“need any help?”
“no. i think i can handle this.”
“ry, baby, it will be okay.”
“no, mom. it won’t. my mom chose an abusive dick over me. nothing is okay about this. in fact, every single thing about this is fucked.”
“watch your language.”
“sorry but when you kicked me out you lost the right to tell me what language i can and can’t use.” (looks up) “he’s going to kill you, mommy. or at least he’s going to try his damnedest and i won’t be here to stop him.”
“that’s the way it should be. you shouldn’t be protecting me. i have to protect you. so it’s better he try his damnedest with me than with you. now, get out of here as soon as you can.”

“need any help?”

“no. i think i can handle this.”

“ry, baby, it will be okay.”

“no, mom. it won’t. my mom chose an abusive dick over me. nothing is okay about this. in fact, every single thing about this is fucked.”

“watch your language.”

“sorry but when you kicked me out you lost the right to tell me what language i can and can’t use.” (looks up) “he’s going to kill you, mommy. or at least he’s going to try his damnedest and i won’t be here to stop him.”

“that’s the way it should be. you shouldn’t be protecting me. i have to protect you. so it’s better he try his damnedest with me than with you. now, get out of here as soon as you can.”

(Source: seethatglimmer)


[groggily] “nat …” [pauses, mustering the strength] “will you … marry me?”
[stops suddenly in surprise, turns to look at her] “what?” [sits down on the bed]
"i love you nat. so much. everything about you. even when i would hate it if it were someone else. i don’t like not being able to say so. hell, i even love that dog you brought home because of you. my life has been better in the time we’ve been together than all of my years in the marines, my childhood, everything. put together. nat, you’re absolutely everything i want for the rest of my life. if i get discharged, then so be it. but being blown up sort of puts things into perspective. so, again. natalie, will you marry me?"
[starts crying] “yes. is there an answer other than yes?”

[groggily] “nat …” [pauses, mustering the strength] “will you … marry me?”

[stops suddenly in surprise, turns to look at her] “what?” [sits down on the bed]

"i love you nat. so much. everything about you. even when i would hate it if it were someone else. i don’t like not being able to say so. hell, i even love that dog you brought home because of you. my life has been better in the time we’ve been together than all of my years in the marines, my childhood, everything. put together. nat, you’re absolutely everything i want for the rest of my life. if i get discharged, then so be it. but being blown up sort of puts things into perspective. so, again. natalie, will you marry me?"

[starts crying]yes. is there an answer other than yes?”


"matthews, why the hell did you call me? this isn’t even my area of expertise. this is a bomb, why am i -"
"they brought in the marine corps’ eod team. i thought you’d like to -."
[over the radio] “colonel, i’m running out of time, i’m getting the hell outta dodge.”
[explosion]
“chuck!” [sprints over and bends over her] “hey baby.”
[groggily and painfully] “nat?”
"yeah, it’s me. i’m here. you better not die on me. you hear me?"
"yes ma’am."
"what did i tell you about calling me ma’am?"

"matthews, why the hell did you call me? this isn’t even my area of expertise. this is a bomb, why am i -"

"they brought in the marine corps’ eod team. i thought you’d like to -."

[over the radio] “colonel, i’m running out of time, i’m getting the hell outta dodge.”

[explosion]

chuck!” [sprints over and bends over her] “hey baby.”

[groggily and painfully] “nat?”

"yeah, it’s me. i’m here. you better not die on me. you hear me?"

"yes ma’am."

"what did i tell you about calling me ma’am?"


"was it easy?"
"was what easy?"
"coming out? did it really change your life so much for the better?"
"for starters, if i was hiding out in narnia with aslan and ben barnes, i wouldn’t have asked you out."
"i mean, besides that."
[pauses] “yes and no. but i would do it all again.”

"was it easy?"

"was what easy?"

"coming out? did it really change your life so much for the better?"

"for starters, if i was hiding out in narnia with aslan and ben barnes, i wouldn’t have asked you out."

"i mean, besides that."

[pauses] “yes and no. but i would do it all again.”


is that alright?if i give my gun away when it’s loadedis that alright?if you don’t shoot it, how am i supposed to hold itis that alright?if i give my gun away when it’s loadedis that alrightis that alright with you? 

is that alright?
if i give my gun away when it’s loaded
is that alright?
if you don’t shoot it, how am i supposed to hold it
is that alright?
if i give my gun away when it’s loaded
is that alright
is that alright with you? 


"hey, how was your day?"
"it was … fine." [pauses] “you okay nat?”
"yeah." [shakes head] “no. i got offered a promotion. i’d have to leave pearl.”
"you should take -"
"i turned it down."
"why?"
"because i don’t want to leave you, chuck."

"hey, how was your day?"

"it was … fine." [pauses] “you okay nat?”

"yeah." [shakes head] “no. i got offered a promotion. i’d have to leave pearl.”

"you should take -"

"i turned it down."

"why?"

"because i don’t want to leave you, chuck."


"nat, come to bed."
[turns in her chair] “i can’t, i have to finish this report.”
"really? you’re going to stick with work-"
[shortly] “yes.”
"i wasn’t finished. i was gonna ask if you were really going to stick with work when i’m in bed. naked."
[turns around slowly] “fuck.”
[grins] “me please.”

"nat, come to bed."

[turns in her chair] “i can’t, i have to finish this report.”

"really? you’re going to stick with work-"

[shortly] “yes.”

"i wasn’t finished. i was gonna ask if you were really going to stick with work when i’m in bed. naked."

[turns around slowly] “fuck.”

[grins] “me please.”


"you look unusually … scheme-y."
"scheme-y? i’m just trying to figure out what we’re doing with this space."
"i thought it was a kitchen."
"it’s a crappy kitchen. i’m going to make it an awesome kitchen."
"i’m … going to leave you to that then.

"you look unusually … scheme-y."

"scheme-y? i’m just trying to figure out what we’re doing with this space."

"i thought it was a kitchen."

"it’s a crappy kitchen. i’m going to make it an awesome kitchen."

"i’m … going to leave you to that then.


"hey, nat, come here. i want to show you something."
"what in god’s name did you bring into our garage while i was gone?"
[starts taking off cover] “ta da!”
"a jeep?"
"not just any jeep. a 1945 willys mb us army jeep. i restored her myself. i call her vera." [grins proudly]
[laughs] “how in the hell has nobody figured out you’re a raging lesbian yet?”

"hey, nat, come here. i want to show you something."

"what in god’s name did you bring into our garage while i was gone?"

[starts taking off cover] “ta da!”

"a jeep?"

"not just any jeep. a 1945 willys mb us army jeep. i restored her myself. i call her vera." [grins proudly]

[laughs] “how in the hell has nobody figured out you’re a raging lesbian yet?”


"chuck, you okay?"
"move in with me."
"what?"
"move in with me. we can get a place off-base, and it’d be better than sneaking around so much."
"so you want to …"
"i want to be with you. as much as i can. so, move in with me."
"how are you going to explain it?"
[shrugs] “roommates. i’m sick of sharing quarters with a bunch of pain in the ass greenhorns and having to deal with their boyfriends. it would make sense.”
[face falls slightly] “oh.”

"chuck, you okay?"

"move in with me."

"what?"

"move in with me. we can get a place off-base, and it’d be better than sneaking around so much."

"so you want to …"

"i want to be with you. as much as i can. so, move in with me."

"how are you going to explain it?"

[shrugs] “roommates. i’m sick of sharing quarters with a bunch of pain in the ass greenhorns and having to deal with their boyfriends. it would make sense.”

[face falls slightly] “oh.”