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[Chenille picks up Sara's backpack off the ground and Sara turns around, confused]

Chenille: That's how easy it is to give to charity around here. Don't put your shit on the floor.

Chenille: You can't help who you love, Derek, you're not supposed to.

Sara: You know Snook, you talk a lot of shit for someone who never says anything.

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Sara: You know what? Derek and I like each other and if you have a problem with that, then screw you.

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[after Sara and Nikki's fight]

Nikki: It ain't over, bitch.

Sara: I don't even know why it started, bitch.

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[about Malakai]

Sara: So you're not down with the things he does, but you're still down with him? That makes perfect sense. I understand.

Derek: He's my friend, Sara. You don't have to understand.

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Derek: You can do it. Sara, you were born to do it.

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Chenille: And this is Diggy. She thinks she's down.

Diggy: Excuse me? I am down, okay?

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Derek: "Stepps" ain't no square dance.

Sara: That's okay, I'll dance in circles, probably around you.

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Sara: There's only one world, Chenille.

Chenille: That's what they teach you. We know different.

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Chenille: They call him Snookie because Fool was taken.

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Chenille: Too many little boys thinkin' they thugs.

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Snookie: They call me Snook, the coochie crook.

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Sara: Screw you, I'm brilliant and cool.

Derek: You're not quite there yet.

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Sara: A lot of people read them.

Derek: People like who? Like you?

[pause]

Derek: Didn't think so.

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Sara: I am such a dork!

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Chenille: You need to take off that 5th grade dance lookin' top.

Sara: It's from The Gap!

Chenille: It's country and you look country in it!

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Malakai: I'm not you, Derek. I can't do nothin' but what I'm doin'. I can't go to Georgetown with a 10.0 GPA, operatin' on people, doin' brain surgery or whatever the Hell you're goin' to be doin'.

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Sara: We spend more time defending our relationship than actually having one.

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Derek: Ain't nobody watchin' you but me.

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Chenille: Quit it Nikki.

Nikki: Excuse me, I ain't walkin on egg shells just cause you brought the Brady Bunch to the negro club.

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Derek: Come on, act like you a nasty bitch.

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Sara: Asshole.

Chenille: Who? Because in this crowd you're going to have to be a bit more specific.

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Derek: Let's put some S-E-X in those H-I-Ps!

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Sara: Then you must be in the wrong spot because I'm pretty sure there aren't any Negroes here.

Chenille: Ooh!

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Snookie: I'm free Saturday night.

Chenille: Why, is your hand busy?

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Derek: Do you get along with your dad? You tight and shit?

Sara: Yeah, we're "tight and shit"; our DNA matches.

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Chenille: I saw you workin' it out there tonight, girl!

Sara: Oh, yeah... slammin'!

Chenille: Ah-huh! Later!

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Derek: Yeah, but six months here gotta be better than six up the juvie.

Malakai: Yeah, they got girls in here.

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Kenny: How you doin'?

Chenille: Why don't you ask how your son is doing? That's a line you haven't tried in a while.

Kenny: Why you always gotta jump off on me like that?

Chenille: Why you gotta be like you are?

Kenny: Ah, come on, you know you wanna dance with me. That's what you came here for, to yell at me, and to dance with me.

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Kenny: Don't blame me; I didn't want any of this!

Chenille: What? 'Cause I did? I climbed on top of myself and got myself pregnant?

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Sara: [when talking to her dad] It's not that I hate you, it's just that I miss her.

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Sara: [sobbing] I just want someone there who loves me.

Roy Johnson: [looks up] I love you.

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Derek: So was that a good night as in, "I'll bust a cap in your ass if you ever darken my doorstep again"?

Sara: No! No, I would never - um, bust a cap in your ass.

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Sara: We have an audience.

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Sara: It's about me and him, not about us and other people.

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Malakai: This is an A and B conversation, so C yourself out of it

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Chenille: [to Kenny's back] Go 'head... Leave! That's what you're good at! Your son ain't seen nothing but your back since he was born!

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