confirmed things joe has said to bess during his lifetime:

  • aw, why you gotta be like that 
  • don’t ignore me
  • anything you say, princess
  • damn girl
  • marry me
  • don’t leave me hangin’
  • yeah, you wish
  • nah, you love me and you know it
  • it’s obvious i’m the cuter hardy.
  • what’s up good lookin’?
  • i’ve got big feet, too. bigger than frank’s, if ya know what i’m saying.
  • don’t do this to me, you’re breakin’ my heart.
  • ow–ouch.
  • hey. don’t hit. that’s not nice.
  • would you like some cheese with your whine?
  • yes ma’am
  • no ma’am
  • heh, you’re cute when you’re mad.
  • don’t be sucha baby, bess. come on.
When I say, “I love you,” it’s not because I want you or because I can’t have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I’ve seen your kindness and your strength. I’ve seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You’re a hell of a woman.
—  Joss Whedon