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* Garrus Vakarian, Tali'Zorah, and Liara T'soni in the original ''Franchise/MassEffect'' trilogy gradually become Commander Shepard's closest confidantes (although Tali and Garrus are PromotedToLoveInterest in part two and Liara is pretty much [[UndyingLoyalty Shepard]][[SingleTargetSexuality sexual]] from the get-go). Depending on whether the player {{romance|Sidequest}}s one of them, either the other one or all three of them qualify for this trope. Overall, Garrus is best able to identify with Shepard as a fellow soldier and leader and the needs that come with those, Tali places absolute faith in Shepards abilities as a leader and always supports his/her decisions, while Liara is best at being consistently able to get Shepard to drop their stoic mask and share their worries and stresses with a sympathetic ear. It's noted that out of all squadmates that Shepard gathers and assembles throughout their journey, only Garrus and Tali join Shepard in all three games while voicing their displeasure towards Cerberus and make it clear that their respective loyalties belong to Shepard, nothing more. Liara too joins Shepard across the trilogy, but while she is an NPC during the second game's main campaign, she is a playable squadmate throughout the ''Lair of the Shadow Broker'' DLC which is pivotal to the whole story. Even with her non-involvement throughout the second game's main plotline, she is responsible for retrieving Shepard's body and gives it to Cerberus in order to revive them. Also, [[AcePilot Joker]] is also a possibility as the only character who is guaranteed to be by Shepard's side for the entire trilogy.

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* Garrus Vakarian, Tali'Zorah, and Liara T'soni in the original ''Franchise/MassEffect'' trilogy gradually become Commander Shepard's closest confidantes (although Tali and Garrus are PromotedToLoveInterest in part two and Liara is pretty much [[UndyingLoyalty Shepard]][[SingleTargetSexuality sexual]] from the get-go). Depending on whether the player {{romance|Sidequest}}s one of them, either the other one or all three of them qualify for this trope. Overall, Garrus is best able to identify with Shepard as a fellow soldier and leader and the needs that come with those, Tali places absolute faith in Shepards abilities as a leader and always supports his/her decisions, while Liara is best at being consistently able to get Shepard to drop their stoic mask and share their worries and stresses with a sympathetic ear. It's noted that out of all squadmates that Shepard gathers and assembles throughout their journey, only Garrus and Tali join Shepard in all three games while voicing their displeasure towards Cerberus and make it clear that their respective loyalties belong to Shepard, nothing more.games. Liara too joins Shepard across the trilogy, but while she is an NPC during the second game's main campaign, she is a playable squadmate throughout the ''Lair of the Shadow Broker'' DLC which is pivotal to the whole story. Even with her non-involvement throughout the second game's main plotline, she is responsible for retrieving Shepard's body and gives it to Cerberus in order to revive them. Also, [[AcePilot Joker]] is also a possibility as the only character who is guaranteed to be by Shepard's side for the entire trilogy.


* Garrus Vakarian, Tali'Zorah, and Liara T'soni in the original ''Franchise/MassEffect'' trilogy gradually become Commander Shepard's closest confidantes (although Tali and Garrus are PromotedToLoveInterest in part two and Liara is pretty much [[UndyingLoyalty Shepard]][[SingleTargetSexuality sexual]] from the get-go). Depending on whether the player {{romance|Sidequest}}s one of them, either the other one or all three of them qualify for this trope. Overall, Garrus is best able to identify with Shepard as a fellow soldier and the needs that come with that, Tali places absolute faith in Shepards abilities as a leader and always supports his/her decisions, while Liara is best at being consistently able to get Shepard to drop their stoic mask and share their worries and stresses with a sympathetic ear. It's noted that out of all squadmates that Shepard gathers and assembles throughout their journey, only Garrus and Tali join Shepard in all three games while voicing their displeasure towards Cerberus and make it clear that their respective loyalties belong to Shepard, nothing more. Liara too joins Shepard across the trilogy, but while she is an NPC during the second game's main campaign, she is a playable squadmate throughout the ''Lair of the Shadow Broker'' DLC which is pivotal to the whole story. Even with her non-involvement throughout the second game's main plotline, she is responsible for retrieving Shepard's body and gives it to Cerberus in order to revive them. Also, [[AcePilot Joker]] is also a possibility as the only character who is guaranteed to be by Shepard's side for the entire trilogy.

