STRICKLAND: You know…? I can’t figure it out myself- you’re not much to look at, but- go figure- I keep thinking about you. (beat) And I’ve seen you, looking at me. You’ve been- looking at me?
When you say you’re mute… Are you entirely silent? Or do you squawk a little? Some mutes squawk. Not pretty, but- You should know this: I don’t mind the scars. Don’t mind that you can’t speak, either. When you come right down to it- I like it. A lot. Kind of gets me going… (beat) Thought you should know these things.
Hey! Bet I can make you squawk a little.