The right thing? Well, the right thing was doing what you did from the heart, Clark. It sucks to see it being tossed away in a dark draw. Just like the sword in the dummy. Yale can be so painful, man. But the best loves are worth fighting for and earned. They not just dropped in your lap. Unless Yale was aiming break all our hearts from the start. Damn you,Yale.
You know, one of the things I love about this series, apart from its spot-on observations about kids, is that every now and then I get hit in the face with something so poignant that I just find myself staring at it for ages.