HIDING BEHIND COMETS

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HONEY

If it's true, he ought to teach a clinic.

COLE

I don't think it's something you can learn.

HONEY

What, you think it's hereditary?

COLE

…Maybe.

HONEY

I don't think so.

COLE

No?

HONEY

No.

COLE

Why do you say that?

HONEY

Because when my father goes down on me, it's just as disappointing as everyone else around here.

COLE

Maybe it skips a generation.

HONEY

That's true.

COLE

Or, maybe you're adopted.

HONEY

…Well, I'm not.

COLE

No?

HONEY

No. Why do you say that?

COLE

Just making conversation.

HONEY

But why that?

COLE

Because we were talking about heredity.