Transcript for Chapter 10A
Jade: I'm like Amber now, aren't I? Good TV, but I can't win.
Justice: I think so, yes.
Jade: [censored] that. I'm gonna win.
Justice: Where's this determination coming from all of the sudden?
Jade: Amber can't trust me anymore. Winning this thing is the only way I'm going to save my relationship with her.
Jade: Think you could help me?
Justice: That depends. Can you do what I tell you to do?
Jade: I...I think I have to.
Justice: Then there's a lot we need to go over before everyone else gets here and they start filming the round.
Jade: What are you doing?
Justice: I haven't forgotten what you said to me.
Jade: And that was?
Justice: You said, and I quote, 'I can't dance.'
Justice: Were you being serious? And just tell me straight out; we don't have time to waste playing the modesty game.
Jade: I wasn't being modest, that's for sure.
Justice: Okay, but 'can't dance' can have a lot of meanings. One, I can't dance because I have arthritis in my knees. Two, I can't dance because no one ever taught me, but I wouldn't mind learning.Three, I can't dance because I psyched myself out a long time ago and I'd be too embarrassed to try. Four, I can't dance because I have white-girl clapping syndrome and there's no hope for me. I'm really hoping it's not that last one.
Jade: Listen, I can't dance because I'm morally opposed to objectifying myself for a mostly-male audience, and so I didn't bother wasting the hours in front of my mirror in order to figure out how to dance when I could be drawing instead.
Justice: Gotcha. Number three. I can work with that.
Jade: What? That's not what I-
Justice: Have you watched many of Bouquet's music videos?
Jade: Unfortunately I've seen a couple, but I've never watched one.
Justice: I can't teach you to dance in one day. So instead I'm going to devote some time to getting you comfortable with the idea of dancing at all. If you have that, you'll at least be starting on the same level as most of the other girls.