Holden, Holden, Holden. Dude, we gotta talk. You’re supposed to be one of the heroes of AS THE WORLD TURNS. And heroes do not take advantage of lady friends when they are drunk and vulnerable. Hell, forget “heroes,” even regular guys have no business taking advantage of smashed friends who are not in control of themselves. There was no way you should have kissed Carly. Don’t even bother trying that “she kissed me” line. She may have initiated the smooch, but you hung in there and enjoyed it for a bit before breaking the lip lock. You clearly understood her condition; she showed up potted at your house, stole a bottle of your booze, and asked you to go to the liquor store to fetch her a refill. Hell, she was so wrecked she couldn’t even stand! It doesn’t count that you eventually broke the kiss and said, “We’re not doing this.” You did do it. And that makes you a loser. Carly came to you for help. She needed you, and you needed to restrain yourself. Okay, you (eventually) did the right thing by summoning Jack, so you do win back some points. But the next time a gal pal is on the rocks, be a man and deal with her straight up.
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