The Money — Lin-Manuel Miranda

[NARRATOR]
The next day, Justin brought a rolled-up baggie of marijuana to school for Naomi.

[JUSTIN]
And I was like, oh my god, I’m actually gonna do this. So we was in class, and I sat down right next to her. And she was like . . .

[NAOMI]
Justin, do you have it?

[JUSTIN]
Yeah, I do. And I was like, you know what? We’re going to wait for a few. Because I didn’t want to be like, oh hey, and just slide it in her hand or whatever. So we waited.

[JUSTIN]
And she was like—

[NAOMI]
Okay, put it in my purse

[JUSTIN]
So I slid it right in there. And then she was like . . .

[NAOMI]
Okay, here. Take the money. Justin, take the money.

[JUSTIN]
I don’t want your money.
I got this just for you.
Keep your money.
There’s nothing I won’t do for you.
I’ll come through for you every time
Just in time.

[NAOMI]
Justin, listen.
Please, just take the money.
You’re making me feel guilty.
Take the money.
You really did come through for me.
There’s only one last thing
You need to do for me.
Take the money.
Take the money.
Take the money.
The teacher’s coming.
Take this money, Justin.
We aren’t done.
Please take this money, Justin.
Take the money.
Take the money.
Take this money, Justin.

[JUSTIN]
Naomi, I know there’s a reason
You were transferred here to me.
Naomi, I know there’s a reason.
This isn’t luck, it’s destiny.
Naomi, you know me.
I will be there just in time.
Every time, anytime.
I don’t want your money.
I got this just for you.
Keep your money.
There’s nothing I won’t do for you.
I’ll come through for you.
Every time, anytime.
Just in time.

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