Strangely enough, Lieutenant Marks doesn’t want to take Anita anywhere. Edward has to drive her. The drive is silent, giving Anita plenty of opportunity to wax lyrical about how kicking people in the face is a really effective communication tool.
Oh, and how the images of the victims is impeding her desire to kill things.
“I know why you’re afraid of this thing,” I said.
Because it skins people alive? Congratulations on speaking the obvious, Anita. They both talk about how they’ve accepted that they aren’t going to make it into old age, but to end up like those ‘things in the hospital’ is unacceptable.
‘Things’. They’re human beings, deserving of respect and compassion.
Anita says that they can’t think about bad things because they’ll become afraid, and how Edward taught her and he’s such a good teacher. Edward says he isn’t, because they’re both monsters. Yeah, but I think you were probably both born that way.
He slammed on the brakes and screeched to a stop on the side of the road. I had the Browning pointed at the side of his head, close enough that pulling the trigger would paint his brains all over the windows.
This leads to a great big monologue, where Anita announces that Edward wishes her to kill him if everything goes wrong. I don’t understand why. Anita promises that she will kill him when the time comes.
I thought you were too deeply embedded in Donna’s life, Edward. I thought you were too involved with her children. So now you’re going to leave them with the prospect of you being brutally murdered. After Donna’s husband was brutally murdered. Thanks for that, Edward. I’m sure you’re not going to completely destroy their emotional and mental health.
We would never go shopping together or eat an entire cake while we complained about men. He’d never invite me over to his house for dinner or a barbecue. We’d never be lovers. But there was a very good chance that one of us would be the last person the other saw before we died. It wasn’t friendship the way most people understood it, but it was friendship.
I’m sorry for you that you cannot conceive of a human relationship where sex is not involved.