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* Garrus Vakarian, Tali'Zorah, and Liara T'soni in the original ''Franchise/MassEffect'' trilogy gradually become Commander Shepard's closest confidantes (although Tali and Garrus are PromotedToLoveInterest in part two and Liara is pretty much [[UndyingLoyalty Shepard]][[SingleTargetSexuality sexual]] from the get-go). Depending on whether the player {{romance|Sidequest}}s one of them, either the other one or all three of them qualify for this trope. Overall, Garrus is best able to identify with Shepard as a fellow soldier and leader and the needs that come with that, those, Tali places absolute faith in Shepards abilities as a leader and always supports his/her decisions, while Liara is best at being consistently able to get Shepard to drop their stoic mask and share their worries and stresses with a sympathetic ear. It's noted that out of all squadmates that Shepard gathers and assembles throughout their journey, only Garrus and Tali join Shepard in all three games while voicing their displeasure towards Cerberus and make it clear that their respective loyalties belong to Shepard, nothing more. Liara too joins Shepard across the trilogy, but while she is an NPC during the second game's main campaign, she is a playable squadmate throughout the ''Lair of the Shadow Broker'' DLC which is pivotal to the whole story. Even with her non-involvement throughout the second game's main plotline, she is responsible for retrieving Shepard's body and gives it to Cerberus in order to revive them. Also, [[AcePilot Joker]] is also a possibility as the only character who is guaranteed to be by Shepard's side for the entire trilogy.


* Garrus Vakarian, Tali'Zorah, and Liara T'soni in the original ''Franchise/MassEffect'' trilogy gradually become Commander Shepard's closest confidantes (although Tali and Garrus are PromotedToLoveInterest in part two and Liara is pretty much [[UndyingLoyalty Shepard]][[SingleTargetSexuality sexual]] from the get-go). Depending on whether the player {{romance|Sidequest}}s one of them, either the other one or all three of them qualify for this trope. Overall, Garrus is best able to identify with Shepard as a fellow soldier and the needs that come with that, Tali places absolute faith in Shepards abilities as a leader and always supports his/her decisions, while Liara is best at being consistently able to get Shepard to drop their stoic mask and share their worries and stresses with a sympathetic ear. It's noted that out of all squadmates that Shepard gathers and assembles throughout their journey, only Garrus and Tali join Shepard in all three games. Liara only joins via DLC from the second game and said DLC is important to the whole story. Even with her non-involvement throughout the second game's main plotline, she is responsible for retrieving Shepard's body and gives it to Cerberus in order to revive them. Also, [[AcePilot Joker]] is also a possibility as the only character who is guaranteed to be by Shepard's side for the entire trilogy.

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* Garrus Vakarian, Tali'Zorah, and Liara T'soni in the original ''Franchise/MassEffect'' trilogy gradually become Commander Shepard's closest confidantes (although Tali and Garrus are PromotedToLoveInterest in part two and Liara is pretty much [[UndyingLoyalty Shepard]][[SingleTargetSexuality sexual]] from the get-go). Depending on whether the player {{romance|Sidequest}}s one of them, either the other one or all three of them qualify for this trope. Overall, Garrus is best able to identify with Shepard as a fellow soldier and the needs that come with that, Tali places absolute faith in Shepards abilities as a leader and always supports his/her decisions, while Liara is best at being consistently able to get Shepard to drop their stoic mask and share their worries and stresses with a sympathetic ear. It's noted that out of all squadmates that Shepard gathers and assembles throughout their journey, only Garrus and Tali join Shepard in all three games. games while voicing their displeasure towards Cerberus and make it clear that their respective loyalties belong to Shepard, nothing more. Liara only too joins via DLC from Shepard across the trilogy, but while she is an NPC during the second game and said game's main campaign, she is a playable squadmate throughout the ''Lair of the Shadow Broker'' DLC which is important pivotal to the whole story. Even with her non-involvement throughout the second game's main plotline, she is responsible for retrieving Shepard's body and gives it to Cerberus in order to revive them. Also, [[AcePilot Joker]] is also a possibility as the only character who is guaranteed to be by Shepard's side for the entire trilogy.


* Garrus Vakarian, Tali'Zorah, and Liara T'soni in the original ''Franchise/MassEffect'' trilogy gradually become Commander Shepard's closest confidantes (although Tali and Garrus are PromotedToLoveInterest in part two and Liara is pretty much [[UndyingLoyalty Shepard]][[SingleTargetSexuality sexual]] from the get-go). Depending on whether the player {{romance|Sidequest}}s one of them, either the other one or all three of them qualify for this trope. Overall, Garrus is best able to identify with Shepard as a fellow soldier and the needs that come with that, Tali places absolute faith in Shepards abilities as a leader and always supports his/her decisions, while Liara is best at being consistently able to get Shepard to drop their stoic mask and share their worries and stresses with a sympathetic ear. It's noted that out of all squadmates that Shepard gathers and assembles throughout their journey, only Garrus and Tali join Shepard in all three games. Liara only joining via DLC from the second game and said DLC is important to the whole story. Even with her non-involvement throughout the second game's main plotline, she is responsible for retrieving Shepard's body and gives it to Cerberus in order to revive them. Also, [[AcePilot Joker]] is also a possibility as the only character who is guaranteed to be by Shepard's side for the entire trilogy.

