Paulie: Lesbian? Lesbian? Are you fucking kidding me, you think I'm a LESBIAN? Mouse: You're a girl in love with a girl, aren't you? Paulie: No! I'm PAULIE in love with TORI. Remember? And Tori, she is, she IS in love with me because she is mine and I am hers and neither of us are LESBIANS! Mouse: I felt like a gray mouse heading straight for the mouth of a cat, and there was nothing, nothing I could do about it. Paulie: Liar! Liar, Liar, Liar! You've all got your heads up your assholes because love is. It just is and nothing you can say can make it go away because it is the point of why we are here, it is the highest point and once you are up there, looking down on everyone else, you're there forever. Because if you move, right, you fall. You fall. Tori: Hey! Look, I know it's weird at first. But now, this is much more home to me than home. Like the lost boys in Peter Pan, right? Except we are the lost girls, right? Lost and Delirious. Tori: I mean I love Paulie, you know that I do. She's my best friend in the world and probably the only person that I will ever love like, like in the way that... Cleopatra [crying] Tori: . And to hurt her, its like I'm choking, like I'm not in the breathing world. But there's this life that I am supposed to live, this dream that my mother and father had for me and even though it is killing me Mary, I can't ever be with Paulie ever, not ever, ever again. [Paulie enters the library in a fencing outfit carrying a sword, and stands on top of the table Tori is studying at] Paulie: I shall make me a willow cabin at your gate and call upon my soul within the house; Write loyal cantons of contemned love and sing them loud even in the dead of night; Halloo your name to the reverberate hills and make the babbling gossip of the air cry out 'Victoria!' Eleanor Bannet: Paulie... why don't you come down from there? [touches her arm] Paulie: [flinches away] Don't ever touch a raptor. Tori: Paulie, listen to me ok, because I'm going to say this once and never, ever again. I will never love anyone the way that I love you. Never. You know that, and I know that, and I will die knowing that, ok? But it just can never... it just can never, ever, forever be. Do you understand? It just can never, ever, forever be. Paulie:
Mouse, where is your father? Did I see you cry? Did you cry like a girl? Like a girly, girly girl? I've been crying, too, Mary B. I've been crying like a girly girl, sucky suck for weeks now! And it's time... it's time for the raptor... Are you with me? I hate my father! Say it, it's easy... come on... Say I HATE MY FATHER!
Paulie: Shall I abide in this dull world, which in her absence is no better then a sty? Fay Vaughn: [Reading a text in class while Paulie reads along in silence] "Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts unsex me here; and fill me from the crown to the toe topfull of direst cruelty! Make thick my blood, stop up the access and passage to remorse that no compunctious visitings of nature shake my fell purpose. Come to my woman's breast and take my milk for gall, you murdering ministers wherever in your sightless substance you wait on nature's mischief! Come, thick night, and apll thee in the dunnest smoke of hell, that my keen knife see not the wound it makes nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark to cry: 'Hold, hold!'" Paulie: She's the only person who ever loved me, you know? [Fay Vaughn nods] Paulie: I think I'll die without her. Mouse: Have you ever been really thirsty? And you open a carton of milk and you pour it in your mouth... and it's... sour. That happened. Inside me. Forever. Paulie: Hey boys, didn't you see the sign? "No dickheads allowed." Tori: I could totally give my life for blueberry pancakes. Cordelia: [Tori ignores Paulie's beckoning to her and Mouse and sits with Cordelia and Kara, and Mouse continues to Paulie's table] [to Tori] Cordelia: So... how are you? Tori: First of all, whatever they're saying is trash talk. Stupid. I know you guys won't listen to it. Cordelia: Of course not. God, I mean, even if it was true, I'd still be like, "So? Grow up." Tori: But it's not true. Cordelia: I mean, like, my aunt is gay. Like, get over it. Tori: Yeah, but I'm not. Totally. So... Cordelia: No, I know. Mouse: [She and Paulie have overheard the conversation] She's upset. Give her time. Paulie: Bedford, this is a dark day. Fay Vaughn: Paulie, you looked like you were involved with the piece. Paulie: Actually, I was just thinking whether the Jays were gonna take the World Series again. Fay Vaughn: I don't believe you, Paulie. I saw you listening. Paulie: You can go fuck yourself sideways. [storms out of the classroom] Jake Hollander: [after Paulie attacks him viciously to start their duel] Place your bets, my friends. John: Go Jake! Paulie: [brandishes sword] For my love. Jake Hollander: If you're talking about Tori, twit, get real. She hates you. She's just too nice to tell you. Paulie: She
loves me. Jake Hollander: Stop talking shit, Paulie. Tori is my girlfriend. [Paulie glares and lunges, and the fight continues] Paulie: I'm Paulie. [exhales cigarette smoke] Paulie: Oster. [shakes Mouse's hand firmly] Mouse: Mary Bedford. Mouse, really... they call me. Paulie: [chuckles] I'd rather call you shithead than Mouse. Paulie: [sits down next to Mouse] So you're roomin' with me and Tori, huh? Mouse: Yeah, that's what Miss Vaughn said. Paulie: Well, I guess she didn't like us up there all by our lonesome. Fay Vaughn: I think our Paulie has just spiked the punch. Eleanor Bannet: Shall we pretend we don't know? Paulie: Hey, new girl, what do you think of Vaughnie? Tori: [giggling] Don't call her "new girl," it's so rude! Mouse: Miss Vaughn? She's nice. [Paulie chuckles] Tori: Some of the girls say rude things about her. Paulie: She and Bannet, they got it goin' on for sure. Tori: Paulie, give it a rest. She's just a single lady, and they're very good friends, and that's it. Don't be so mean... or homophobic. Mouse: She seemed nice to me. [Paulie and Tori stare at her] Mouse: I mean, um, normal. Well, not... Paulie: I'm not sayin' she's not nice new girl, I'm sayin' shes a LES-BO! And she got the hots for Tori here. [Tori scoffs] Paulie: Who can blame her, eh? [squeezes Tori's face playfully] Paulie: Beautiful. Alison Moller and friends: It's morning time, you lazy sluts! Out of bed, or we kick your butts! Eleanor Bannet: What do you think you're doing? Paulie: I'm teaching, Miss Bannet, what you should've been doin'. Tori: [whispers] Paulie, don't. Eleanor Bannet: Out of my classroom! You will go to Miss Vaughn's, and explain why you are not in my class, and suffer the consequences. [Paulie doesn't move] Eleanor Bannet: Do you hear me? Am I not clear? Paulie: [smirks] You have a nice day now, Eleanor. [winks seductively and saunters out]