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Version: 1.10 | Updated: 05/03/10

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Grand Theft Auto IV
Game Script

Writer: InfernoSD AKA InfernoDragon
Version: 1.10 as of 5/3/10
Copyright: 2010 InfernoSD


I.      Table of Contents               (#toc)

II.     Introduction                    (#intro)

III.    Character Key                   (#charkey)

IV.     Storyline Missions              (#story)
  1.      The Cousins Bellic              (#rb01)
  2.      It's Your Call                  (#rb02)
  3.      Three's a Crowd                 (#rb03)
  4.      First Date                      (#mk1)
  5.      Bleed Out                       (#rb04)
  6.      Easy Fare                       (#rb05)
  7.      Jamaican Heat                   (#rb06)
  8.      Concrete Jungle                 (#lj1)
  9.      Shadow                          (#lj2)
  10.     Bull in a China Shop            (#vg1)
  11.     Hung Out to Dry                 (#vg2)
  12.     Clean Getaway                   (#vg3)
  13.     Ivan the Not So Terrible        (#vg4)
  14.     Uncle Vlad                      (#rb07)
  15.     Crime and Punishment            (#rb08)
  16.     Do You Have Protection?         (#mf1)
  17.     Final Destination               (#mf2)
  18.     Logging On                      (#rb09)
  19.     No Love Lost                    (#mf3)
  20.     Rigged to Blow                  (#mf4)
  21.     The Master and the Molotov      (#dr1)
  22.     Russian Revolution              (#dr2)
  23.     Roman's Sorrow                  (#rb10)
  24.     Search and Delete               (#bk1)
  25.     Easy as Can Be                  (#bk2)
  26.     Out of the Closet...            (#bk3)
  27.     ...Out of the Closet            (#bk4)
  28.     No. 1                           (#bk5)
  29.     Escuela of the Streets          (#me1)
  30.     Street Sweeper                  (#me2)
  31.     Luck of the Irish               (#et1)
  32.     Blow Your Cover                 (#et2)
  33.     The Puerto Rican Connection     (#me3)
  34.     The Snow Storm                  (#et3)
  35.     Have a Heart                    (#et4)
  36.     Deconstruction for Beginners    (#px1)
  37.     Photo Shoot                     (#px2)
  38.     Ruff Rider                      (#df1)
  39.     Undress to Kill                 (#df2)
  40.     The Holland Play...             (#px3)
  41.     ...The Holland Play             (#px4)
  42.     Hostile Negotiation             (#rb11)
  43.     Wrong is Right                  (#ulp1)
  44.     Portrait of a Killer            (#ulp2)
  45.     Dust Off                        (#ulp3)
  46.     Paper Trail                     (#ulp4)
  47.     Call and Collect                (#fm1)
  48.     Final Interview                 (#fm2)
  49.     ...Final Interview              (#fm3)
  50.     Holland Nights                  (#fm4)
  51.     Lure                            (#fm5)
  52.     Harboring a Grudge              (#pm1)
  53.     Waste Not Want Knots            (#pm2)
  54.     Three Leaf Clover               (#pm3)
  55.     Actions Speak Louder Than Words (#gm1)
  56.     I Need Your Clothes, Your       (#gm2)
          Boots, and Your Motorcycle
  57.     Smackdown                       (#dm1)
  58.     Babysitting                     (#dm2)
  59.     Tunnel of Death                 (#dm3)
  60.     Blood Brothers                  (#fm5)
  61.     Undertaker                      (#pm4)
  62.     I'll Take Her...                (#gm3)
  63.     A Long Way to Fall              (#rbo1)
  64.     Taking in the Trash             (#rbo2)
  65.     Meltdown                        (#rbo3)
  66.     Museum Piece                    (#rbo4)
  67.     No Way on the Subway            (#rbo5)
  68.     Late Checkout                   (#rbo6)
  69.     Weekend at Florian's            (#rbo7)
  70.     ...I'll Take Her                (#gm4)
  71.     She's a Keeper                  (#gm5)
  72.     Diamonds are a Girl's Best      (#gm6)
  73.     Truck Hustle                    (#pb1)
  74.     Pegorino's Pride                (#jp1)
  75.     Payback                         (#jp2)
  76.     Catch the Wave                  (#pb2)
  77.     Trespass                        (#pb3)
  78.     To Live and Die in Alderney     (#pb4)
  79.     Flatline                        (#jp3)
  80.     Pest Control...                 (#jp4)
  81.     ...Pest Control                 (#jp5)
  82.     Hating the Haters               (#bc1)
  83.     Union Drive                     (#bc2)
  84.     Buoys Ahoy                      (#bc3)
  85.     Entourage                       (#jg1)
  86.     Dining Out                      (#jg2)
  87.     Liquidize the Assets            (#jg3)
  88.     That Special Someone            (#rb12)
  89.     One Last Thing...               (#jp6)
  90A.    If the Price is Right           (#end1a)
  91A.    Mr. And Mrs. Bellic             (#end2a)
  92A.    In Mourning                     (#end3a)
  93A.    A Revenger's Tragedy            (#end4a)
  94A.    Story Complete                  (#end5a)
  90B.    A Dish Served Cold              (#end1b)
  91B.    Mr. And Mrs. Bellic             (#end2b)
  92B.    In Mourning                     (#end3b)
  93B.    Out of Commission               (#end4b)
  94B.    Story Complete                  (#end5b)

V.      Random Character Encounters     (#rndchar)
  1.      Brian 1                         (#bm1)
  2.      Brian 2                         (#bm2)
  3.      Brian 3                         (#bm3)
  4.      Badman                          (#bad1)
  5.      Mel                             (#mel1)
  6.      Ilyena                          (#if1)
  7.      Hossan                          (#hr1)
  8.      Sara 1                          (#sara1)
  9.      Sara 2                          (#sara2)
  10.     Pathos 1                        (#pat1)
  11.     Pathos 2                        (#pat2)
  12.     Marnie 1                        (#ma1)
  13.     Marnie 2                        (#ma2)
  14.     Jeff 1                          (#jeff1)
  15.     Jeff 2                          (#jeff2)
  16.     Jeff 3                          (#jeff3)
  17.     Cherise                         (#cg1)
  18.     Clarence                        (#cl1)
  19.     Ivan                            (#ib1)
  20.     Eddie 1                         (#el1)
  21.     Eddie 2                         (#el2)
  22.     Gracie                          (#ga1)

VI.     Friends                         (#friend)
  1.      Roman                           (#roman)
  2.      Little Jacob                    (#jacob)
  3.      Brucie                          (#brucie)
  4.      Packie                          (#packie)
  5.      Dwayne                          (#dwayne)

VII.    Girlfriends                     (#girl)
  1.      Michelle                        (#mic)
  2.      Kate                            (#kate)
  3.      Carmen                          (#carmen)
  4.      Kiki                            (#kiki)
  5.      Alex                            (#alex)

VIII.   Miscellaneous                   (#misc)
  1.      Mohammad's Cab Rides            (#moham)
  2.      Voicemail Messages              (#vmail)

IX.     Contact Info                    (#contact)

X.      Credits                         (#credits)

XI.     Version History                 (#version)

XII.    Legal                           (#legal)


This document is a comprehensive listing of all significant dialogue in GTA
IV's storyline, from the mission cutscenes to the drunken conversations with
friends. If you're looking only for a summary of what happens throughout the
storyline, you're reading the wrong document. To that purpose, I highly
recommend the Plot Guide by btaylorstl, also hosted here on GameFAQs.

The storyline section of the script is split up by mission. It should be noted
that there is no exact order in which they are played; obviously each employer
has missions which run in sequence, and some have to be completed before new
missions become available, but the game permits the player the choice of when
he wishes to work for various bosses.

Storyline missions and random character encounters are made up of phonecalls,
text messages, cutscenes, occasionally emails, and also driving dialogues,
which come in two variations that I specify as A and B. There is often some
speech during gunfights and chases which is spoken at random, but I've chosen
to disinclude this. Some missions provide choices to the character which can
affect the end result, so I've tried to include the resulting dialogue of all
possible ways to complete the mission. Lastly, there can be calls, texts, and
emails that come long before or after a mission takes place, and you can
optionally call Roman about some of the more significant events in the story.

Dates and activites with friends have very little dialogue except for the
conversations that come up as you drive or after you're drunk, so that is all
those sections contain.

Chevrons <> are used to indicate the heading of each item, such as a cutscene
or email, as well as to explain what occurs in the completion of certain
mission objectives. Brackets [] are used (mostly in cutscenes) to explain
characters' actions.

Where a character's lines are all written one after the other, they're spoken
in sequence; where split up on separate lines, they're spoken at random.

Most browsers have a Find function - press Ctrl + F and enter a search term
from the table of contents, such as "#intro", to go directly to that section of
the guide.

 CHARACTER KEY (#charkey)

Some names don't cut down into an obvious 7-letter-or-less nickname. Here's the
listing of all significant characters in the game, in order of appearance.

Major characters.

Niko    Niko Bellic.
Roman   Roman Bellic, Niko's cousin.
Mal     Mallorie Bardas, Roman's girlfriend.
Vlad    Vladimir Glebov, extortionist for Dimitri and Mikhail.
Mic     Michelle, AKA Karen, Mallorie's friend.
Jacob   Jacob Hughes, AKA Little Jacob, Jamaican criminal working for Badman.
Dimitri Dimitri Rascalov, co-head of Russian organized crime in Hove Beach.
Faustin Mikhail Faustin, co-head alongside Dimitri.
Brucie  Bruce Kibbutz, auto enthusiast and certified winner.
Bulgar  Rodislav or Ray Bulgarin, powerful Russian crime lord from Europe.
Manny   Manny Escuela, ex-drug dealer in South Bohan, now community leader.
Francis Francis McReary, deputy police commissioner in Liberty City.
Lizzy   Elizabeta Torres, a head of drug distribution around the city.
Packie  Patrick McReary, Irish-American criminal in Dukes.
Johnny  Johnny Klebitz, member of The Lost biker gang.
PB X    Trey Stewart, AKA Playboy X, head of North Holland drug distribution.
Dwayne  Dwayne Forge, crack cocaine baron in the mid 90s, eventually arrested.
ULP     A contact within United Liberty Paper, a secretive government agency.
Kate    Kate McReary, Packie's sister.
Ma      Maureen McReary, Packie's mother.
Michael Michael Keane, AKA St. Michael, a hood working with Packie.
Gordon  Gordon Sargent, a hood working with Packie.
Derrick Derrick McReary, Packie's brother.
Gerry   Gerald McReary, Packie's brother, heads Irish-American crime in Dukes.
Luis    Luis Fernando Lopez, bodyguard of Gay Tony.
Gracie  Gracie Ancelotti, daughter of the head of the Ancelotti family.
Ray     Ray Boccino, a Pegorino family capo.
Phil    Phil Bell, a Pegorino family associate.
Bernie  Bernie Crane, AKA Florian Cravic, one of the soldiers from Niko's past.
Peg     James or Jimmy Pegorino, head of the Pegorino family.
Jon     Jon Gravelli, head of the Gambetti family.

Minor characters.

Dave    Dave Bosoy, Platypus crew member.
Hossan  Hossan Ramzy, Platypus crew member.
Jerm    Jermaine Andrews, one of Roman's clients.
Mo      Mohammad, employee in Roman's cab business.
Mel     Russian drunk, hangs out at Comrades Bar in Hove Beach.
Mickey  Comrades Bar bartender.
Ivan    Ivan Bytchkov, Russian burglar based in Hove Beach.
Andrei  Andrei Utraniyev, Dimitri's muscle.
Sergei  Faustin's bodyguard and assassin.
Anna    Anna Faustin, Mikhail Faustin's daughter.
Jason   Jason Michaels, member of the Lost biker gang.
Leonid  Leonid Petrovic, AKA Lenny, son of Kenny Petrovic.
Alejan  Alejandra, employee at the Tw@ internet cafe in Broker.
Lenny   Mechanic at Brucie's garage.
Stevie  Brucie's friend, another auto enthusiast.
Badman  Teafore Maxwell-Davies, AKA Real Badman, head of Jamaican drug dealing.
Ilyena  Ilyena Faustin, Mikhail's wife.
Lyle    Lyle Rivas, Brucie's friend.
French  French Tom, AKA Tom Rivas, Lyle's brother.
Jay     Jay Hamilton, Manny's cameraman.
Marlon  Marlon Bridges, crack cocaine dealer in the North Holland Hustlers.
Cherise Cherise Glover, Dwayne's girlfriend prior to his imprisonment.
Jayvon  Jayvon Simson, Cherise's new boyfriend.
Gold    Tom Goldberg, lawyer at the G.L. & S. firm.
CL      Clarence Little, head of a drug distribution operation in East Holland.
Oleg    Oleg Minkov, a Russian paranoid about the government.
Dimayev Adam Dimayev, wanted by the Russian government.
Reaper  Eugene Reaper, gun club member.
FG      Frankie Garone, senior Capo in the Ancelotti family.
Bucky   Bucky Sligo, worked alongside Derrick and Aiden in the old days.
Aiden   Aiden O'Malley, worked alongside Derrick and Bucky.
Kim     Kim Young-Guk, Korean immigrant.
Teddy   Teddy Benavidez, drug dealer, linked to the Pegorino family.
Alonzo  One of Teddy's goons.
Ashley  Ashley Butler, ex-girlfriend of Johnny Klebitz.
Jim     Jim Fitzgerald, member of the Lost biker gang.
Luca    Luca Silvestri, a hood working for Ray Boccino.
Tuna    Joe DiLeo, hood lead by Luca.
Spaz    Johnny Barbosa, hood lead by Luca.
Isaac   Isaac Roth, Jewish mobster and diamond dealer.
Mori    Mori Green, Isaac's partner.
Talbot  Talbot Daniels, card player around Liberty City.
Tony    Tony Prince, AKA Gay Tony, owner of clubs Maisonette 9 and Hercules.
Frankie Frankie Gallo, Phil Bell's nephew.
Angie   Angie Pegorino, Jimmy's wife.
Anthony Anthony Corrado, Jimmy's personal bodyguard.
Marco   Marco Bonnaro, Pegorino muscle.
Pete    Peter Marchetti, Pegorino muscle.
Tommy   Bartender at the Honkers strip club.
Charlie Charles Matteo, AKA Chubby Charlie, right hand to Gio Ancelotti.
Bobby   Bobby Jefferson, a Liberty politician, friend of Jon Gravelli.
Brian   Brian Meech, a crack addict around Broker.
Pathos  Street rapper, hangs out in Star Junction.
Sara    Appearance-obsessed woman, works in fashion.
Jeff    Paranoid about his wife and easily angered.
Marnie  Marnie Allen, immigrant who sells herself to pay for her addiction.
Eddie   Eddie Low, disturbed fellow.
Carmen  Carmen Ortiz, possible girlfriend of Niko.
Kiki    Kiki Jenkins, possible girlfriend of Niko.
Alex    Alex Chilton, possible girlfriend of Niko.

It should be noted that I made up names for anyone who plays a very minor role
in the storyline or seems to have no name. For example, if a police chopper
flies in and something is said over the loudspeaker, it would go by "LCPD".



<cutscene - aboard the Platypus, a merchant ship>

Dave    Daddy's back, you bitches... Daddy's back, you bitches!
Niko    Dave, come on. [knocking on door] Come on Dave.
Hossan  Niko? What are you doing?
Niko    Dave is not coming.
Hossan  Ah, ignore him. Come on we got to get this thing ready before we dock.
[Hossan and Niko climb up a ladder to a higher deck.]
Hossan  Let's go. Here, pass me that. There. Whooh yeah! There she is...
        Liberty City.
Niko    Yeah.
Hossan  You ever been?
Niko    No.
Hossan  Crazy place, Niko.
Niko    What you going to do?
Hossan  I might come back on board... or I might try to make a go of it. Like
        they say, it is the land of opportunity. I always wanted to make it
        big... own a nice place, get a dog, a house... live the dream!
Niko    Like my cousin.
Hossan  Oh yeah?
Niko    Yes - he's got the lot - house, women, cars, parties... he writes me in
        these wild emails, and after I got into trouble, I thought maybe uh...
        and then I got this gig, and I spend the next seven months with you
        fine people and I forget... After the war finished, I couldn't get a
        job, nobody could... so I, uh, did some dumb things and got involved
        with some idiots...
Hossan  Ahh, we all do dumb things... that's what makes us human.
Niko    Could be.
[They leave the boat and Niko waits for his cousin, Roman.]
Roman   Niko! My cousin! I can't believe it! You're here!
Niko    Hey!
Roman   Welcome to America!
Niko    [translated] Good to see you, cousin.
Roman   What?
Niko    Good to see you, man - what, you forget our language?
Roman   Uhhh... [translated] cabbages? Maybe a little. I've been here 10 years!
        You can speak English. Remember, we learned off the English girls with
        the big...
Niko    Hey, a little... not so good.
Roman   Ahh, you'll be fine. Better than my Serbian. So good to see you cousin.
        I can't believe you made it! Ha! Shit... I have to tell you I had quite
        a night last night. Two women! The land of opportunity. I've made it!
        [stumbling around] Shit, man, I'm still a touch drunk.
Niko    A touch?
Roman   My cousin is here!
Niko    Woah! Roman, Roman, come on, come on, relax.
Roman   We're going to rule the world!
Work 1  Yeah, yeah, whatever, buddy. Just take over the world someplace else,
Work 2  Yeah, buddy! Take off!
Work 1  You're in the Goddamn way.
Roman   Screw you... screw you all!
Work 2  Hey, come on, man!
Roman   My cousin is here! Niko Bellic! He's the fucking man, bitches!
Niko    Roman, come on, let's go... to the mansion, eh?
Roman   Yes, the mansion! Whoa. [stumbles] Maybe you should drive...
Niko    Maybe I should.
Roman   Okay!
Niko    Okay. Hey is this a cab? Where's the sports car?
Roman   Err, it's in the shop... come on!

<begin drive>

Roman   Drive us to our place on Mohawk, it's just up the road. I'll let you
        know when we're there.

<driving - heading to the apartment>

Niko    Why don't you show me around the city?
Roman   Fucking terrorists.
Niko    What?
Roman   Terrorists. There's been a big scare and you can't go across the
        bridges so good. You, without a visa, I would stay in Broker. Fuck it,
        stay in Hove Beach. Everyone like us does. Niko, you ever had two women
        at once? Four big titties to be playing with? [translated] I thought I
        had died and gone to heaven, man.
Niko    [translated] I can't prove that I have.
Roman   Cousin, it's been too long... you should have come out earlier. Think
        of all the girls you've been missing out on!
Niko    Our country has women too.
Roman   Yes, but only locals. Here we have white, black, the Puerto Ricans and
        the Asians, Europeans on vacation, scared Canadians, bored housewives
        from the Midwest - every possible choice. The city is like a big Uder
        Milken Ice Cream shop: thirty-six flavors of titty. Hove Beach is our
        little corner of Eastern Europe.
Niko    [translated] What a charming image. Hove Beach, next to the docks.
        Immigrants here do not make it very far from the boats they come in on.
Roman   No, everyone seems happy where they are. It reminds them of the Black
        Sea or something - people leave home to hang around the people they ran
        away from, [translated] very odd. Is just temporary for us though. Our
        sights are set for the top. Mansions in Berchem, penthouse in
        Algonquin... a model on each arm - me and my cousin Niko, rulers of the

<pass the cab depot>

Roman   We are passing the cab office, Niko. This is the business that will
        take us to the top of the pile.

<reach the apartment>

Niko    This is the mansion?
Roman   Just a temporary place. The mansion is coming, cousin. That's the
        dream... follow me.

<cutscene - within the apartment>

Roman   Come in, come in! Make yourself at home... what's mine is yours!
        [stamps on cockroach] Got him! Little bastard. If he paid some rent I
        wouldn't care. [wiping off shoe] Oh... shit... oh, that's not nice. Ah,
        cousin, it's so good to see you! Yeah! Hmm... [drops down on bed]
        Shit... well, I needed to change anyway... So!
Niko    So...
Roman   So...
Niko    So, you full of crap, or what?
Roman   What?
Niko    Where's luxury condo? Where's sports car? Where's Barbara with big
        titties and Stephanie who sucks like a vacuum?
Roman   What you talking about?
Niko    In your letters to my mother, in your letters to me... all I hear about
        is Mr. Big, Mr. Roman, living the American dream. Sports cars, condos,
        women, money, the beach... opportunity! I come here, and the only thing
        big about your life is the cockroaches.
Roman   That's right. I got the best cockroaches, I got the best dirt!
Niko    Screw you, you idiot!
Roman   Okay, I'm an idiot, but you must admit I have the best line in bullshit
        you ever heard.
Niko    Yeah, this I know. Asshole.
Roman   But here, all I needed was one good guy. One good guy, I could do well.
        Not take over the world, but do okay. Now, maybe I have this. But what
        about you? What about you, cousin?
Niko    What? What about me?
Roman   Well... why you leave home after all this time? First, I hear you're
        running around with the wrong kind, then I hear you joined the merchant
        navy, now you're here. You never tell me anything.
Niko    Huh. No.
Roman   What do you mean no?
Niko    No, I never tell you anything. Another time.
Roman   Oooh, mystery man... strange and exotic sailor! What happened? Did your
        captain make you pregnant?
Niko    Screw you! No, no, it's nothing like that. The ships were fine. It was
        before that, two things. You remember, during the war... we did some
        bad things and bad things happened to us. War is where the young and
        stupid are tricked by the old and bitter into killing each other. I was
        very young, and very angry. Maybe that is no excuse... Roman? Roman!
        Are you sleeping, you fat fuck? Come on!
Roman   Huh! No! No way! What's the time? Shit... I've got to get the cab back.
        It's on a shift. [drinks coffee, spits it out] Oh, Jesus! Tastes like a
        rat shat in it...
Niko    Roman...
Roman   Niko, I've got to run, come meet me at the cab office.
Niko    Jesus... what?
Roman   It's easy. Out the door, turn left, then the first left at the diner...
Niko    What are you talking about? I don't...
Roman   go down one block and turn right on Iroquois...
Niko    I'm new here...
Roman   then walk all the way down and we're right there on the left of the
        corner of Cisco Street.
Niko    What are you talking about, man?
Roman   It's really flash. We got lots of titties and some incredible motors...
        Niko. Give me a hug. Good to have you here cousin... I've got something
        for you. [phone rings] Oh, damn... damn, damn, damn! [to phone] Yes,
        Vlad, sorry, forgive me, okay, no... no. Please don't cut my cock off,
        eh? Oh, okay, bye... yes, no, uh, okay.

 IT'S YOUR CALL (#rb02)

<cutscene - at the cab depot office>

Roman   [to radio] Come on, big guy - either do some work or get out of here.
        We don't need jokers.
Radio   Screw you.
Roman   [to radio] Screw you! [to Mallorie] Baby... when I look into your eyes,
        it means something. I see little Romans, I see little Mallories, I see
        stars, I see angels. In my homeland we have a saying...
Radio   Yeah, we got one too. You're a fag!
Roman   Shit... [drops the radio]
Mal     Jesus, Roman, you fuckin' idiota. How can I take you seriously?
Niko    [enters] Very difficult, I think... Hello, Roman! Hello, Miss...
Roman   Mallorie, this is my cousin I tell you about, Niko...
Mal     Hi.
Roman   Niko, this is Mallorie, the beautiful girl I tell you about... See? Not
        everything I tell you was bullshit.
Mal     I bet most of it was.
Roman   Hey!
Mal     I hope you're less full of shit than your cousin over here.
Niko    Thank you.
Roman   This is the woman that I'm going to marry!
Mal     Huh! Whatever you say.
Vlad    [enters] I thought you were going to marry me, baby?
Mal     Hey, Vlad.
Roman   Hey... Vlad... great! You're fuckin' crazy, man.
Vlad    You should lose a few pounds - otherwise this beautiful lady is going
        to leave you.
Roman   I know... I'm a fat prick, what can I do?
Vlad    Pay your debts?
Roman   I... I will do man. We spoke of this.
Vlad    No, we didn't speak. You spoke then you say your phone out of
        batteries. You treat me like a bitch.
Roman   Never! I'd treat you like an idiot, not a bitch, eh?
Vlad    I guess it's true... the beautiful women do like the guys with the
        funny sense of humor. Ho ho. I'm laughing.
Roman   I'll get you the money.
Vlad    I know. And Roman... tell this fucking yokel here if he doesn't stop
        staring at me, I'll have his head chopped off and put a film of it on
        the internet! [exits]
Mal     Ouch...
Roman   Ah... all good... great...
Mal     Hah! Yeah, fantastic! Look, say what you like, but at least that guy
        knows how to speak to a lady.
Roman   Yes, he's all charm. Come on Niko, let's go. Darling... I'll see you
        later. I've got to take my cousin around some more, get him settled...

<getting in Roman's car>

Roman   Niko, you're driving us to a hardware store on Dillon Street.

<driving - going to the hardware store - A>

Niko    Doing some home improvements, Roman? You going to build this mansion
        you tell me about?
Roman   No, funny guy - we going to get money. In America you need money to do
        anything. You're taking me to a backroom game where I'll win all the
        dollars we need to really see this town. Nightclubs... women...
Niko    You can play, right? [translated] You are good at this game?
Roman   I am the best. I kick all the asses that play me. They call me the
Niko    Because you can't pay your debts and they make you mop the floor?
        [translated] Incredible.
Roman   Funny. No! I'm the Janitor because I always clean up. I always win, get
Niko    The Janitor. Sure. I seriously hope your cards are better than your
Roman   Only problem is I'm playing with some money I'm meant to give to these
        Albanian scumbags. Here's hoping they don't show up, eh?
Niko    We got loan sharks after us? [translated] Roman? What's going on?
Roman   After me, and it doesn't matter anyway. When I've played this game I'll
        have enough money to pay them back ten times. [translated] They're
        wimps anyway.

<driving - going to the hardware store - B>

Niko    Why are we going to this hardware store? You need to buy something?
Roman   No, the business shut down a long time ago. We go there because some
        guys are playing cards. I'm going to take them for everything they
Niko    I have the feeling only thing you will come out of there with is more
        debt. [translated] Has always been that way with you, Roman.
Roman   No, no, this is my game that they play. I have read all the books. You
        know Car Jabowitz?
Niko    No.
Roman   He on TV whole time. The Buffet Car? Come on. Anyway, I read this book,
        'May Contain Nuts.'
Niko    What does this mea... contain nuts?
Roman   It's about making other players think, you have best cards, make them
        think you have the nuts in your hand.
Niko    If you have their nuts in your hand, I believe they will know about it
Roman   Stupid question, stupid question. You just need know that I read book
        and I am very good at game. And I'm going to win lot of money for us.

<at the hardware store>

Roman   Niko, wait for me here while I go inside to clean up. Shit, I almost
        forgot. I'm giving you my old phone, my new number's in there.
[Roman hands the phone over to Niko.]
Roman   Call me if some Albanians show up in some shitty beige Willard. Those
        are the guys I owe money to. Do not hurt them, I know what you're like,
        Niko Bellic.
Niko    You and your debts, Roman. [translated] Always the same. Never change.

<phonecall from Roman - after a minute>

Niko    It's all quiet out here Roman, you winning? [translated] Please say
Roman   Don't worry I'm getting so many bullets it's like I'm an AK.
        [translated] We're cool.

<The Albanians park nearby.>

Niko    [to self] And this must be the loan sharks.
Dardan  That is his cab, the fat Roman must be in here.

<phonecall to Roman>

Niko    Cousin - two guys are going in the store. I think they are the loan
        sharks you speak of.
Roman   Shit, I'm down.
Niko    You better get out of there.
Roman   Alright, alright I'm coming.

<Roman runs out the back of the store and gets in.>

<driving - fleeing the Albanians - A>

Roman   Shit, Niko, it's them, they must have been told I was here.
Dardan  You are in much trouble, Bellic.
Roman   Please don't hurt the men after us, cousin. They hate me enough as it
        is. Get us back to the depot, quick!
Niko    Alright cousin, I'll lose them. [translated] Not so tough now.
Roman   Just like the old days, eh?
Niko    In the old days we were dodging bombs, not loan sharks.
Roman   Just drive. Leave the funny comments to me.

<driving - fleeing the Albanians - B>

Roman   Quick, you take us back to the cab depot. That is Dardan.
Dardan  You are in much trouble, Bellic.
Roman   Remember, do not hurt the loan sharks. The debt will just increase.
Niko    Dardan is your loan shark, yes?
Roman   My Albanian loan shark.
Niko    Sorry, I forget, there are many of these men you owe money to. Maybe a
        few more after this game you just lose.

<driving - returning to the cab depot - A>

Roman   Do you think they saw me?
Niko    Of course they saw you. I mean - you're a distinctive man Roman.
Roman   That is why the ladies love me. Fuck those shylocks, they'll get their
        money. They just have to wait.
Niko    We should stand up to them. [translated] Where is your pride?
Roman   Niko, you're new. You don't understand the way things work.
Niko    Oh yeah?
Roman   We're at the bottom of the ladder man. These thugs push us around. But
        they are not to be feared. It is the Russians mobsters, Vlad's bosses,
        that run everything. Be careful of them.
Niko    You tell me to behave, Mr. Janitor? If you understand it all, where is
        the money?
Roman   I lost it this time, but when I go back the last thing they will expect
        is for me to take everything. Then I really will clean up.
Niko    [translated] I will believe when I see, Roman.

<driving - returning to the cab depot - B>

Roman   I do not understand it. I do everything I learn on TV. Everything that
        I read in the books. I do what Car Jabowitz tell me in "May Contain
        Nuts." I raise on flop, I ride river, it don't make no sense.
Niko    [translated] It don't make no sense to me neither.
Roman   Shit, you ain't going to make sense to no people if you keep speaking
        in that language. Here in Liberty City, we speak English. Get used to
Niko    The money, the people, all of this noise around us - there is a lot of
        stuff I must get used to here in Liberty City. I think that speaking
        this language should be the least of my problems.
Roman   Sure, I will remind you of that in a few weeks.

<at the cab depot>

Roman   We're here. You like your phone? Maybe one day you get a premium
        quality one, like mine. Then you will have really made it.
Niko    I can only wish.
Roman   See you later, cousin.

 THREE'S A CROWD (#rb03)

<text message from Roman>

Shit. Need help. Come to the depot quick, man! Rom

<phonecall to Roman - optional>

Niko    Hey Roman, I got your text.
Roman   Great, Niko. I've got my hands full at the moment with these charming
        money lenders I know. Maybe you should come to the cab office and help
        me out?
Niko    I'll see you soon.

