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[after Louis discovers that Billie shoots up] Sure I've taken a few shots, but only when I needed it,
but i'm not hooked, Louis. I'm not.
Only when you needed it. What do you think hooked is? All I had to do is listen to your voice on the telephone and I knew. Who the hell do you think you're talking to? One of those ofay cats you be running around with? I've been on those streets all of my life. I know what that shit is!
It's good, ain't it?
[Louis then gets up and takes her suitcase and starts packing her stuff]
Wait, Wait, Baby! Oh, no.
We're going home. Now!
[Stopping him] Wait, hey, baby, wait. See, you don't understand. Now, you don't know how it is when people are looking down at you and laughing at you and think that I'm a loser. And if I go home now, I'll think that I'm one, too. I gotta prove it to them. I gotta prove it to myself.
What're you proving with that needle? That you're not woman enough to make it without a crutch? A magic way out when the going gets a little too rough? I want you to make it, too, baby. But not this way. Not this way.
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