Out of Gas

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Zoe: “You paid money for this, sir? On purpose?”
Mal: “What? Come on, seriously, Zoe. Whaddya think?”
Zoe: “Honestly, sir? I think you got robbed.”
Mal: “Robbed? What? No. What do you mean?”
Zoe: “It’s a piece of fei-oo.” [fei-oo. = junk]
Mal: “Fei-oo? Okay, she won’t be winning any beauty contests anytime soon. But she’s solid. Ship like this, be with ya ’til the day you die.”
Zoe: “Cause it’s a deathtrap.”
Mal: “Which one do you figured tracked us?”
Zoe: “The ugly one, sir.”
Mal: (beat) “Could you be more specific?”
 
Mal: “Looks can be deceiving.”
Jayne: “Not as deceiving as a lowdown, dirty… deceiver.”
Mal: “Well said. Wasn’t that well said, Zoe?”
Zoe: “Had a kind of poetry to it, sir.”
 
Mal: “I mean, let’s say you did kill us… or didn’t. There could be torture � whatever � but somehow, you found the goods. What would your cut be?”
Jayne: “Seven percent, straight off the top.”
Mal: “Seven? Oh.”
Jayne: “What?”
Mal: “Hm? Nothing. Not a thing. No, I just… (to Zoe) does that seem low to you?”
Zoe: “It does, sir.”
Jayne: “That ain’t low.”
Head Robber: “Stop it!”
Jayne: “Seven percent, standard.”
Mal: (laughs) “Okay. Zoe, I’m paying you too much.”
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About TJ

In 2015 my family moved from a small village in mid-Michigan to five beautifully forested acres in Northern Michigan. We love the lakes and rivers, the forests, and the billions of stars we can see in the night sky, as well as the many cultural and historical activities in our area. We also love that the deer and wild turkeys come right up to our house. This is where our hearts are! I have multiple cats (six the last time I counted), and a sweet introverted dog who rarely barks and who deeply loves the two adorable ducks and ten chickens that have become part of our family. I enjoy reading, studying, writing, and learning new things. I also enjoy walking my dog, cuddling my cats, and gardening. I love nature. The world fascinates me.

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