<cutscene - at the cab depot office>

Roman   Come on, Dardan, what's your problem?
Dardan  I don't have problem. You do.
[Dardan points a knife at Roman while Bledar smashes his computer monitor.]
Roman   Don't be a dick, man... come o...
Dardan  [choking Roman] Where's your Russian friend now, eh?
Roman   He's not my friend... he's my loan shark...
Niko    [enters] Stop this.
Dardan  Who are you?
Niko    Get out of here.
Roman   Niko...
Niko    Yes.
[Dardan threatens Niko with a knife and Niko breaks his arm.]
Dardan  Oh my arm. Oh!
Niko    And what about you?
Dardan  Help me! Help me!
[Bledar hops over the desk to help Dardan.]
Niko    Come on, asshole!
Dardan  Bledar! Help me!
[The Albanians run out of the depot.]
Niko    Get out of here now! And if you come back, I'll kill you! You
Roman   You forgot this, you Albanian pricks! [brandishing Dardan's knife]
        Shit, Niko - what did you do?
Niko    He was going to stab me!
Roman   Now he's going to kill you!
Niko    Fuck him.
Roman   Look at this mess. Screwed! Again. You want to know why I'm not living
        in a nice condo, banging four women? It's because of shit like this.
        Assholes threatening me.
Niko    Shut up!
[Roman's phone rings.]
Roman   Oh great... Mallorie. [to phone] Hey, beautiful! Huh? Yeah... great.
        Uh... listen, I'm having a bit of a problem at the office... Umm, I
        can't do it - Niko can do it... Huh? Do what? Well why would you want
        me then? Well screw you, then. [to Niko] Great girl... Can you do me a
        favor? Mallorie needs a lift. Can you go pick her up at the Hove Beach
        subway station?
Niko    Yeah...
Roman   Take the cab. She's got a friend with her. Maybe someone you can date!
Niko    Fuck you. [exits]
Roman   Oh man, look at this crap. My computer and everything.

<at the subway station>

Niko    Get in, ladies.
Mal     Hey Niko, thanks for coming. I should have known Roman would find some
        excuse not to turn up. This is Michelle.
Mic     Hi. How are you?

<driving - taking the ladies to Michelle's place - A>

Mic     I live on Rotterdam Hill, up on Mohawk Avenue. You know where that is?
Mal     How're you finding America, Niko?
Niko    Not exactly what I expected.
Mal     Niko, you know what? You need someone to show you a good time.
        Michelle, how about you?
Mic     Mallorie. Stop it!
Mal     Come on you guys. You're both single, you're adults. Take her number,
Mic     Hey, I'd like to see you again, Niko. You look like that kind of guy I
        want to get to know.
Mal     You look like you just jumped off the boat, Niko. Handsome man like you
        should get some new threads.
Mic     I think he looks fine the way he is.
Mal     I don't think he even changed out of those things on the journey. How
        are you going to impress a classy girl like Michelle?
Mic     I'm easily impressed.
Mal     I know you are, sweetie, and I just don't get it.

<driving - taking the ladies to Michelle's place - B>

Mic     My place is over on Mohawk Avenue.
Niko    I can find it.
Mal     You're settling in pretty good, aren't you, Niko? You're staying with
        Roman, he got you a good job and all he needs to do now is find you a
        woman... What you think of Michelle here?
Mic     Come on, Mallorie. This is embarassing. Are you trying to set us up?
Mal     I'm trying to get you two together so Niko will stop taking up all of
        Roman's time.
Niko    I do not mean to keep Roman away from you.
Mal     I know you don't. He just loves you is all. And I think Michelle might
Mic     Come on.
Mal     Alright, but you like him, right? You both like each other so why don't
        you just go on a date? It never hurt anyone. Here's her number, Niko.
Mic     It sounds like we aren't being given much of a choice on this one.
Niko    No, I guess not.
Mic     Well, you look like the kind of guy I'd like to get to know, Niko.
Mal     He looks like he can't afford to eat. Get yourself some nice clothes.
        You gotta look good if you're going to date a girl like Michelle.
Mic     I don't know, I think he looks... interesting... foreign.

<at Michelle's place>

Mal     Thanks for the lift, Niko.
Mic     Yeah, thanks. Gimme a call sometime.
Niko    See you soon, Michelle.

<phonecall to Roman - A>

Niko    Cousin, I dropped the girls off. The friend gave me her number, but I
        don't think Mallorie likes my clothes so much.
Roman   I know just the place for you, it's on Mohawk in Hove. Go and get
        something a bit more twenty-first century.

<phonecall to Roman - B>

Niko    Roman, I have taken your Mallorie and her friend where they wanted to
        go. Michelle gave me her number.
Roman   This is a good first step. The next step is to get some clothes that
        will impress. I know a good place for you on Mohawk in Hove Beach. Get
        something a bit more American.

<phonecall to Roman - after purchasing some clothes>

Niko    Hey Roman, I got some clothes. It looks like they brought the stuff in
        from the Old Country though.
Roman   We must take what we can get, When the big money rolls in, then we will
        look real classy. Anyway, you have Michelle. A classy girl for your
        arm. You should definitely keep dating her.

 FIRST DATE (#mk1)

<phonecall to Michelle>

Niko    Hey, Michelle, it's Niko. Roman's cousin.
Mic     Oh, Hi. How's it going?
Niko    Good, I was wondering if you wanted to go out with me sometime? You
        know, on a date?
Mic     Yeah, sure. That could be fun. Yeah, I'd like to get to know you, Niko.
        Why don't you come over to my place whenever? See you soon!

<phonecall from Michelle - if you wait instead of calling>

Mic     Hey Niko, it's Michelle. We met with Mallorie, Roman's girlfriend.
Niko    I remember, what's up Michelle?
Mic     I don't normally do this, but I thought you'd be pretty lonely having
        just moved to Liberty City and all.
Niko    You do not normally do what?
Mic     You're not making this easy for me, are you? I'm asking you out on a
Niko    I am sorry, I am still not used to how things work here in America. A
        date would be good. I am getting sick of hanging out with Roman all the
        time. How about I pick you up from your apartment?
Mic     That sounds good. See you soon.

<phonecall from Roman - en route to Michelle>

Roman   Niko, Bledar has me cornered in the courts under the El Train on
Niko    What does he want?
Roman   I can't think what he could possibly want or why he's be pissed off,
        can you? Come on guys, let's be reasonable.

<cutscene - at Michelle's apartment>

[Niko knocks on her door.]
Mic     Coming... Who is it?
Niko    Hey, it's Niko.
Mic     Hey... I'm just finishing my hair. Come in.
[She opens the door and lets him in.]
Niko    Thank you.
Mic     I'll be with you in a minute.
Niko    Did you just move in?
Mic     No... why?
Niko    All your stuff is new. Some even still have tags on.
Mic     Yeah well... I like things clean.
Niko    I can see that... but, er... everything is new.
Mic     Yeah. I'm kind of obsessed with cleanliness... things get on my nerves
        and I just throw them out. OCD or something?
Niko    Oh.
Mic     So... where you taking me?
Niko    Ah... you look good.
Mic     Aw, thanks...
Niko    I don't know - I'm new here. I thought maybe we could go to the, uh...
Mic     Yeah, great! Let's go - love the funfair! Actually we call it, um,
        "carnival" here. Just a little difference. Ah... whoop-de-doo!

<driving - going to the carnival - A>

Niko    So, Michelle, what do you like to do?
Mic     What do you like to do?
Niko    Come on, I asked you first.
Mic     I like to keep active I guess. Sports, working out, things like that.
        I'd like to know about you though. See the places you hang out.
Niko    Yeah, maybe another time.

<driving - going to the carnival - B>

Niko    I feel like I should have been more organized. Had a better plan for
        our date. What do you like doing?
Mic     I just want to get to know you, Niko. See the places you hang out. The
        people you associate with.
Niko    You already know Roman. I don't hang out with anybody else really.
Mic     You will, give it some time.

<driving - going to the carnival - chose to rescue Roman first>

Mic     So, Niko, why couldn't you come on the date earlier? What happened?
Niko    Roman got himself into some trouble. I had to help him out.
Mic     Really? Does Roman get himself into a lot of trouble? Is he involved in
        criminal stuff?
Niko    Roman? He's made some mistakes, got involved with people he shouldn't
        have but really he is a legitimate businessman.
Mic     What about you?
Niko    I'm just trying to make the right decisions.

<reach the carnival>

Mic     The carnival's closed, Niko. I think some big developers have bought it
        or something. There's a bowling alley over on the boardwalk. Why don't
        we play a few frames?
Niko    Cool. Let's go bowling then.

<driving - heading up to the bowling alley - A>

Mic     Thanks for taking me out. I haven't been on a date for a while. I'm
        kind of lonely here.
Niko    I though you were doing me a favor by going out with me.
Mic     I'm not a local in Liberty City. I came here from somewhere...
Niko    Where?
Mic     Oh, the midwest. You probably know more people here than me.
Niko    More assholes, maybe.

<driving - heading up to the bowling alley - B>

Mic     It's nice to get out of the apartment.
Niko    Why's that? You do a lot of work or something?
Mic     I'm working the whole time. Sometimes I think all I am is my job.
Niko    A lot of people feel that way. It's hard to keep what you do from
        taking over your life.
Mic     You're right there.

<They bowl.>

<returning to Michelle's car>

Niko    So, you don't know many people here in Liberty City. No boyfriends or
        husbands or anything?
Mic     No, I guess I'm married to my job.
Niko    Well, what do you do?
Mic     What do you do?
Niko    Come on, I asked first...
Mic     I work with Mallorie. What do you do, exactly?
Niko    You're a hard girl to talk to, Michelle.
Mic     I guess you're not used to talking to American women.
Niko    I guess.

<driving - returning to Michelle's apartment>

Mic     So what are you doing here in Liberty City, Niko?
Niko    What's anybody doing here? I don't know.
Mic     I think you do. There must be something that made you leave your home
        and come here.
Niko    Roman's bullshit stories maybe. I just felt like I needed a new start.
Mic     There's nothing else about Liberty City? Just Roman?
Niko    Maybe there is more to this place, I'm not sure yet

<reach Michelle's apartment>

Mic     That was nice. I'm really interested in seeing you again.
Niko    Yeah. That would be good. I'll give you a call.
Mic     Please do, Niko. See you soon.

<phonecall from Roman - if you chose to go on the date first>

Roman   Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to protect me from
        those crazy loan sharks you attacked, Niko.
Niko    You shouldn't have borrowed money from them in the first place, Roman.
        Anyway, I was seeing Michelle. I thought you wanted me to date her?
Roman   Not when it means me getting beat up and sent to the hospital. Come and
        pick me up, cousin. And at least tell me you got her titties out? Maybe
        then your betrayal would be worthwhile. They were nice titties, yes?
Niko    You're an animal, Roman. Nothing can stop you being horny. I'll see you

<pick up Roman from the hospital - if you chose to go on the date first>

Roman   There is the man who chose cooch before his cousin. I hope she was
        worth it. Will you drive me back to the office, cousin? Argh.

<driving - taking Roman to the depot - if you chose to go on the date first>

Roman   How was she cousin? Tell me how she was. I wondered about Michelle when
        I first met her. If she was not a friend of Mallorie's it would be me
        with the smell of tittie on my breath and you who ended up in hospital.
Niko    Firstly Roman, my breath does not smell of titty. Secondly, I don't
        think that your loan shark friends could hospitalize me. I can look
        after myself.
Roman   All the more reason why I should have hooked up with Michelle. Everyone
        would be a winner.
Niko    Yes, well, I will not let these men treat you like that again. I'm
        sorry for letting you down, Roman.

<reach the depot - if you chose to go on the date first>

Niko    Roman, I apologize again for not being there for you. You have done a
        lot for me since I got here.
Roman   The choice between some titties and your safety would have been
        difficult for me as well. Don't worry, Niko. Call me soon.

<phonecall from Roman - if you chose to go on the date first>

Roman   Shit, Niko. Bledar has me trapped again. This is all your fault.
Niko    Okay, Roman. I'm not going to let something else get in the way this
        time. Where are you?
Roman   Over on the courts under the El Train on Firefly. Bledar, buddy, you
        proved your point the first time...

 BLEED OUT (#rb04)

<cutscene - in the courts on Firefly>

Roman   Listen, Dardan is a good friend of mine. It was a misunderstanding...
[Kalem kicks Roman.]
Niko    Hey!
Bledar  [to Kalem] Shit, there he is. Keep on fatboy here, and I'll talk to
        him. [to Niko] Our problem's with your cousin.
Niko    I told you to stop. Now it's too late.

<Niko beats up both the Albanians, then goes back to Roman.>


Niko    You alright, cousin?
Roman   Yeah, fine. Fucking loan sharks, man. If one more of these gangsters
        tries to...
[They spot Dardan outside the courts.]
Roman   Speaking of shitheads, here's Dardan. Come on, my car is over there,
        let's get him. You drive. I don't feel so good.

<driving - chasing Dardan - A>

Roman   These guys think that they're better than me. They think they can fuck
        me around and beat me up because there are more of them. Not any
        longer. Me and you, Niko, me and you are going to show them. Fucking
        Dardan smashing my fucking stuff. Who does he think he is? Just some
        fucking petty Albanian hood. If I wanted to buy a stolen TV I'd go to
        Dardan. Who does he think he's fucking with? Bellic Enterprises, that's
        who. We're going to the top, Niko, the top.
Niko    For now, let's just try to survive, cousin.

<driving - chasing Dardan - B>

Roman   Ever since I got to Hove Beach, Niko, ever since I arrive here I have
        been pushed around. Vlad, Dardan, Bledar, even Mallorie push me around.
        Me and you, Niko, me and you going to be in control from now on. Ain't
        going to let no one push us around. Going to stand up to all these
        pimps and loan sharks from now on. Liberty City won't know what hit it,
        man. We going to own this town, Niko. Mark the words that are coming
        out of my mouth.

<Dardan stops his car at the Twitchin's building and runs up a set of stairs.>

Roman   Dardan is stopping, he trying to get away on foot.

<Niko confronts Dardan when he comes to a dead end. He pulls out a knife, but
Niko easily disarms and kills him.>

Niko    Shit! I told myself I wouldn't kill anyone in this country!

<return to the car>

Niko    Dardan ain't a problem for you no more, cousin.
Roman   Nice one, cousin. Drive back to the depot, these bruises are starting
        to pain.

<driving - going to the cab depot - A>

Niko    These men, these shylocks lick Dardan, they always try to squeeze you
        for everything. A man in Europe, another Russian... Bulgarin. He live
        on the Adriatic. Believed I owed him money when I did not. He made my
        life impossible. There was no avoiding him.
Roman   Did you deal with him like you did Dardan and Bledar?
Niko    He had too many connections for that. I had to leave. He is one of the
        reasons I came here.
Roman   And to see your cousin, of course.
Niko    Of course.
Roman   We will have no more problems from now on, cousin. It is all plain
        sailing straight to the top for you and me.
Niko    We will see if things are that simple.

<driving - going to the cab depot - B>

Niko    What is it?
Roman   I think he broke my rib. Man that hurts. Shit. I need a massage. We
        should go out and find some ladies, get some massage oil.
Niko    What about Mallorie, Roman? You shouldn't stay with her if you want to
        have these threesomes.
Roman   It doesn't matter. Argh, I think I'm in too much pain anyway. Fuck.
Niko    You really are American. You don't even swear in our language.
Roman   You say this now, but soon even you will forget about the Old Country.
Niko    We shall see. I have reasons to remember it. I saw bad things happen
        there. You do not know what it is that...
Roman   Urghgh... I think it must be two ribs. Those fucking punks. What were
        you saying?
Niko    It doesn't matter.

<reach the depot>

Roman   Thank you, cousin, I'll see you later.

<text message from Michelle - if you chose to rescue Roman first>

Niko, where did you go? I couldn't find you. Did something important come up?
Are you involved with some bad people?

 EASY FARE (#rb05)

<cutscene - at the cab depot office>

Vlad    Come on, hottie, forget about the fat serf.
Mal     Vlad! Shut up!
[Niko enters]
Vlad    But he's a serf, and you're a countess. Talking about serfs...
Mal     Oh, hey Niko.
Niko    Where's Roman?
Mal     Huh. Good question.
Vlad    Hey, yokel. Your dumb cousin isn't here. Go get me a coffee.
Niko    What?
Vlad    Get me a fucking coffee!
[Niko stares at him.]
Vlad    Come on... I'll get you one... What? You keep staring at me, I'll burst
        one of your eyeballs. Gorgeous, this guy's a fucking creep!
Mal     Give him a break. He's new in the country.
Vlad    I can see that. Did you walk here from nineteen eighty five?
Niko    Yeah.
Vlad    Excellent! Now stop fucking staring at me. I mean, I know I'm good
        looking and everything, but come on.
Roman   [enters] Aah, hey, Mallorie. Hey man!
Niko    Hey.
Vlad    Huh. About time.
Roman   Vlad... Vladdy boy... what's going on?
Vlad    Roman! Roman boy... you tell me what's going on.
Roman   Nice aftershave! What is that? "Sex Pest"?
Vlad    No, it's "Where Is My Fucking Money?"
Roman   I had it, I had some of it... then those Albanians you said you would
        deal with came and smashed my computer.
Vlad    So it's my fault?
Roman   I didn't say that...
Vlad    Good.
Roman   Anyway, Niko dealt with them... broke Dardan's arm, then beat up a
        couple more. Then we teach them a real lesson.
Vlad    Is that so? I'll tell you what... while you don't pay, maybe you and
        Niko can do me a few favors.
Roman   Sure.
Vlad    Good.
Roman   Why not?
Mal     Later, Vlad.
[Vlad leaves.]
Roman   What?
Mal     The phone's ringing.
Roman   [to phone] Hey? Yeah.. okay... no, I can't do it; my cousin will do
        it... Yes he can drive... No, he's not a cop. His name is Niko. He'll
        be right over. [to Niko] Niko, sorry to ask, cousin... can you go pick
        up Jermaine, one of my regulars? He's over on Rotterdam Hill on Mohawk
Niko    Whatever. [exits]
Roman   What was this all about?
Mal     Niko came in looking for you and Vlad told him to get him a fucking
        coffee and Niko didn't want to.
Roman   Coffee? What was he thinking?
Mal     I know.

<pick up Jermaine>

Jerm    Thanks for coming. Can you take me over to Masterson Street?
Niko    Masterson Street it is, Jermaine.

<driving - taking Jermaine to Masterson Street - A>

Jerm    Shit. I thought Roman was gonna pick me up. I need someone I can trust
        for this run.
Niko    I'm Roman's cousin. If you can trust him, you can trust me.
Jerm    Ahh, he told me about you. You're Niko, right? The hotshot lady's man,
        cruising around the Mediterranean, breaking hearts and making millions?
Niko    Yeah, I traded in the yacht for this cab. That's exactly the kind of
        bullshit I can imagine Roman making up. You've got to give him credit
        for his imagination.
Jerm    Yeah, you gotta. I had a feeling you sounded too good to be true. The
        question is, are you willing to get your hands dirty?
Niko    My hands haven't been clean for a long time. Being here in Liberty City
        is just making them dirtier.
Jerm    Ok, ok. I've got to pick up some hot parts from my lockup, you down?
Niko    I ain't got no problem with that. Just don't tell me if you stole this
        shit from a hospital or a school for sick kids. My conscience is
        troubled enough already.

<driving - taking Jermaine to Masterson Street - B>

Jerm    Where's Roman? Are you a cop? You've got to tell me if you're a cop.
        That's the law.
Niko    Actually, I don't think I would have to tell you if I was a cop. That's
        just some bullshit that cops circulate to trick people into doing deals
        with them.
Jerm    So, you're not a cop?
Niko    No, I tried to join the LCPD.
Jerm    Yeah...
Niko    I'm Niko, Roman's cousin.
Jerm    Shit, you shoulda told me that. Jesus. You nearly gave me a heart
        attack. I wouldn't want no cop driving me to pick up a load of hot
Niko    You shouldn't have said that, Jermaine. I've grounds to arrest you now.
Jerm    Ha ha. That's a joke, right? A funny fucking joke. You should let your
        cousin stick to the jokes. Making funny don't suit you.

<cutscene - at Jermaine's lockup>

Jerm    That door isn't meant to be open. Wait here while I take a look.
[Jermaine gets out to check the garage, and several police cars drive in,
sirens wailing.]
Jerm    The cops are onto me. Get us out of here!
[He gets back in.]

<lose the police>

Jerm    That's a weight off my mind.

<driving - taking Jermaine to Gibson Street - A>

Jerm    So, what brings you to Liberty City, Niko?
Niko    Roman, I guess, and some other things. I'm looking for something.
Jerm    Good luck finding them. How's the hunt been going so far?
Niko    It has not really started yet. I'm getting settled in, you know? Roman
        has had some issues with loan sharks that needed to be resolved.
        There's this asshole called Vlad who he owes money to as well...
Jerm    Good luck with that...

<driving - taking Jermaine to Gibson Street - B>

Jerm    Did you come to Liberty City to drive cabs then?
Niko    No, I didn't. Just like every other chump who gets off a boat here, I
        thought things might be more exciting. This is just the beginning. It
        seems I need to sort out my cousin's life before I can work on my own.
Jerm    Oh yeah, what's wrong with Roman's life?
Niko    He appears to owe money to half of Hove Beach. I got rid of one group
        of loan sharks but this asshole, Vlad, he has his hooks into him as
Jerm    Roman is lucky to have you here, Niko.

<on Masterson Street>

Jerm    Okay, we're here. Thanks man. Keep looking after Roman, a'ight.

<phonecall to Roman>

Niko    Roman, I got your friend, Jermaine, where he wanted to go.
Roman   Good Niko, thanks, thanks... can't talk, see you soon.


<cutscene - at the cab depot office>

Roman   [to radio] Head into town. I don't give a fuck if the bridge is busy,
        you're a cab driver!
[Niko enters.]
Roman   Hey. [to phone] Hello, Roman Bellic Enterprises... No, Mr. Bellic has
        stepped away from his office, can I take a message? Okay... great...
        No, I'm not gay... Yes, I'll... I'll tell him. [to radio] Car seven,
        head to South Slopes. Come on, where are you, Mohammad? [to phone]
        Hello, Roman Bellic's offi... [to Niko] Shit. Fucking battery. This is
Niko    Capitalism is a dirty business.
Roman   Yeah... like war?
Niko    Not exactly.
Roman   No. Maybe not. When you going to tell me properly about what happened?
        I'm not going to judge you.
Niko    Ahh... when you got time.
[Another phone rings, Roman hangs it up immediately.]
Roman   There, I have time.
Niko    Another time. Can I help?
Roman   Okay. Yes... go pick up my friend, Little Jacob... he's a good man.
        Likes to smoke a bit. Look after him. He's on Oneida Avenue in South
        Slopes. Niko, man, we should talk some time - I'm a good listener.
Niko    Whatever, man. [exits]
Roman   [to phone] Mohammad, where the fuck are... Oh! Miss Weinstock, no no,
        not you... what can I do for you today?

<pick up Jacob>

Jacob   Alright breda, forward a Dillon Street, in Schottler.

<driving - taking Jacob to Dillon Street - A>

Jacob   Ya Niko? The one me man Roman's been talking about all this time?
        Cousin Niko, gonna help Roman take over de world and ting?
Niko    I guess so.
Jacob   Respect. Alright, alright. We going to this spot where I need ya to
        wait for I, seen? I gotta ask ya another favor too.
Niko    Go for it.
Jacob   Can you take dis piece? Ya hear any ting bad going down, you come and
        help, sight?
Niko    Are you worried about this? I know how to use a gun if you want me to
        keep watch on things.
Jacob   Realness brother, you are me man Roman's cousin. Thanks, respect. This
        ras clot had a rukus with me bredren Real Badman de other day. I want
        to make peace, but jah know what type of shit they might pull off.

<driving - taking Jacob to Dillon Street - B>

Jacob   Alright, alright. Ya me man Roman's cousin, ain't ya? Two of ya going
        to rule this city and ting, ain't it?
Niko    I don't know about that. It seems Roman has enough problems running his
        own life, let alone the whole city.
Jacob   That is fe me breda. Seen, Niko, seen. Can ya do me a favor? You see,
        Real Badman, me boss man, he get in a fight with these boys and I gots
        to go down te make peace. They got too fierce and I ain't sure this is
        gonna be an easy ting. Can you keep an eye on the meet with I's piece?
Niko    This is something I am more equipped to do than drive people around for
Jacob   Righteous. I gonna feel safer with some backup inna de ground.

<at the alley on Dillon Street>

Jacob   Alright. There be a spot up there. Watch out for any badness.
Niko    Sure.


[Three men walk in holding guns.]
Jacob   What dis? I thought there was only going to be one of yous coming?
Badness Jacob, Jacob, Jacob... we have te teach Badman his lesson and ting.
Jacob   Shit, Niko. Get these bloodclots.
Badness Rhaatid, someone be inna de ground.

<They fight, Niko shoots all three dead. Another man walks out a door on a low
rooftop nearby.>

Jacob   Watch yourself, coo pon de other one inna the ground.

<Niko kills him too. They return to the vehicle.>

Jacob   Sorry for maga dog, maga dog turn round bite you. Come here back a'
        homebrew cafe.

<driving - taking Jacob to the cafe - A>

Jacob   You a real creation stepper, Niko, righteous wit dat piece.
Niko    I have had much experience.
Jacob   I tink we could do some work together and tings. Inna the future, ya
Niko    I am always looking for work, if it pays.
Jacob   Here's me number. Mek we link up soon.

<driving - taking Jacob to the cafe - B>

Jacob   Badman get I an' I in all type of shit you know, Niko.
Niko    I have the feeling it will be same story with Roman. He has been the
        same way since we were very young.
Jacob   Ya the type of man who can get out of a rukus, seen?
Niko    You look like you can look after yourself as well, man.
Jacob   I might have some work for you now Niko. Here's my number.

<at the cafe>

Jacob   Thanks for everything, ya can keep the piece. I tink ya know fe use it
        better than I an' I do. One love.

<phonecall to Roman>

Niko    Roman, I took Jacob where he wanted to go. Driving for you ain't as
        boring as I thought it would be.
Roman   Jacob is a good man, watching glue dry with Jacob would not be boring.
        Thank you, cousin.

<phonecall from Roman - later on>

Roman   Niko, now that you've settled into life in Liberty City, I was
        wondering if you could start to help your cousin with the family
Niko    I thought all I'd been doing since I got here was helping you out.
Roman   You have, you have, but I mean officially. I need more drivers for the
        cab company. I'll pay you properly.
Niko    Okay then.
Roman   Just call me whenever you want to take a fare. You can do as many as
        you like, Niko. There are always more customers.


<phonecall from Jacob>

Jacob   Yo Niko, wha'gwan?
Niko    Alright, you know, getting by.
Jacob   Yo, me need your help with something, y'know. Will you come to my place
        on Dillon Street?
Niko    Sure, I was looking to branch out a bit anyway. I'll see you soon.

<cutscene - at the entrance to Jacob's apartment>

[Niko buzzes to be let in. They speak through the intercom.]
Jacob   Yo... who dat ah ring me bell, star? Who dat?
Niko    It's Niko.
Jacob   Niko... yeah, me bleach hard last night, ya know? Me soon come yo, just
        hold on.
Niko    What?
[Jacob opens the door.]
Jacob   Wha' happen, Niko?
Niko    Hey.
Jacob   Glad fe see de man, ya know. Wha'happen to my man Roman?
Niko    Roman? Yeah. He's okay.
Jacob   Yeah?
Niko    He's still waiting for his big break.
Jacob   Big break? Cho, a promise is comfort fe a fool ya know, Niko. The boy
        have fe creep before him can walk ya know.
Niko    Yeah...
Jacob   Anyway, let's go for a lickle drive. Come.

<get in car>

Jacob   Yo, me have a deal fe make ya know. We have fe go ah Saratoga Avenue in
        Willis. Ya mind taking dis wheel? This herb don't do too well for my
        hand an' my eye co-ordination.

<driving - going to Saratoga Avenue - A>

Jacob   Ya sure ya don't want some?
Niko    I'm sure.
Jacob   You mind I keep the windows closed, keep the ganja inna the car, hot
        box, seen?
Niko    So, what's the deal?
Jacob   I'm a buying some Kali off of a new source, ya know? Don't know if it's
        all this herb, but, I major paranoid. I don't trust dem.
Niko    Who arranged this deal?
Jacob   Some harbor shark and his crew. Badman know dem a long time, but I tink
        dey feisty. And if this goes wrong, I don't know what kinda shit Badman
        gonna lay upon their door, ya know?
Niko    You think this is a set up?
Jacob   I don't know, I been smoking hard, you know? It fucks wit me brain a
        little, makes me think all type a' shit. A dread who don't trust
        himself can't trust no one else, seen? Ya can't shake no hands when
        your fist be clenched. Ya hear me, breda?
Niko    Sure. I hear you.

<driving - going to Saratoga Avenue - B>

Jacob   Ya a good man, Niko. Good man like Roman. Ain't all good men inna dis
        world ya know, seen?
Niko    This, I am very aware of.
Jacob   I have fe go deal wit Badman's set up. But I ain't tinking these boys
        is genuine, seen? I tink dey are some harbor sharks, greedy and ting.
        You hear me?
Niko    Sure. What you buying?
Jacob   Some Kali. Me and Badman ah sell it all pon da corner all over Liberty
        City - Broker, Dukes, Bohan. We got it sewn up, but me no like deal
        with new source, ya know? Don't like it at all.
Niko    Why you doing it?
Jacob   Badman say fe do it, I an' I do it. But trouble no set like rain, he
        don't see that there could be a problem.

<on Saratoga Avenue>

Jacob   Go round da back in case one a dem try get jumpy and run off wi the
        ganja. Keep hold of dis vehicle, we might need fe get out of here

<phonecall from Jacob - while in the alley>

Jacob   Cha! Dey didn't have no stuff and tried to make coil. I still got it
        though. Finish dem if dem try come out de back. I got the front

<Niko runs down the three men as they try to leave the alley, then picks up

Niko    I got them.
Jacob   Ya a real badman ya know Niko. Respect. Forward a Savannah Avenue inna
        Meadows Park.

<driving - going to Savannah Avenue - A>

Jacob   Ya a bad boy, Niko. I don't know what I would be doing without ya, ya
        know. Badman say I gots to get de blood clot who set I up.
Niko    Alright.
Jacob   Drive while I black up some more ya know, breda. The ras clot tinks he
        can cold up Badman. He a fool... he's a dead fool... De boy is no match
        for I and I. He's nuttin!

<driving - going to Savannah Avenue - B>

Jacob   Me knew da boy was a harbor shark ya know, Badman no tink it a problem.
        It be real boderation if I me nah have no bad man like you ah ride wit
        me. Nuh true.
Niko    Shit Jacob, you're paying me and is more fun than killing cockroaches
        for Roman.
Jacob   Ya a righteous man ya know. Righteous, for real.

<on Savannah Avenue>

Jacob   Here we be. Are ya wit me, breda?
Niko    Yes.
Jacob   We ah put some rude boys inna ground.

<at the front entrance to a house>

Jacob   Alright ya ready? We gonna set dis place pon fire to blood clot!

<They shoot up several Jamaican gangsters in the house.>

Jacob   Wicked, ya see it? I an' I get dem all. Yo, mek we break outta here. I
        tink some more soon turn up.

<back in the car>

Jacob   Cha, dey too late to stop I and I. Bring us back to the cafe and ting.