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* Garrus Vakarian, Tali'Zorah, and Liara T'soni in the original ''Franchise/MassEffect'' trilogy gradually become Commander Shepard's closest confidantes (although Tali and Garrus are PromotedToLoveInterest in part two and Liara is pretty much [[UndyingLoyalty Shepard]][[SingleTargetSexuality sexual]] from the get-go). Depending on whether the player {{romance|Sidequest}}s one of them, either the other one or all three of them qualify for this trope. Overall, Garrus is best able to identify with Shepard as a fellow soldier and the needs that come with that, Tali places absolute faith in Shepards abilities as a leader and always supports his/her decisions, while Liara is best at being consistently able to get Shepard to drop their stoic mask and share their worries and stresses with a sympathetic ear. It's noted that out of all squadmates that Shepard gathers and assembles throughout their journey, only Garrus and Tali join Shepard in all three games. Liara only joining joins via DLC from the second game and said DLC is important to the whole story. Even with her non-involvement throughout the second game's main plotline, she is responsible for retrieving Shepard's body and gives it to Cerberus in order to revive them. Also, [[AcePilot Joker]] is also a possibility as the only character who is guaranteed to be by Shepard's side for the entire trilogy.


* Garrus Vakarian, Tali'Zorah, and Liara T'soni in the original ''Franchise/MassEffect'' trilogy gradually become Commander Shepard's closest confidantes (although Tali and Garrus are PromotedToLoveInterest in part two and Liara is pretty much [[UndyingLoyalty Shepard]][[SingleTargetSexuality sexual]] from the get-go). Depending on whether the player {{romance|Sidequest}}s one of them, either the other one or all three of them qualify for this trope. Overall, Garrus is best able to identify with Shepard as a fellow soldier and the needs that come with that, Tali places absolute faith in Shepards abilities as a leader and always supports his/her decisions, while Liara is best at being consistently able to get Shepard to drop their stoic mask and share their worries and stresses with a sympathetic ear. It's noted that out of all squadmates that Shepard gathers and assembles throughout their journey, only Garrus and Tali join Shepard in all three games, with Liara only joining via DLC from the second game. Even with her non-involvement throughout the second game, she is responsible for retrieving Shepard's body and gives it to Cerberus in order to revive them. Also, [[AcePilot Joker]] is also a possibility as the only character who is guaranteed to be by Shepard's side for the entire trilogy.

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* Garrus Vakarian, Tali'Zorah, and Liara T'soni in the original ''Franchise/MassEffect'' trilogy gradually become Commander Shepard's closest confidantes (although Tali and Garrus are PromotedToLoveInterest in part two and Liara is pretty much [[UndyingLoyalty Shepard]][[SingleTargetSexuality sexual]] from the get-go). Depending on whether the player {{romance|Sidequest}}s one of them, either the other one or all three of them qualify for this trope. Overall, Garrus is best able to identify with Shepard as a fellow soldier and the needs that come with that, Tali places absolute faith in Shepards abilities as a leader and always supports his/her decisions, while Liara is best at being consistently able to get Shepard to drop their stoic mask and share their worries and stresses with a sympathetic ear. It's noted that out of all squadmates that Shepard gathers and assembles throughout their journey, only Garrus and Tali join Shepard in all three games, with games. Liara only joining via DLC from the second game. game and said DLC is important to the whole story. Even with her non-involvement throughout the second game, game's main plotline, she is responsible for retrieving Shepard's body and gives it to Cerberus in order to revive them. Also, [[AcePilot Joker]] is also a possibility as the only character who is guaranteed to be by Shepard's side for the entire trilogy.


* Garrus Vakarian, Tali'Zorah, and Liara T'soni in the original ''Franchise/MassEffect'' trilogy gradually become Commander Shepard's closest confidantes (although Tali and Garrus are PromotedToLoveInterest in part two and Liara is pretty much [[UndyingLoyalty Shepard]][[SingleTargetSexuality sexual]] from the get-go). Depending on whether the player {{romance|Sidequest}}s one of them, either the other one or all three of them qualify for this trope. Overall, Garrus is best able to identify with Shepard as a fellow soldier and the needs that come with that, Tali places absolute faith in Shepards abilities as a leader and always supports his/her decisions, while Liara is best at being consistently able to get Shepard to drop their stoic mask and share their worries and stresses with a sympathetic ear. [[AcePilot Joker]] is also a possibility as the only character who is guaranteed to be by Shepard's side for the entire trilogy.

