He talks about you in his sleep
There’s nothing I can do to keep
From crying when he calls your name, Jolene
- Jolene, Dolly Parton
He tells over and over that while it will always hurt that they only ever had potential, Peggy is firmly in his past; she belongs to a Steve that he isn’t anymore.
Darcy is his now, his future.
She tries so hard to believe him, he obviously believes it, but she can never bring herself to trust it. It’s the look he gets on quiet days that she knows means he’s thinking about could-have-beens. About a woman in a red dress that could tie him in knots with a look. No matter what Steve thinks, he hasn’t made peace with what happened yet.
Most of the time, there is enough good that she can wade through the knowledge that he is still in love with someone else. Darcy is terrified though, that there will be a day when that’s not enough.