<driving - going to the cafe - A>

Jacob   Real Badman gonna be happy wit dis and ting, jah know. Tank you me
Niko    Don't mention it. It was a pleasure.
Jacob   I look out for Badman like how you look out for Roman.
Niko    He's my cousin.
Jacob   Blood be the ticket bond dere is ya know? Loyalty is not always an easy
        ting ya know star. Badman tell me, say yo Jacob kill him, Jacob shoot
        dat, etcetera, etcetera. Ain't always logical, but I an' I follow.
        Seen? De other day, him cold stab a man for giving us screw-face.
Niko    Orders are sometimes hard. You must be sure you agree before you follow
        - I have made that mistake myself, a long time ago.
Jacob   For real. I know ya right ya know breda, but Badman is my braa. I
        follow him wherever.

<driving - going to the cafe - B>

Jacob   Seen, seen. We teach dem bumba clots a lesson and ting. People fuck
        with Badman, they got I and I fe talk to.
Niko    Maybe Badman should be more careful about who he sets up his deals
Jacob   Want it want it, can't get it, get it get it, don't want it. Sight?
Niko    You're going to have to explain that to me. My English is not so good.
Jacob   It means everyone want what de big man's got, but de big man don't see
        it because him got everyting. Everyone trying to be the big man, seen?
Niko    Everybody trying to take everybody down. That is the law of the jungle,
Jacob   That's the law of the concrete jungle, rasta. Liberty City! You hear

<at the cafe>

Jacob   We dere. Thanks for everyting. Keep dis little something to say yo, we
        appreciate your assistance. Seen? Me talk to ya soon.
Niko    See you later.

<phonecall to Roman - optional>

Niko    Roman, how's it going?
Roman   You know, cousin, things have been looking up since you got here.
Niko    If things are looking up now, I hate to think what they were like
        before I arrived.
Roman   I hear you are working with Little Jacob. He's a good man, Niko, a good
Niko    I can't tell what he is saying most of the time, but I like him.
Roman   That is your bad English, Niko. Once you have been in America for
        longer you will understand him perfectly.
Niko    Sure I will, Roman. later on.

 SHADOW (#lj2)

<cutscene - at the entrance to Jacob's apartment>

[Niko walks in the door, Badman knocks him on the ground and holds his gun on
Niko    Hey! Ah!
Badman  Hey boy, don't move, don't move.
Niko    What the fuck, are you kidding me?
Badman  Me say don't move boy. Who are you? Where ya come from? Who are you?
Niko    Hey, man, I'm here to see Jacob. It's Niko.
Badman  Niko?
Jacob   [yelling] Badman, what gwa'an down there so?
Badman  [yelling] Some boy down here, sir, beat up the door. Some boy dere,
        sir, call himself Niko, say he wan' see ya, rude boy.
Jacob   [yelling] Niko? Ah me boy that, Badman. Yo, free up the boy, man. Yo.
Badman  [yelling] Your boy dat?
Jacob   [yelling] Yeah.
Badman  Cho! Come, my youth. Come upstairs to talk wit' Mr. Jacob and ting,
Jacob   [yelling] Ah him de one work wit' Roman, de one dat control the taxi...
Badman  Ya know, when ya have people dat knock upon people door an' ting, ya
        have fe careful an' ting.
Niko    No, it's ok.
Badman  Yah man. See what me tell?
[They walk up to the apartment.]
Niko    Don't worry about it.
Badman  Ya have to watch out dere, ya know. See, ya boy over dere, sir. Niko,
        go deal wit' dem, see him dere.
Jacob   Wha' happen, Niko? Ya alright?
Niko    Hey, no problem. As good an introduction as any other.
Jacob   Yeah, me hear that, ya know? Anyway... some boy around ya boy Badman,
        ya know. Him want ask ya a favor. Gwa'an, nuh?
Badman  Hey, my youth. Some boy dem, dey pon de corner an' ting, an... de boy
        dem sell some tings and ting, an'... I gwa'an, an' I say... oh, dem nah
        wan' gimme my money an ting. An'... every corner my corner an'.... I
        want my money an' ting, ya know? Ah no see dat! Go, go, ya know, me
        wan' deal with de case proper. Ya nah see it?
Jacob   Alright, let me explain. Is a business ting a gwa'an down dere.
Niko    Right.
Jacob   Dey ah sellin' weed where dey not suppose to sell weed, an' dey nah
        cutting him in.
Niko    Okay.
Jacob   So wan' ya go down dere and deal wit dem. Seen?
Niko    Right. It's not gonna be cheap. Where do I find him?
Badman  Cheap? Cheap, my youth? Ya worry bout cheap? We nah worry bout cheap,
        ya know! De boy dem dere pon de corner! Me say de boi dem a got tings,
        and uh, on my corner dey a done ting and... Is a heavy corner on my
        corner, tell ya me now right after de boy! Dem a gwa'an an say "Oh! Dem
        nah wan' gimme my money." Oh! Say fe gwa'an wit' dat!
Jacob   Alright, hear me now. What Badman is saying is... de boy dem a some
        novice, seen? Ya find dem when ya go pon de corner of Alpha and South
        Bohan. Seen? When ya go down dere so, yuh see an... tsk! An' just deal
        wit' dem, seen? Ah go find and turn in work, alright?
Niko    Alright.
Jacob   Alright. Ya want some of dat sliff here?
Niko    No thanks.
Jacob   Ya sure?
Niko    I'm sure.
Jacob   Alright. Respect.
[Niko leaves.]
Badman  My youth. Pass me some of dat ting ya have over dereso.
Jacob   Alright, here hold that, king.

<cutscene - on the corner of Wallkill Avenue and Switch Street>

Dealer  That's some good shit. You done cleaned me out.
[Junkie walks off into an alley.]
Dealer  [to phone] Yo! I'm all out of product. Dropping in to pick some up. Be

<phonecall from Roman - following the dealer>

Roman   Niko, it's your cousin. You want to shoot some pool?
Niko    Shit Roman, I can't talk now. Damn.

<Niko follows the dealer to an apartment and kills him and his suppliers.>

<phonecall to Jacob>

Niko    Tell Badman that I got rid of the competition.
Jacob   Righteous. De corner belong to I again. Ain't nobody goin' to fuck with
        I's corner no more, no tings. One love, Niko.

<phonecall from Jacob - later on>

Jacob   Alright me man, Niko. How's it going?
Niko    Okay, you and Badman got any more work you need help with?
Jacob   It's a funny thing that you should mention that to me, brother. Badman
        is right impressed with what you doing for I an' I. He want know if you
        want deliver some package around town to some various people and ting
        inna the city. Plenty o' corn in that for you, you know.
Niko    That sounds good.
Jacob   Wicked, man. Give I a call when you ready for this first run. There be
        a lot of work so call whenever, you know. One love, bredren.


<phonecall from an unknown caller>

Vlad    Yokel, fatty Roman's cousin, it's Vlad.
Niko    Vlad? Name doesn't ring any bells. I'm sorry.
Vlad    You better start remember important people you dumb peasant. Your
        cousin owes me a lot of money. If you don't want to make things real
        difficult for him you're going to come to Comrades Bar on Mohawk. I
        have a work for you.

<cutscene - at Comrades Bar>

Mel     Ah, fuck you! You're a bunch of pussies and fags.
Mickey  Nice.
Mel     I'm going back to the meetings.
Mickey  Good.
Mel     I'm going to be somebody!
Mickey  Yeah, yeah. See you later, Mel.
Mel     You always were an asshole, Mickey...
Mickey  Hey! Watch where you're going.
[Niko enters and shoves Mel to the ground as he stumbles around.]
Niko    Hey!
Mel     Hey...
Mickey  I tried to tell ya.
Mel     Fuck you...
Niko    Excuse me.
[Mel leaves, Niko heads to the back where Vlad is, passing Ivan as he leaves.]
Vlad    So, Ivan - I see you later, okay? Yokel, fatty Roman's cousin... what's
        your name again?
Niko    Big mouth prick.
Vlad    Very catch, sit down. Cousin... Niko... that's it, Niko... not big
        mouth prick. You funny guy.
Niko    I try.
Vlad    Yes... and this one, I let you take the shit out of me.
Niko    Take the shit?
Vlad    Yes, mickey about.
Niko    I don't understand.
Vlad    People who fuck with me get fucked with!
Niko    Okay, fine. Calm down.
Vlad    Whatever, some old man not paid me in months, and I'm not kind of
        person who is treated this way. Old bastard owns a china shop on Camden
        Avenue in Dukes. Here you go...
[Vlad sets a bat down onto the table.]
Vlad    Don't hurt him. Just teach him a lesson.
Niko    I don't need a bat to teach a lesson.

<cutscene - at the china shop>

Niko    [knocking] Hey, let me in. You owe Vlad protection money, old man.
Man     Big Vlad and his protection money, I so scared. What I need protection
Niko    You think this door is going to save your shop? There's shit I can
        break out here.
Man     Vlad should pay me to tell punks like you to go away. He get no money.

<cutscene - bust one of the windows>

Man     Stop it shit brain. I pay up now, I pay up. Here's your money. I hope
        you and Vlad choke on it.
Niko    Sure, whatever.

<cutscene - back at Comrades Bar>

Vlad    Hey yokel, you manage to do the job? Get Vlad his money?
Niko    He paid up. I had to smash the shop up pretty good, but he paid.
Vlad    Don't worry your little peasant head about it. Stupid jerk made a
        mistake of telling me how much he gets that shit for back east. He's
        the biggest crook in the neighborhood. Lucky I don't tell his customers
        what they're paying for.
Niko    That it? Can I go now?
Vlad    Sure, get out of my face.


<text message from Vlad>

Yokel, come see me for more work. - Vlad

<cutscene - at Comrades Bar>

Guy     You're going to have your license revoked...
Mickey  What?
Guy     My friend, smoking in a bar is a crime. Plain and simple.
Mickey  You're joking right? This is a joke...
[They keep arguing while Niko shows up and talks with Vlad.]
Vlad    [to phone] Hey, Mallorie. Tell fatty his cousin is okay... he just
        walked in. [to Niko] Great girl.
Niko    Yeah? Stay away from her.
Vlad    Of course. Now listen - you did good with that business the other day,
        but now one more peasant is trying to avoid paying.
Niko    Who?
Vlad    Muscovski jerk who owns a laundry on Masterson Street. Thinks in this
        country, business is done differently. Says he will call cops on us.
Niko    Okay. So?
Vlad    Jerk needs to be taught a lesson. Give him a beating. Let him know...
        might is right!
Guy     Hey, stop that smoking back there.
Vlad    [translated] Screw you.
Guy     Easy, buddy.
Vlad    Go on. Do what you gotta do. But remember, you see a cop... you don't
        know me.
Niko    I see anyone, I don't know you.
Vlad    Ho, ho.

<cutscene - at the laundromat>

Niko    I have a message from Vlad.
Musco   Shit, stay away from me!
[Muscovski throws a container full of laundry at Niko, then runs out the back.]

<Niko chases Muscovski's laundromat van and rams it until he stops.>

<cutscene - on the side of the road>

Musco   You got me. You got me, okay?
Niko    Why have you no paid Vlad the money you owe him?
Musco   I'm going to, I have just been having the trouble getting it together.
        Vlad is impatient man.
Niko    You will be getting the money to him soon, or your wife shall be using
        your washing machines to get blood out of your clothes. Do you
        understand? I do not ask twice for a favor.
Musco   I understand. I will get it to him. I thought this country was

<phonecall to Vlad>

Niko    I spoke to the Laundromat owner. He gets the message. He will pay you
Vlad    I like your style. You can be an intimidating guy. It's a shame
        everybody knows what a stupid yokel you are when you open your mouth,
        eh? Come back to the bar soon.

<phonecall from Roman - later on>

Roman   Niko, how you doing? This is so much fun.
Niko    You know Roman, I haven't been having that much fun since I got here.
        Has been a lot like hard work.
Roman   Well, you should hang out with your cousin more often.
Niko    Maybe that is the problem.
Roman   Ha ha. I'm sitting here with Brucie. Well, we're sitting here and
        calling the cops and watching them show up and look around. The fucking
        stupid bastards.
Niko    You shouldn't cry wolf, Roman. Who knows when you will really need
Roman   Fuck, I think they see us. Have to go, Niko.


<cutscene - at Comrades Bar>

Vlad    Ahh, yokel there you are, okay.
Niko    Vlad.
Vlad    Come on, let's go for a walk, okay?
Niko    Right.
Vlad    Okay, come on.
[They walk outside, down the road.]
Niko    Where are we going?
Vlad    To my car.
Niko    Why?
Vlad    Because of your cousin owing me a lot of money and until he pays me,
        your fresh off the boat yokel ass is mine. What the fuck you mean why?
[Vlad shoves people out of his way as he heads down the sidewalk.]
Niko    Hey, you're a pretty relaxed guy, huh Vlad?
Vlad    Come on. [translated] Move, you old hag. [to Niko] Come on, yokel.
Niko    What's wrong with you? You gonna jump me?
Vlad    No... I had a late night last night. Spent it with .
Niko    Great.
Vlad    Yeah... wild.
Niko    So who the hell is Mikhail?
Vlad    Mikhail's the man... shit my nose is bleeding. Is my nose bleeding?
Niko    No. Not yet.
Vlad    Fuck face. Come on.
[He walks in front of a moving car.]
Vlad    Wait! I'm walking here. Let's go. Damn city always trying to run you
        down, huh?
[Some vagabond steps out of an alley and tries to say something.]
Vlad    Get a job, you deadbeat crack head.
[Vlad kicks him away.]
Vlad    Man, where do these people get off? Like I'm gonna pay for their drug
        habits? Well say something... you're so fucking laid back. Moron! Come
[They get in Vlad's car, and he starts snorting coke.]
Vlad    Want some?
[Niko refuses.]
Vlad    Good.
Niko    We walked all the way down here so you could snort coke?
Vlad    No... listen, aaah, that's better... agh that's better. Man, Mikhail
        gets the good stuff... it's got some laxative in it, though... gives
        you stomach problems.
Niko    Nice detail.
Vlad    Yeah, listen, ah... where were we?
Niko    I don't know.
Vlad    Oh yeah... So, I need you to head up to Dukes and get a car for me.
        It's a silver Blista, and it's parked in the projects by E.I.C. subway
        station, okay?
Niko    Sure. You got keys?
Vlad    Err, no, yokel, I need you to take the car. Asshole owes Mikhail some
        money. Take his car instead, eh?
Niko    We gonna drive over there.
Vlad    What?
Niko    Are we going to drive over there?
Vlad    No, you're gonna take the train, buddy. You think I wanna be in a car
        with a peasant? Come on, I'm gonna go meet somebody... have a little
Niko    Okay. Fine.
[Niko gets out and Vlad drives off.]
Niko    Have fun... dick head.

<Niko takes the train up to the East Island City station. He finds the Blista
nearby with two men.>

Niko    This car belong to Vlad?
Jimmy   No, it's mine, who asking?
Niko    It belongs to Vlad now. You should pay your debts.
Jimmy   You that fat Russian's bitch? Just try and take.

<Niko incapacitates them both, then takes the car.>

<phonecall to Vlad>

Niko    I have your new car, Vlad. It's not pretty though, real dirty.
Vlad    Dirty? I can't sell a dirty car. I know your cousin likes them dirty.
        Maybe your whole yokel family drive around in their dirty cars but it's
        not the way over here. Fucking peasants don't do nothing right.
Niko    Hey, I could fuck this car up worse than a little dirt.
Vlad    Relax man. You should lose your edge. There's a carwash over on
        Saratoga Avenue. Just take it there and then to my lockup just off
        Mohawk. Did they give the car up easy?

<continued phonecall - Jimmy not hurt>

Niko    It was easy. I didn't even have to hurt the guy.
Vlad    Good, dead guys can't pay interest, you're learning.

<continued phonecall - Jimmy damaged, but still alive>

Niko    He's a little bruised, but he gave it up easy enough.
Vlad    Good, dead guys can't pay interest, you're learning.

<continued phonecall - Jimmy is dead>

Niko    He was reluctant, he is dead now.
Vlad    Stupid bastard, at least I got my money.

<Niko takes the car to the Express Wash, then to Vlad's lockup.>

<phonecall to Vlad>

Niko    I put the car in your lockup.
Vlad    You not as stupid as you look, yokel. Come back to see me at the bar


<cutscene - at Comrades Bar>

Mickey  Hey, how ya doing?
[Seeing Vlad isn't around, Niko sits down at the bar.]
Niko    Hey, Mickey.
Mickey  What'll you have?
Niko    Glass of water.
Mickey  Glass of water.
[Vlad walks in the back and pokes his finger into the back of Niko's head.]
Vlad    Bang, bang, you are dead. Wake up, you moron.
Niko    You got me.
Vlad    Come over here. Sit down. You remember Ivan?
Niko    No.
Vlad    Guy you saw me talking to. This guy. Er... this guy?
[He shows him a picture from his phone.]
Niko    Oh, yes. You guys had a little kiss.
Vlad    Very funny... what would you say if I told you he was going to rob your
Niko    I'd say... what problem has he got with my cousin?
Vlad    Hold on. [to phone] Hey, hey, hey gorgeous... no, I can't talk right
        now... What are you wearing?... No, I mean underneath it... great...
        Listen, I'll call you back, eh? [to Niko] Sorry.
Niko    Who was that?
Vlad    Never you mind.
Niko    Was it Ivan?
Vlad    Ooh, that's funny. You know, for a dumb yokel, you're a very funny guy.
Niko    Yes, and for an annoying dick, you're really an annoying dick.
Vlad    Well, it's a real shame, then, that I'm the guy with the powerful
        friends, and you're the little punk whose only friend is some fat
        weasel who drives a fucking cab...
Niko    So... why is Ivan going to rob my cousin?
Vlad    Because I want you to kill him.
Niko    What?
Vlad    He's angered Mikhail... Mr. Faustin. Offended him. He thinks he's
        stealing some paperwork from Roman. You catch him, and kill him... then
        we say it was just a robbery that failed.
Niko    And what if I say I don't want to be your hitman?
Vlad    Then Mr. Faustin will be very angry with you... and your cousin.
Niko    Hmm, okay.
Vlad    I knew we would understand each other, once I put it in this simple
        way. Now, go wait for him by the cab depot!
[Niko leaves.]
Vlad    [to phone] Hey gorgeous, yeah where were we?... Okay now listen, let's
        talk about tonight...

<Niko chases Ivan as he speeds out of the cab depot. He eventually comes to a
stop where a large truck blocks the road. There, he flees into a construction
site and climbs a crane, then jumps across several buildings. At the end of the
block, he slips off the edge and clings to it. He pleads for his life with Niko
standing over him.>

Niko    There ain't nowhere left for you to run.
Ivan    Please. Vlad told you to kill me, right? I wasn't stealing nothing from
        your cousin's place! Vlad told me to go there. Let me go and I'll lay
        low. No one's going to know that I'm alive. Not even my mother. I'll
        stay out of Hove Beach. I'll be a ghost. I promise. Please!

<cutscene - choose to kill Ivan>

Niko    I promised to deal with you. I don't break promises.
[Niko kicks him off the roof; he falls dead upon the sidewalk.]

<phonecall to Vlad - choose to kill Ivan>

Niko    Ivan is dead. He came to a sticky end.
Vlad    Hey, you and your cousin's girlfriend should get together. She likes
        sticky finishes as well.
Niko    Fuck you. Say that to my face and I will break you.

<cutscene - choose to spare Ivan>

Niko    Get up.
[He helps Ivan back up to the roof.]
Niko    If Vlad wants you dead, you can't be all bad. Stay out of Hove Beach.
Ivan    Thank you. You won't regret this, man. I am outta here! Wanted to leave
        anyway, get away from all these people from back home. Get into the
        real America. You never gonna see me around here again. I owe you my
        life, man. You're a good man, you're a good man, thank you.

<phonecall to Vlad - choose to spare Ivan>

Niko    You won't be seeing your boyfriend Ivan no more. You going to miss him?
Vlad    No I'm not. I'm getting enough pussy at the moment. I tell you, is so
        much better if woman already have a man. Because you don't have to deal
        with all their shit all day. Take Mallorie, for example...
Niko    Fuck you. Say this to my face and I will break you.

 UNCLE VLAD (#rb07)

<cutscene - at the cab depot office>

Niko    Hey, what's wrong?
Roman   Hey, cousin. Bullshit.
Niko    What's bullshit?
Roman   Mallorie.
Niko    Oh. What about her?
Roman   I like her... I really like her...
Niko    But you keep messing around with other women.
Roman   Yeah... no. I think she's messing around with Vlad. I saw his car
        parked outside her place the other day.
Niko    Yeah...
Roman   You knew?
Niko    I had suspicions.
Roman   You fucking knew?
Niko    What was I going to say?
Roman   You knew my woman was banging this warthog and you didn't do anything?
Niko    I didn't...
Roman   You didn't say anything?
Niko    I didn't know!
Roman   You're an asshole, Niko Bellic, a disloyal user. After what I did for
        you, you dick! You fucking dick!
Niko    I'm sorry!
Roman   Screw you.
Niko    Alright, so you want me to deal with it, right now?
Roman   No. Sit down.
Niko    No! I'm not going to stand here and have you call me disloyal. You
        might let some Russian asswipe bang your woman, but I won't.
Roman   But you fucking did!
Niko    That before I knew you cared! You always were a hypocrite.
[Niko walks out.]
Roman   Niko... wait. Don't do anything stupid. Wait for me!

<get into a vehicle>

Roman   Tell me you're just blowing off some steam... You're going for a little
        drive... you're going to leave Vlad alone, right?

<driving - going to Comrades Bar - A>

Roman   Don't do anything stupid, cousin.
Niko    Nothing as stupid as letting that fat swine give it to Mallorie.
Roman   Hey, it happens, we have an open relationship. I do my thing, she does
        hers. Maybe next time I might watch them at it... Urgh... to watch his
        fat, hairy, sweaty back going up and down. I can't take it. How could
        she do this?
Niko    I knew you cared. I have to do this.

<driving - going to Comrades Bar - B>

Roman   Cousin, this is crazy. We got each other. We don't need women in our
        lives. I getting tired of Mallorie. She's too old for me anyway.
Niko    You have been pushed around too much, Roman. You let these people use
        you, use me. They will not use Mallorie as well. She is too good for
Roman   She's too good for me. Vlad should have her.
Niko    I will show Vladdy what he can have.

<at Comrades>

Roman   Wait Niko, you have to think this through.
Niko    Stay out here, let the big boys have their conversation inside.

<cutscene - inside Comrades Bar>

Vlad    Gimme a drink.
Mickey  You got it.
Vlad    Anyway... [translated] Cabbages? Why eat cabbages when you can have
[Him and his goons laugh. Niko walks in.]
Niko    Hey.
Vlad    [translated] Potatoes...
Niko    Vladdy boy! I'd like a word with you.
Vlad    What are you doing here? Did I summon you... boy?
Niko    I told you to stay away from Mallorie.
Vlad    Go away!
Niko    And now Roman is upset.
Vlad    Oh, Roman is upset. Excuse me. Do you think I give a fuck, peasant?
[Roman walks in.]
Vlad    Oh, there he is. Hey fatty, I'm sorry you're so upset. Boo fucking hoo.
Roman   Hey, Vlad, can't we just talk about this?
Niko    Hold on. You stay away from Mallorie.
Vlad    I must be hearing things... I could have sworn for a minute this ratty
        little yokel told me what to do. Did you hear that boys?
Goon    Yeah.
Vlad    Now... get them out of here!

<Niko quickly deals with the goons while Vlad runs out the back to his car.
Niko and Roman get back in their vehicle.>

<driving - chasing Vlad - A>

Roman   Alright, he's running away. We win, let's go home.
Niko    I'm not walking away until this thing is finished.
Roman   It is finished, he's running. We won't see him again.
Niko    He'll come back. The only thing that will hold him down is six feet of
Roman   Forget about Mallorie. Plans change and... you know, when Vlad is done
        with her...
Niko    Grow a fucking spine. You think Vlad won't come after us when I am
        chasing him like this? I have to end it, here and now.
Roman   Shit, I don't like this. Fuck... fuck.

<driving - chasing Vlad - B>

Roman   You scared him good, Niko. He's going to stay away from Mallorie for
Niko    I am not done with Vladdy yet. Not even nearly am I done with him.
Roman   Come on, Niko. This is stupid. All for a woman. We should not throw
        everything away for one girl.
Niko    This is principle, we do this because we will not be stepped upon. By
        doing nothing, we let Vlad take everything from us.

<Vlad crashes>

Niko    Keep your head down, I'm going to finish this.
Roman   Stop, Niko... shit!

<cutscene - at a pier in BOABO, Niko confronts Vlad>

Vlad    Fucking yokel, you think you can get away with killing me?
Niko    I guess I'll find out.
Vlad    You think this is worth it? You're throwing you and your fatty cousin's
        lives away for that bit of Puerto Rican chocha.
Niko    I'm throwing your life away, prick. We'll do alright.
Vlad    My friends will track you down, you won't last a moment.
Niko    I'll last longer than you will, shithead.
Vlad    Fuck you, I wish I could be there to watch Mikhail cut your peasant
        balls off.

<execute Vlad>

Vlad    Hove Beach is a small place, my friends will find you.
[Niko shoots him in the head.]
Niko    You were the stupid one, Vladdy boy. Nobody fucks with my family.


[Niko drags Vlad's body toward the water. Roman runs over.]
Niko    Eeeh, you're a big boy Vladdy.
Roman   Niko!
Niko    Well, I guess this is over.
Roman   What have you done?
Niko    What does it look like?
Roman   We're dead!
Niko    No, he's dead... we're fine.
Roman   He has powerful friends... serious people... I told you to be calm you
        hot headed chump!
Niko    I am calm. He tried to kill us. He screwed your girlfriend. What do you
        expect? I give him a massage?
Roman   Shit! Shit! Shit!
Niko    When I was in the army... we were going on a mission... to ambush a
        squad who had killed a lot of innocent people. They were our enemies...
        but we never did it. There were fifteen of us. All boys from the
        village. But one of us betrayed the group. It was a setup... for money!
        Twelve people died, three escaped. I know the traitor was not me... So
        for ten years I've been searching for the other two. One of them lives
Roman   Why are you telling me this now? Do you always get sentimental after
        you kill people?
Niko    You kept asking...
Roman   Wonderful! You're here on some revenge mission for something that
        happened ten years ago. And you don't care whose life you ruin on the
Niko    No.
Roman   Well what?
Niko    I don't know... I just want to know why they did it.
Who     Let's hide the body, at least for a while...
Who     Put him in the river...
[Together, they roll his body toward the water. A siren wails in the distance.]
Roman   Shit. We should get out of here.
Niko    You go. I'll catch up with you later.
[Roman runs off, and Niko finishes the job.]


<phonecall from Roman>

Roman   [quietly] Niko, Niko. Are you there cousin?
Niko    Roman, I'm here. What are you doing? Why do you whisper?
Roman   I am on Tulsa Street, near Perestroika. Come Niko, quick.

<cutscene - around the corner from Perestroika>

Niko    Where are you, Roman?
[Roman pops out of the dumpster on the corner.]
Roman   Psst, Niko!
Niko    [laughing] Roman! What are you doing in the dumpster, man?
Roman   Are they there?
Niko    What are you talking about... get out of there, man.
Roman   I'm freaking out, man. I'm being followed... I saw them...
Niko    Don't be ridiculous. You're being paranoid.
Roman   I'm being? Fuck you. Fuck you... everything was fine, and then you show
        up... and now we're dead... because Faustin is a psychopath... he's
        going to kill us... because we killed Vlad. Vlad was his man... that's
        how it works... you kill their guy, they kill you!
Niko    Roman, get out of there, man. Listen to me, Vlad was a piece of trash.
        They don't care about him. All they care about is making money. So, we
        say we work for them. Now get out of there, you smell like cabbage.
Roman   I don't want to, man. I'm shitting myself.
[Andrei shows up behind Niko and knocks him out with the butt of a rifle. Roman
tries to duck back into the dumpster.]
Andrei  Get out of the dumpster, Mr. fat man.
[He knocks on the dumpster with the rifle. Roman slowly rises.]
Andrei  Come on, fatty, the boss wants a little chat.

<cutscene - in Mikhail Faustin's basement>

[Dimitri slaps Niko in the face.]
Dimitri Wake up. [pointing to Roman, tied up] We had to gag him, to stop the
        screaming. You shouldn't have brought them here, Andrei.
Andrei  Why not?
[Dimitri heads upstairs.]
Andrei  You've been a bad boy, Mr. Balkan... and the boss is not happy.
Niko    Oh no! I shit my pants!
Andrei  Not yet, but you will. Who are you working for?
Niko    Errr, my cousin, Roman.
Andrei  Don't be an idiot. That's not good enough. I'm going to saw off your
        fucking arm. Speak!
Niko    Okay, okay, your dad likes it up the ass... [laughing] what do you want
        me to say, huh?
[Andrei smacks Niko twice with a hacksaw.]
Andrei  Very funny... do you think you're so smart?
Niko    No. I'm tied up in a basement a long way from home, while some ape
        threatens me with a hacksaw, so no, I'm not that smart.
[Dimitri returns down the stairs with Faustin. Andrei stands over Niko with the
Faustin Shut the fuck up. My fucking wife is watching television. Good Lord...
        what are you doing?
Andrei  Nothing... I mean... I was finding out who he is...
Faustin And? Who is he?
Niko    He is... his cousin.
Faustin You were about to cut up some guy in my house, making all that noise,
        to find out he is his cousin? [to Dimitri] Where did you find this
Dimitri He was a friend of your sergeant, when we were in Vladivostok.
Faustin He's an imbecile. So, Niko Bellic. You think it's okay to kill my
Niko    If he is an asshole, yes.
[Faustin turns to Andrei and shoots him in the head. Roman tries to scream
through the gag.]
Faustin I agree.
Dimitri Mikhail!
Faustin Asshole look at me like I am piece of shit.
Dimitri [translated] Oh my God.
Faustin Now listen... Niko Bellic. You are very lucky Vlad was an idiot. The
        only reason I keep him around is because I fuck his sister. Look at me.
        You owe me. I got some dickheads in my neighborhood trying to run a
        shipment, yeah?
Dimitri And we've found a buyer for the TVs.
Faustin Yes, a buyer, but you've got to get them for us so we can make the
Niko    Can you untie Roman?
Faustin [translated] Yes.
[Dimitri removes Roman's gag.]
Roman   [shouting] Help! Help me!
Niko    Shut up Roman.
Faustin Shut up!
Roman   [shouting] Help me! Help!
Niko    Roman shut up.
Faustin Shut him up!
Dimitri What do you want me to do?
Roman   Aaah! Aaah!
Niko    Shut up Roman!
Faustin Shut the fuck up!
Dimitri He's just screaming that's it! I can't make him shut up!
Niko    Roman, shut up!
[Faustin shoots Roman in the gut.]
Faustin Shut up!
Niko    Fuck!
Dimitri Mikhail! Stop shooting people, you maniac!
Faustin My wife doesn't like when people shout!
Dimitri Whatever!
Faustin You better get those screens soon. Or I will personally pull your
        cousin's stitches out, one by one, and watch his guts spill onto the
        floor. [to Dimitri] Clean this shit up.
[Faustin heads back upstairs. Dimitri unties Niko.]
Dimitri Listen, we'll take care of your cousin, but you better get a police
        car, and then you call me.
[Niko goes over to check on Roman.]
Niko    Roman. Roman!
Dimitri Go, go, go. I... I'll take care of him.
Niko    Fuck!
[Niko leaves while Dimitri unties Roman.]

