Amy Bendix: Why did you come after me in the bar that night?
Frank Castle: "Rough Road." Uh, it's... It's what you called me, remember? Rough Road. I don't know, I... I thought it was funny.
Amy Bendix: Hmm.
Frank Castle: Yeah, it was like the tougher you acted, the more scared you looked.
Frank Castle: You're a kid. Go act like one. I can't have you on my conscience.
Amy Bendix: I'm sorry, are... are you saying that you care?
Frank Castle: Yeah... I think you're a boil on my ass. A big one. One that just won't go away.
Amy Bendix: Yeah, I once put a stitch or two in your butt.
Frank Castle: Yes, you did.
Amy Bendix: Well, I... I care about you, too.
Amy Bendix (to John): Just because someone says something is true doesn't mean that it is. Even if you wanna believe them. Even if you keep believing them. Even if they believe it themselves. In the end, you just have to admit that they're lying and change your own path, 'cause... people never change. They just hide stuff from you and let you down. Over and over again. Plenty of kids learn that at a young age. And so you have to decide... do I stay, or do I change the path for myself?
Frank Castle: I'm not the one that dies, kid. I'm the one that does the killing. The thing is, every time I try to be someone different, that's when the wrong people get hurt.
Amy Bendix: This is such a total flustercluck.
Frank Castle: Shit. (laughs) Yeah. "Flustercluck." Yes, it is, kid. Yes, it is.
Amy Bendix: He nearly shot me 'cause he cares about me? Yeah, that's the Frank I know. Very touchy-feely.
Curtis Hoyle: Well, I've known Frank for a long time, and there's one thing for sure, he cares about you.
Amy Bendix: Yeah, right.
Curtis Hoyle: He's not like most people. He doesn't want to feel for you, because he's scared of getting hurt. And he'd rather stay mad at the world than risk being a part of it.
Amy Bendix: This place costs $40,000 a year, just for tuition. I'm sure they all come out as well-rounded, decent human beings.
Frank Castle: Yeah, maybe we'll see if we can get you a spot, huh? Sign you up for the glee club.
Amy Bendix: Yeah, you might as well just shoot me now.
Frank Castle: Only someone who's never been shot would say something stupid like that.
(Frank is getting ready to kill a pedophile...)
Amy Bendix (to Frank): Hey, listen. He's, like, a total creep, but it still seems a bit borderline. Even for you.
Amy Bendix: Like I said, the only way to win is to not play.
Frank Castle: Yeah, that's not an option. Just got to make sure we're the dealer.
Amy Bendix: Everybody knows that three-card monte's a scam. But they still come back to the table. 'Cause they think they can outsmart the game. Or they need the money. Every mark has a reason.
Frank Castle: Yeah? What's mine?
Amy Bendix: You think you can beat anybody, no matter how stacked the deck. And you're bored. And you drink too much coffee. The frustration keeps you playing. You hardly ever see girls playing this game, right? It's always guys, 'cause they want to win.
Frank Castle: What's the alternative?
Amy Bendix: Be smart. Don't play.
Amy Bendix: They killed your whole family right in front of you. Why... Why didn't you tell me that? And you killed them for it.
Frank Castle: Yeah. That's right.
Amy Bendix: Did it make you feel better?
Frank Castle: Sometimes.
(Frank picks up duck tape...)
Amy Bendix: No, no, no. You don't need that again. Trust me.
Frank Castle: No? I don't need this? You sure?
Amy Bendix: Promise.
Frank Castle: Yeah?
Amy Bendix: Yeah.
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