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* Garrus Vakarian, Tali'Zorah, and Liara T'soni in the original ''Franchise/MassEffect'' trilogy gradually become Commander Shepard's closest confidantes (although Tali and Garrus are PromotedToLoveInterest in part two and Liara is pretty much [[UndyingLoyalty Shepard]][[SingleTargetSexuality sexual]] from the get-go). Depending on whether the player {{romance|Sidequest}}s one of them, either the other one or all three of them qualify for this trope. Overall, Garrus is best able to identify with Shepard as a fellow soldier and the needs that come with that, Tali places absolute faith in Shepards abilities as a leader and always supports his/her decisions, while Liara is best at being consistently able to get Shepard to drop their stoic mask and share their worries and stresses with a sympathetic ear. It's noted that out of all squadmates that Shepard gathers and assembles throughout their journey, only Garrus and Tali join Shepard in all three games, with Liara only joining via DLC from the second game. Even with her non-involvement throughout the second game, she is responsible for retrieving Shepard's body and gives it to Cerberus in order to revive them. Also, [[AcePilot Joker]] is also a possibility as the only character who is guaranteed to be by Shepard's side for the entire trilogy.


* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', the monster prince Asriel Dreemurr and Chara, [[spoiler:the first human to fall into the Underground after the Barrier was erected]], have been best friends in the backstory, but their friendship ended very, very badly due to circumstances they had no control over: [[spoiler:Chara fell ill and died, but not before asking Asriel to take them to see the surface one last time. Asriel complied, but the terrified villagers assumed that he killed Chara and lynched him for it. Asriel crawled back into the underground before dying and turning to dust in the royal garden. Much later, a flower from said garden was injected with human determination by Alphys, creating Flowey, the BigBad of the game, while Chara somehow continued their existence as a malicious spirit who lends its power to Frisk in the Genocide route]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', the monster prince Asriel Dreemurr and Chara, [[spoiler:the first human to fall into the Underground after the Barrier was erected]], have been best friends in the backstory, but their friendship ended very, very badly due to circumstances they had no control over: [[spoiler:Chara fell ill and died, but not before asking Asriel to take them to see the surface one last time. Asriel complied, but the terrified villagers assumed that he killed Chara and lynched him for it. Asriel crawled back into the underground before dying and turning to dust in the royal garden. Much later, a flower from said garden was injected with human determination by Alphys, creating Flowey, the BigBad of the game, while Chara somehow continued their existence as a malicious spirit who lends its power will either find peace enough to Frisk in make Flowey let go of his guilt if the Player pushes through the Pacifist route, or finally snaps so hard if the Player goes into Genocide route]].Route.]]


** Armin and Eren from are ChildhoodFriends and best friends. After Eren meets Mikasa, Mikasa also becomes his second best friend.

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** Eren and Armin and Eren from are ChildhoodFriends and best friends. After Eren meets Mikasa, Mikasa also becomes his second best friend.


* Armin and Eren from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' are ChildhoodFriends and best friends.

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'':
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Armin and Eren from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' are ChildhoodFriends and best friends.friends. After Eren meets Mikasa, Mikasa also becomes his second best friend.



** Mikasa can also be considered Eren's best friend.

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* Armin and Eren from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' are ChildhoodFriends and best friends.
** Their foils Bertholdt and Reiner are also childhood friends and best friends.
** Mikasa can also be considered Eren's best friend.


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* ''Manga/{{Haikyuu}}'' has quite a few best friend duos:
** Kenma and Kuroo from Nekoma are ChildhoodFriends and still best friends.
** Oikawa and Iwaizumi from Aoba Johsai are also childhood friends and best friends.
** Tsukishima and Yamaguchi are childhood friends and best friends.


** Third ComicBook/{{Robin}} Tim Drake was very upset when his best friend, the second ComicBook/{{Superboy}} Kon-El got killed. How upset? Tim considered to clone Kon.

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** Third ComicBook/{{Robin}} ComicBook/{{Robin}}/ComicBook/RedRobin Tim Drake was very upset when his best friend, the second friend ComicBook/{{Superboy}} Kon-El got was killed. How upset? Tim considered cloning Kon, along with their friend Bart Allen and Tim's father and girlfriend who had all died within a year of each other. When Kon returns Tim finally starts loosening up again after becoming incredibly closed off due to clone Kon.all of the losses he'd suffered and Kon is the first person since Bruce's "death" to accept Tim saying Bruce is actually alive without question. Steph had been willing to listen but that was ruined due to Dick's interference and Tim's mental state at the time.