<phonecall to Dimitri - after stealing a police car>

Niko    I have the police car, what now?
Dimitri The van is driving around South Broker. Pull it over, take it to our
        lockup on Dukes Drive.
Niko    Be more specific. How many vans you think there are in South Broker?
Dimitri That is a problem for you and your cousin, not me. Keep pulling vans
        over until you find the TVs. Goodbye.

<cutscene - pull over the van>

Niko    Get out of there or you're fucking dead.
Driver  You making a mistake, we paying protection money to Kenny Petrovic.
Niko    Show me you don't got any flatscreens in the back.
Passngr Big fucking mistake.

<The passenger pulls out his gun to fight while the driver runs off. Niko kills
the passenger, takes the van, and puts it in the lockup.>

<phonecall to Dimitri>

Niko    I left the van where you say. How's Roman?
Dimitri He's ok. A little scarred, but ok. You did good. Mikhail needs someone
        like you. Stop by and see him sometime.

<phonecall from Roman - later on>

Roman   Niko, hello.
Niko    Roman, are you alright?
Roman   I was just shot in the stomach and then stitched up in a doctor's
        office that was dirtier than the basement we were nearly tortured in.
        I'm great.
Niko    You sound calm, actually.
Roman   That Dimitri guy gave me some painkillers, I'm kind of out of it. If
        you're near a shop can you pick up some adult diapers for me? See you
        later, Niko.


<cutscene - at Faustin's house>

[Niko knocks, Dimitri opens the door.]
Dimitri Hey, Niko.
Niko    Hey.
Dimitri Come in.
Niko    Thank you.
[Faustin sits at the end of the room, snorting coke.]
Dimitri Lay off that stuff.
Faustin Why?
Dimitri Because it clouds your judgement. Not now, it's not the time.
Faustin My judgement. That's a good one. I'm a fool. A drunken fool.
Dimitri Niko's here. We're going to go take care of that guy. I take it you
        won't be joining us?
Faustin Make him suffer. People forget pain so quickly.
Dimitri You need to calm down with that stuff.
Faustin Calm? Why? So I can be like you, Mr. Barbiturate? Always so fucked up
        on painkillers you don't give shit?
Dimitri You need to calm down.
Faustin Where we would be now if I was calm like you?
Dimitri Let me guess, in a prison camp in Siberia. Or selling hash to tourists
        in Red Square, or still in the navy? Which is it today?
Faustin Be careful, Dimitri. Be fucking careful.
Dimitri You be careful... you're getting crazy.
Faustin That's the way it works. I am angry, you are calm. I scare, you reason.
        It works...
Dimitri Yes, but you've angered the wrong people.
Faustin Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah...
Dimitri Too many bodies, too much attention. We'll be dealt with... if we don't
        start playing by the rules.
Faustin I've angered people? Me? Not "we". Strange. When I give out money, it's
        "us". When I have to push people, it's "me". All alone. Don't think I
        cannot see through you. After all we've done together...
Dimitri You're getting delusional. Look, we have to go.
Faustin [hugging Dimitri] I fucking love you.
Dimitri Yes, yes.
Faustin I fucking love you...
Dimitri I know this.
Faustin Yeah. But you treat me like a child. I run things my way, Dimitri
        Rascalov. My fucking way! Get out of my sight! Or I fucking kill you!
Dimitri I'm not saying don't run things your way. I'm saying be calm. Here,
        take a couple of these...
[Dimitri sets a small drug bottle on the table.]
Faustin What are you still doing here? I said get out of my sight!
[Faustin throws the bottle at them as they leave.]

<get into a vehicle>

Dimitri We're going to that sex shop on Hove Beach.

<driving - going to the sex shop - A>

Dimitri This guy has been making porno in his basement and he didn't cut
        Mikhail in.
Niko    Least he could have done is sent over some tapes.
Dimitri You know how much money there is selling this stuff online? A whole
        fucking heap. We're going to ignore what Mikhail said and try not to
        kill them. Taking a bite of this pie would be very profitable for our
Niko    I got no problem with sparing some lives.
Dimitri No, it's Mikhail that has that issue. Can't keep his finger off of the
        triggers. Wasn't always like this though. Things got to him.
Niko    I hope it don't get to me.

<driving - going to the sex shop - B>

Niko    Am I helping pick out a porno for you? I think you know best what you
        like. Mikhail said something about men suffering. That sounds like some
        sick shit.
Dimitri Funny. That ain't it. These guys are making the shit loads of cash, and
        we ain't seein' any of it. Word is, they've started their own porno
        site as well.
Niko    You guys are getting protection money off of websites now? What, you
        stop them from getting viruses?
Dimitri Mikhail gets a taste of any money that gets made in Hove Beach. It
        doesn't matter that it's online.
Niko    I'll keep that in mind.
Dimitri Yeah, you will. Especially since you got rid of Vlad, our fucking debt
Niko    Shit, well now it looks like you got me to settle your business.

<cutscene - in the sex shop>

Dimitri Where's your boss?
Guy     What do ya mean? He's uh...
Dimitri In the back?
Guy     No, no, no, he's...
Dimitri They better not be filming.
Guy     No, they just havin' a meeting. I swear...
Dimitri Get out of the way.
[Dimitri shoves him to the ground and walks in back.]
Guy     Fuck...
[In back, Joseph, Brett, and their other friend are watching TV.]
Joseph  You see, they don't make 'em like that no more. That's a vintage bush.
        If it wasn't for that, I'd say this weren't worth transferring to DVD.
[Dimitri walks in waving a pistol around.]
Dimitri Hey, Joseph! You think you can expand your business interests, make
        these pornos and sell them...
Joseph  Woah, woah...
Dimitri And we won't know about it, huh?
Joseph  We was just waiting 'til the books was closed at the end of the
        financial year. Then we was gonna cut you in.
Dimitri Your books are closed until you pay us our cut. Niko, take this and
        cover Joseph.
[He hands Niko the gun.]

<aim at Joseph>

Joseph  We ain't making that much cash.
Dimitri Is that a fact? Maybe we can't pop you, Joseph. But we can fuck up one
        of your boys.

<aim at Brett>

Brett   Listen, big guy. You got a great look going on, real strong. We could
        put you in one of our films.
Dimitri Shoot this scumbag in the leg.
Brett   Hey man, please? Go easy on me. Come on, big guy?
Dimitri Come on, Niko. Put a cap in his fucking leg.

<shoot Brett>

Joseph  Alright, alright already. Brett was just trying to be friendly. Shit,
        he'll be outta action for a couple a weeks.
Dimitri You got some money for Mr. Faustin?
Joseph  Fine, here you go. We ain't gonna have the...
[Joseph hands over a wad of money. Dimitri knocks him out with another pistol.]
Dimitri You should have thought of that earlier.
Friend  [on his knees] I can't die today. I got something special in these
        pants, I need to show it to the world.
Dimitri Fuck, why couldn't you make this easy? We're out of here, Niko.

<back outside>

Dimitri We're going to an alleyway off of Dillon Street in Schottler.

<driving - going to the alleyway - A>

Dimitri I want to buy you a present.
Niko    Will you wrap it up and put a pretty bow on it?
Dimitri Screw you, we're seeing a friend of mine who's got a good line on
        weapons. It's underground. A backroom place. There are a few around the
        city. The Mayor has a real hard-on for gun control.
Niko    Guns don't seem that controlled. I seen plenty and I just got here.
Dimitri And now you'll know where to get them for yourself, what's the problem?
        [to phone] Mikhail... I know you didn't mean it. That's alright... I
        didn't kill Joseph, we will make more money with him alive...
        [translated] Shit! Mikhail... Mikhail? [to Niko] Fuck! You're lucky
        Roman don't try to make you kill someone every two seconds.

<driving - going to the alleyway - B>

Dimitri We're going to a gun shop.
Niko    Hey, I heard about these. Big American Supermarket where you can buy
        any gun you want. Ammu-Nation, right? Shopping carts full of AK47s...
        I might buy flame-thrower.
Dimitri That is another part of America. Here, in Liberty City, there is no
        such thing as the Ammu-Nation. Buying guns is illegal. In fact, the
        Mayor of this city tries to shut down Ammu-Nation shops in other
        states. This is because guns from them have ended up on the streets
Niko    So, what's this gun shop?
Dimitri It's underground. A backroom place. There are a few around the city.
        Useful if you know about them.
Niko    Yeah, could be. Depends how things go for me while I'm here. I might
        run into someone I want to shoot.
Dimitri As long as that someone is not me or Mikhail, then all is good.

<reach the alleyway>

Dimitri The shop is just down that alleyway. Pick out what you like. Tell them
        to put it on Mr. Faustin's account.

<in the shop>

Shop    Alright, you don't look like a cop. Buy what you want.
Niko    [picks up a Micro-SMG] I'll take this one. Charge Mr. Faustin.
Shop    You fuckin' Ruskies are milking me dry. I ain't a cow.
Niko    I ain't Russian.

<return to the vehicle>

Dimitri Drive us to Mr. Faustin's.

<driving - going back to Faustin's house - A>

Niko    So, you and Mr. Faustin, have you always argued and made up like this?
Dimitri It wasn't always like this. Mikhail was a great man. He had a temper,
        but he was fair. Now, he blows his top at the slightest thing. I never
        know who he will shoot, who he will stab. Andrei, who you met in
        Mikhail's basement. He was always loyal, he was a good worker, now he
        is dead. I guess that, that is why we need your help.
Niko    Remind Faustin of that, maybe then he will not try to kill me.

<driving - going back to Faustin's house - B>

Dimitri How is your cousin, Roman, after the incident the other day?
Niko    Once he learns to control his bowels again he will be good. Mikhail
        fucked up his guts pretty bad.
Dimitri At least he's alive, eh? Mikhail don't always go for the gut shots.
Niko    I guess Roman's real lucky then. I wonder what big favor Faustin's
        gonna do for him next?
Dimitri You got to remember, you killed Vlad. That angered Mikhail no matter
        what he said. It was very difficult for me to persuade him that a man
        like you could be more useful to us alive than dead.
Niko    You trying to tell me that I owe you my life?
Dimitri No, I'm not. I was trying to tell you, that I am a man who appreciates
        a good business venture when one comes along. Mikhail is making enemies
        very rapidly, a friend like you is useful. You are a man worth having
        on our side.
Niko    Pleased to be of use.

<at Faustin's house>

Dimitri Thank you for your help, Niko. Come to see us at the club soon. Mikhail
        will be cool by then.


<cutscene - in Perestroika>

[Dimitri and Niko walk through the small crowd, down toward Faustin's corner.]
Girl 1  Hi, Dimitri.
Guy 1   Hey, Dimitri, I took care of that thing for you.
Dimitri Thank you. I'm proud of you. Good.
Guy 2   Dimitri, thank you for take care of that thing for me.
Dimitri No problem.
Guy 3   Dimitri, Dimitri, hey, hey, uh... met my girl, Natasha.
Girl 2  So nice to meet you.
Dimitri Oh, my pleasure.
[Faustin is sitting in the booth with a girl at each arm.]
Faustin Little delicious, my little knish...
Dimitri Mikhail.
Faustin Hey! My brother, and Niko. Good. Have a drink. Move up ladies. Move up.
Dimitri Um... Mikhail, we've got something we need to talk about.
Faustin Okay, you can have Vera, I take Katerina, come on, no big deal.
Dimitri Not that, in private? Girls, can you give us a minute, huh? Please?
Faustin Okay. Get out of here. Keep it warm. I won't be too long.
[The girls leave.]
Faustin So. What is it?
Dimitri We've got police trouble. The feds, or someone are all over us. Sergei
        told me that a friend of his in the courts told him they've been
        authorized to tap our phones and they know about the pot we stole.
Faustin Shit. Who is the rat?
Dimitri It's no one. It's just the way we have been behaving. Making too much
        noise. This was inevitable. We're going to have to calm things down for
        a while.
Faustin It's that fucking guy, yeah, I know it is. I saw it in his eyes... you
        know? That guy. That guy, who bought the coke... but he didn't buy the
Dimitri That's Lenny. He's my cousin's boyfriend. It's not him. Yes, he's a
        moron, yes, but he's okay.
Faustin I don't trust him.
Dimitri What? I just told you...
Faustin He knows too much. You, kill him.
Niko    Are you sure?
Faustin Sure? No, I am not. Right now, I am wondering if it's him or you. It
        could be you.
Dimitri Think for a second. This has been going on for months.
Faustin Think? Look where your thinking has got us. You were in charge of
        security. Good job. Well done, Dimitri. You pathetic idiot. You, prove
        you're loyal. Go, and kill the guy.
Niko    Don't question my loyalty.
Faustin Then don't question my orders. He lives on Guantanamo Avenue in Bohan.
        Head up there, and call me, me personally, when you get there.
Dimitri Mikhail, please, don't do this.
Faustin Shut up.
Dimitri I...
Faustin Shut the fuck up.
Dimitri I... I'm begging you... please, don't do this.
Faustin I said shut the fuck up. Go.
[Niko exits.]
Dimitri You want to play games?
Faustin Why don't you listen?
Dimitri This is not a game.
Faustin Hey, give me a break.
Dimitri You have to play by the rules.
Faustin Stop. I said stop.

<phonecall from Faustin - reach Bohan>

Niko    Mr. Faustin, do you want to call this off?
Faustin No, I never change my mind. I've heard he's at Guantanamo Avenue
        station. Go to the platform and get rid of that rat. [shouting] Shut up
        Dimitri, for the last time...

<phonecall to Dimitri - optional>

Niko    Dimitri, should I do this? Should I kill this boy for Mr. Faustin?
Dimitri Just one second, Mikhail. It's nobody. [to Niko] I cannot talk just
        now. Do what you have to do.

<cutscene - at the train station>

Niko    Hey, Lenny. Mr. Faustin thinks you're a rat. He ain't taking no risks.
Leonid  I'm into more shit than Mikhail could even imagine. Why would I rat?
Niko    The decision has been made.
Leonid  [to guard] My dad pays you to ice crazy bitches like this guy.
Guard   Hold on a second.

<Niko chases down and kills Lenny.>

<phonecall to Dimitri>

Dimitri Niko, do you know what you have done?
Niko    I have followed Mr. Faustin's orders, not much more.
Dimitri The boy you killed was the son of Kenny Petrovic. This is a very
        dangerous man. He will not take kindly to this.
Niko    How was I to know?
Dimitri You weren't. This is Mikhail's craziness. I will speak to people and
        see what I can do.

 LOGGING ON (#rb09)

<text message from Roman>

Niko - come see me at the depot. There is someone I want you to meet. Rom

<cutscene - at the cab depot office>

Roman   [to radio] Well just get there! [to self] Damn these people...
[In the corner, Brucie does ridiculous exercises.]
Niko    [enters] Hey, Roman. Who's the steroid junkie?
Roman   Brucie - have you met my cousin? Niko, this is Brucie. We met online.
Niko    Oh... Lovemeet.net?
Brucie  No! In a dark corner, doing dark deeds, we're both players, my friend.
        Players. VIP. For real. Classy, but... also sexy... that's how I like
        my women. I work at it, so they should too, right?
Roman   Ha! yeah.
Niko    What is he talking about?
Roman   Brucie's a dreamer... he understands my vision.
Niko    Oh, so he's an idiot?
Brucie  Hey!
Roman   Aha ha! Screw you. Listen, man... you should try going online.
Niko    I know how to go on the line. I just haven't done it here.
Roman   Of course. Technophobe. Luddite. We gotta get you online - it's a world
        of opportunities!
Niko    Such as?
Roman   All kinds of things! Yesterday I was online and I discovered a blog
        about women who don't like to shave. That's pretty important. Listen, I
        promised Brucie I'd go out with him - can you go out and get it sorted?
        Go to Tw@ and register on one of the PCs there. A pretty girl is
        expecting you. I'm bored of not being able to email you, cousin, and
        the family keep sending me news for you. Brucie.
Brucie  Yeah!
Roman   Stop exercising.
[Brucie ends a handstand.]
Brucie  Let's put some bitches to the sword, VIP style! Come on!
[He walks out.]
Niko    He's a cool guy.
Roman   Yeah...
[Roman leaves.]
Niko    [translated] I know how to use the Internet. I'm not a fool.

<at the cafe>

Niko    Hey there... my name's Niko. My cousin, he told me to come here.
Alejan  Roman? He call me about you. He so funny. I set you up on that computer
        already. It's easy. Just follow the instructions on there. Ok?

<phonecall from Roman - later on>

Roman   Niko, my friend Brucie has a business proposition for us.
Niko    He going to pay me to pump him full of steroids and tell him how great
        his abs are?
Roman   No, he can take care of that all by himself. Brucie is a major motor
        head. He's going to send you emails about all the cars he wants and
        you're going to get them for him.
Niko    What're you going to do?
Roman   Come on, I made the introduction. I'm the manager, man. Go check your
        emails, Niko. Let's hang out soon, okay?


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<email - reply>

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<leave the cafe>

Alejan  I see you again, Roman's cousin. Come back any time.
Niko    The name is Niko, I'll see you around.

<phonecall to Roman>

Niko    I have set up the email account. I am now online in Liberty City,
Roman   Nice one, cousin. Did you meet the girl who works there? Nice pair of
        titties on her, no? Later on.

<email - later on>

Good to see you online!

Good to see you online cousin! And good to know you in this country, by my side
- the Bellic boys showing the world what is up. Man, if our two idiotic,
useless, bullying fathers could see us now! They'd turn in their miserable
graves! Fuck them. We made it, man. This country is ripe for the plucking. I'm
really glad you're here. Listen - we are going to take this shit over, baby!
See ya later

<email - positive reply>

Have you been stealing Brucie's juice, cousin? We should try to get out of debt

<email - negative reply>

Get realistic, cousin. I fucked things up in the Old Country. I fucked things
up in Europe. Chances are I'm going to fuck things up here.


I miss you

Moj dragi sine,
Nadam se da si dobro i da si srecan u Americi. I hope this reaches you and you
respond. I miss you. I write in English because now you are like Roman. He
tells me he only speaks English now. I know things better for you to be out in
world, and away from here, but I miss you. It is mother's duty to miss son. Are
you no longer in sea? Have you stopped that world for good, or will you go
back? Will you ever come back to me? It gladdens heart of mine to think of you
and your cousin together, living a good life in America, and at the same time,
breaks heart of mine to think of you never here. I know life has not always
easy for you, Niko. I know you had many trouble, and I know you have done many
bad thing, but please know that I am mother, your mother, and I do not judge
you. I judge the world for making you so, you who has so much to give people,
who is man of principle, who always tried to live the correct way. Life here is
the same as it always was. People argue, the farms suffer, we pay taxes for new
parliament buildings and government reports, and live in poverty. For country
people, life is the same the world. Please write me.
Your loving mother.

<email - positive reply>

Dear mother, thank you for your e mail. I am always happy to hear from you.
Your English is good. Better than mine. I am sorry I have not been much of a
good son to you, and that I am not there to take care of you, but you know I
cannot come back home. It would bring trouble, and unhappy memories for us
both. Roman is well. He is living the American dream, mostly in his head, like
all dreams.

<email - negative reply>

Dear mother, thank you for your e mail. I am always happy to hear from you. I
am sorry I have not been much of a son to you, and that I am not there to take
care of you, but you know I cannot come back home. It would bring trouble, and
unhappy memories for both of us. Roman is well. He is living the American
dream, mostly in his head, like all dreams.


Genetically different baby!

I just wanted to say, I broke my own sit up record today. 2000. Genetically
different, baby. You know what I'm saying? I love you all. I'm so fucking
pumped I want to rip someone's throat out. If anyone wants to go out on the
prowl tonight for proper weapon's grade talent and put in some serious damage
with the bitches, let me know. Love you all. The big cheese. PS - mom - sorry,
I won't be able to make Aunt Judith's tomorrow. Did you do my washing? PPS all
of you bitches check out my website! It's pure bling.
Brucie Kibbutz

<email - positive reply>

You need serious help.

<email - negative reply>

What are you talking about?

 NO LOVE LOST (#mf3)

<cutscene - at Faustin's house>

Ilyena  I told you where she is.
Faustin Where is she?
Ilyena  I don't see why it's such a problem.
Faustin I tell you. I want you to keep an eye on her.
[Niko enters, Sergei holds him back while Faustin argues in the kitchen.]
Sergei  Hey. Stand over here.
Faustin I'm out making money all day.
Ilyena  Why are you being like this again?
Faustin How many times do I have to tell you? Keep an eye on the fucking girl!
Ilyena  How many times do I have to listen? [translated] God! God!
Faustin Fucking girl! She's your daughter! [translated] Have your prayers been
Ilyena  Oh my God.
Faustin [translated] Your God doesn't give a damn about you! Just like everyone
Ilyena  You're a terrible man!
Faustin You superstitious old crone. I'll see you in hell. Someday I'll crucify
[He leaves the kitchen.]
Faustin Niko Bellic. Yes. Good name. Good name... Where is Dimitri?
Sergei  He's busy, er... he said he had something to do.
Faustin Something? Something? Let me tell you something. Me and this guy, we
        were in the army together, we were in prison together, we are like
        brothers. Now it's always something...
Niko    Always something...
Faustin Always something, yes... you want a drink?
Niko    No, thank you.
Faustin Well, I do.
[Faustin drinks, pulls a gun out of a cabinet, stares off at the wall.]
Niko    You alright?
Faustin What?
Niko    Mr. Faustin?
Faustin No! I'm fucking angry.
Niko    I'm sorry to hear that.
Faustin Let me ask you something. You know her? [holding up her picture]
Niko    No.
Faustin Good. Because if you did, I'd fucking kill you.
Niko    Why?
Faustin She's my daughter. Ungrateful bitch. I bring her here. I spoil her
        rotten. Raise her well. Look at this. Look. [gesturing at his house]
        Look what I've given her!
Niko    Yeah, yeah... she's, uh, very lucky to have such a loving father...
Faustin She is. She's an out of control bitch. [to Ilyena] Because of you, you
        pathetic mess. But I don't accept my daughter turning into a whore.
        Niko, she's at Firefly Island. Go there. If she's meeting up with that
        biker pimp boyfriend... kill him.
[Niko leaves.]
Faustin Find Dimitri for me.
Sergei  Okay.
Faustin Have him call me.
Sergei  Sure.
Faustin Go.
Sergei  Alright.

<cutscene - in a small alleyway on Firefly Island>

Anna    Am I property of the Lost now?
Jason   Ha... if you were property then all the brothers would get to share
        you. I want you all to myself.
Niko    Get away from Mr. Faustin's daughter.
Jason   Fuck you, this ain't Russia and we ain't communists.
Anna    Tell my father I can see whoever I like.
Jason   I'm gonna get the brothers, and we're gonna kick your fucking ass.

<Niko steals a bike and pursues him to Willis.>

<cutscene - along Tudor Street in Willis>

[Several Lost bikers drive up alongside, Niko following from far back.]
Jason   Hey, let's mess this commie asshole up. He fucked with me, he fucked
        with all the Lost.

<They get off their bikes in Meadows Park. Niko guns them all down.>

<phonecall to Faustin>

Niko    I've killed the biker. I don't know how happy your daughter will be.
Faustin I don't care about her happiness. I care about discipline and loyalty.
        Thank you, Niko.


<cutscene - at Faustin's house>

[Niko knocks, presses the doorbell.]
Niko    Hello.
Ilyena  Hello.
Niko    Is Mikhail home?
Ilyena  No. He's out.
Niko    Okay. Should I wait ouside?
Ilyena  No, no, come in.
Niko    Oh, thank you.
Ilyena  You're welcome.
[He enters.]
Ilyena  Sit down.
Niko    Thank you.
Ilyena  You want some tea?
Niko    Sure.
Ilyena  Mikhail doesn't let me use this anymore, says it makes us look like
        barbarians. Uncivilized. Like immigrants
Niko    Oh yeah?
Ilyena  I know what you're thinking, it is a bit funny coming from him! He did
        not used to be like this. When we were young, at home, he was
        beautiful. He was happy... he made me happy. But um... then something
        changed... years ago. I never quite knew what it was. So many years I
        wondered what it was. Or what was wrong with me, that I did not see it
        in him, or... I changed him.
Niko    Life is complicated. I... I never thought I'd live like this.
Ilyena  No?
Niko    When the war came, I did bad things. And after the war, I thought
        nothing of doing bad things. I killed people, smuggled people, sold
Ilyena  And you don't worry about your soul?
Niko    After you walk into a village, and you see fifty children, all sitting
        neatly in a row against the church wall, each with their throats cut
        and their hands chopped off, you realize that the creature that could
        do this doesn't have a soul.
Ilyena  God is very complicated. You mustn't give up hope...
Niko    Well, I don't know about that.
[Dimitri and Faustin walk in.]
Dimitri [translated] Hello, Ilyena.
Ilyena  [translated] Hello.
Faustin What is that? I tell you one thing and then you ignore me! You stupid
[Faustin throws the tea pot from the table. Ilyena runs from the room.]
Faustin Niko Bellic, baby... good to see you.
Niko    Yeah, you too. What did you want?
Faustin I want you to teach people to listen to me.
Dimitri You want him to get us the money.
Faustin Fuck the money.
Dimitri Mikhail, please calm down. We're already in a lot of trouble. I don't
        know if I can smooth things over with Petrovic.
Faustin Fuck him, and fuck you. Who are you? My daddy? Get the fuck out of my
Dimitri Mikhail!
Faustin Get out.
[Dimitri leaves.]
Niko    So, what do you want?
Faustin This prick who owes me money owns a garage in Chase Point. I want you
        to pick up a truck and take it to him. Call me when you get to the
        truck. It's in Schottler on Montauk Avenue. Go. Get out of here.

<phonecall to Faustin - from the truck>

Niko    Mr. Faustin, I have the truck.
Faustin Drive it over to the garage on the corner of Guantanamo and Windmill.
        Park up inside.
Niko    Sure. What am I delivering?
Faustin When it's inside, trigger the explosive. Should blow up good. Maybe you
        be careful on the drive over. Is pretty volatile stuff.
Niko    Explosive? What the fuck?

<phonecall from Roman - mid-drive>

Roman   Niko, it's Roman. We should go and get drunk together.
Niko    Roman, I'm nervous enough about driving a truck full of explosives
        around the city for Mikhail Faustin. He's out of control. Anyway, I'm
        sorry but if I get drunk with you and then drive this thing I'll
        definitely blow myself up. Catch you later, cousin.

<Niko parks the truck inside the garage, triggers the bomb, then sprints back
to the sidewalk shortly before it explodes. The Russian owner of the garage
immediately shows up and makes a phonecall.>

Owner   [to phone] Kenny, Kenny, look. The garage... [translated] It's burning.
        Everything is gone... No, Mr. Petrovic, this was definitely not an
        accident. My whole fucking business...

<phonecall to Faustin>

Niko    I've blown that place up, but don't pull that shit on me again. Maybe I
        don't want to drive around while sitting on an atom bomb?
Faustin I thought you were the ice cold killer? I thought nothing scares you,
        man? Pussy. Hasn't anyone got any balls? You and Dimitri, you'd be
        nothing without me... nothing. This is how you treat me...


<text message from Dimitri>

We need to talk. I'll be on the Firefly Island Boardwalk. Your friend, Dimitri.

<cutscene - at a bench on the boardwalk>

Niko    Dimitri.
Dimitri Hey. Sit down.
Niko    What's the problem?
Dimitri What do you think?
Niko    Mikhail. Mr. Faustin.
Dimitri Uh huh. You're given a choice, kill your best friend, or die... what do
        you do?
Niko    And there is no way out?
Dimitri Not now. Not after you killed Petrovic's son.
Niko    You don't have any family. You could run.
Dimitri Wherever you go, people will find you, if they want to badly enough.
        And for this they want blood.
Niko    But you and Mikhail, you have so much history.
Dimitri Sure.
Niko    Well I killed the boy, so they want me too.
Dimitri No. I told them you were a hired gun. And they said as long as you were
        the one to kill him, you'd be spared.
Niko    So that's the way it is?
Dimitri Yes, that's the way it is. He'll be leaving his house in a little while
        and heading for the club. Do what you have to do... You know, if there
        is one thing I have learned, it's that we must obey the rules of the
        game. We can pick the game, Niko Bellic, but we cannot change the
        rules. See you later.

<text message from Dimitri>

Niko - there can be no mistakes with this. Mikhail is a dangerous man. I have
left some protection for you around the side of the club. Your friend, Dimitri.

<cutscene - within Perestroika>

[As Niko walks in, two of Faustin's men come forward to stop him.]
Faustin Niko. Niko Bellic. You and Dimitri are taking over, no?
Niko    This is not about taking over. You brought this on yourself. You pushed
        things too far.
Faustin You would be dead if it wasn't for me. That is what Dimitri wanted when
        you killed Vlad. Dimitri, my brother. You see this?
[He holds up his palm.]
Faustin This tattoo says we are brothers for life, and now he betrays me...
Niko    You didn't give him a choice. You should have been calm.
Faustin No one, not Dimitri, not anyone tells me to calm. You think Dimitri
        would have survived prison without me? He'd just be some prison queen,
        had I not been there. Meat for some gym monkey! I am not dead yet. Some
        are still loyal to me... Guards!

<Niko guns through the Russian mobsters and chases Faustin out the back, then
up to the roof of the club. There, Faustin drops his weapon.>

Faustin Betrayed, betrayed by Dimitri and by you. Too kind, that's what I was,
        too kind. I let the snakes into the nest and they destroyed everything.
        I gave them everything and they took everything from me. Now they've
        sent you to take the only thing I have left. You have me cornered.
        There is nowhere for me to go.
Niko    You betrayed yourself, Mr. Faustin.

<execute Faustin>

[Niko shoots him in the knee, then in the chest. He falls back over the edge of
the roof.]

<phonecall to Dimitri>

Niko    Faustin is dead.
Dimitri You did a good thing. A hard thing, but a good thing. Hopefully this
        will mean peace with Petrovic.


<phonecall from Dimitri>

Niko    Dimitri, you got my money?
Dimitri I have it. Meet me at the warehouse on Mohanet in Downtown Broker. Come

<phonecall from Jacob>

Jacob   Alright me breda, me hear dem Russian is seriously vexed wit ya.
Niko    I only pissed off one, he's dead. I'm going to meet Dimitri to collect
        on the hit.
Jacob   Yo Niko, you better watch ya back ya know. Me know ya wicked but dem
        boy dem are some dog heart ya know.
Niko    I'm not afraid of him.
Jacob   Yo, what eyes can't see, me heart can't leap at ya know. Me ah come wit
        you. Where's da place?
Niko    A warehouse on Mohanet.
Jacob   I know de one. Me see ya around da back.

