Barton is Leaving

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Barton ( John Beasley) is ready to leave St. Louis and head towards retirement in Florida.

BECAUSE IT FEELS LIKEYOU BEING PUSHED ALONG

BY THE BREATH OF GOD.

BUT I ALSO LIKE THE POWERBOATS'CAUSE THEY GO, "VROOM!"

- LOOK, BEFORE YOU SET SAILTHERE, CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW...

STAMPS AND I WOULD LIKETO TALK TO YOU FOR A MINUTE.

- I LOVE YOU, DAD!- NOT NOW.

YOU GOTTA BUILD UP TO THAT.

- OKAY, LET ME KNOW.- ALL RIGHT.

DADDY, LOOK.YOUR FAMILY NEEDS YOU HERE.

I MEAN, STAMPS WOULD BE LOSTWITHOUT YOU.

I MEAN, LITERALLY LOST.

I NEED YOU BECAUSE YOU MAKE MEA BETTER PASTOR,

AND LOLLI NEEDS YOU BECAUSE SHEDIDN'T HAVE A FATHER.

- WHAT?- SHE HAS A FATHER.

- I MEAN, NOT A GOOD ONE,YOU KNOW.

- HEY! HUSH ITTALKING ABOUT MY DADDY.

- I'M SORRY, BABY.COME ON.

I MEAN, YOU KNOW,TAKE ONE FOR THE TEAM.

THAT'S ALL I'M SAYING.

WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON HERE?

- THERE ARE NO SIDES.

- LOOK, OKAY.DADDY, LOOK.

HOW COULD YOU MAKEA BIG DECISION LIKE THIS

WITHOUT CONSULTING ME FIRST?

- YOU DIDN'T TALK TO ME WHEN YOUWENT OFF TO BE A SINGER.

- TCH, I DIDN'T ABANDON MY KIDSTO BECOME A SINGER.

- KIDS?YOU GUYS ARE GROWN MEN.

- I LOVE YOU, DAD!- NO!

- SON, LET ME TELL YOUSOMETHING.

WHILE I WAS DOWNIN FLORIDA,

I WAS FISHINGWITH YOUR UNCLE ELLIS,

AND I HOOKEDTHIS BIG OL' MARLIN.

I FOUGHT THAT FISHFOR HOURS.

AND WHILE HE WAS THRASHINGAROUND IN THE OCEAN,

I LOOKED HIM IN THE EYE,AND YOU KNOW WHAT I SAW?

I SAW MYSELF,

STRUGGLING AGAINST LETTING GOOF MY OLD LIFE.

THAT MARLIN WAS ME,FIGHTING AGAINST THE INEVITABLE.

- SO YOU LET HIM GO.

- NO, I ATE HIM.

WITH A SPICY MANGO SAUCE.

THAT WAS THE INEVITABLE.

- LOOK, NO MATTERWHAT YOU DECIDE,

WE ALL SUPPORT YOU.

- NO--NO, NO, WE DON'T.

NOW, NO OFFENSE, LOLLI,BUT THIS IS OUR DADDY.

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