Shelby: Noah, I told you I want you to be a part of Beth’s life but on my terms, you can’t just barge in on me like this.
Noah: Here’s my drug test - totally clean. I also haven’t had a drink since we talked, besides beer. I even did some homework.. turns out Napoleon, not just a dessert - he was a real dude.
Shelby: Well that is great.. honestly I’m truly impressed. But having a relationship with a child isn’t just about little bursts of energy, this is a long time commitment.
Noah: Oh my god she looks like Quinn.
Shelby: And you. She has that same dopey smile.
Noah: I was happy you know.. that she was with you and it made it easier. I drew a picture.. it was supposed to be a clown but it kind of turned out like a pig so I called it clown-pig. It’s kind of my own made-up animal. Thought it might make her think of me. You don’t think it’ll scare her, do you?
Shelby: No, she’ll be okay. She’s tough. Do you want to hold her?
Noah: I don’t want to freak her out.
Shelby: We’ll work up to it.
Noah: I’ll do anything. Anything to prove to you that I can be in her life. Please just give me that chance.