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VIOLET HARMON
So why'd you keep it a secret?
TATE LANGDON
Hi, I'm Tate. I'm dead. Want to hook up? I don't think so.
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TATE LANGDON
You're doing it wrong, if you're trying to kill yourself you cut vertically, they can't stitch that up...
VIOLET HARMON
How'd you get in here?
TATE LANGDON
If you're trying to kill yourself, you might also try locking the door...
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TATE LANGDON
Something has changed in you. Towards me. You're distant, cold. I don't know what I've done, but I'll leave you alone from now on if that's what you want. Is that what you want? You know why I'd leave you alone? Because I care about your feelings more than mine. I love you. There I said it, not just on some chalkboard. I would never let anybody or anything hurt you. I've never felt that way about anyone.
VIOLET HARMON
Come here.
TATE LANGDON
I'm tired.
VIOLET HARMON
Me too.
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TATE LANGDON
What do you want?
VIOLET HARMON
What I wanted was you.
TATE LANGDON
You told me to go away.
VIOLET HARMON
Yeah, but I never said goodbye.
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VIOLET HARMON
It's been insane here. First the cops were outside and some freak started banging on the door screaming about money.
TATE LANGDON
Shit like that does tend to go down on Halloween. Probably just asshole kids. It's fine now, I'm here.
TATE LANGDON
I painted it black, I know how you don't like normal things.
VIOLET HARMON
You're the first boy that ever gave me a flower. Thank you, I love it.
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CONSTANCE LANGDON
Now, who wants to say grace?
TATE LANGDON
Oh, Mother, may I?
LARRY HARVEY
Oh, of course, son. I was hoping you would choose to become a part of this family.
TATE LANGDON
Dear God, thank you for the salty pig meat we are about to eat, along with the rest of the indigestible swill. And thank you for our new charade of our family. My father ran away when I was only six. If I'd have known any better, I would have joined him,. And, also, because she's been trying to get back into this house ever since she lost it, Lord, a big thank you for blinding the asshole that's doing my mother, so that he can't see what everybody knows. She doesn't really love him.
ADELAIDE
Amen.
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VIOLET HARMON
I used to think you were like me. You were attracted to the darkness. But,Tate you are the darkness.
TATE LANGDON
No!
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TATE LANGDON
I like birds, too.
VIOLET HARMON
Why do you like them?
TATE LANGDON
Because they can fly away when things get to crazy, I guess.
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TATE LANGDON
You're all I want! You're all I have!
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TATE LANGDON
I don't want to hurt you! Though I do have to kill you.