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: I miss his voice. I miss his voice telling me he loves me. Oskar Schell
: Me too.
: Why do you find it so hard to talk to me? Oskar Schell
: In case you haven't noticed, half the time you're asleep.
] Oskar Schell
: And the other half of the time, you forget the first half. You're what they call in the law "in absentia": an absent parent. Linda Schell
: That was mean. Oskar Schell
: Which part?
: It's just a box! An empty box! Linda Schell
: I know it's an empty box! I know this. But I did it for me, and I did it for you so we can at least try and say goodbye to him. Because he's gone, Oskar, he's gone and he's not coming back. Never. I don't know why a man flew a plane into a building. I don't know why my husband is dead. But no matter how hard you try, Oskar, it's never gonna make sense because it doesn't. It doesn't... make... sense! Oskar Schell
: Fukozowa you! You don't know anything!
: Why do you want to come in? Linda Schell
: To tell you that I love you.
: I went into your room and I tried to think like you did. I wanted to understand. Oskar Schell
: You were snooping on me? Linda Schell
: I was searching for you.
: I wish it were you.
] Oskar Schell
: I wish it were you in the building instead of him. Linda Schell
: [very softly
] So do I. Oskar Schell
] I didn't really mean that. Linda Schell
: [sadly, in a whisper
] Yes you did.
: Hey! Yeah I've been trying to reach you! I'm on my way home! I'm coming home! Thomas can you hear me? Thomas Schell
: Yes! I can hear you! Linda Schell
: This is unbelievable! Are you watching this? Thomas Schell
: Listen to me! Other people want to use the phone so I don't have to much time! Linda Schell
: Listen to me I'm going to be home in about 20 minutes! Thomas Schell
: No! You listen to me! I'm in the World Trade Center! Linda Schell
: What do you mean you're in the World Trade Center? Thomas Schell
: I had a meeting! But it's going to be okay! They are telling us to stay where we are. We broke a window to let in some air. Linda Schell
: Where are you? Thomas Schell
: I'm on the 105th floor! They are about 50 of us up here. Linda Schell
: You listen to me, you come home right now! Thomas Schell
: It's going to be fine, you're going to be fine. Where is Oscar? Linda Schell
: Oscar is on his way home, but you listen to me! You come home right now! Thomas Schell
: I will call and I will tell him! Linda Schell
: Tell him what? Thomas Schell
: I will tell him what's happening. We were told to wait where we are! Firemen are on their way, and that we are all fine! Linda Schell
: Thomas? Thomas Schell
: That's what we are going to do! Linda Schell
: Thomas? Thomas Schell
: Okay? Linda Schell
: No it's not okay! Thomas you need to listen to me! Thomas Schell
: Yeah! Linda Schell
: You need to find a stairwell! Do you hear me? Find the stairs and you come home! Thomas Schell
: Honey! I got to go! Other people need to use the phone! I'm gonna be fine, you're gonna be fine! You listen to me! You made my life better and I want you to know that absolutely love you. I'm going to call you back in a few minutes. Linda Schell
: No! Stop saying that! Just find the stairs! Don't stop talking to me! Just stay talking to me! Please just stay talking to me!
[Phone call ends
] What if I die tomorrow? Linda Schell
: You're not going to die tomorrow. Oskar Schell
: Dad didn't think he was gonna die tomorrow either. Linda Schell
: It's not gonna happen to you. Oskar Schell
: How do you know what's going to happen? You don't know anything. You buried an empty box! Linda Schell
: That's not the point! His memory is there!
: [in bed, roughly roused from sleep by Oskar
] Oskar, what's wrong? Oskar Schell
: Do you promise not to bury me... when I die? Linda Schell
: It's the middle of the night, Oskar. Oskar Schell
] Do you promise not to bury me when I die? Linda Schell
: You are not going to die. You are going to live a long, long life. Oskar Schell
: You sure you love me? Linda Schell
] Completely sure. Oskar Schell
: Then put me in one of those mausoleum thingies above the ground.