Aaron walks Brooke back out to her car. As he heads out with her, he says to her, "I can only pray that I haven't made a mistake." He's fishing to make sure that Brooke isn't going to say mean things about him. Ass. Brooke says that she's fine. Aaron tells us that Brooke was great, but that he started feeling that age difference when he brought her back to Springfield. It's six years. Six. I dated a guy who was ten years older than I was. We ended up breaking it off because he was too immature for me. Aaron says he's sure Brooke thinks she knows what she wants, but "unless you've had some experience in dating and relationships, you really aren't as prepared as you think you are." He sounds like a college sophomore cracking on the inexperience of the college freshman. Like Aaron's expertise on relationships extends to anything more than staring at her ass and kissing her to shut her up. God, what a tool. Shut up, Aaron. He escorts Brooke into the limo and sees her off.
In the limo, Brooke starts crying as she tells us that she really thought Aaron was "the one" and wonders what happened. You just learned that there's no such thing as "the one," honey. God does not show up in the credits as an Executive Producer. Learn from the experience. Brooke says she knew about his decision the moment she saw him. She says she cares about Aaron so much that she wanted to make the decision "easier on him," so she put on a happy face. She repeats Aaron's comments about making a mistake. She says she wishes she had told him he was making the biggest mistake of his life. She says she was "selfless" in the way she constantly put Aaron's wants ahead of her own. And that didn't work out so well, did it? They're called spines, Brooke. A lot of people like them in their partners. She sobs that she doesn't understand why Aaron didn't understand why she was the right person for him. She thinks that Aaron was afraid. She says that she doesn't deserve this. Aaron tells us that it's not fun to hurt people's feelings. He must not be doing it right. He blathers on about how hard a decision it was and that it weighs heavily on his mind, as we see him standing there with no expression on his face. The only thing weighing heavily on his mind is his giant cranium. Brooke has finally stopped sobbing and tells us again how wonderful Aaron is. She concludes, "Even though I got my heart smashed into a thousand pieces, it was worth it." Sigh. She totally didn't learn a thing.