<cutscene - at the warehouse>

Niko    Sharp eyes, huh?
Jacob   You dunno? Me have it, seen, star?
[Niko enters the warehouse; Jacob waits behind the entrance.]
Dimitri Hey, Niko. Glad you could make it.
Niko    Yes. You got the money?
Dimitri Sure. But I just wanted to say how grateful me and my bosses are for
        what you did.
Niko    Good.
Dimitri Yes. And I just wanted to check something with you.
Niko    Okay.
Dimitri You are Niko Bellic, correct?
Niko    What is this?
Dimitri And you used to work the coast in the Mediterranean, smuggling people
        into Italy?
Niko    I don't know what you're talking about.
Dimitri But you messed up... and left a lot of bad debt. You left a good friend
        of mine out of pocket, big time.
[Bulgarin steps out from the shadows, and several Russian mobsters begin to
surround Niko.]
Bulgar  Hello, Niko.
Niko    Hello... Mr. Bulgarin.
Jacob   [to self] Ras.
Dimitri Where's our money?
Niko    I don't know. I didn't rob you.
Bulgar  Really?
Niko    We were busted a mile off the coast. I had to swim for my life. I don't
        know what happened. I nearly drowned.
Bulgar  My heart is bleeding.
Niko    I did my best! I didn't fuck up!
Bulgar  [translated] Remove him.

<Niko and Jacob fight through Russians scattered around the warehouse.>

Niko    Shit, Dimitri and Bulgarin are leaving. Can you hold these men while I
        go after?
Jacob   Just easy man! The place rammed full man, you'll get us killed my
        youth. We can catch dem later. Their time will come, trust me.
Niko    Alright.

<Dimitri and Bulgarin escape during the firefight, and police soon show up

Jacob   Bumba clot, Babylon! Mek we step outta de place. Yo, mek we go back a
        the cafe, seen? But not till we lose Babylon car, sight?
Niko    Sight.

<driving - escaping the police - A>

Jacob   Everyting crash back dere. Babylon all over de place, lose them.
Niko    I'm trying to fucking lose them.
Jacob   Now, who fucked up de game back der? What went wrong?
Niko    I don't fucking know and I can't think about it now. I need to shake
        these fucking pigs.
Jacob   Babylon just ah hold a man down. Ya a righteous dread ya know Niko.

<driving - escaping the police - B>

Jacob   Yo, that was some righteous fuckery, nuh true rasta?
Niko    It ain't fucking over. We need to lose these cops.
Jacob   Seen, bredren, seen.
Niko    When I next see Dimitri, he is dead man. I will find him.
Jacob   Is some pure almshouse a gwaan, Niko.

<lose the police>

Jacob   Yo, ya lose Babylon man, forward back ah cafe now. I need fe black up
        some more.

<driving - going to the cafe - A>

Jacob   I told you Dimitri was a snake in de grass.
Niko    I didn't know that Mr. Bulgarin was here in Liberty City. If I could
        have killed them all then and there...
Jacob   Just chill Niko man, one at a time. Wan wan coco full baskit, seen? We
        find out where Dimitri is and then bam! We take the rest of dem out.
        Just keep ya head down til then.
Niko    Fucking Dimitri, made me kill Faustin then he sell me down the river.
Jacob   Just cool Niko, di boy's a ginnal, yuh nah see? He gonna make his own
        downfall. De higher da monkey climb da more him expose him batty hole,
        ya see it?
Niko    I will bring Dimitri down myself. I promise you this.

<driving - going to the cafe - B>

Jacob   Fuckery, just pure fuckery and ting.
Niko    It is fucked. Dimitri can do this to me because he has connections
        here. I only have Roman. Dimitri and Bulgarin. This is not something I
Jacob   And who is Bulgarin?
Niko    An old employer. He lost much money and blamed me for it rather than
        taking responsibility. He was reaosn I had to leave Europe.
Jacob   And now he's here, in Liberty City?
Niko    It appears so.

<at the cafe>

Jacob   I going speak to Badman, you keep on the low, call Roman and get outta
        dis place.
Niko    Thanks for your help, Jacob.
Jacob   One love me breda.

<text message from Jacob - later on>

Cha! I still vexed about that dogheart Dimitri. You got them rude driving
skills to get I and I away from there! Keep ya head down and keep in touch.
Easy - LJ


<phonecall from Roman>

Roman   [quietly] Niko please come and meet me in the alleyway off of Hopper
        Street in EIC. Quickly cousin.
Niko    Roman, what are you doing? Why are you whispering? I will be there

<cutscene - in the alley off Hopper Street>

Niko    Roman? Roman? Where are you?
Roman   [muffled] In here. I'm stuck. Let me out...
Niko    Shit, man...
[Niko opens up the trunk of his cab, and he gets out.]
Niko    What are you doing in there?
Roman   I got scared... people started calling the house and hanging up. You
        weren't answering your phone! What happened?
Niko    We've got a big problem. Dimitri was not a man of his word.
Roman   So we're dead?
Niko    More or less.
Roman   Everything was fine before you... Fine and now this. Thank you. Thanks
        a lot!
Niko    [translated] I'm sorry.
Roman   [translated] Whatever. What's done is done.
Niko    Yes, but there's a bigger problem...
Roman   What?
Niko    That guy I owed money to, Bulgarin.
Roman   Yes, the guy in Europe... who lives by the Adriatic.
Niko    Yeah, yeah, he's here now.
Roman   Great.
Niko    I'm sorry... I've ruined your life.
Roman   No. Don't be like that... we can find a way out of this... bunch of
        idiot Russians...
Niko    I will kill every one of them.
Roman   No... that's exactly what you won't do. We don't have time for revenge.
        We can't afford it.
Niko    What can we afford?
Roman   We can lay low... and start over. Please... come on, let's go back to
        the apartment.

<driving - going to the apartment - A>

Roman   We can pick up our stuff, and then get out of here. I'll call Mallorie,
        she might have somewhere we can hide out. [to phone] Hey beautiful...
        Listen, me and Niko are in a bit of trouble - need to get out of Broker
        a few days. Any of your cousins have a place we could use out in
        Bohan?... You're an angel - beautfiul and kind. I love you. We'll see
        you there. [to Niko] Maybe things are not so bad.
Niko    This, I did not expect.
Roman   I was thinking about getting out of the cab business. Last night I had
        a dream...
Niko    Really?
Roman   Yes, you and I had a place of our own. A place where people come to eat
        and relax. A classy place. None of this fast-food, diner bullshit. We
        own a real restaurant, a tavern. It is a place of distinction, you
Niko    I can't see myself settling down.
Roman   Not now, but in the dream you've met the right woman. She is beautiful.
        Pure like my Mallorie. In the dream Mallorie and me are married.
        Everything is perfect. This could be the start of that. A fresh
Niko    All I know is we have to get as far from Dimitri and Bulgarin as we
Roman   We will, but I have left something important at the apartment.
        Something I must show you, cousin.

<driving - going to the apartment - B>

Roman   Is simple, we go and collect our stuff from the apartment and the
        depot. Then we shut everything up and get to Bohan.
Niko    What are we going to do in Bohan? Pick up the whores on Chase Point?
        Maybe they will let us live with them in their crack dens.
Roman   Even I would not go with those hookers on the point, cousin. You know
        what you can catch from those girls?
Niko    I always put a saddle on a horse before I ride her, Roman. I won't
        catch nothing.
Roman   You are a sick fuck, cousin. No wonder half of Broker wants you dead.
Niko    I am glad you have a sense of humor about this now. It was just a
        joke... about the whores, you know?
Roman   Sure it was, Niko. Sure it was. I will add that to the long list of
        your secrets that are safe with me. Anyway, you will not have to become
        some crack whore's pimp. I get Mallorie to arrange place for us to stay
        in South Bohan. She has her local connections.
Niko    Great.

<reach the apartment>

Roman   Holy fuck, it's fucking burning. The whole place... I've got to go in,
        I've got to get something.
Niko    Leave it, cousin. This place is gone.
Roman   They burnt it... they fucking burnt it, Niko!

<driving - going to the cab depot>

Roman   Do you know how long it took me to get a place of my own? You got off
        the boat and I was here for you.
Niko    I know you were.
Roman   I get here and I had nothing, nobody. I worked my way up from the
        fucking dirt.

<reach the depot>

Roman   I've got nothing left. Not my home, not my business, nothing. They took
        it all.
Niko    I'm sorry, Roman, I'm really sorry but we have to go. We'll meet
        Mallorie in Bohan. You still have her.
Roman   And you, for all the good you've done me.

<driving - going up to the apartment in Bohan - A>

Roman   Do you know how long it took me to get set up here? You don't because
        it was easy for you. You had it all from day one. It took me months to
        get some cash together. Finally I bought a cab and then another, then I
        got the depot... I slept under my desk at that place for over a year...
        then I got the apartment, the apartment you thought was so shitty.
        Well, it doesn't matter. Now it's gone along with everything else.
Niko    I said I was sorry.
Roman   You have a lot to apologize for. Since you got here I've had my
        computer smashed, I've been beaten up, I was kidnapped and then shot in
        the stomach, my apartment got burned down and so did my business.
        Things have been going so great, just great, since you showed up.
Niko    You remember that time we went to the bar back home and found it razed
        to the ground? Just a pile of rubble... everything smashed, except for
        that one bottle of vodka.
Roman   Yeah... we sat down and finished it off there and then. Wait... wait...
        I don't want to talk about back home. We're here in America now and I
        should be thinking about my life here, my life which is ruined. Just
        drive, shut up and drive. [to phone] Hey beautiful, what's up?... No,
        what do you mean?... I haven't been crying, it's my allergies. Niko's
        wearing this new cologne... Yeah, trying to impress Michelle or
        something. We're coming to your cousin's, are you there?... Great, see
        you in a bit, beautiful. [to Niko] My dream, it was just that... a
        dream. I can't have the tavern now. I have nothing to buy it with. I
        have, I have nothing.
Niko    I told you, you still have Mallorie.
Roman   But I wanted to really have her. I wanted to marry her.
Niko    You can still do that.
Roman   I had bought her a ring. That is what I wanted to show you. It was a
        beautiful ring. It was worthy of her. Now I have nothing! Come on,
        Roman, pull yourself together. You've been here before. Positive mental
        attitude. Come on.
Niko    At least they want me dead and not you.
Roman   I do not think it would be much difference to them, Niko. One dead
        Bellic will give them a little bit of happiness while they wait for
        next. I do not care though. We are in this situation. We must deal with
        it. Bring on Bohan.
Niko    Okay.

<driving - going up to the apartment in Bohan - B>

Roman   Do diamonds burn, cousin? How about gold, will that melt in a fire?
Niko    Roman, you sound like you did in those emails you sent me before I
        arrived here. Diamonds and gold? I am sorry that your worldly
        possessions have been destroyed, but you were not that rich a man.
        There were not diamonds and gold in that apartment. You probably would
        have gambled them away if there had been anyway.
Roman   You add these insults to the injuries I have already suffered. Cruel,
        Niko, cruel. I do not speak of diamonds, but of one diamond and a band
        of gold. This was the engagement ring I bought for Mallorie.
Niko    You and Mallorie are engaged?
Roman   No, we are not. I was going to propose to her but it is no longer
        possible. I do not have a ring. It burnt in my apartment along with
        everything else.
Niko    You do not need a ring to propose. Mallorie loves you for who you are,
        not for some ring.
Roman   You are still new here, cousin. You do not understand. America is about
        showing what you have, you express yourself with money you spend.
Niko    What are you expressing when you spend your money at backroom card
Roman   I do not spend money at these games, I risk it for reward. I risk my
        bets to win more so I can spend on the hot cars and the sharp clothes
        and my beautfiul Mallorie. Now, I have nothing to spend... nothing. Oh
        yeah, I have you. Great.
Niko    You have your life, Roman. You have a life which is worth a lot more
        than mine at the moment. Bulgarin and Dimitri shall not be happy that I
        survived our meeting.
Roman   You know what? I think maybe they might get me when going after you.
        That seems like the pattern of events since you got here. I am the one
        end up feeling the pain after you piss people off.
Niko    I'm sorry, Roman. I tell you, I am sorry. I guess you cannot escape
        your past.
Roman   Shit, man. You're right. You cannot escape the past. Only thing is
        future, right? Must think about the future. A new apartment in South
        Bohan, another business, a bigger diamond for Mallorie. The future,
Niko    Only thing I see in my future is more people trying to kill me. And,
        perhaps, a date with the man I came to this city to find. The man who
        betrayed our village.

<at the apartment in South Bohan>

Roman   Here we are, the beginning of our new lives... again.

<cutscene - in the apartment>

Roman   Not so bad... I mean, I don't think we'll be impressing women with our
        wonderful hot tub, but, err, this looks okay...
Niko    Yes, great!
Roman   Come on, what's... what's wrong?
Niko    What's wrong? What's wrong? Where should I start? Alright, I'll start
        with you - what's wrong with you? Fifteen minutes ago you were cowering
        in fear because you didn't know what was going to happen. Now, you know
        everything is shit and we are going to be killed, and you're all
        cheerful. I don't get it!
Roman   I guess I'm an optimist.
Niko    An idiot, not an optimist.
Roman   I was bored of Broker anyway! I'm glad you turned up and made some
        Russian killers burn down my home and business! Oh yeah, thanks Niko!
        Thanks a bunch! Is that better?
Niko    Much!
[Mallorie runs in.]
Mal     Thank God you're okay... both of you.
Niko    We're fucked - we're broke and on the run.
Mal     No, I'm from up here, Niko. I know a bunch of people who might be able
        to help out. Why don't you come and meet me at the community center
        later on? I've got to go to work. Bye, Pappy. And have a shower - you
        smell a little, erm, mature?
[She leaves.]
Roman   So... I guess we start again.
Niko    Sure. I'm going out.

<phonecall from Dimitri - later on>

Dimitri Niko Bellic, we did not find your body with the others in the
        warehouse. Mr. Bulgarin and I were very disappointed.
Niko    I was loyal to you, Dimitri. Why did you turn on me?
Dimitri You think I could survive in a cesspit of a city like this by aligning
        myself with a bottom feeder like you? You, who has so many enemies? You
        robbed Bulgarin, you killed Mikhail. You know no more of loyalty than I
Niko    You know why I killed Faustin. It was not my choice.
Dimitri I will find you, Niko. I have burnt you and your cousin out of Hove
        Beach. I will smoke you out of any other hiding place you have in this
        city. See you soon, Niko.

<phonecall from Brucie - later on>

Brucie  Nicky, we got to talk serious.
Niko    Alright man. If you want my advice, the only way you're going to get
        your balls back to normal is if you stop juicing or you get implants.
Brucie  How many times I have to tell you homie, my balls are golden. Okay? I
        wanna talk about Roman. He's got a problem. He's gambling like an
        animal. Online, in clubs, everywhere. You need to control your cousin
Niko    Roman's a grown up. He can look after himself, Brucie.
Brucie  He's getting involved with some serious cats, homie. Even people I
        might think twice about dealing with. And I am one dangerous
        motherfucker, okay? Put him in Gamblers Anonymous or something. I'm
        starting to think he's more interested in cards than chasing pussy. And
        that ain't cool. You dig?
Niko    Sure, Brucie. Thanks for the heads up.



Listen, cousin, give that Michelle a call. I know she likes you, and you need
to get some action. She's a nice girl. You've got her number - call her up.
See ya later

<email - positive reply>

Thanks for dating advice.

<email - negative reply>

I can think for myself, Roman. Thanks.


<phonecall from Roman>

Roman   Niko, it's Roman. I was talking to Brucie...
Niko    That 'roid monkey?
Roman   He is a good friend of mine, he'll be a good friend of yours too if you
        let him. Anyway, he's got some work and we are in need of money. Meet
        him at Brucie's Executive Autos on Mohanet in East Hook. If Mallorie
        calls you, we are bowling together. See you later.

<cutscene - at Brucie's garage>

Niko    Hey.
[Lenny, a mechanic, is working underneath a car.]
Niko    Hello?
Lenny   I'm busy.
Niko    I said hello!
[He kicks Lenny. Lenny gets out.]
Lenny   Ow! Motherfucker.
Niko    Is your boss around?
Lenny   What did you do that for?
Niko    Is your boss around?
Lenny   Yeah, he's around. [shouting] Brucie! Some fucking Polack asshole for
Niko    Pleasure to meet you, too.
Brucie  He's not a Polack. He's a gentleman.
Lenny   He's still a fucking asshole... [exits]
Brucie  Sorry, Nicky, man. How's things?
Niko    Yeah...
Brucie  Sweet.
[Brucie flails his arms in front of Niko in imitation of a martial art.]
Brucie  I got you, man! I'm big, but I'm also fast. Wake up, boy!
Niko    Ooh, I'm sorry. Can you show me that again?
[Niko grabs his arm as Brucie tries again, then twists it awkwardly.]
Brucie  Hey yah! Oh! Ah! Oh! Enough, man, enough! Oh! Whoo! Fuck me, man. Woo!
Niko    You'll be alright, eh?
Brucie  That's some red army shit, serious. You gotta show me that one. I'm all
        about power. C'mon, touch my pecs, man.
Niko    No, thank you.
Brucie  Rock hard. I bench four-fifty. I'm an animal.
Niko    Yeah, yeah, yeah...
Brucie  Shit no shit. What you doing here, man?
Niko    Well, Roman said maybe you needed some help, and we need some money
        real bad.
Brucie  Shit, my bad. Yeah, of course. Love that guy. Love him. I mean I am no
        chubby chaser, but if I was, and a queer, that guy would be in trouble,
        you know what I mean?
Niko    I'll let him know.
Brucie  Hey, I'm shitting with you. Brucie likes pussy. Remember that, alright?
Niko    Okay...
Brucie  Alright now, Nicky, listen up. I know you guys need money, bad.
Niko    Yeah...
Brucie  This ain't a nice job. Not exactly mom and pop shit.
Niko    No problem, as long as the pay is good.
Brucie  Sometimes people fuck other people over, okay? And the people that fuck
        other people need to get fucked with. Especially people that go into
        hiding, before they can get on the stand and put a lot of guys inside
        for a lot of time.
Niko    What?
Brucie  I need you to whack some people, only they're in hiding.
Niko    How do I find them?
Brucie  Man, you're cold. You didn't even blink! Love that, I fucking love
        that! You gotta steal a police car, get on the computer, gimme a call.
        They're easy to hack.
Niko    Not really. Alright, Brucie, I'll give you a call.
Brucie  Ice cold man! Ice cold!

<phonecall to Brucie - from a police car>

Niko    I'm here. I have a computer.
Brucie  You're a badass, man. I love it. Now this cat's name's Lyle Rivas. Type
        it into the computer and you should get some "known whereabouts" and
        shit. I'd take him out myself but when people see me coming they
        fucking run, man. Know what I'm saying? Cats don't want to mess with
        someone packing twenty-four inch guns like mine baby. Yeah!
Niko    I'll track down this Rivas.
Brucie  Cold, man... I'm feeling chills down the phone. Call me when it's done,

<Niko uses the police computer to locate Lyle.>

<cutscene - at the apartment in Rotterdam Hill>

Niko    Lyle Rivas? I got a message from Brucie for you.
Lyle    Brucie? I thought he was fucking joking... shit.
[Lyle hops out the window and runs for his car.]

<Niko drives after Lyle, all the way around Dukes and up to Bohan, where he
eventually kills him.>

<phonecall to Brucie>

Niko    You should not worry about Rivas any more.
Brucie  Lethal, man. A lot of people are going to be very grateful that certain
        people who fucked with them can't say things to other people or fuck
        with anyone anymore. If you get me?
Niko    I get the money you're paying.
Brucie  You're all about the cabbage, I mean, the lettuce, the lettuce! Ice
        cold, man. I love it. There'll be some more work when you need it.

<text message from Brucie - later on>

Ice cold motherfucker like you should look into doing some vigilante work for
$, bro. Cops are outsourcing that shit to private contractors. Check it out
next time you hack a Police Computer. - B

 EASY AS CAN BE (#bk2)

<text message from Brucie>

Bro, come see me at my crib in BOABO. Stay Alpha. - B

<cutscene - at Brucie's apartment>

[Brucie's doing workouts.]
Brucie  Thirty-one, thirty-two, thirty-three, thirty-five...
Girl    There's someone here to see you...
Brucie  I'm working out! Thirty-six, thirty-seven...
Niko    Hey, Brucie.
Brucie  Niko! One second... Forty. Why didn't you tell me it was Niko? Why?
        Man, women. Man. Women.
[Brucie starts attacking a punching bag.]
Brucie  Yeah! Man, I'm ready for you, Nicky, I'm ready. I'm ready for fucking
[He hurts his hand.]
Brucie  Ah, motherfuckers...
Niko    Are you alright? You seem a little tense.
Brucie  Yeah! Sorry. I'm just juicing, makes me a little pent up.
Niko    Juicing?
Brucie  Yeah. Bull shark testosterone, amigo. Ordered online from Chile. Makes
        you feel really... male.
Niko    Be careful, man. I heard that stuff does funny things to your balls.
Brucie  Hey. Do I look like I got funny balls to you?
Niko    [laughing] I haven't considered it. You sent me a message. What do you
Brucie  I want help! I'm losing the plot here! Pause. No, I'm shitting you,
        man. Now look, you did really good with that thing. A lot of people are
        very grateful. Now listen. That guy, Lyle, had a car worth stealing.
        Can you get it? He left it in an alleyway off of Yorktown Avenue in
Niko    If you pay like last time, no problem.
Brucie  Yeah, of course.
Niko    Any risks?
Brucie  Nah. Easy as can be.
Niko    Okay... I'll just go take care of it, then.
Brucie  Yeah!
[Brucie hops back into doing workouts as Niko leaves.]
Girl    Bye.

<cutscene - in the alley off Yorktown Avenue>

[Niko gets in the car. Two other cars pull up at opposite ends of the alley.]
Niko    No risks Brucie? Maybe this juicing is fucking with your head.
Guy 1   He trying to take Lyle's ride.
Guy 2   I'm not gonna let you take this car.

<cutscene - at Brucie's garage, after losing the pursuers>

Niko    Brucie asked me to bring this by, you're lucky it looks as good as it
Lenny   Only thing Brucie thinks is good looking is himself. In the mirror.

<phonecall to Brucie>

Niko    The car is in your lockup. It was not so easy. People were waiting for
Brucie  Shit man. If I'd known it'd be like that then I'd have gone to get it.
        People don't fuck with Brucie. I mean, you're cool though. You made it
        man. You got them mad Red Army driving skills. I'll sort you out with
        some big rims... spinning ones. Crazy original styles. You know, we'll
        cruise, we'll hang, alright, alright? Thanks, homie, thanks.

 OUT OF THE CLOSET... (#bk3)

<text message from Brucie>

NB, I've been in touch with Roman. Get here soon, bro. We need the three most
dangerous, blinging, hardcore mother fuckers in the whole of Liberty City to be
rolling in the same room together. For real. - B

<cutscene - at Brucie's apartment>

Roman   Hey, man.
Niko    Hey, guys.
Brucie  [doing situps] Fifty-nine... sixty...
[Brucie runs up to Niko.]
Brucie  Hey! Hit me.
Niko    What?
Brucie  Hit me, come on!
[Niko punches him in the gut.]
Brucie  [limping off] Ohh, motherfuckers...
Roman   Niko, you wanna go on a date?
Niko    Ehh...
Roman   Come on. What's wrong with you?
Niko    Okay. Who is she?
Roman   That's the thing, it's a guy.
Niko    Fuck you.
Brucie  No. Dude, listen! The cousin of that guy you killed, Lyle Rivas, owes
        me a lot of money. And the dick won't pay. Instead he's said he's going
        to have me killed, that bitch. Hi-ah!
[Brucie headbutts the wall, leaving a large blood stain.]
Roman   Brucie, you got to chill. For real.
Brucie  Yeah, yeah, yeah...
Roman   Now listen, NB, this guy is in hiding. But - he's a serious co...
Brucie  He's a serious cockhound.
Niko    Oh. So you think of me.
Brucie  No! But the guy knows me, and I don't think anyone would date that fat
Roman   So, I'm just doing your profile. [on a laptop]
Niko    Alright, let me see... I am a "vulnerable guy who needs to be held by
        big strong arms"?
Roman   Yeah.
Niko    You got to be kidding me!
Roman   I knew we should have made him a giver not a taker, Brucie!
Brucie  Oh, shut up! Now listen, Nicky... I need you. And I will pay heavily
        for this.
Niko    Okay. And Roman, cousin? You're a dick.
[On his way out, Niko jumps at Brucie just to make him flinch.]
Brucie  Ahh! Nicky!

<phonecall to Brucie - at the cafe>

Niko    Alright, man. I'm at the internet cafe. What now?
Brucie  The website is Love-meet. Go to it, bro. The guy you want a date with
        is using French Tom as his screen name. You're an animal, man. Eat him
        alive, okay?

<Niko finds French Tom and sends a date request.>

<email - later on>


Listen, thanks for doing that. I didn't think you'd mind dating a guy after all
that time in the merchant navy. Brucie is really grateful. He'll be a good
contact for us. Anyway, listen, I know you'll be mad, but I've been having a
run of bad luck. The thing about luck is it changed, so maybe you can bail me
out? Nothing crazy. Think of it as an investment. I hereby make you a minority
shareholder in R.B.E. - I'm the C.E.O. - we're in business, cousin!
See ya later

<email - positive reply>

Roman, how are you ever going to rule the world if you gamble every cent you
get away?

<email - negative reply>

You're a moron. Stop gambling. You don't have bad luck, you have bad judgement.

 ...OUT OF THE CLOSET (#bk4)

<text message from Roman>

Niko, have you heard from your boyfriend yet? Check your email at the TW@
internet cafe. Rom

<text message from Roman>

NB - you been on your gay date yet? I know you want to do it! Don't be nervous
and check your emails. - Rom


RE: Date Request with French Tom

Hello there!
Just saw you were interested in yours truly. Get in line. To be honest, my
inbox has been filling up every ten seconds since I put up the ad. I was just
sending out a load of rejections when I saw you, and you don't look like the
other guys. Well, you don't seem poor or fat so that's a start! This boy is too
good for those losers. I mean, come on! How about you stop by the 69th Street
Diner in Hove? Bring your wallet, because you are picking up the check. I'll
wear a red rose. I'm usually there around [time].
Tom Rivas

<email - positive reply>

I'll be there. - N

<email - negative reply>

Maybe some other time. - N

<email - if you reply negatively or fail to show up>

RE: Date Request with French Tom

I had no idea how many poor and ugly people there were in LC before I started
this internet dating thing. It's yuk! Should have stuck to picking up closeted
politicians at Hercules. At least then you can squeeze a few g outta em while
getting satisfied. Anyway, you're the best of a bad bunch on this site so I can
forgive what you did before. Come by the 69th Street Diner with your wallet and
maybe I'll forget about how you just wasted my time. I'm usually there around
See ya later,
Tom Rivas

<Niko sits down in the diner across from French Tom and listens to him rant.>

French  Hey, are you my date? Thank God! You never know who's going to turn up
        when you've met someone online.
Niko    Yeah. All sorts of sickos can use the internet. You have to be careful.
        I'm Niko.
French  So Niko, what do you do?
Niko    I do a lot of things. What's your job?
French  Job? Job? Everyone's talking about this Job guy. I haven't met him and
        I don't want to. Mr. Job sounds like an asshole.
Niko    Really. What type of man do you want to meet?
French  One with a lot of money. Do you know Gay Tony? Runs Hercules and
        Maisonette 9. I'll tell you a secret; he pretends to have the dollars
        but he's broke as hell - the loser. If there's one thing that I hate
        more than fat people and cripples, it is poor guys.
Niko    Is that why you borrow money that you can't pay back?
French  What're you talking about? How the fuck do you know who I pay and don't
        pay back? Fuck you, bitch. You ain't miss thing. You can't tell me shit
        about who I am.
Niko    I'm just here to do a job. People in this world need to work. And my
        work is getting rid of you.
French  I wouldn't fuck a scummy immigrant like you anyway.

<Niko kills French Tom.>

<phonecall to Brucie>

Brucie  How was your date, bro?
Niko    Not so good. I don't think we'll be seeing each other again. I don't
        think he'll be seeing anyone.
Brucie  Nicky, you're an animal. Anyway, your profile is still up there, bro.
        There's all sorts of crazy bitches on that site you can get into. Real
        freaks, you know? I'd be getting involved in that internet dating shit
        but I only date models, you know? Or VIPs who could be models. Not many
        of them online, yeah? Catch you later, big guy. Laters.

<text message from Brucie - later on>

Read about your "hot date" on the Liberty Tree website, bro. That shit says you
looked older, you gotta get some work done. Bro, I got shots the whole time.
Don't get ashamed about looking good. - B

 NO. 1 (#bk5)

<cutscene - at Brucie's garage>

Niko    Hey, Brucie, what's up?
Brucie  Hey, Niko B, come here. Show me the love. Man hug time.
Niko    Hey, enough, alright?
Brucie  Whoa, whoa, what are we about here, you and me?
Niko    I don't know...
Brucie  What are we about, boy?
Niko    I'm an immigrant, and a hired gun, and you're a steroid junkie, but we
        get along.
Brucie  No! Not that stuff, that's superficial. I'm talking about the real
Niko    What?
Brucie  We're winners, man. fucking winners. That's how we roll, brother.
        Bling, check. Bodies, check. Paper, check. That's how we roll, bitches.
        The boss... [posing with arms crossed]
Niko    Are you alright? Too much bullshark testosterone up the ass?
Brucie  Fuck you. Fuck you, man. Hey, check this out. Lenny! Lenny! Is the
        bitch ready?
Lenny   Well, she's very shiny.
Brucie  Look at her and weep tears of pure gold. Motherfuckers.  Come on now!
        Let's go show some people... just how we roll. Yeah, alright... Come
        on, get in! [trying to start car] Come on, start, you... Shit!
Niko    Pure gold, eh, big man?
Brucie  Lenny, you're a fucking asshole. What is this? What is this?
Lenny   You tuned her yourself!
Brucie  Well what should I do? I mean, I need a flashy car. People are going to
        think I'm a no nut bullshitter if I fail to deliver here.
Lenny   How about Steve's car?
Brucie  Yes. I'll call him on the way! Niko, can you drive us to Freetown
        Avenue in Willis?
Niko    Yes.
Brucie  Come on. Let's roll, bitches! Woo!

<driving - heading to the car in Willis>

Brucie  Hey Nicky, I'm just gonna hit this guy up. [to phone] Stevie, you
        serious hunk of lady-killing muscle, me and a friend need to borrow
        your car... the sweet one. It'll be cool, baby - ice cool. You know
        Brucie. What? Outside? Great. Stay strapped bro. [hangs up]
Niko    Your friend is fine with us taking it? He doesn't think we're going to
        trash it or nothing?
Brucie  Stevie knows that he can trust Brucie with anything. He'll look after
        shit. Trust Brucie with anything but your girlfriend, man. And you
        can't be so sure he'll look after her. At least not the way you want
        her to be looked after, you get what I mean? You know?
Niko    That's real cool, Brucie.
Brucie  I'm just joking, man. Brucie wouldn't fuck another man's bitch. He's
        got too many women after him already to waste time with taken pussy.
Niko    That's good to know. I'll definitely ask you to chaperone any
        girlfriend of mine.
Brucie  Who are you kidding, Nicky? You and me aren't girlfriend types. We...
        we see bitches but we can't get tied down. We gotta get out there bro.
        Spread our seed in as many fields as we can.
Niko    I don't know. If I met the right girl sometime...
Brucie  That's what I say when people ask me if the juice has given me funny
        balls, you know? How would I be able to get with so many chicks if my
        balls were funny? Come on, man. Think about it.
Niko    Brucie, I don't need to think about your balls, I'm cool.

