answered, “I’m just curious.” And then, for whatever reason, he told me. [...]
He shook his head “no.” And he said simply, “No he isn’t.” That was all.
He also said the cut to black was based on the poem “Dream Within a Dream” by Edgar Allan Poe, which is about struggling to determine what is reality and what is fantasy. (“Is all that we see or seem / But a dream within a dream?”) So there’s that, too, if you feel like interpreting some poetry today.