** They're not as close as they used to be prior to the '' ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'' reboot, but the crux of the story of '' ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' revolved around the best friend-ship between Barbara Gordon and ComicBook/BlackCanary.
** [[ComicBook/Batgirl2000 Cassandra Cain]] and [[ComicBook/Batgirl2009 Stephanie Brown]] are best friends who bonded over training, similar backstories, their desire to help others and their contrasting personalities.

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** * They're not as close as they used to be prior to the '' ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'' reboot, but the crux of the story of '' ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' revolved around the best friend-ship between [[ComicBook/{{Oracle}} Barbara Gordon Gordon]] and ComicBook/BlackCanary.
** * [[ComicBook/Batgirl2000 Cassandra Cain]] and [[ComicBook/Batgirl2009 Stephanie Brown]] are best friends who bonded over training, similar backstories, their desire to help others and their contrasting personalities. personalities.
* ''ComicBook/RobinSeries'': Outside of the caped community, and prior to becoming part of it, Tim's best friend is Ives. Ives isn't aware of what exactly is taking up so much of Tim's time, and really doesn't ''want'' to know which indicates he has an idea, but is willing to ruin his other friendships sticking up for Tim and is very casual about forgiving Tim for forgetting his birthday, since he knows Tim doesn't even tend to remember his own.


* ''Manga/DontMeddleWithMyDaughter'':
** Clara and Mei have been close friends since middle school. Mei is even aware of Clara's {{secret identity}} as [[{{Superhero}} the Eighth Wonder]], which she's kept hidden to protect her.
** Also applies to [[TrueCompanions Risa, Kisara, and Jun]], who're always seen in each other's company. The events of chapter 5 proved the depths of their loyalty, when they were gunned down [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind while trying to save each other.]] Thankfully, the girls survive the shooting and are seen in the infirmary afterward. All three eventually make a full recovery.



* ''Manga/UchiNoMusumeNiTeODasuNa'':
** Clara and Mei have been close friends since middle school. Mei is even aware of Clara's {{secret identity}} as [[{{Superhero}} the Eighth Wonder]], which she's kept hidden to protect her.
** Also applies to [[TrueCompanions Risa, Kisara, and Jun]], who're always seen in each other's company. The events of chapter 5 proved the depths of their loyalty, when they were gunned down [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind while trying to save each other.]] Thankfully, the girls survive the shooting and are seen in the infirmary afterward. All three eventually make a full recovery.


* ''Series/TheBarrier'': The Minister of Health Luis and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Álvaro are this to each other. From Luis' perspective, the fact that many of the people he can call friends are putting up with him only because of his status makes the situation verge on OnlyFriend.

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* ''Series/TheBarrier'': The Minister of Health Luis and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Álvaro are this to each other. From Luis' perspective, the fact that many of the people that he can call friends are putting up with him only because of his status makes the situation verge on OnlyFriend.

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* ''Series/TheBarrier'': The Minister of Health Luis and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Álvaro are this to each other. From Luis' perspective, the fact that many of the people he can call friends are putting up with him only because of his status makes the situation verge on OnlyFriend.
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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Germany and Japan were both best friends to Italy. They had stuck with each other through WWII and the Cold War. However, both Germany and Japan [[PromotedToLoveInterest wanted something more]], but Italy [[ObliviousToLove seemed oblivious to their desires]]. Key word being ''[[HiddenDepths seemed]]''.

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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' ''Webcomic/HetaliaAxisPowers'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Germany and Japan were both best friends to Italy. They had stuck with each other through WWII and the Cold War. However, both Germany and Japan [[PromotedToLoveInterest wanted something more]], but Italy [[ObliviousToLove seemed oblivious to their desires]]. Key word being ''[[HiddenDepths seemed]]''.



-->'''Cole''': ''(hushed tone)'' "You're my best friend and I'm sorry I got you mixed up in this."
-->'''Melanie''': ''(understands)'' "You were being shot at!"
-->'''Cole''': "''Especially'' because we're being shot at."

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-->'''Cole''': ''(hushed tone)'' "You're -->'''Cole:''' ''[hushed tone]'' You're my best friend and I'm sorry I got you mixed up in this."
-->'''Melanie''': ''(understands)'' "You
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'''Melanie:''' ''[understands]'' You
were being shot at!"
-->'''Cole''': "''Especially''
at!\\
'''Cole''': ''Especially''
because we're being shot at."

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