When I was young I had such a vision of myself. I dreamt I'd be someone to be reckoned with, you know, in the world. But one learns one's scale. I've such a dread of ending my days alone. Recently, I've allowed myself to think that I may not be. Am I wrong?Barbara Covett
People anguish for years with partners who are clearly from another planet. We want so much to believe that we've found our other. It takes courage to recognize the real as opposed to the convenient.Barbara Covett
And Fatty Hodge pounced on her. A dubious double-act. The blonde... and the pig in knickers.Barbara Covett
Sheba Hart: So that's your vicious father?
Steven Connolly: You wanted a sob story, I gave it to you. Made you feel like Bob Geldof.
Sheba Hart: You lied to me!
Steven Connolly: Ooooh, sorry, Miss! What, would you prefer it if I lived in a shithole?
Sheba Hart: And your mother?
Steven Connolly: I think she's gonna pull through. What do you want? What're you doin' here?
It's made of real fake gold.Steven Connolly
And then I realized my fury had blinded me. There was a magnificent opportunity here. With stealth, I might secure the prize long-term, forever in my debt. I could gain everything by doing nothing.Barbara Covett
Barbara Covett: When we met - had it already begun?
Sheba Hart: [pause] Yes.
Barbara Covett: Had you had any further elations that day?
Sheba Hart: We - we went to the art room.
Barbara Covett: Well I'm glad I was such an aphrodisiac, I was trying to help you
Steven Connolly: Can I smoke, Miss?
Sheba Hart: You can do what you want, but enough of this 'Miss'.
Steven Connolly: [laughs] Were you a model once?
Sheba Hart: [shakes her head]
Steven Connolly: Well you should've been. You're a right fit.
Sheba Hart: Gosh but don't I know it.
Steven Connolly: [smiles] You're into The Streets?
Sheba Hart: Mmm, no, my daughter is.
Steven Connolly: She the same age as me?
Sheba Hart: None of your beezwax.
Steven Connolly: [laughs] Well, anyway, the point is - you're fit.
Sheba Hart: So are you.
Steven Connolly: You're right. My sister thinks I look like a board with measles.
[pause as Sheba smiles and watches him]
Sheba Hart: You've done my brain in.
Sheba Hart: [touches Steven's cheek] It's incredibly important we keep this secret. Does anyone know you're here?
Steven Connolly: No.
[pause, Sheba sits down with him]
Steven Connolly: Miss. I'm no genius, but I ain't a dickhead. I won't tell no one. You can trust me.
Sheba Hart: We'd both get into terrible trouble.
Sheba Hart: I hadn't been pursued like this for years... I knew it was wrong, and immoral, and completely ridiculous, but, I don't know. I just allowed it to happen.
Barbara Covett: The boy is fifteen!
Sheba Hart: But he's quite mature for his age!
Barbara Covett: [about the relationship between Steven and Sheba] Well, that's when you should've stopped it.
Sheba Hart: I did! I told him I wouldn't teach him anymore. But he - refused to accept it, he just kept coming back. It began to feel like a - um, a secret, and well, secrets can be... seductive.
Steven Connolly: What're you having for tea, Miss?
Sheba Hart: I don't know, I'll probably buy something on the way home.
Steven Connolly: Are you a good cook?
Sheba Hart: Not really.
Steven Connolly: You suck?
Sheba Hart: [turns around and notices Steven's sly grin] Go home, Steven.