<reach the car>

Brucie  Here we are, see what I mean? Sweet.

<driving - heading to the starting line>

Brucie  We're going to dominate this shit. Dominate man. I've got good feelings
        about this. We're gonna win this for sure brother!
Niko    Yeah, you got some faith in me Brucie.
Brucie  There's no other place than first, Nicky. The rest of that shit don't
        count, ok. I got the best body, I get the hottest pussy, I ride the
        flyest cars. I'm number one, man. I'll burn your village and eat your
        children. I'm fucking intense man!
Niko    Yeah, intense is the word.

<at the starting line>

Brucie  Here we be. You ready to feel the Gs? Your skin looks really rough man,
        you had some help? A little botulism special there? I like that homie.
        You want a shot when we get back?
Niko    I'm fine.

<win the race>

Brucie  Intense, intense, I fucking love you man. Number one. Good driving. How
        do I look? Pretty good, right?
Niko    Yeah, pretty good.
Brucie  Take me back to my apartment, man. I'm feeling jacked. I wanna hit the
        weights. Now.

<driving - returning Brucie to his place - A>

Brucie  You know what Niko, you can keep this car. You earned it and I can't
        have my boy rolling in anything but serious genetically different
        winner style, you know?
Niko    I thought it belonged to Steve?
Brucie  Fuck Steve, you are the man, man. You are number one. You won this shit
        anyway. I'll give Steve the bitch.
Niko    The bitch don't work too good.
Brucie  Don't worry about that. Brucie has the magic fingers. They only touch
        prime engines and hot models. No cellulite. Okay VIP only, read my
        lips, I'm a winner. And when they touch. Shit, they work some serious
        magic bro.
Niko    What is it that you do, Brucie? Are you a mechanic? I don't get it.
Brucie  I'm a businessman, an entrepreneur. I make shit happen.
Niko    Sure, but you seem kind of legit. Why do you need guys killed?
Brucie  Of course I'm legit. Have you seen my delts? That shit is as legitimate
        as it gets!
Niko    What about those guys you need killed?
Brucie  Fuck Nicky, you know Brucie. He's number one. It's lonely at the top.
        Sometimes, the juice, it just takes control, okay. The red mist
        descends and I need shit to happen to people.
Niko    Are you talking about fucking 'roid rage? Is that why I killed those
Brucie  They were bad cats, Nicky. Maybe the juice meant I wasn't as patient as
        I should have been. But you know, as a businessman, I can't let people
        get away with that shit. I need to be firm.
Niko    Look Brucie, I like you and I think we should hang out but I don't want
        to work with you no more. I can't go around fucking people up because
        you've over done it on the juice.
Brucie  Alright, Nicky, man. I'm feeling you, ok? You don't wanna let our
        business thing get in the way of our personal relationship. That's all
        good man.
Niko    Cool.

<driving - returning Brucie to his place - B>

Brucie  You're an animal, Nicky. I love you. I love you so much that you can
        have this car. Take it, as a gift.
Niko    Hate to break it to you Brucie, but this car ain't yours to give.
Brucie  What's Stevie's is mine man, it's all cool. This car is a weapon. Take
        it out on the town and use it on the bitches. Alright? They'll fall at
        your feet bro. It'll be a massacre. A fucking feeding frenzy.
Niko    Yeah, I can't wait.
Brucie  You know what I call this thing? A weapon of mass seduction. It's good
        to keep this kind of thing around, you know? A bitch sees your cut body
        - she's interested. Then she clocks you dropping the readies at the bar
        - she's real interested. Now, you take her home in this thing - it's
        over. bitch don't know what hit her, man.
Niko    What hit her? That could be your date rape drugs kicking in.
Brucie  Funny, man. The only drugs I roll with are the 'roids man. And they
        ain't even drugs. They're not even bad for you. It's like a hundred
        percent natural. People say I've got 'roid rage but that's fucking
        bullshit. Bullshit! Bullshit!
Niko    No. No rage at all.
Brucie  Maybe those guys I got you to kill. Maybe another person wouldn't have
        done that, alright? But, fuck it. They made me angry, so you iced them.
        That ain't 'roid rage. That's just the way shit works.
Niko    It sounds like you got me to kill a load of guys because you were
        juicing too hard. Shit, man. You're cool, Brucie. I like you. But I
        don't want to work for you no more. We can hang out, but I'm not
        killing anyone else because you've got the rage.
Brucie  Alright, Nicky. Alright. You wanted some money and I helped you out.
        That's all good. I like the fact that we're just gonna be friends now.
        You know? None of this money shit to get in the way.
Niko    Sounds good to me.

<at Brucie's place>

Brucie  Nicky, I feel like we really bonded back there. I'm close to you, man.
        You let me inside. You let your armor down, you know? We had a moment,
        man. Call me and we'll hang.
Niko    Sure we did.

<phonecall from Brucie - later on>

Brucie  Nicky, you animal. The guys we raced the other day want a rematch. They
        liked your shit, man.
Niko    Cool, I guess.
Brucie  Any time you want to race, give me a call and I'll hit you up with a
        location. Peace, man.


<cutscene - at the South Bohan community center>

[Jay's trying to film Manny and the dancers behind him.]
Jay     This is the one, man - we're gonna get a really nice shot of them, it's
        going to be beautiful. I mean, you taught them these moves, right?
Manny   No.
Jay     We wanna make sure that we see them, okay, but we want to see you, too.
Manny   Okay. Just film it, man.
Jay     Okay, well just keep looking at me, but stand over there, okay?
Manny   You mean here?
Jay     Yes. Yes, yes, yes. Very good. Cool.
Manny   Okay, go.
Jay     Yeah, beautiful, beautiufl, alright.
Manny   You ready for this?
Jay     Yes I am. Turn this way please? Turn this way. Yeah. Looking at me.
Manny   [to dancers] Five, six, seven and eight. Let me see you work!
Jay     Good, good, good. Right over here.
Manny   This way?
Jay     Yes, good, good, perfect, cool, cool, cool.
Manny   So how do I look, man?
Jay     You look good.
Manny   Do I look gay?
Jay     No, no, not at all. It's a very manly kind of dancing.
Manny   Okay, so here we go then... yeah... See, it's the streets man, but
        people gotta understand the struggles... for real, you know what I'm
        saying? They gotta understand the struggles, yeah...
[Niko enters.]
Mal     Oh, hey, Niko! [to Manny] This is my boyfriend's cousin, the guy I was
        telling you about, Niko. [to Niko] How's my Roman doing, anyway?
Niko    For a guy who just lost his home and his business and who now has a
        price on his head? Pretty good.
Mal     I love his optimism. So, Niko, this is Manny - we grew up together.
Manny   Hey, yeah, yeah, yeah. Whassup, man? Streets, man. Hi.
Niko    Hi.
Mal     This is the guy I told you about... who beat up all those thugs in
Manny   Yeah? Great! Listen, Mallorie, would you, uh, give us a little space
        please? Thanks.
Mal     Alright, alright...
Manny   Ok, yeah, great, so, eh, so you know streets take no prisoners, right?
        But, you know, kids need hope. You know what I'm saying?
Niko    Not really.
Manny   Yeah, well, you know, sometimes you gotta break some omelets to make
        some eggs, you know what I'm saying?
Niko    Okay. And? [turning away from the camera]
Manny   Yeah, well, you know, we gotta clean up some eggs, brother. We gotta
        clean 'em up. Yeah here, right here, right here, turn around, man,
        right here.
Jay     [to camera] Here Manny Escuela is rapping with a street accomplice
        about cleaning up the streets of Bohan.
Manny   Yeah!
Niko    Turn that off.
Jay     [to camera] These criminals are...
Manny   Wait, wait, wait a second.
Jay     [to camera] trying to reform their neighbourhood.
Manny   Wait! hey, hold on a second, man! Wha...
Jay     Hey, hey! Please, please, what are you doing? Hey! My... cam...
[Niko wrestles the camera from Jay and throws it to the ground.]
Jay     Manny!
Niko    Sorry.
Manny   [to dancers] Ok everyone, that'll be all for today, that was great.
        Thank you very much, that'll be all for today, thanks a lot. [to Niko]
        What are you doing?
Niko    What were you saying?
Manny   We gotta get some of these dealers off the streets, man, you know? And
        I want them to know it was me, man.
Niko    Fine, just don't point the camera at me when you're doing it.
Manny   Well, that's my testimony, man. Look, brother, will you help? Please?
        Look, I got money. I got... I got money.
Niko    In which case you've got help.
Manny   Good! [to Jay] Alright, hey, how's the camera?
Jay     It's not good.
Manny   Wh... what do you mean it's not good? Can you tape us...?
Jay     Just don't even.
Manny   Okay. Alright, okay, well listen, look... here's what we're gonna do.
        We're gonna get all these dealers off the streets and we're gonna kick
        their ass and they're gonna know it was me...

<get in a car>

Manny   Last I hear these dealers was up on Grand Boulevard. Let's go take a
        look, man.

<driving - going to Grand Boulevard - A>

Manny   So you and Mallorie is tight, huh? She and your cousin is together now.
        I love that girl, man. I love her, man. Your cousin better not be
        messing with her head. He going to propose, right? He's going to make
        an honest woman of her, right?
Niko    I think that's as much of a decision of Mallorie's as it is Roman's. I
        don't know if he's grown up enough to make a good husband. What's it to
        you anyway? I didn't know you and Mallorie was that close.
Manny   Shit, man. Manny's close to everyone who grew up on the streets of
        South Bohan, man. They my people, alright?
Niko    Sure.

<driving - going to Grand Boulevard - B>

Manny   I like your vibe, man. I like it. You're out to make money but you want
        to make a difference too, man. Best of both worlds, man. I see myself
        that way, man. An entrepreneur who's gonna clean this shit up. Money
        and respect. Philanthropicalism, man, like one of them rich guys who
        makes computers and cures AIDS and shit. That's us, man, only at a
        street level.
Niko    Me, I'm just after the money. No amount of scrubbing is going to get
        this town clean. What I seen of it at least.
Manny   Yeah, I'm an entrepreneur, man. You got to have money if people is
        gonna respect you out there, man. The kids have to look up to me, man.
        To know that the clean path is the good path. You hear me?
Niko    Sure, but I don't think you hear me.
Manny   It's for the kids, man. Believe that.

<at the dealer's place>

Manny   The dealer and his drug wagon are up there. Pull up behind and we wait.

<dealer gets in his car and drives>

Manny   There he be. We gots to follow him to them other leeches, man. They be
        sucking the damn life out of these streets.

<driving - following the dealer - A>

Niko    You know, when I was stalking this girl in Europe, I found that two car
        lengths was the best distance.
Manny   You know, these streets is mine, man! I can feel them flowing through
        my veins.
Niko    You sound like you got something else in your veins.
Manny   I ain't touched that shit in years. Who you been talking to, man? I'm
        clean, man. Serene. Fucking serene.
Niko    Oh, I'm sorry.
Manny   You ever thought about doing some TV? You might be able to get a series
        off the back of mine, you know? Niko Bellic: Street Justice, bro!
Niko    Not really my scene.
Manny   Just wait 'til you see your face on the screen, man. Maybe you change
        your mind then!
Niko    I always wanted to be a well-known idiot.
Manny   People say to me, "Manny why you do this? Why you want to clean up the
        streets so bad? What's your passion?"
Niko    Do you tell them "To get famous."?
Manny   It's for the love, man. They know me coz I help people, man. I'm all
        love for these streets.

<driving - following the dealer - B>

Niko    Apparently the mob teaches people to stay two car lengths behind a
Manny   I don't know why the people out there want to hurt people man? Want to
        hurt these streets, man. They live and breathe. You cut them and they
        bleed. Man, that was good. I should write that down. You got a pen?
Niko    I am afraid not.
Manny   How come whenever I say something that really sings. You know, when I
        really start talking the truth, how come Jay's not around man? He
        should be filming me every second.
Niko    He's not around because I'd break his camera if he shoved it in my face
Manny   Chill, Niko. You got to get used to being filmed man. You think Jesus
        started breaking shit up when those disciples followed him around with
        a bit of parchment. This film is my gospel, man. The gospel of the
        streets. Shit, how about that for a title? "Manny's Street Gospel" man.
        I wish I had a damn pen. Fuck, man.

<dealer stops>

Manny   Looks like he about to stop yo. You best pull up behind him, man.
        Follow him into that warehouse and get rid of the dealers.
Niko    I thought you were going to clean up the streets?
Manny   Hey, the message is what's important, man. It don't matter who gives
        it. I for one ain't in this shit for the ego trip. You taking my money,
        aren't you? Be my voice. I'm gonna go back and get Jay.

<text message from Manny>

When the streets closes a door, they open a window. Get up in that shit!!!

<Niko finds a way into the warehouse and shoots up the dealers.>

<cutscene - outside the warehouse>

[Niko walks out behind Manny.]
Jay     [to camera] The fearsome street warrior stands outside the site of
        another gangland massacre. Oh...
Manny   Yeah... 'sright...
Jay     Cut.
Manny   What?
Jay     Okay.
Manny   What?
Jay     [to Niko] Oh, oh, oh, oh. Could you walk out of there just one more
        time? We need to get the shot just right.
Manny   Oh yeah, yeah, that's a good idea.
Niko    I can put my foot through your face if you like. I don't mind doing
        that again and again until I get it right.
Manny   Oh, oh, easy, easy Niko. [to Jay] Hey did it look good? Huh? Was it a
        good mixture of sadness and resolve?
Jay     You looked great.
Manny   Great, yeah, let's do it.
Jay     Okay from the top?
[Niko walks off.]
Manny   Yeah, right here. Wait... where are you going?
Jay     [to camera] More senseless death and the police aren't even here yet.
        "Help" has only one name on the streets of South Bohan - Manny Escuela.
Manny   That's right, follow me, but be prepared. Street life ain't pretty.
[They enter the warehouse.]


<cutscene - at the South Bohan community center>

Jay     Okay guys, I just want to get one more shot please. This is gonna look
        great. Right over here. Officer please I need you this way. Thank you.
        Tighten up Manny. I need you guys tight. This is gonna be great. Okay
        good. Thank you. A little closer. A little closer. Thank you so much.
        Wonderful, wonderful. Beautiful. Now we are gonna be da da da da.
[Jay films Manny and Francis.]
Francis All I can say is I hope you'll continue to make the community a better
Manny   Hey, man, you know, for a cop, you ain't so bad man, you know. Give it
        up, the streets, man. Word, give it up.
[Niko walks in.]
Manny   Hey, Officer McReary, this is Niko right here. This is my man Niko.
Francis Oh, good to meet you, I hear you're helping this guy with his vital
        work for our city.
Niko    Well, no. I'm uh, just a tourist.
Francis Look Manny - I gotta go...
Manny   A'ight.
Francis Keep doing what you're doing.
Manny   Thank you Officer. Thanks.
[Francis leaves.]
Manny   Yeah, you know, it was a real big thing for me, you know what I'm
        sayin', a real street cat, to start working with the gatekeepers of the
        community to make things better. I mean, where I'm from, out here, man,
        police is a dirty word man.
Niko    Manny - I got things to do... [to Jay] You, off.
Manny   Yo man, I was getting my flow on, man, I ain't rapped for years. I was
        one of them cats who invented that shit man, it went commercial.
Niko    Yeah, like charity work?
Manny   Shit man, I'm the voice of the streets, man. Yo, if I'm gonna make some
        money, that's the way shit's gonna be.
Niko    Alright, I'm just saying.
Manny   Whatever man, fucking punk...
Niko    Huh.
Manny   Yo, listen, homeboy, I need you to do me a favor man. Listen man, I
        need you to help me out man. I need you to get some bitches taken out,
        moved on, whatever. Cause yo, I promised Mr. McReary I was gonna get
        this place cleaned up and I will.
Niko    Okay... how many?
Manny   A bunch man, a bunch. They're hanging out and making bad shit happen
        all over South Bohan man. They're over on Windmill Street right now.
Niko    Alright. What did they do?
Manny   Man, they disrespected the codes of the streets, man. The streets man.
        They owe you man. They owe you big time.
Niko    As long as they pay.
[Niko leaves.]
Manny   [to Jay] Over here man.
Jay     I'm on you.
Manny   Yo, that's what I'm saying man. The streets, we got codes man you know
        what I'm saying. We live by these codes. You know what I mean?

<Niko kills the gangsters at the garage on Windmill Street.>

<phonecall to Manny>

Niko    Manny, I got rid of your street problem, now help me out with my
        financial one.
Manny   It's all business with you kid, but that's okay. Money's what makes
        these streets sing, man. I'll call you when I got more work. Stay safe.
        Stay real.


<phonecall from Mallorie>

Mal     Hey Niko, you tired of Manny yet?
Niko    I was tired of him as soon as I saw him.
Mal     I've got someone else who might have some work for you. Elizabeta
        Torres, she's got an apartment on San Quentin in Fortside. Meet me

<cutscene - in Elizabeta's apartment>

Lizzy   So I said if that' sthe way you want it amigo, then that's what you're
        gonna get. And that shut him up.
Packie  Fucking punk.
[Mallorie walks in the door with Niko.]
Jorge   Oh. Hey. Como esta?
Mal     Hey, how's it going?
[Jorge holds back Niko for a moment.]
Jorge   Oh wait, espera.
Mal     Jorge, he's with me. Liz, this is Niko, Roman's cousin, and Niko, this
        is Elizabeta. She's an old friend. She'll give you some work.
Lizzy   Okay... thank you, Mal. So, tough guy, you know about this business?
Niko    I know about protection. What do you need?
Lizzy   I need someone no one knows to oversee a deal I'm not sure about.
Niko    Easy.
Lizzy   I think it'll be a bit more taxing than hanging with Manny on "the
Niko    Not so. For one, I won't have to listen to him talk.
Lizzy   [laughing] True! Hey Niko, this is Patrick - Packie McReary.
Niko    Alright.
Packie  Hey.
Lizzy   So... Packie is shopping. But I've never trusted the people he's buying
        off, and I can't, in good consciousness, help him... unless he's got
        some extra insurance - you.
Packie  And that's why you're the best, darling.
Lizzy   Ah. Maybe...
Packie  Alright, tough guy, let's do this.
Niko    Sure.
Mal     See you later, Niko.
Niko    Goodbye.
Mal     And will you call Michelle again? She really likes you.
Niko    Yeah, yeah.
Jorge   Buena suerte.
[Niko and Packie leave.]
Lizzy   So, he seems okay.
Mal     Oh, he's totally cool. Yeah, he's like family.

<outside the apartment>

Niko    Where we going?
Packie  I got this meeting over on Joliet Street. There's a rifle up on the
        roof of the place next door. You need to go up there and make sure
        nothing goes wrong. You'll see me and my boys show up in a bit. You're
        my guardian angel.
Niko    You don't trust these guys you're doing the deal with, how come you
        trust me?
Packie  You got a good luck about you and I'm lucky with my gut feelings.

<Niko gets up on the roof and finds the rifle. When the meet goes bad, he helps
gun down all the dealers.>

<phonecall to Elizabeta>

Niko    Those dealers double crossed your boy, but I managed to keep him alive.
Lizzy   Mallorie was right about you. You are good. I have some more work for
        you. I'm sure Packie is pleased as well, ah?

<phonecall from Roman - later on>

Roman   Niko, how're you finding things? Have you got enough to do here in
        Liberty City?
Niko    Yeah, I think I've got enough on my plate at the moment, Roman.
Roman   Well, if you need some down time go hang out at the apartment and watch
        some American TV. It is much better than the shit we got back in the
        Old Country.
Niko    Most of the shit on TV in the Old Country was from America, don't you
        remember, Roman?
Roman   Then watch the TV here and get nostalgic, I don't know. Later on.

<phonecall from Jacob - later on>

Jacob   Wha'gwan me bredren? You been chilling wit Elizabeta Torres?
Niko    She pays good, man. You know her?
Jacob   Yeah man, me know her, Niko. Even Badman's scared of that girl there.
Niko    Should I not be doing business with her?
Jacob   Nah, man. She's a real good business woman, ya know star. Just don't
        get pon her wrong side. Seen? Later on. Me call ya.

<phonecall from Michelle - even later on>

Mic     Hey, Niko. Mallorie tells me that you are working with Elizabeta Torres
Niko    Do you two know each other? Elizabeta seems to have a lot of friends.
Mic     That's because she's a dealer, Niko. Junkies like the people who supply
        them with drugs. You aren't getting involved in that world, are you?
Niko    I'm trying to avoid it, Michelle. Maybe I do a few errands for
        Elizabeta. Nothing serious though. I am no dealer.
Mic     If you need help with anything, Niko. Just speak to me. If you want to
        get something off your chest... I'm a good listener, you know?
Niko    I know Michelle, I appreciate your concern but I can look after myself.
        I'm a big boy and I must make my own decisions. See you soon.
Mic     Yeah, Niko. See you soon.


<cutscene - at Elizabeta's apartment>

[A dozen people are dancing around.]
Lizzy   Aww yeah ha ha. Woo ooo! Yeah! Oh, looking good from here!
[Niko enters.]
Lizzy   Hey, Niko!
Niko    Hey!
Lizzy   [to dancer] Uh, I'll catch up with you. [to Niko] How you doing?
Niko    Good. And you?
Lizzy   Surround yourself with cocaine and the assholes soon follow... Hey,
Johnny  Yo!
Lizzy   Come over here. Come here.
Johnny  Yeah!
Lizzy   Niko, this is Johnny. Now, Johnny is sitting on a big pile of heroin. I
        don't go near the stuff... professionally... but I found him a buyer.
        We're nervous. Will you oversee the deal and check everything is cool?
Niko    Sure.
Lizzy   Thank you.
Johnny  Well, I got to go pick up the stuff so, uh, I'll see you there.
Lizzy   A'ight.
[Johnny leaves.]
Lizzy   So, who else do you need to meet, huh? Do you know Playboy?
Niko    No.
Lizzy   Hey! Playboy! X! Ha ha! This is Niko. Hey Niko, this Playboy.
PB X    Whassup, money?
Lizzy   Playboy is going along with you. I want as many people around this deal
        as possible.
PB X    Bet. Are you ready to bounce?
[Niko nods.]
PB X    Well come on then?
Lizzy   Later.
[They leave.]
Dancer  I am the best, I am number one!

<get in a car>

PB X    We going down to Cassidy Street in Schottler.

<driving - going to Cassidy Street - A>

Niko    Does Elizabeta get you to do stuff like this often?
PB X    Elizabeta don't get me to do shit. I just like to keep an eye on
        things. There ain't a deal in this town I don't know about. I own this
        city, for real.
Niko    Yeah, well how come we haven't met before?
PB X    You obviously ain't been big time. I started small like you, player.
        Slinging rocks on the corner, sticking cats up, all type of shit. Them
        was the old days. Now it's all about diversification.
Niko    A heroin deal is your way of diversifying?
PB X    Money talks. Money say jump, cat say how high. This is a cash deal. I
        got other shit going down as well.
Niko    What type of shit you got going on? I'm always looking for work, if it
        pays that is.
PB X    I pay like a Shlongberg Sachs bonus, bitch. It's Christmas every day
        when you're rolling with this nigga.
Niko    So, you got work?
PB X    Not yet. I got to set shit up. But I'll need a cat like you real soon.
        Gimme your number.
Niko    Tell me about that biker, the one with the smack, Johnny.
PB X    I ain't working with that cat but I heard about him. He doing all type
        of crazy shit. Blowing sutff up. Them boys, the Lost, they in some
        heavy type of gang war is what I heard. Crazy whiteboy shit. Think only
        one group can grow beards and ride bikes in this town.
Niko    It's a big town.
PB X    Not big enough for some people. What that other gang called? Death
        Angels or some shit. Anyways, be careful of this cat. Don't even want
        to look at him the wrong way, crazy motherfucker.
Niko    You scared of him?
PB X    I ain't scared of nobody. All them bikers is racist as shit is all.

<driving - going to Cassidy Street - B>

PB X    So, is you Russian or something? Is you like one of them oligarchs or
        some shit?
Niko    I'm not from Russia, no.
PB X    Nah? You sound like you coming outta Russia with that accent. That all
        good, money. Russia's big right now. Rabbit fur hats, Cherenkov vodka,
        I love that shit. The amount of... what you call dollars in Russia?
Niko    I never been to Russia, but I think their money is called rubles.
PB X    Hell yeah, the amount of rubles being dropped up in Liberty City is a
        joke. I want to get my hands on some of that shit. I don't care about
        the exchange rate or nothing. I want to be spending rubles like you
Niko    Yeah? You short of money at the moment?
PB X    You think I'm short of paper? I just helping out on this deal because
        Liz is my business partner. She my SoBo connection, hooks me up when I
        need her to. That why I look after her when she need me to.
Niko    Is that how things go?
PB X    For real. That's how shit works up in here. America is the business
        capital of the world 'cause that's how we roll. Me and Liz are
        entrepreneurs. Shit, if the deal makes paper, I do it.
Niko    I like to make money, but there should be other considerations when you
        into business with a person. I have learnt that at a price.
PB X    True that, that right. I ain't no slut, jumping into any nigga give me
        the eye. Playboy's in bed with Liz because she got the hookups. That's
        probably why you rolling with her too. Maybe I could use a boy like you
        on team Playboy.
Niko    You got work?
PB X    For sure. Let me hook up with your number. You got a cell, right?
Niko    Yeah.
PB X    Gimme them digits, we see if we can make shit happen.

<on Cassidy Street>

PB X    The crib's on the 3rd floor. Buyer is some Asian dude called Charlie.
Niko    Like in Vietnam?
PB X    Just like the movies, money.

<cutscene - on the third floor>

Niko    Hey, you ready?
Johnny  Sure, let's do this. Nothing like selling some dope to let you know
        you're alive.
Niko    Let's go.
PB X    Yeah, let's do this.
Johnny  Alright, c'mon.
[They walk into the room.]
Charlie Hey... what's going on guys, what's going on?
Johnny  Not much. Let's do this.
Charlie You've got the heroin? Right? Right?
Johnny  Come on, let's do this, quickly.
Charlie But you've got the heroin, correct? You're carrying it, correct? I mean
        it's a simple question.
Johnny  What's wrong with you? You're being fucking weird.
Charlie Not weird, man. I just wanna know if you're carrying the stuff right?
Johnny  You ain't right, friend, come on... let's get out of here.
[Niko, Playboy, and Johnny run out as Charlie pulls out a gun.]
Charlie LCPD. Freeze motherfucker. I said freeze.

<fighting the police>

PB X    Yo. They gonna expect us to go out the front with that biker dude. We
        gonna hit up the roof. You clear out the floor above first, money.

<They gun down the police and make their way from the roof to the roof of an
adjacent building. From there, they head back down to ground level.>

PB X    Yo, money. We going down through this sucker. You want to start rolling
        with me, drive me back to my crib in Northwood on X.

<driving - taking Playboy to his penthouse - A>

PB X    Shit man. I'd a fucking died instead of being caught by them feds. You
        take a bid on a heroin beef you ain't seeing light for a long time. You
        rotting up in that shit.
Niko    Yeah?
PB X    A future in a max security pen ain't no future at all. You forget about
        them cats that do that sort of time.
Niko    Any of your friends on the inside?
PB X    My man Dwayne Forge is inside on a crack beef. He showed me some shit
        back in the day but shit... When he gets out, if he ever does, it won't
        be the same world.
Niko    What's different since this guy's been doing his bid?
PB X    Shit changed. There be more to it than the crack tip nowaday. There be
        the smack tip, the rap game, X, chronic, meth... shit, I'm looking into
        expanding my horizons.
Niko    Yeah?
PB X    For sure, reach for the stars and all that shit! I don't see why a
        young kid from the hodd can't make something out of himself... Street
        cats like me just get labeled as pimps, and pushers, and stickup
Niko    But you are a drug pusher?
PB X    That just what I'm doing to get out of the ghetto. I don't see it as
        dealing drugs. Drugs is just one arm of my business. I'm buying and
        selling that shit like any commodity on the trading floor.
Niko    Only this commodity is illegal.
PB X    Yeah, but Playboy is going legitimate. I wanna be one of them developer
        cats. Build me some skyscrapers. See my name in big bold letters.
Niko    Yeah, I thought you would want to build schools or something. Help
        young black men get out of the ghetto.
PB X    Shit, that'll come. Got to get me successful first.

<driving - taking Playboy to his penthouse - B>

PB X    Playboy X don't like coming that close to being taken down.
Niko    Playboy X? What's the X stand for?
PB X    Shit, I don't know, all type of shit.
Niko    Like what?
PB X    I ain't gonna use no fool's name, hell no. X is a fuck you to them
        fools who thought they owned me. Fucking federal government.
Niko    Like Malcolm X?
PB X    It's like X marks the spot. That's coz I was always on the same corner
        pushing weight. Always on the same spot so X.
Niko    Sure.
PB X    X is like extreme. Extreme bitches, extreme money, I always take things
        to the next level. Get involved in some extreme shit. Change the game.
Niko    Really?
PB X    It's like extra large as well. All type of bitches be calling me that,
Niko    I bet they do.
PB X    Should be like double X or triple X or something on that one though.

<at Playboy's penthouse>

Niko    Here we be, money. I'll hit you up when I need your ass.

<phonecall from Roman - later on>

Roman   This is great news, Niko. I got the insurance money for the cab depot
        burning down. The stupid bastards thought it was an electrical fire,
        not arson.
Niko    Maybe it was an accident.
Roman   Ha, ha. Yeah right. I've put the money into another cab depot. Bellic
        Enterprises is up and running again. Next stop - floating on the
        BAWSAQ. I'll give you shares, NB. Later on.

<text message from Brucie - later on>

NB. Hit up Perseus in Algonquin. All the VIPs go there, bro. Get yourself some
fucking bling clothes. You're genetically different, bro. You gotta get the
packaging to match. That's how you roll! - B


<cutscene - at the South Bohan community center>

[Manny and Jay are watching the show on TV.]
TVJay   Manny Escuela combines a powerful urban masculinity with a lighter
        side. Here, shortly after cleaning up five blocks, he teaches a group
        of women in the art of competitive street dancing.
Manny   Yo man! You made me look gay, man. I warned you, bro.
Jay     What? No? You don't look gay. You look a little metrosexual or
Manny   Metrosex...
Jay     It's good, it's good.
Manny   Man, who the hell ever heard of a metrosexual ex-gangster, man? [turns
        off the TV]
Jay     Hey!
Manny   I'm a lord, man, not a lady. This show was gonna make me famous!
[Niko enters.]
Jay     You are gonna be famous...
Manny   Shit. Yo, Niko, man - what am I supposed to do here man? I got the film
        genius here making me look like a transsexual, or something, on TV. And
        now some punks been talkin' all kinds of shit too.
Niko    What punks?
Manny   Man, bitches I used to roll with. Guys cuaght up in the game. Punks in
        too deep, man. Yo I tried, man, I tried to be a good guy. I said, I'm
        reformed, man. But I'm pure ghetto, man. And this show's garbage.
Jay     Oh come on.
Manny   We don't have the killer shot, man.
Jay     What? Jeez.
Manny   We need to go bust somebody, man.
Niko    Do what you want, as long as it doesn't involve me.
Manny   Hey, yo, man, we're brethren right? Give up, man. A'ight, man. Yo
        listen, can you shut these punks up for me please?
Niko    Where are they?
Manny   They're gonna be comin' in on El Train, man. From Algonquin to Dukes,
        man. Hey I owe you, man. I owe you big time.
Niko    Okay. [leaves]
Manny   You see that, man? You see that, man? Yo, that is streets right there,
        man. Not none of this shit. Got me dancing in skirts with people in the
        neighborhood, man. What the fuck is that, man?

