線上閱讀討論-單親插班生about a boy 06


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1- You heard me, squitty little shitty snot-nosed bastard!
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Sorry.
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I was singing along to this song by Mystikal.
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It’s a rap.
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You like rap?
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A little.
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It’s by black people, mostly. They’re angry most of the time.
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But sometimes they just want to have sex.
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You taking a piss?
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‘Cause if you are, you’ll get a slap.
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I’m not taking a piss.
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I don’t even know how to take a piss.
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– What’s your name? – Marcus.
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I’m Ellie.
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Hi, Ellie. Nice to meet you.
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Not so fast. I’m not ready for physical contact. Next thing you know, we’ll be having sex.
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And where will that get us?
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And stop telling strangers to shake their ass.
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Okay, Ellie. See you!
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Hello, mate.
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Listen, I need your help.
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Why did you tell this lady I was your son?
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No, I didn’t tell her.
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I told you, she just got the wrong end of the stick.
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So just tell her.
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– No. Can’t do that. – Why not?
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We’re really going around in circles here. Just accept the facts, okay?
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You’re my son.
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I’ll tell her, if you like. I don’t mind.
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That’s very kind of you, Marcus, but no.
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– Why not? – For Christ’s sake!
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She’s got a rare disease and if she believes something that’s not right…
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…then hears the truth, her brain will boil in her head and she’ll die, okay?
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That’s a load of shit.
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I’m really interested in this woman.
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What do you mean, interested?
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What’s so interesting about her?
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Okay, Marcus, here.
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Here’s my last scrap of dignity. Enjoy it.
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I want to go out with her. Okay?
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I’d like her to be my girlfriend. There, I said it.
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Brilliant! Why didn’t you just say that?
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I don’t know.
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I was embarrassed or something, ’cause this is a bit new for me.
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I just met her, her name’s Rachel. She’s sort of-
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There’s this girl at school. Ellie.
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I kind of want her to be my girlfriend.
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I’m not exactly sure.
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I’ve been meaning to ask you.
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What’s the difference between a girl who’s your friend and a girlfriend?
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Well, I don’t know.
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Do you want to touch her?
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Is that so important?
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Yeah, you’ve heard about sex, right?
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It is kind of a big deal.
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I know. I’m not stupid.
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I just can’t believe there’s nothing more to it.
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I mean, like, I want to be with her more. I want to be with her all the time.
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And I want to tell her things I don’t even tell you or Mum.
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And I don’t want her to have another boyfriend.
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If I could have all those things…
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…I wouldn’t really mind if I touched her or not.
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Well, you’ll learn, Marcus.
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You won’t feel like that forever.
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Okay, how do I look?
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Good. How do I look?
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Just be as normal as you can, okay?
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Good advice for Marcus.
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I wish I could have followed it.
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I’m sorry it’s such a mess.
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That’s where I work.
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My mouth was dry and my palms sweating.
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I didn’t know what the hell was happening to me.
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…manage to tidy up. Ali?
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All I could do was stand there, grinning like an idiot.
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– Should we just go upstairs? – Sure. Okay.
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Ali.
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Marcus.
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Marcus.
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Ali.
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You’re in my year at school.
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Really? Yeah, I think I’ve seen you around.
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Great!
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Then you guys’ll have a lot to talk about.
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Will, this is Ali.
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Ali, this is Will.
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– All right. – All right.
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Do you guys want to hang up here for a while?
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– Yeah, sounds good, right? – Yeah. Okay.
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For a moment, I loved him.
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Really loved him.
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You can show him your new computer games.
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Good. Okay, catch you later.
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Let’s leave them to it.
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If your dad goes out with my mum, then you’re dead.
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Really dead.
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– Don’t worry. He’s all right. – I don’t care if he’s all right!
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I don’t want him going out with my mum!
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I don’t want to see him or you around here ever again, okay?
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I’m not really sure it’s up to me.
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Well, it better be! Or you’re going to die.
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I was getting the feeling that maybe this kid Ali was a serial killer.
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Can I have a go on your computer? What games you got?
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Are you listening to me?
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Yeah, it’s just that I can’t really do much at the moment, can I?
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I mean, Will, that’s my dad…
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…he likes your mum, and I think she’s keen on him.
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She’s not keen on him!
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She’s only keen on me!
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One amazing thing about Rachel…
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…was that I wanted to kiss her every time she said something interesting.
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Which was all the time.
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It was sexy. It was weird.
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I use Bristol boards, India ink and…
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Am I boring you?
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No, no. No.
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– What? – Nothing.
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It’s just you looked like Marcus just then.
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Did I?
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I think it’s sweet how much he seems to take after you…
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…and the way he dresses like you, as well.
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I don’t think I dress like Marcus, really.
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Marcus?
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Wait! Hang on. Hang on. Come on, we’re going back.
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– He’s off his head. – No, he’s not.
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He said he’d cut me up into little pieces and hide me under the floorboards.
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– He did? – No.
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But I’m sure he’s capable of it.
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It’ll be different. You’ll like it, I promise.
