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Listen, Catherine. What are you going to do with yourself?
I don't know.
Don't tell me you don't know; you're not a baby anymore, what are you going to do with yourself?
He won't listen to me.
I don't understand this. He's not your father, Catherine. I don't understand what's going on here.
What am I gonna do, just kick him in the face with it?
Look, honey, you wanna get married, or don't you wanna get married? What are you worried about, Katie?
I don't know B. It just seems wrong if he's against it so much.
Sit down, honey, I want to tell you something. Here, sit down. Was there ever any fella he liked for you? There wasn't, was there?
But he says Rodolpho's just after his papers.
Look, he'll say anything. What does he care what he says? If it was a prince came here for you it would be no different. You know that, don't you?
Yeah, I guess.
So what does that mean?
It means you gotta be your own self more. You still think you're a little girl, honey. But nobody else can make up your mind for you anymore, you understand? You gotta give him to understand that he can't give you orders no more.
Yeah, but how am I going to do that? He thinks I'm a baby.
Because YOU think you're a baby. I told you fifty times already, you can't act the way you act. You still walk around in front of him in your slip --
Well I forgot
Well you can't do it. Or like you sit on the edge of the bathtub talkin' to him when he's shavin in his underwear.
When'd I do that?
I seen you in there this morning.
Oh ... well, I wanted to tell him something and I --
I know, honey. But if you act like a baby and he be treatin' you like a baby. Like when he comes home sometimes you throw yourself at him like when you was twelve years old.
Well I like to see him and I'm happy so I --
Look, I'm not tellin you what to do honey, but --
No, you could tell me, B! Gee, I'm all mixed up. See, I -- He looks so sad now and it hurts me.
Well look Katie, if it's goin to hurt you so much you're gonna end up an old maid here.
I'm tellin you, I'm not makin a joke. I tried to tell you a couple of times in the last year or so. That's why I was so happy you were going to go out and get work, you wouldn't be here so much, you'd be a little more independent. I mean it. It's wonderful for a whole family to love each other, but you're a grown woman and you're in the same house with a grown man. So you'll act different now, heh?
Yeah I will. I'll remember.
Because it ain't only up to him, Katie, you understand/ I told him the same thing already.
That he should let you go. But, you see, if only I tell him, he thinks I'm just bawlin' him out, or maybe I'm jealous or somethin', you know?
He said you was jealous?
No, I'm just sayin maybe that's what he thinks. You think I'm jealous of you, honey?
No! It's the first I thought of it.
Well you should have thought of it before... but I'm not We'll be all right. Just give him to understand; you don't have to fight, you're just -- you're a woman, that's all, and you got a nice boy, and now the time came when you said good-by. All right?
All right ... if I can.
Honey... you gotta.
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