[Niko waits for the train to cross the Algonquin Bridge, then follows it from
the streets to the Schottler station. There, he attacks and kills the punks.]

<phonecall to Manny>

Niko    You don't need to worry about people talking garbage no more.
Manny   You're pure ghetto, man. Just like me, kid. I'm gonna thank you in all
        my acceptance speeches, man, for real.


<phonecall from Elizabeta>

Lizzy   Shut the fuck up, Jacob. Niko, I hear you can understand this rasta
        shit. Get over here before I run out of patience and start shooting.
Niko    I don't think I've ever played peacemaker, but I'll be there in a bit.

<cutscene - at Elizabeta's apartment>

Jacob   Ah bang ya in ya bloodclot. Ya have fe come satta, me nah pusshole.
Lizzy   Yeah? Fuck you, fucking reggae idiot bitch.
Jacob   Wha' ya wan' do? Ya wan' bloodclot?! Coz ya nah even bambaclot ready,
        ya know?!
Lizzy   Stop speaking that gibberish.
Jacob   Fat bumbaclot pussyhole gal, you know this? Shot ya in ya bumbaclot...
Lizzy   Fuck you!
Niko    [enters] Hey, hey, hey. What's wrong? What's wrong?
Jacob   'ey yo! Don't touch this!
Lizzy   Jacob here... you know Jacob?
Niko    Yes.
Lizzy   Jacob tells me it wasn't him. But some people he introduced me to have
        ripped me off big time. And put the heat on me. I know they did. Or
        someone did.
Jacob   Alright, alright, alright. Ah not my fault, ya know, rasta? Ah not my
        bloodclot fault.
Lizzy   Well, not your fault...
Jacob   ya nah come in'na me face!
Niko    Alright!
Lizzy   You better hope Niko can make this right for you then.
Jacob   Or what?
Lizzy   Or we've got a big fucking problem, rasta. Niko, go do this fools job
        for him.
Jacob   Watch me and her...
Niko    Yeah, I got it. See you later.
Jacob   watch me and...

<Niko attacks the abandoned hospital and finds the coke.>

<phonecall to Jacob>

Niko    I've got the stuff. You know where the heat is coming from?
Jacob   I tink I getting closer, ya know? But dere one more cat me haffi speak
Niko    Shit! Speaking of fucking cops, I think I have company. I gotta go.

<phonecall to Jacob - after losing the cops>

Niko    I lost the heat, where are you?
Jacob   Chase Point, I'm with some bakra, say he know I. Get here now Niko. Dis
        be some strange shit.

<cutscene - in an alley in Chase Point>

Niko    Jacob, what are you talking about? You know, I think you're smoking too
Jacob   Yo! Me tink me know where de heat a come from, ya know, king?
Mic     [enters] Hey, Niko! Hey, Jacob.
Niko    What you doing here? This is no place for you, Michelle.
Mic     As it happens, it is. You see, Niko, I have been working for the
        government. I'm afraid it's my job to watch you. And now I have to ask
        you for the coke.
Niko    This is a joke, right?
Mic     Please, please, don't make this harder for me than it already is. Look,
        they are about to take down Elizabeta.
Niko    I don't fucking believe this.
Mic     Listen... I'm sorry it had to be this way Niko. I'm really sorry. Hey,
        you know, you could have gone down too if you weren't so useful.
Niko    You fucking bitch.
Mic     Niko...
Jacob   Hold on. You mean fe say ya gwa'an let us off just like dat? Nuttin' a
Mic     Well, my employers need the help of a guy like Niko. The office is in
        Algonquin. I'll call you. You know, as and when we need you. The coke
[Niko hands over the coke and Michelle leaves.]
Jacob   Tsk! Cho, king, me have fe tell Elizabeth, say she nah get dat cocaine,
        ya know?

<phonecall from Mallorie - the next day>

Mal     Niko, I heard that Michelle was a cop or a fed or something, is it
Niko    I don't know what she is, but she was lying to us all along and now I'm
        paying for it.
Mal     Putanesca. There was always something funky about her. I'm real sorry.


Shit! Michelle was working for someone? Fuck... I don't know what to say.
See ya later

<email - positive reply>

You set me up with a man, and you set me up with a cop. Maybe you should give
up the match making, you moron.

<email - negative reply>

Maybe you could say that you're a moron and you won't see me up with anymore
undercover agents or cops.

 HAVE A HEART (#et4)

<cutscene - at Elizabeta's place>

Lizzy   Hey, Man, this is getting out of control. The police are all over me. I
        can feel them.
Niko    So?
Lizzy   So? So? So... so I'm going to go to prison, for a long time! So, my
        life is over! All this work... for nothing, man. [snorting coke] Being
        tough in a man's world... I guess I wasn't so tough, huh? Jorge turned
        state's... everyone's a rat!
Niko    Not me.
Lizzy   Whatever.
Manny   Open up, man. [enter with Jay the cameraman]
Lizzy   Who is it?
Manny   It's the streets, man.
Lizzy   Okay. Hold on.
Manny   Alright, man. This is what Manny's all about, man.
Jay     Manny... Manny, Manny, Manny.
Manny   Now, word up, bitch, you betta stop slinging that shit on my streets,
        yo. We don't want it anymore. Hey, yo, Jay, you catching this?
Jay     Rolling, rolling.
Lizzy   What is this Manny? For fuck's sake.
Manny   The streets have spoken. Now leave my people alone! Yo, Niko, what you
        doing here?
Lizzy   [shoots Manny and Jay] I am not in the mood for this right now.
Niko    Well he said he was going to bust a dealer...
Lizzy   Can you help me clean this mess up? There's a doctor in Broker who can
        help. Come on, let's put 'em in my car.

<phonecall from Jacob - while driving to the doctor>

Jacob   Wha'gwan me brother, it's me, Jacob. Wanna get some food?
Niko    Shit, Jacob, I'm sorry. I'm already hanging out with two friends. I've
        kind of got my hands full looking after them. We should do something
        soon though.

<phonecall to Elizabeta - car is destroyed before reaching the doctor>

Niko    I couldn't get those things to the doctor.
Lizzy   I got enough on my plate to be worrying about this as well. You just
        missed out on a payday.

<cutscene - reach the doctor>

Niko    I've heard you'll take care of them?
Doctor  Natural causes?
Niko    Of course, seems like a bullet in the head is as natural as it gets in
        this town.
Doctor  They weren't sick, were they?
Niko    No.
Doctor  Had a few problems with sick bodies. No one wants a liver if it's
        riddled with tumors, huh? Know what I mean?
Niko    No.
Doctor  Shit... looks like the bullet went right through this one's eye. And
        the price of eyes is through the roof at the moment.
Niko    Fine. Can I leave you with these or what?
Doctor  Sure. I'll have these organs out on the street in no time. They're
        gonna help a lot a folks.
Niko    He'd been trying to help the streets his whole life... maybe he'll
        actually be doing it now.

<phonecall to Elizabeta - get car to the doctor>

Niko    The doctor has that stuff.
Lizzy   Good, one less thing to bother me. The heat is closing in, Niko. This
        particular party is ending.

<phonecall from Mallorie - the next day>

Mal     Niko. The shit went down with those guys in Bohan. Elizabeta's doing a
        bid. I think she might have killed Manny.
Niko    Really?
Mal     Good thing you haven't been hanging around with them too much. That
        shit is fucked up. I'm sorry for getting you involved.
Niko    Don't worry about it. You've got enough on your plate looking after
        Roman. See you soon.

<phonecall to Roman - optional>

Roman   That's my cousin, Niko.
Niko    Yes it is, Roman. You're right.
Roman   So what's happening in your world at the moment? Met anybody
        interesting recently?
Niko    Other than the community leader and drug dealer that Mallorie
        introduced me to... neither of whom are doing too good no more, yeah, I
        guess I have met some interesting people.
Roman   Please tell me you are talking about twins and bleached blond hair and
        D-cup titties. You're a wild man, NB.
Niko    I'm afraid I haven't met these women of your dreams, Roman. No, I was
        referring to a Deputy Police Commissioner called Francis McReary, an
        Irish hood called Packie, an African American drug dealer who calls
        himself Playboy X, some outlaw biker guy named Johnny, and a doctor who
        buys dead bodies so he can sell the organs. If you're losing money at
        the tables you might be able to sell some body parts to him for a quick
Roman   How much does a kidney go for nowadays? I'm kidding, NB, kidding.
        Sounds like you are having a crazy time. Talk to you soon.


<text message from Playboy>

Yo money, sumthing's come up. Hit me at my crib coz I got work for y'all. $$$
- the X

<cutscene - at Playboy's penthouse>

PB X    Hey, wassup, money?
Niko    Hey.
PB X    Come on. Ladies, give me a few minutes. Business calls.
[They walk out onto the patio.]
PB X    This is my town. Look at it. All them tiny ants down there. Man, shit
        is crazy.
Niko    So I guess you do okay.
PB X    Yeah, okay. But, er, what about you? What motivates you?
Niko    Well, I need money. This pays. I can do it... I don't care if I live or
        die... and I'm looking for someone.
PB X    Someone special?
Niko    Yeah. You could say that. So, why do you need me?
PB X    Well I'm always looking for good guys. Build an army. But in my work...
        people change. Money changes people. Not me. I'm still a hustler from
        these streets... and I heard good things about you.
Niko    Okay. But... I'm warning you... I'm not low budget.
PB X    Do I look like I live low budget, dog?
[One of Playboy's girls walks out.]
Girl    Yo playa!
PB X    The fuck you want?
Girl    There's someone here for you. Dwayne or some shit. I don't know.
PB X    Motherfucker got out. Damn! My dude!
[Girl leaves, Dwayne walks out.]
Dwayne  Wassup son? What's going down?
PB X    You didn't tell me you was getting out! Man, I would have laid on a
        party, got some freaks out... shit...
Dwayne  I called. A couple of times.
PB X    Man... hey... Dwayne... This is Niko. Niko - Dwayne Forge. He taught me
        everything I know.
Dwayne  [quietly] Not everything.
PB X    So hey, man. Where you staying? D'you need some money? What's the plan?
Dwayne  What you mean, what's the plan? Pick up where we left off. I'm out. I'm
        back. We keep on rollin'.
PB X    You say 'we'?
Dwayne  Yeah 'we'. Unless you too fine? What? Your silk sheet, fancy dress
        wearing life too big for me now?
PB X    Oh, hey, now I ain't saying that. You know what's mine is yours. You
        need help, just holla. Hell, this Slavic motherfucker any good, he
        could help you. Now you know I'll do anything I can. But right now, we
        gotta roll. Gimme one second.
[Playboy goes back inside.]
Dwayne  Ain't folk quick to forget?
Niko    Hmm. Some folk.
Dwayne  Yeah... that's the truth.
Niko    Where did you get out from?
Dwayne  Preschool.
[Playboy returns.]
PB X    Okay... Dwayne, we gotta roll. Please make yourself at home. Hell. This
        is your home. [to Niko] Let's jet, money.
Dwayne  [to self] Motherfucker must think I'm a idiot.

<outside the penthouse>

PB X    We going to Castle Gardens. There's an alley we want to hit up just off
        the South Parkway.

<driving - going to the alley in Castle Gardens - A>

PB X    Alright, you heard a Yusuf Amir? Big real estate developer.
Niko    I don't know. I've heard a lot of names since I got here. This guy's a
        big developer? Are you and him having meetings about how to run the
PB X    Not yet, but I got an idea about how me and him can get friendly. Some
        italian dudes has shut down his building site on some union  bullshit.
        They all up in the place, strapped to their fronts with hardhats on and
        shit. Won't let anybody get near it.
Niko    What are you suggesting we do about it?
PB X    You gonna go in there and get them Mafia types off the site. Meantime,
        I'm gonna tell Yusuf how good we been to him. That cat and me is going
        to be tight as two cellmates on lockdown after this.
Niko    What's in it for me?
PB X    I'll give you what you after. Cold hard cash. That what you chasing,
Niko    Amongst other things. I don't know how good your plan is though,
        Playboy. I'll get rid of the guys on the site, then won't there be
        more? If it's a union problem, doesn't that make it bigger than a few
        guys with guns?
PB X    Shit, 'union' is just another word for Mafia. These cats is looking to
        squeeze our boy Amir for dollars just because he ain't from here. When
        we fuck their people up, they'll realize that he ain't a cat to be
        messed with and they'll back off.
Niko    Okay?
PB X    Shit, Yusuf is from Dubai. He's an African, an he's comin' to Liberty
        City to make it big. It's my duty to watch this cat's back. My
        ancestors came from Africa, now he's coming out a bit later. Me and him
        could be cousins, shit.
Niko    I think you might want to look at a map, Playboy. Dubai isn't in
PB X    Shit, it all the same. Africa, America, Dubai. It don't matter, we're
        brothers, spiritually I mean, and that's the important bit.

<driving - going to the alley in Castle Gardens - B>

PB X    This is my ticket to the big time, baby. I'm about to make it, for
Niko    Yeah, how's that?
PB X    You know Yusuf Amir, the big real estate developer? Well, I heard on
        the grapevine that he's run into a heap of trouble with some union
        cats. This shit is Mafia run and they all over his construction site
        with guns and shit. They stopping Amir from sending in the scabs.
Niko    How's that mean you've made it?
PB X    Because I'm a clever motherfucker. I'm using my God-given intellect.
        Yusuf is in some problems. Playboy is going to come in there and help
        him out. Make the Mafia cats go away so the workers can come in and
        everything will be cool.
Niko    You're going to have to be a pretty persusaive guy. That's if you're
        hoping to talk a bunch of Mafia owned union officials off of a building
        site they've shut down.
PB X    I don't gotta be the persuasive one, money. You do. I saw you handle
        yourself for Elizabeta the other day. You goin' to go in there and
        clear out those motherfuckers.
Niko    You're not getting involved?
PB X    No man. I'd just confuse shit if I went in with you. There's all types
        a' scaffolding and shit in the construction yard. I'm gonna get into a
        position where I can see everything goin' down. I'll tell you where the
        cats are at and who you need to look out for. I'm your eyes in the sky,
Niko    This sounds like a pretty bad deal for me, don't it, Playboy?
PB X    Shit, you doing this for a paycheck. I'm givin' you them dollar bills,
        and when Playboy pays, he pays big! You getting that mad money on this
Niko    Okay.

<cutscene - in the alley>

PB X    I left some heat for you in that car, money. You going to be strapped -
        sniper rifles, grenades, all that shit. There's also a radio headset in
        there, so me and you can keep in communcation. Yo, there's three
        lookout cats making sure no one makes a move on the site. You best take
        them out with the rifle before you hit up the rest of them. I'm gonna
        get into position where I can see all the shit going down. If you can
        take out the main cats then the rest of them shouldn't be a problem.
        When you in there, I'll give you the lowdown on where these main cats
        is at.

<Playboy on the lift>

PB X    You might be better seeing the lookouts from up here too, money.

<riding the lift up>

PB X    Shit, I needed to find a cat like you. A badass ma'fucker who ain't
        afraid to take fools down.
Niko    Yeah, well I need money so you're in luck.
PB X    You gonna kick some ass down there, boy. I'm backing you up.
Niko    This is getting awkward. Talk about a slow lift.

<kill the lookouts>

PB X    That all them lookouts gone, money. Get in there and free up the site.
Niko    See you soon, Playboy. I'll try to save a grenade so you can have fun
        with one, too.

<enter the construction site>

PB X    [by headset] Alright, you in, money? The first guy is on the
        scaffolding in the building to the east of the yard.

<kill the first leader>

PB X    Shit, you a cold motherfucker. Next guy is south of your position, up a
        few stories in the next building.

<kill the second leader>

PB X    I knew you was the right Slavic killer for this job. There's a cat in
        the south west corner of the yard by the water. Get him.

<kill the third leader>

PB X    The last guy is to your east. Shit, money. You best watch yourself.
        There be more of these Mafia cats turning up.
Niko    Thanks for the warning.
PB X    Yo money. There's a chopper turning up. I think our boy is making a run
        for it. Get him good.
Niko    I'll do my best.

<phonecall to Playboy - after the fourth leader is dead>

Niko    I got rid of all the union problems on this site. As you can see, this
        place is going to need a cleanup before any workers come in.
PB X    You the money, son. Yusuf's PA won't put me through to the cat. But
        when they hear about this shit they gonna start listening to Playboy.


<cutscene - at Playboy's penthouse>

PB X    Wassup, money?
Niko    Not much, how are you?
PB X    Chilling... s'all good. Well, mostly good.
Niko    Mostly?
PB X    Yeah, Dwayne's been getting on my nerves... pushing me, man. But
        whatever... we spoke about that shit already.
Niko    Give him time. He's just out of prison.
PB X    For real... listen, G. Dwayne ain't the only thing I got on my mind...
Niko    No?
PB X    No...
        Some motherfucker's been calling me a phoney, calling me a snitch,
        calling me all kinds of bullshit.
Niko    Big deal...
PB X    Yeah big deal. Damn right! Until I discover, that same motherfucker?
        Well... he's got some real loose lips.
[Playboy knocks a ball in on the pool table.]
Niko    Not bad. So, you need this guy silenced?
PB X    Yeah. He hangs out with his team near the courts on Exeter between X
        and W.
Niko    Okay. What does he look like?
PB X    Well, son ain't too diesel or nothing, he a regular lookin' dude,
        nahmean? Now he don't flash his guap too much, but you can see it in
        his eye, that he a hustler.
Niko    Eh?
PB X    Homie ain't too brolic, but he ain't scrawny neither. And he be stylin'
        on 'em a little, ya dig? I mean, he ain't too bummy, but he grimy too.
Niko    So he's the average one?
PB X    Look. He's brown skinned, B. Motherfucker be rockin' baggy clothes and
        all that - jewels, and he stay fresh with the clean sneakers, nahmean?
        And sometimes a bandana.
Niko    Look. I need more than that to go on.
PB X    Jesus. [hands over phone] Here, take this, head down there, take a
        photo, send it to me, and I'll point out which one of them
        motherfuckers it is.
Niko    Fine.
PB X    And that's a little gift for you.

<at the courts on Exeter>

Guy 1   ... and that's why the Penetrators ain't doin' nothing this season.
        They got no one who can work the lanes, man.
Marlon  Shit, Lieutenant, that's something I was forced into from the necessity
        of my financial situation. My body is forced to rob and deal in order
        to sustain my own well bein' and that of my immediate family.

<phonecall from Playboy - after sending the picture>

PB X    Marlon's the one dressed like a damn canary. Wearing that yellow jacket
        and shit. Get rid of him.
Niko    I'll do it.

<phonecall to Playboy - Marlon is dead>

Niko    Marlon is dead.
PB X    You the man, son. You money. You my ice-cold Slavic killer! See you

 RUFF RIDER (#df1)

<phonecall from Playboy>

PB X    Yo money, I appreciate what you doing for me. There be so many fake
        cats out there. You remember my man, Dwayne?
Niko    Sure, just got out of the pen, old friends aren't paying him no mind.
PB X    Yeah, that's what he think. He got friends all over the shop but he
        living in the past. I need you to go over to the Governor Greg Johnson
        projects over in Northwood, he holding up there and needs help with
        some shit. You assist his broke ass, I'll send some paper your way.
        I owe that fool - ain't payback a bitch? Peace out, money.

<cutscene - at Dwayne's apartment>

Dwayne  Oh, it's you. You alone?
Niko    Yeah. How you doing?
Dwayne  Fucking great. What you think?
Niko    Yeah... it's hard living with the past. Eh?
Dwayne  Yeah. Especially when the present has turned into an asshole. Fucking
        bitch... nobody wants to roll with me no more. It's like I'm tainted.
Niko    What do you mean?
Dwayne  Playboy don't wanna hang no more. He pays for you to come instead. My
        girlfriend, the love of my fucking life... man, I was pulling moves in
        the joint so this bitch could pay the rent. Now, she won't answer the
        phone. Man, I gave her everything when I was inside. Cars, houses,
        apartments, bank accounts. Everything. I heard she hanging with Jayvon
Niko    Who?
Dwayne  Some punk who fucking talked. He swears he wasn't involved in me going
        down, but I knew. I knew his ass was lying. Now motherfucker's fucking
        my girl? For real? Shit is fucked up, man. Sometimes I just wanna end
        this shit. Just... bam. [aims gun at head] But I ain't there yet. Not
Niko    Listen, why don't you go talk to her?
Dwayne  Ain't shit to say.
Niko    Then I'll go speak to both of them. I'll ask for your money back... and
        if they don't agree, I'll make them. Where do they hang out?
Dwayne  At some arcade in Chinatown. Uh, look, man, don't bother.
Niko    No, I'll bother. I'm getting paid. And besides... you remind me of me.
Dwayne  Uh huh.

<cutscene - at the arcade>

Niko    Hey, are you the two snakes who played Dwayne Forge when he was in the
        joint? He wants his money.
Cherise What? Dwayne must a finished his bid. Shit, he going to be mad angry.
[Jayvon begins firing at Niko, then takes off on a bike.]

<Cherise begs for her life>

Cherise Don't kill me. I know I fucked Dwayne over real bad but he wouldn't
        want me dead. He too much of a gentleman for that. He ain't like that
        Playboy X punk, he's only chasing paper. You do right by Dwayne he
        gonna stick to you for life. I didn't mean it. Girl get lonely when
        her man's inside for a long time. I thought Playboy was gonna look out
        for me but he didn't answer my calls. Punk didn't wanna know me. I did
        what I did to survive. Please. I don't wanna die. Come on! Dwayne
        wouldn't ever hurt no one he loved, even if they screwed him like I
        did. Please. I'm only human. Come on.

<Cherise killed>

Niko    She was going to say anything to get out of that. No getting out of it

<Cherise spared>

Niko    Dwayne don't need to worry about having that girl's blood on his hands
        on top of everything else.

<phonecall to Dwayne - after killing Jayvon and retrieving the money>

Niko    Hey Dwayne, I've got your money. Why don't you meet me at Cluckin' Bell
        so I can give it to you?
Dwayne  Great. Thanks, son. See you soon.

<cutscene - Cherise killed>

Niko    I collected on that debt for you.
Dwayne  They paid up? I guess my name still means something out there. People
        still know me.
Niko    I had to explain things to them. They didn't listen so good.
Dwayne  You slept Cherise? She were a bitch, weren't she? This fool falls real
        hard for them. That's why he gets burnt. Thanks for getting this paper,
        Niko. It helps.

<cutscene - Cherise spared>

Niko    I collected on that debt for you.
Dwayne  They paid up? I guess my name still means something out there. People
        are still scared of me.
Niko    They are, I got rid of Jayvon for you but I let your ex go.
Dwayne  That fool Cherise? She just couldn't help herself. She always told me
        she'd burn me good. I guess I shoulda listened. I'm happy she ain't
        dead, though - she's just an idiot. Peace, man.


<cutscene - at Dwayne's apartment>

Niko    Dwayne?
Dwayne  Sup, man?
Niko    Not much. How are you doing?
Dwayne  I'm done... I can't cope no more, man. I mean, prison was easy compared
        to this shit.
Niko    I'm sure it was.
Dwayne  Fuck it, man. Fuck it all! I mean, I used to have everything. I used to
        run uptown. Bohan, all that shit. Now, I ain't shit.
Niko    Hey, let's get it back.
Dwayne  No. I can't man. I ain't got the energy no more. I been stabbed in the
        back too many fucking times. I mean, there's bitches everywhere.
Niko    Well, I'll do it, for you, I mean.
Dwayne  Nah, fuck that.
Niko    Come on man, stop being so miserable. What did you lose?
Dwayne  Shit, man. This club... I'm talkin' a real gentleman's place. It's
        called the Triangle Club, on Drill Street in Bohan. I'm talkin' real
        class, you know what I'm sayin'? But when I went down, some fucking
        gangsters came and took it.
Niko    Well, I'll clean out the squatters for you. No problem.
Dwayne  Man, you the real deal. I owe you.
Niko    Big time, but we'll talk about that later.
Dwayne  Man, you the truth.

<phonecall from Brucie - on the way to the Triangle Club>

Brucie  Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Niko, it's Brucie baby. How about we go check out some
        naked bitches.
Niko    Sorry Brucie man, I'm about to go see some naked women but this time
        it's business not pleasure. We have to hang out another time. See you.

<phonecall to Dwayne - after eliminating the three managers>

Niko    Nobody's going to be partying up in your club anymore.
Dwayne  Playboy ain't gonna be happy.
Niko    What you mean?
Dwayne  He still did business with the gangsters that took over. Screw that.
        They fuck me, the fucked - right? Playboy gonna feel that shit.
Niko    Sure thing, man.

<phonecall from Playboy - later on>

PB X    Niko, tell me it weren't you that shot up the strip club in Bohan.
Niko    You asked me to help out Dwayne, that's what I was doing.
PB X    Don't help him out when it fucks up my business interests. Damn, son.
        That ain't cool.


<phonecall from Playboy>

PB X    Niko, shit is getting fucked up. I need to see you at my crib.
Niko    How did the big real estate deal go?
PB X    That cat ain't got no vision, wants to shut down the site and shit.
        Make it a memorial to Union workers who've died in accidents. Man, fuck
        Yusuf Amir. I got bigger problems. Come see me now.

<cutscene - at Playboy's penthouse>

PB X    Wassup, money?
Niko    Hey.
PB X    Man... business is tough. I ain't a cold person. I mean, I am cold,
        but... motherfucker.
Niko    What are you talking about?
PB X    You want a drink?
Niko    Ehh...
PB X    Man, have a seat man.
Niko    Alright.
PB X    Now, I got into this dope game because it was the only thing open to
        me, man. The only thing, man.
Niko    Hey, I am not judging.
PB X    No. Listen. Now I paid my dues. Now I learned in a hard school, man...
        and I changed stuff, and you know me, I do this stuff so I got a chance
        to do some good in this town.
Niko    So you say.
PB X    So I say? So I do. When I get the money, man... I will build parks, I
        will sponsor kids, I will save lives... But I gotta have the money man.
        'Cause all this? All this? It means nothing if you ain't got the heart,
Niko    Amen, brother.
PB X    I mean, fuck, man... Fuck! The thing is... you know Jesus? He did some
        crazy shit, too. I mean, everyone does. He killed people. He killed
        that John the Baptist cat. He did what he had to.
Niko    I don't think you're correct about that.
PB X    Man. The point is, man... history is a long time. And you only got one
        chance... and Dwayne? Man, Dwayne... it's like he thinks it's 1992 and
        [Dwayne impression] the best you can hope for is a gold chain and a
        pager. You know, he looks at me like he wants me dead. I took care of
        business. I gave him money, but because I won't bow down to him and
        treat him like he The Almighty, motherfucker wants to pop me.
Niko    Dwayne is a little troubled. He was in prison a long time - maybe you
        guys should talk...
PB X    No, I tried talking. I... I... I tried giving him half of the business.
        I tried everything a man could reasonably try and still call his self a
Niko    So what you gonna do? Kill him?
PB X    Hey I didn't say that. Man, you cold.
Niko    I was joking!
PB X    But what else is there? I mean, cat's been talking... Nah, I hear
        things. Said you and me was too tight now... said you disrespected him,
        called him mad... he's gone crazy. I mean he's gone. Prison does that.
Niko    Well, you can't kill him.
PB X    No... But you can.
Niko    But I don't want to.
PB X    Well neither do I, man. But if he goes insane, we all dead anyway. I
        mean, Dwayne is a killer.
Niko    I don't like this conversation.
PB X    Do you think that I do? But it's kill or be killed out there. And you
        got a lunatic after you? Man, you dumb. Now, I will give you a lot of
        money. Because see me, now I ain't scared of no one, but a motherfucker
        says he's gonna kill me? A motherfucker's gonna die.
Niko    Man, I'm not sure. I've got to think about it.
PB X    Well, I hope you see some sense. I will be in touch.


<phonecall from Dwayne>

Dwayne  Niko, man, I'm going crazy. Since I got out things just don't make no
Niko    Have things ever made sense?
Dwayne  They did on the inside. Three meals a day, time in the yard, lockdown
        at eight. Things out here is mad crazy.
Niko    Tell me about it.
Dwayne  On the down low, I think Playboy wants me dead. Might just let him do
        it, put a cap in my dome. End it all.
Niko    That what you want? Seriously?
Dwayne  Nah, fuck that shit. I ain't ready to go out yet. I need you to get him
        for me. I can't do it myself. He was my boy back in the day. That's
        something I won't be able to forget. You seem like you got my back,
        Niko. Help me out on this one, dog. I'll stick by you 'til the end.
        Take him out for me.
Niko    That's a pretty heavy request, Dwayne - Playboy was your best friend,
        and he's always been straight with me, more or less. I'll have to think
        about it.

<phonecall from Playboy - later on>

PB X    Yo Money, don't be trifling with me. You made a decision? You going to
        fix this Dwayne problem of ours, yeah?
Niko    Hey, it ain't our problem, Playboy - it's yours. That said, I know what
        I'm going to do.
PB X    That right - you cold, Niko. Peace and love.

<cutscene - choose to kill Dwayne - at his apartment>

Niko    Hey, Dwayne, open up. It's Niko.
Dwayne  I thought you was my homeboy. That you was gonna put Playboy down for
        me. What you doing here?
Niko    It ain't that simple, Dwayne. This is nothing personal.
Dwayne  Fuck you, man. We was tight. You fake like the rest of them.

<execute Dwayne>

Dwayne  Fuck you, man. You a fucking snake like the rest of them.
[Niko aims, looks away, and fires.]

<phonecall to Playboy - once Dwayne is dead>

Niko    I put Dwayne out of his misery.
PB X    You did what you had to do, Niko. You got yourself that money. Good for
Niko    You want me to come around?
PB X    You took down Dwayne, Niko. I see your face, I see the cat that killed
        my mentor. Dwayne was like a father to me. I can't be round you no
        more. It's over between us. I don't want no beef, but now you and me
        got some. So it's best if we just stay the hell away from each other,
        man. Fuck - you nothing but a cold hearted killer, man. I mean, where's
        the love? Where's your heart, homie? Man, you ain't cool. You try to
        find something to live for, man. Peace.

<cutscene - choose to kill Playboy - at his penthouse>

Guy     Yo, Playboy X! Yo, whitey's back!
PB X    Yo, what you doin'? You got rid of Dwayne already? I thought the old
        dog woulda put up more of a fight!
Niko    I didn't kill Dwayne.
PB X    Well what you doin' back here then? Step to it, motherfucker.
Niko    Well, I was thinking that... maybe Dwayne is not the problem. Maybe
        it's you.
PB X    Motherfucker, you think you can touch this shit? You think I got here
        by letting little bitches like you fuck with me? I own you, nobody owns

<execute Playboy>

PB X    People respected me, I made a difference.
Niko    You didn't change the game, the game changed you.

