"I was joking…I was only joking there guy. Jeez, no need to get so defensive and bring mommy and daddy into it. What are you doing here anyway?"
"Please tell me you weren’t actually thinking I meant that. Tad too old for that, anyway.
— I don’t know, wasting time?”
"Yeah." She chuckled, biting her bottom lip. "I’m Grace." She held out her hand, figuring she could introduce herself.
"Well, Grace, I’m JJ and it’s an honor to meet you. Pleasure, I mean. I don’t wanna overdo it. Already did, right?"
"Go with a little of both.
JJ, huh? James. Most call me.. well.. James.” Because Bucky was someone he wasn’t quite sure he was.
So, whatya doing here except for getting annoyed by random dudes?”
“We all spend so much time not saying what we want, because we know we can’t have it. And because it sounds ungracious, or ungrateful, or disloyal, or childish, or banal. Or because we’re so desperate to pretend that things are OK, really, that confessing to ourselves they’re not looks like a bad move. Go on, say what you want.
Whatever it is, say it to yourself. The truth will set you free. Either that or it’ll get you a punch in the nose. Surviving in whatever life you’re living means lying, and lying corrodes the soul, so take a break from the lies for just one minute.””
"If anything, it will be me that gets hurt. Not anyone else."
“But what if someone thinks you need help and gets involved? People do that all the time. In movies, at least.”
"Well, your face is a good start."
“My face? Well, I didn’t have plastic surgery, so you’d have to go to my parents and tell them they should have never reproduced because the face of one of their offsprings upsets you for some reason that I don’t quite get.”
"Your name is Eddie.. You’re my fiancee? Did you hit your head?"
“Nooo, my name is JJ, what’s short for John Julius because my dad is a dick. Pretty sure of that.”
"I admit to nothing.
You’re a strange one.. and that’s saying something coming from me. You got a name?”
”I’m not asking you to, either.
Though I’m not sure whether I’d feel insulted or pleased.
— Well, most call me JJ.”