Victor Salazar: When I first reached out to you, I... I didn't have anyone to talk to. And now I have all of these people, because everyone important in my life knows that I'm gay. You have been so amazing to me. But I think that... I'm ready to figure out this next chapter of my life without you.
Simon Spier: Wow. I think you're ready, too. Don't be a stranger though, okay?
Victor Salazar: I won't. And Simon... Thank you for everything.
Simon Spier: Good luck out there, Victor.
Victor Salazar: Look, Simon, I trusted you. I thought that what I told you stayed between us, but now I realize this whole time you've been sitting around with your friends, laughing about my stupid, messed up life.
Simon Spier: Well, no. Victor, that's not... That is not what happened, I swear. Look, when you first messaged me, I was touched. Really. But... You know, I was scared, too. I, I know you want me to be this, like, guru who has all the answers, but the truth is, I don't. And I didn't want to push you too hard, or tell you the wrong thing. Or make your life any harder than it already was. And look, like you said in your first message, we're not the same. I never had a girlfriend. But Bram did. And I, I didn't have super religious parents, but Justin did. Every one of my friends had a little bit to offer. A little piece of the puzzle. They weren't sitting around laughing about your life. They were in your corner, listening, and helping, and, and cheering you on.
Victor Salazar: Why would they want to help a complete stranger?
Simon Spier: Because you're not a stranger. You're one of us. To me, that's the best part about all of this. Having a community. A group of friends that gave up an entire weekend to help a kid that they've never met, just because they know that on some level, we've all been through the same thing. Because we're family.
Simon Spier: Dear Victor, glad you reached out. First of all, welcome to Creekwood. I know beginnings are rocky, but I really hope you end up loving it as much as I did. I'm sorry that you don't have anyone in your life that you can open up to. And you're right. I have no idea what it's like to be you. I can only tell you what I do know. For me, figuring out who I was and declaring it to the world was the scariest thing I ever had to do, even with parents who are so liberal they have special sneakers just for protesting. It was hard, but we found our way through it. Who knows? Maybe your family could find their way through your stuff, too. And maybe you'll find the people in Creekwood who will support you like my friends did. The people you can tell anything to. And if you're very lucky, maybe somewhere within the halls of that school, you'll find the person who's gonna change your life forever. A few years ago, I told my now‐boyfriend Bram that he deserves a great love story. That I deserve a great love story. And you deserve one, too, Victor. Hope this helps. I'm here if you need me. Love, Simon.
Simon Spier: Blue... I might not know your name or what you look like. But I know who you are. I know you're funny and thoughtful. That you choose your words carefully and that they're always perfect. And I know that you've been pretending for so long it's hard to believe you can stop. I get it. Like I told you at the very beginning, I'm just like you. So, Blue... after the play, Friday at 10:00, you know where I'll be. No pressure for you to show up, but I hope you do. Because you deserve a great love story too. Love, Simon.
Martin Addison: I just didn't think it was gonna be a big thing.
Simon Spier: I don't care if you didn't think that my coming out was gonna be a big thing, Martin! Look, you don't get to decide that. I'm supposed to be the one that decides when and where, and how and who knows and how I get to say it. That's supposed to be my thing! And you took that away from me.
Also appears in: Love, Victor (Hulu tv series)