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Marcus, Ali has something to say to you.
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Doesn’t he?
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Sorry, Marcus.
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I didn’t mean to say those things.
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It’s okay, Ali.
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Ali finds all this very difficult.
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Yeah, so does Marcus.
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Don’t you, mate?
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You know, I mean, divorced parents…
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…and not knowing how to feel about new people.
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Yes. Absolutely. Absolutely the way I feel.
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Ali didn’t get along with the last bloke I went out with.
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– He was a liar! – All right, darling.
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He wasn’t 100 percent good news.
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– I’m not saying that you and I are. – That’s okay.
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He fancies you. He told me.
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– Thanks a lot, mate. – Oh, dear.
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Cheers, mate.
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Don’t look so worried, sweetheart.
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Ellie!
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– Marcus? What, are you stalking me? – No.
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Too bad. Made me feel like a celebrity.
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Yeah, but I didn’t know that then, did I, sexy?
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All I’m saying is, you know, watch out.
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It just looks a bit more like owner and pet than boyfriend and girlfriend.
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At least I’m honest.
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What does that mean?
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It’s just that you and Rachel…
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What? What does that mean?
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I don’t know, I think there’s a problem with you and Rachel.
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I mean, like, you want to be with her but she thinks you have a son.
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And you don’t.
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If you’re going to be with someone…
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…shouldn’t you tell them things like that?
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No.
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I mean, you know, like the truth.
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What’s wrong with you?
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But later that night, when I was on my own…
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…I remembered the deal Marcus was prepared to strike.
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Yes, I wanted to touch Rachel.
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But at this moment, if I had the choice…
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…I’d settle for the less and the more that Marcus wanted.
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Jesus, was I turning into Marcus?
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Would he be buying me shoes soon?
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I took his advice and told Rachel the truth.
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Or very nearly the truth.
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That I wasn’t Marcus’ natural father.
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And that is not natural seaweed.
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The problem was, once I told the truth, I knew there’d be more questions.
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I don’t get it. If you’re not his natural father…
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…and you don’t live with him, then how is he your son?
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Yeah, I see.
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It must look very confusing from the outside.
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Tell me how it is on the inside.
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It’s just one of those long, boring stories.
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Look, do you want to move on to wine?
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You want some Chinese rice wine, miss?
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You would like to try, I suspect, the Panang Paneng.
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Yeah?
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No.
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Tell me about your relationship with Ali.
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– Is that as complicated as mine and Marcus’? – No.
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I slept with his father, and then nine months later I gave birth.
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Pretty straight forward.
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Yeah. I envy you that.
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I’m really sorry to harp on about this but I haven’t got it all worked out yet.
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You are Marcus’ stepfather, but you don’t live with him or with his mother.
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No, you see, wait.
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I never said he was my son.
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Did I?
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The words “I have a son called Marcus,” never escaped my lips.
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It’s what you chose to believe.
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Yeah. Right.
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It’s me that’s the fantasist.
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I wanted to believe that you had a son, so I let my imagination run riot.
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Obviously I played a part, I can see that.
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No! Not at all. I met you and I thought, “Cute guy.
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“God, if only he had a son. A geeky, teenage kid, if possible. ”
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Then you turned up at my house with Marcus, and bingo!
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Now I made this crazy link ’cause of some deep psychological need in me.
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You shouldn’t beat yourself up about it.
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It could have happened to anyone.
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The first time I met you I thought you were a bit blank.
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But then you changed my mind.
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Maybe I was right.
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– Rachel, listen. – Yes?
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I’m sorry, you’re right.
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I am a blank.
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I’m really nothing.
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I don’t know what the hell I was thinking of, I’m sorry.
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‘Bye, Ellie.
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Marcus! My man!
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Bye, Marcus!
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See you, Marcus!
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Mum?
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Marcus?
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I didn’t know what the answer was.
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I didn’t know what “x” equaled.
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And I didn’t know how to help my mum.
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And then I realized.
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There was something she said I could do for her.
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– I’m thinking of singing at the school concert. – You? At the rock concert?
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I don’t think that would be a very good idea, Marcus.
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Will you accompany me?
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All I’ve got is a tambourine.
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No, I’m sorry. It’s suicide.
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I mean, they’ll crucify you.
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Mum’s at it again.
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– At what? Sorry. – What do you mean, what?
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The crying.
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She sits in the house all day, crying.
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She does it in the mornings, too.
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It’s as bad now as it was before the Dead Duck Day.
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Marcus, I’m sorry, mate…
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…I’m a bit busy at the moment.
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You’re busy? Doing what?
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– Didn’t you hear me? – I heard you.
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– What do you want me to do about it? – I don’t know.
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– You could talk to her. – Yeah? And what would I say?
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– I don’t know! – Why would she listen to me?
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Who am I to her?
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– I’m nobody. – You’re not nobody.
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– You’re- – Who? Who do you think I am?
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Who do you think you are?
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You come here uninvited, you disrupt my life, you screw things up.
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What do you want from me? This isn’t my problem.

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