everything will be okay now that we've met

  • Vax'ildan: Um, how do you do it?
  • Scanlan: How do I do what?
  • Vax, in awe: How do you do it? You're risking your life as much as anyone in this group, you're almost dying every day, you're fucking smiling all the time. How do you do it?
  • Liam: I'm kind of asking as Liam to Sam as well but mostly as Vax to Scanlan,
  • Vax: How do you do it? You almost died yesterday as well, or two days ago- fuck... How do you do it?
  • Scanlan, gently: Well, Vax, I don't know, I just, I like you people okay, everything before this was not as good, this is better. That's why. It's very simple. You had a shitty childhood, didn't you?
  • Vax: Yeah.
  • Scanlan: You and the sister?
  • Vax: Yeah.
  • Scanlan: I think Grog had some troubles. We've all had our share of shit before we all met. Now we're together, we're a family, this is better. That's how I smile, it's better than it was before. That's it.
  • Vax: We're probably going to die in the next month.
  • Scanlan, smiling calmly: Yes, but it's fun while it lasts.
  • Vax, after a long pause: Alright... Thought I might..
  • Scanlan: Glean some wisdom?
  • Vax: Yeah, but I'm just as confused as before.
  • Scanlan, with a soft chuckle: Listen, I'm older than you-
  • Vax: How much older?
  • Scanlan: A bit. I've seen more than you have, and... it's all shitty. So it just depends on how you look at it. You can dwell on the shit, or you can just leave it behind in people's beds and keep going.
  • Vax: *a look of confusion and disbelief, followed by recognition* It was YOU.
  • Scanlan: *grins*
  • Vax, nearly laughing: YOU did.. *dismissive wave* Water under the bridge.
  • Sam: I walk away.