I’ve got a bone to pick with Fate.
Fate likes to portray itself as a genial character, a helpful soul, a guardian angel who will be there for you to lean on when the going gets tough. Don’t know what to do? Leave it up to Fate to decide. Life in a mess? Let Fate sort it out - he knows best. Single and heartbroken? Fate’s got something wonderful in store for you.
No wonder everyone is keen to put their feet up and let Fate look after them. It’s rather like your granddad. Or a very hands-on organised person, sort of your own personal PA.
Only in my experience Fate is no such thing, and the same goes for his little brother Destiny. Quite frankly they’ve made a real mess of things where I’m concerned. So from now on they can bugger off and stop meddling. I’m taking charge of my own life, and when it come to love, Fate can mind its own bloody business.
-Lucy Hemmingway; You’re the One that I Don’t Want, by Alexandra Potter