There's so, so much ground to cover in this story. On some level it makes sense that Will would quit his job and leave his stalled-out relationship in one fell swoop, but I feel a little guilty at the tidiness of it all. I was steering OP to its end for a very long time - it took years, really - and I did need to find momentum in places.
We've just about hit these cold spring days right now, in the northeast. You might even imagine having this sort of conversation with a neighbor today, from a safe distance. Sweet, pleasant contact with someone who knows what you know. But the barricade is implicit. When they're gone, you are alone again; you are relieved.