<phonecall to Dwayne - once Playboy is dead>

Niko    Dwayne, I dealt with Playboy. You should know that he asked me to end
        you first. He was going to pay me a lot of money to do it.
Dwayne  Shit, man. He was a good kid back in the day. Always hungry though,
        always wanted more. Maybe I shoulda seen it then. Kept a closer eye on
Niko    You can't predict what people will become.
Dwayne  You right. I can't give you no money for helping me, son. But I got the
        deed to Playboy's fancy silk sheet loft. You can have it.
Niko    Hey man, I seen where you're living, you should take it.
Dwayne  Nah. It'll make me remember the kid too much. Maybe you'll stop by my
        place sometime though? Hang out with me? I don't have many friends
        left, you know.
Niko    I'll give you a call sometime soon, Dwayne. Later on.

<phonecall to Roman - optional - Dwayne is dead>

Niko    Cousin, how are you?
Roman   All the better for hearing your voice, NB. You sound down. Are you
Niko    Not really, I got caught up in an argument between a drug dealer and
        his drug dealing mentor. I had to choose who'd win the argument and I
        chose the young guy - Playboy X is his name. Now he's paid me off and
        is treating me like an asshole.
Roman   So he's treating you like a rich asshole. Who cares? Enjoy yourself.
        Spend the money on a clean hotel room and a dirty college girl. Call me
        if you want to hang out afterwards, cousin.

<phonecall to Roman - optional - Playboy is dead>

Niko    Hey Roman.
Roman   Hello, Niko. How's it going, killed anyone recently?
Niko    Now that you mention it...
Roman   Shit NB, I was joking. Who was it this time?
Niko    This drug dealer, Playboy X. He tried to get me to get rid of a friend
        of his for him, but, uh, I liked the friend better.
Roman   Niko, shit, I hope this guy is paying you good for saving his hass.
Niko    He just got out of prison and he hasn't got much but... I made the
        right decision.
Roman   Good, NB. I'll talk to you later on.

<email - after Playboy is dead>


Its Dwayne man. Just thought Id holla at ya on this email shit. I dont rite 2
good but shit you aint from here even so what does it matter to you. Man I
don't got 2 many friends no more. These dayz is real lonely like. Y don't you
and me hang out some? Kick it u no. That could be good.
Out, Dwayne

<email - positive reply>

Sure, Dwayne. That could be good. -N

<email - negative reply>

Sorry, Dwayne. I'm a busy guy. -N

<phonecall from Dwayne - later on>

Dwayne  Hey man, did you just call me?
Niko    No, man. Must have been someone else.
Dwayne  Yeah, yeah, must have been. I was in the shower and I heard the phone
        ringing so I thought you mighta called or something. My bad. Later.


<phonecall from Mallorie>

Mal     Niko. I'm getting worried. Roman didn't get back at all last night.
Niko    He likes to party. He stays out late the whole time. You know what he's
Mal     Not on my watch he don't. Something ain't right.

<phonecall from Mallorie - the next day>

Mal     Niko, I think Roman has been kidnapped. I heard he owes some Russians
        money. A friend of mine saw him at that card club on Hunt Point.
Niko    He owed them money?
Mal     He never tells me anything. I heard they took him to a warehouse off
        Lompoc in Bohan Industrial.
Niko    I'll check it out.

<text message from Dimitri>

Niko - I thought I would send you this picture. looks like your cousin is in a
bit of a fix. Your friend, Dimitri

Niko    [to self] You've crossed the line, Dimitri.

<cutscene - at the warehouse off Lompac>

Russian If you want to walk out of here, Slav, you are going to have to think
        about how you will pay your debt. A friend of mine, Dimitri Rascalov,
        he would pay a lot of money for your cousin.
Roman   I'll get you the money, just not that way.

<Niko fights through the warehouse to the third floor, where a Russian holds a
gun to Roman's head and threatens to kill him if Niko doesn't leave. Niko kills
the Russian anyway.>

Roman   Thank you, cousin. You saved my life.
Niko    We should get out of here.
Roman   There's a car. Take me home, cousin.

<driving - taking Roman to the apartment in South Bohan - A>

Niko    What happened, Roman? You have been gambling. I give you money. How are
        you in debt?
Roman   There are cycles, cousin. You must lose a little to win a lot. Come on.
        My cards were not good.
Niko    Roman...
Roman   That man knew Dimitri. He was trying to make me give you up to him. I
        would never...
Niko    Of course you would not. Dimitri has taken this too far.
Roman   He wants you dead. Bohan is not safe. I'm going to get us a place in
Niko    Are you okay?
Roman   I'm used to taking these beatings, Niko. I almost expect it now.
        Wherever I go there are people who want to kill me. Men, who will
        kidnap me. I'll never marry Mallorie. I won't be able to sleep with
        another college girl. There is a knife hanging over me. A clock is

<driving - taking Roman to the apartment in South Bohan - B>

Niko    Who were those men, what happened? That seemed like a lot of protection
        to be giving a man who ran up some gambling debts.
Roman   You're right, at first it was just the debt then they found out my
        name. They connected me to you and what happened at Hove Beach. Dimitri
        Rascalov was on his way to that warehouse, they wanted me to give you
        up. I would never...
Niko    I know you wouldn't, Roman. I thought we were done with Dimitri when we
        got out of Hove Beach. Both he and Bulgarin know how to hold a grudge.
Roman   You know how to hold a grudge as well, Niko. Don't forget about that.
Niko    I could never forget that, Roman.
Roman   We have to get out of Bohan, maybe it is time to go to Algonquin. We
        can disappear in Algonquin.
Niko    Only for so long. We will be found eventually no matter where we go.
        Confrontation and or peace will be our choices at some point. I know
        the option I am leaning toward.
Roman   I'd go for anything as long as I could be guaranteed safety, that's all
        I want. Shit.

<cutscene - outside the apartment>

Roman   Man, this is out of control.
Niko    I know.
Roman   What are we going to do?
Niko    I don't know.
Roman   We are going to die. I don't want to die, man. Not like this.
Niko    How would you like to die?
Roman   Having a threesome on my hundredth birthday. I don't fucking know! I'm
        scared you cold bastard. What are we going to do?
Niko    I'm not cold.
Roman   You're cold... all you care about is revenge and getting your own way.
Niko    And all you care about is money, and gambling it away on the internet.
        Oh! Isn't America great? I get to sit in front of a computer and play
        Mr. Rich Man and get into debt with crooks.
Roman   Okay, I messed up... I know I did. I thought things would be different.
        I don't understand this place so good. Oh, man. What are we going to
Niko    Stop sitting in front of the computer gambling our money? Stop getting
        into illegal card games? Stop spending all our money?
Roman   Yes...
Niko    Thank you.
Roman   And stop thinking about the Russians. Man, we just need to disappear as
        far as they are concerned. Disappear!
Niko    Okay, okay. But I want Florian and Darko. I need to know what happened.
        Give me that.
Roman   Fine. But leave the Russians alone.
Niko    I was not the one gambling in their private club.
Roman   I didn't know... give a guy a break.
Niko    Okay! Okay.
Roman   Okay. I'm going to clean up. I have a nasty feeling I had a bit of an
        accident back there. And, Niko...
Niko    What?
Roman   Thanks.

<text message from Roman>

Hey Cuz. thanks for saving my ass back there. I thought I'd played my last hand
when that biker guy kidnapped me for the Russians. You're a fucking hero, man.

<phonecall from Dimitri - later on>

Dimitri Niko, it's Dimitri.
Niko    I have nothing to say to you.
Dimitri I nearly ran into your cousin the other day. My friends were hanging
        out with him. The party got busted up though before I got there.
Niko    I wish you had been there. We could have had some fun.
Dimitri Not as much fun as I would have had with Roman, believe me.

<phonecall from Roman - days later>

Roman   Cousin, I have bought us a present.
Niko    You bought it, or I did.
Roman   Niko, I'm offended. I've got us an apartment in Algonquin. What did I
        say when you got here? Penthouse, model on each arm.
Niko    And you have paid for this place? It wasn't so long ago that your debts
        got you kidnapped by the Russian mob.
Roman   That was a cold streak. Now I'm hot, cousin. Hotter than the models
        we'll be bedding. I can't lose.
Niko    Roman, we have spoken about your gambling.
Roman   Wait until you see the new place, NB. You will change your song. So
        what, I took on a little debt?


<phonecall - from Michelle>

Mic     Hey, Niko, it's me.
Niko    Yeah, who are you? Can you remind me?
Mic     That doesn't matter. You need to meet me outside the United Liberty
        Paper building in Algonquin. It's very important that you be there.

<cutscene - outside the ULP building>

Reaper  [to phone] Look, I'm not in the business of caring about people's
        feelings, bud. Yeah? Boo fucking hoo...
[Reaper enters the building, Niko arrives.]
Mic     Hey.
Niko    Hi.
Mic     Listen, I know what you must be thinking, but don't bother.
Niko    I'm sorry, but I don't see how you know what I must be thinking.
Mic     You've killed people. You should be dead yourself, or inside. You're
        just lucky it was me, and not someone else who got their hooks into
        you. I'm sorry that I lied to you. And... and weirdly in some ways
        you're a nice guy... better than the creeps I normally date. But you're
        damaged goods.
Niko    No doubt.
Mic     Let's go. In here.
[Reaper walks back out as they enter the building.]
Reaper  So I said hoist? Flagpole? Salute? Eat my ass, buddy, I'm up for the
        promotion and, and you're not!

<cutscene - inside the ULP building>

Niko    What the hell are we doing here?
Mic     We're going to meet someone.
Niko    Sounds fun.
Mic     You know, you and your cousin should get out. What you're looking for
        you won't find. Feds are all over it. Crime is done.
Niko    You've watched too many movies. Whatever you say, Michelle. Or whatever
        your name is.
Mic     It's Karen. My name is Karen.
Niko    Interesting. And you whore for the government... I kind of like the
        honesty in that.
Mic     I have a clear conscience.
Niko    How very lucky for you.
Mic     In here. Office three-nine-six.
ULP     Hi there.
Mic     Here he is.
ULP     I can see that. Thanks, Karen. Hey, cheer up, you did good. You'll get
        a Sammie... if you care about that sort of thing.
Mic     Thank you.
[Michelle leaves and closes the door behind her.]
ULP     So, Mr. Bellic... quite a file, quite a story.
Niko    Who are you? FIB?
ULP     The FIB? Do I look homosexual? Do you think I care about the size of
        your Johnson? Now... you can't always tell who the good guys are. I'm
        not a good guy. But I'm fighting with them, and guess what? So are you.
Niko    Hooray.
ULP     That's the spirit. Nothing like a bit of sarcasm when someone's got you
        by the balls. Now, I need you to find something out for me. Find out
        everything you can about a man called Oleg Minkov. He lives on Iroquois
        back in Hove Beach.
Niko    And if I say no?
ULP     I hand your file over to those cretins in the FIB and organized crime
        is dealt another serious blow. Go to his house. Any problems, call this
        number. [hands over a paper]
Niko    What's your name?
ULP     Not relevant. Call me. Very soon. Go. And hey... welcome to America.
        [translated] Just like the Old Country.
Niko    [translated] Just like it.

<Niko reaches the house, knocks on the door, kicks it in.>

Niko    Mr. Minkov? Anybody here?

<phonecall to ULP - inside the house>

ULP     What have you got for me?
Niko    Not much. He keeps a clean house, he's got a computer.
ULP     Check his emails. Call back with any information that would indicate
        his current whereabouts.

<email - to Oleg>

Attention: publishing warning

Dear Mr. Minkov,
It has come to our attention that you are attempting to publish a manuscript
rife with inaccuracies and salicious allegations. A client who wishes to remain
nameless will pursue a case of defamation of character should this manuscript
ever be published. Cease and desist your endeavor.
Yours respectfully,
Larry Ligner, attorney at law

<email - to Oleg>


Dear Oleg,
I can't give you any more of the information you want. I am emailing my
contacts in the Caspian and keep getting reports that the addresses no longer
exist. Also, the companies you want info on seem to be owned by umbrella
corporations which are owned by even more umbrella corporations. Tracing the
money I reach dead ends in either the Caymans or Switzerland.
Sorry I cannot help you further.

<email - to Oleg>

Meet me

Come on. You're acting crazy. You aren't being watched by government spies.
Your phone isn't tapped. You don't need to drink that bottled water or eat from
those tins because no one wants to poison you. Please get that into your head.
Anyway, of course I'll meet you. I'll be outside the jewellery shop off Tulsa
Street later on. 12:00
See you,

<phonecall to ULP - after reading the third email>

Niko    There's an email that says he's meeting someone at Tulsa St, in Hove
ULP     Perfect, I'll send someone to pick up the hard drive. You go to Tulsa
        St., eliminate Minkov.
Niko    Whoa, killing is very different from gathering information.
ULP     You are acting in the interests of your new countrymen, and keeping
        yourself out of prison. For once this is a muder you don't have to feel
        confused about. Dispose of Minkov then call me.

<cutscene - outside the jewelery shop>

Oleg    [translated] Vasily, thank you for coming.
Vasily  [translated] Oleg, you're scaring me. I was even thinking that the man
        behind you might be watching me.
Oleg    [sees Niko] [translated] This is it. He must have been waiting for me.
        Goodbye, friend.

<Niko chases Oleg and runs him off the road.>

Oleg    Please don't kill me. I did not mean what I was saying. They were just
        ideas. It was not meant to be taken literally. I meant no harm to this
        great country, [translated] nor to Russia if that is who sent you.

<phonecall to ULP - once Oleg is dead>

Niko    Minkov is dead, the country is safe.
ULP     Not by a long shot, smart ass. Nothing is safe, no one is safe. Maybe
        something has been averted, maybe delayed. I'll be in touch. Goodbye.

<phonecall from ULP - after getting into a big police shootout>

ULP     Is your johnson so big you can't keep it in your pants, Bellic? I told
        you to be calm.
Niko    I'm sorry, I'm excitable.

<phonecall from ULP - after getting into a second big police shootout>

ULP     I been taking a lot of heat for you, Niko. Start doing me some favors.
Niko    I'll start doing that when you start doing me some.

<phonecall from ULP - after getting into a third big police shootout>

ULP     I thought I told you to lay low? To keep your head down?
Niko    Hey, sometimes I just can't help myself.


<cutscene - at the ULP office>

[Niko knocks and enters.]
ULP     Come in, Niko.
Niko    Hi.
ULP     So... you fought in the war...
Niko    You know a lot.
ULP     Yes. You're looking for some people.
Niko    We're all looking for that special somoene.
ULP     But most of us don't want to kill them when we find them. Most murders
        are committed by people you know.
Niko    Most wives are killed by their husbands.
ULP     Yes. And my wife better stop sleeping with that tennis coach, or... I'm
Niko    I am sure your wife doesn't need to sleep around. Oh, I'm joking... I'm
        sure she does.
ULP     Funny. I'm divorced. My wife can sleep with whoever she wants.
Niko    Interesting...
ULP     I'm not divorced. I was never married. No details. I need you to go
        find someone for me. I'll be getting a picture through shortly. This is
Niko    So why use me?
ULP     We always use people like you. Karen - Michelle... she was the same.
        Someone with something to lose, but not much to live for.
Niko    What's in it for me?
ULP     Two things. One, you don't get a hundred murders pinned on you. Two...
        maybe I will help you. And maybe I won't. Now get access to a police
        computer and wait for my message. Go!

<text message from ULP>

This is your target. Find him and take him out.

<phonecall to ULP - upon reaching the building>

Niko    I've found his place, there are a bunch of guys hanging around.
ULP     He must be in there, Niko. Dispose of them all. We're doing a favor for
        our comrades in the East.
Niko    You better start doing me some favors soon.

<Dimayev rambles on once he's cornered>

Dimayev I should never have thought I could beat you people. At least I am not
        being sent back to the homeland. I do not wish to think what they would
        do to me. Be staying away from me! This democracy you people speak of
        is all illusion! This country is not free, your constitution is all
        lies! The government is all powerful, there is no beating you!

<phonecall to ULP - after killing Dimayev and his men>

ULP     Did you serve your purpose?
Niko    Yes.
ULP     Then you are that much closer to finding the man you are after. That
        strange feeling deep inside - that's the feeling of satisfaction after
        you did something good. Congratulations. Goodbye.

 DUST OFF (#ulp3)

<cutscene - at the ULP office>

[Niko knocks and enters.]
ULP     Come in. You're late... and please calm down out there.
Niko    Excuse me?
ULP     I didn't give you a free pass to act like an asshole. You're bringing
        a lot of heat. Hanging out with bad people, doing bad things, making
        idiot moves.
Niko    I'm an idiot. I move...
ULP     True... but the last thing I need is you getting caught.
Niko    Why? Because I lead them to you in some plea bargain thing?
ULP     To me? Who am I? There's a hundred guys in this building alone who fit
        my description. Middle aged men, paunchy, glasses... you bring them
        here? What's this? Empty office, leased to a man who died in the last
        days of Vietnam... Call me up. My number never existed. No. I'm not too
        worried about that. I mean, I think you'll end up on the flight deck,
        but that's your business.
Niko    Then what?
ULP     Because you're good! Because I need you to keep being good. And you're
        getting distracted.
Niko    Funny, yeah. Good.
ULP     I need someone neutralized. Guy is moving a lot of money for
        terrorists... Whatever. It doesn't really matter. The guy's gotta go.
        But I need to know his movements first. How? I've got something that's
        going to help you. Head over to Albany Avenue in Lancet and give me a
        call. Go.
Niko    Can I get paid for this? Can I get a medal?
ULP     Did you get a medal in your last war?
Niko    What did you give Michelle? For me.
ULP     Michelle? Karen. We gave her her life back. We didn't play too rough.
        We gave her some money. She still works for us.
Niko    What about me?
ULP     We'll discuss that later.

<phonecall from ULP - on the way to Albany Avenue>

ULP     Nearly there? You are about to see a chopper taking off from
        Civilization Plaza. We need to get hold of it. Follow it. Wait until it
        touches down then, when the passengers are out, get in and fly it to
        the airport in Dukes.
Niko    Okay then.

<Niko chases the helicopter to the helipad in Westminster. After shooting the
few men at the meet, he gets in the pilot seat.>

Niko    I haven't flown one of these things since the war.

<phonecall from Roman - while flying>

Roman   Cousin. How you doing? I'm in the gentlemen's club. I think you'd
        really get into this. You should come down.
Niko    I don't know if you can hear it, Roman, but I'm in a helicopter. Yes,
        that is the crazy shit I am having to get up to after you introduced me
        to Michelle or Karen, or whatever her name really is.
Roman   I don't get it, is she a government agent or an undercover cop? What is
Niko    Shit, I don't know. All I know is that her friends have got me by the
Roman   Someone's got me by the balls, too, cousin. I'll send you a pic.

<text message from Roman - shortly after>

Niko. I'm at the gentlemen's club! Check this ass out. Rom.

<Niko lands the helicopter at the airport, where two FIB agents take it.>

FIB     Thank you. We'll take it from here.

<phonecall to ULP>

ULP     My men have the chopper. They're going to strip it down and put it back
        together. It should be ready for you when you need it.
Niko    Why would I need it?
ULP     The guy I told you about. The guy you need to eliminate. The only way
        you'll get to him is in the air. I'll call you when we have a window.

 PAPER TRAIL (#ulp4)

<phonecall from ULP>

ULP     Bellic. We need you. Now. The chopper is prepped and waiting off
        Grummer Road in Northwood. Your sometime accomplice, Jacob, is there.
        He's riding shotgun on this one.
Niko    Jacob? The rasta?
ULP     Don't ask unnecessary questions. I want you to take out this guy's
        chopper. He was last spotted in Varsity Heights. No civilian

<approach and get in the helicopter>

Jacob   Yes, here's my man Niko.
Niko    Hey, Jacob.
Jacob   Yo Niko, got some serious fire power up in here. Rocket launcher. Bo!
Niko    Let's find him and get this over with. I don't like being in this man's
Jacob   Ain't nuthin' but badda badda.

<flying - chasing target over Middle Park>

Jacob   There be the other chopper. Stick to him, Niko. We need to take him
        down where there be no people.
Niko    For a man who has asked me to kill a lot of men, this guy is really
        safety conscious.
Jacob   Seen. He got that government ting about him. All for the greater good
        and ting.
Niko    I have the feeling he don't want to be responsible for a helicopter
        crash in Middle Park.
Jacob   True dat.

<flying - chasing target over Star Junction - A>

Jacob   Yo, dis be some crazy shit ya know Niko. Yo, we inna the Star
        Junction in a helicopter. Dis be some real spy shit I and I doing ya
Niko    Shows you the people who need spy shit done get other people to do
        their dirty work.
Jacob   Seen, bredren. Everyting crash!

<flying - chasing target over Star Junction - B>

Jacob   Yo, I ain't used to seeing de Star Junction from a helicopter, ya know
        Niko. It's like we in a movie or something.
Niko    Yeah! Only we could get arrested or killed. Those are the only
Jacob   Gwann chill out Niko, we jammin' here.

<flying - chasing target over lower Algonquin - A>

Niko    Shit, Jacob. You really gotta smoke that thing now? The secondary smoke
        doesn't exactly help my hand-eye coordination. And I'm paranoid enough
        with US government on my ass. Whatever actually, just smoke it.

<flying - chasing target over lower Algonquin - B>

Niko    Jacob, man! I don't see so good when you're blowing the smoke in my
        face! Fine, smoke it. Whatever.

<flying - chasing target under Broker Bridge>

Jacob   Rhaaatid! What a' gwan?
Niko    Don't worry about the bridge, Jacob. I'm finally getting the hang of
        flying this thing.
Jacob   Yo Respect! Ya a righteous rudeboy, Niko.

<flying - chasing target over ocean>

Jacob   He's over the water. Now are the time. Get close so I can take a shot!

<flying - Jacob destroys the target helicopter>

Jacob   Feel de fiyaah.
Niko    Good shot, Jacob.
Jacob   Ya got some crucial flying skills, ya know Niko. Can I drop I off on de
        heli pad though? Me no feel so good ya know. Trust me, dis ting a mess
        wit me structure.

<flying - heading to the Helitours - A>

Jacob   Yo, job well done ya know Niko, but we haffi get out dis bumba clot
        debt right now, ya know.
Niko    I do not think he can ask us to do more than this. Now it is our turn
        to get him to help us. If someone can find the man I search for, it
        should be him.
Jacob   Let's do it!

<flying - heading to the Helitours - B>

Jacob   Me done wit dat blood clot suit, ya know Niko I don't care what type of
        prison sentence de boy want check me with, ya know star. No more ah
Niko    It isn't easy to follow orders when you don't know what the fuck is
        going on. I have a feeling that it was best to do what we did though.
Jacob   Yeah, but me done wit dis ting ya know, Niko. Me no go back inna no
        more blood clot helicopter wit di boy ya know, no more!

<phonecall to ULP>

Niko    We shot down that chopper for you.
ULP     You think I don't know that? You think I've been sitting around
        scratching my balls with my head up my ass?
Niko    I'd be impressed if you had been.
ULP     I appreciate your assistance, Bellic. You did a good thing today. Now
        it's my turn. I will try to find the man you're after. I will call when
        I have something.

<text message from Jacob>

Irie star! You got crazy flying skills. I and I should fly over to Jamrock one
day, sight? Easy. -LJ

<phonecall from Brucie - later on>

Brucie  Yo Nicky, what's up homie? Our boy, Stevie, hit me up. The one who
        hooked us up with the sweet ride.
Niko    He doesn't want you to give it back to him, does he?
Brucie  Shit, no, that's cool. I was just telling him how you know, you can
        make things happen. He's going to be in touch with you about some cars
        he needs found. If you catch my meaning?
Niko    Sure, I have an ability to find stuff if the price is right. Give him
        my number.
Brucie  Fuck man, you are the boy. I'll call Stevie.


<text message from unknown>

Niko - meet me at the end of the pier at Castle Gardens.

<cutscene - at the end of the pier>

Francis Were you followed?
Niko    Hey... strange seeing you here, officer McReary.
Francis I told you to come here, fucking maggot.
Niko    You did? Why?
Francis I know about you.
Niko    Know what?
Francis I know enough, boy.
Niko    What do you know, boy?
Francis I know you killed Mikhail Faustin. I know a group of Russians want you
        dead. I know you ain't no saint, boy.
Niko    I don't know what you're talking about, chief.
Francis Do you think this is a town that can keep a secret?
Niko    I really don't know what you're talking about.
Francis Yeah ya do. You know that a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do. That
        people ain't perfect... that life is a mess...
Niko    Sure. Everybody knows that.
Francis So you look out for me... and I don't look out for you. Know what I
Niko    I think so.
Francis So there's a guy trying to blackmail me.
Niko    Who?
Francis I don't know. Thinks he's getting paid though. The guy's smart. He
        arranged to do the exchange by the Humboldt River off Silicon Street.
        Said to call him from the viewpoint there.
Niko    Okay.
Francis Listen... I did what I did... I made a mistake. That don't make me the
        devil. Now obviously I can't go, cause then he gets a picture of me
        giving him money, and I'm admitting guilt. I ain't guilty of nothing,
        other than being a man.
Niko    To be honest, I don't really care one way or another.
Francis Well... I'm a good man.
Niko    No doubt.
Francis Call me when you get to the spot.

<phonecall to Francis - from the viewpoint off Silicon Street>

Niko    I'm in the park, now what?
Francis Alright. This guy told me to bring the money there and call him. That
        means he's somewhere close and he's got a phone. I'm gonna text you his
        number. You've got to call him and keep a lookout for someone answering
        a phone. He won't be far.

<text message from Francis>

The blackmailer's number is 843-555-0124. - Francis

<phonecall to the blackmailer>

Black   Hello? Who's this?
Niko    A friend. I'm calling about your exchange with McReary.
Black   Yeah, he better have my paper. I ain't fucking around.
Niko    I'm sure he's got your money. Have you got the stuff he wants?
Black   Yeah. I got it. We're gonna make this shit happen. I don't mess around,
        you know? Push me and this shit is all over Weazel News. I got them on
        speed dial.
Niko    Really?
Black   Yeah, and there's a lawyer called Tom Goldberg who's real interested.
        He's hungry for McReary's blood and shit. Yeah.
Niko    Good thing Francis is paying then.
Black   Call me when this exchange is going down. I don't like all the talking.

<phonecall to the blackmailer>

Black   Shit, it's you again. Money best be the topic of this conversation.
Niko    Yeah, yeah. We're talking about how you ain't getting no money, but
        you're still giving up the photos.
Black   I told McReary I wasn't giving up them photos unless he paid me. He was
        gonna have ot take 'em from my cold, dead hand.
Niko    You know what? He thought that that wasn't such a bad idea. Looks like
        you've been fucking with the wrong cop.
Black   You know what? Fuck this. I'm getting out of here. The meet's off,

<Niko finds and kills the blackmailer, then takes the storage device.>

<cutscene - in an alley in East Holland>

Niko    Here. He's dead.
Francis Great, I can get rid of these now. I feel like a new man. Not many
        people get a second chance like this. It's my redemption.
Niko    Your sins are absolved, I guess.


<text message from Francis>

Meet me at the station, Niko. Thought it might be nice for you to see the place
from the good guy's side of the bars. - Francis

<cutscene - at the police station in Westminster>

Guy     Get off me.
LCPD    Get in there. Stop with this okay?
Guy     Get the fuck off me.
Francis Oh, okay. have a nice day. Hey uh, Jimmy, how you doing?
Niko    Uh.
Francis Come on Jimmy, let's go to my office.
Niko    Jimmy?
Francis You're undercover. As in deep.
Mitch   Heya, Chief.
Francis Hey Mitch... looking good. Gastric bypass worked out well for you I
Mitch   Yeah thanks. I'll tell my therapist about you... tell her my boss keeps
        sexually harassing me.
Francis Oh yeah, you wish.
[Niko and Francis go up to his office.]
Francis I could use a drink. You?
Niko    No.
Francis That motherfucker thinks he can drag me down.
Niko    What's wrong now?
Francis Oh man... Sure?
[Francis holds up a bottle and Niko refuses again.]
Francis Listen. Where to begin? I don't know. Let me put it like this... if a
        guy makes a mistake, should that ruin his life? People don't understand
        how life is. Life is like a bowl of fruit... slowly rotting in a hot
Niko    Hey, I don't give a fuck about the life lessons, friend. What do you
Francis I'm a good guy! I... he's got it all wrong... but one stain on my
        character and I'm finished. I want to make a difference.
Niko    What?
Francis Some lawyer. This big, white shoe firm. Thinks he's a crusader. Some
        morality cunt who takes photos of guys in the shower at the gym and
        then jacks off on his wife's face. Some...
Niko    Hey, enough. Enough.
Francis Sorry. Look... the guy's name is Tom Goldberg. Thinks he's got
        something on me. Gonna go to the DA with it, use it to get into
Niko    Okay.
Francis Yeah. So, it's him or me. And it might as well be him, right. But...
        he's hard to get to. Guy has a bodyguard, limo, everything. You're
        gonna need to get one on one with him.
Niko    Not in the showers.
Francis Not in the showers, a job interview. THen you can steal some files I
Niko    An interview?
Francis Sure, it'll be easy. You're an immigrant. They're almost legally bound
        to interview you. But, uh... get yourself a suit.
Niko    Okay.
Francis I'll email you the details. You're a good man, Niko Bellic. A good man.
Niko    Coming from you, that means a lot.
Francis It does.


Head Hunting

You might want to look at www.goldberglignerandshyster.com. There's a job in
the recruitment section that I think you'd be perfect for. Have a killer
Best Wishes,
Deputy Commisioner McReary

<Niko goes to the law firm's website and submits a resume.>

<phonecall to Francis>

Niko    I've sent off the application. I've always wanted to be a lawyer.
Francis You can be whatever you like. It's the land of opportunity. Any fool
        can become President. Call me when you hear about the interview.

<phonecall from the lawyers - later on>

Karen   Mr. Bellic. This is Karen from Goldberg, Ligner and Shyster. We'd like
        to arrange an interview for you at the earliest convenience. Come into
        our offices at [time]. Is that alright?
Niko    I can free that period up in my schedule.
Karen   Super! Your interview will be with Mr. Goldberg. Press the buzzer and
        we'll let you in. Have a nice day.

<phonecall to Francis>

Niko    I have an interview with Goldberg [time].
Francis Perfect, the smug bastard ain't gonna know what's coming at him. Teach
        him for sticking his nose in other peoples' business and get the files.

<text message from Francis>

Remember Niko - Wear a suit and a smart pair of shoes. Try Perseus in
Algonquin. You'll need to pack some heat too, but don't go flashing it about
until you meet Goldberg. - Francis

<phonecall from Francis - miss the interview>

Francis How'd the interview go? Is it done?
Niko    Shit, something came up. I didn't make it. Maybe they'll schedule
        another one.
Francis They fucking better.

<text message from the lawyers - miss the interview>

Mr. Goldberg has re-scheduled your interview for [time]. G.L. and S.


<cutscene - at the offices>

[Niko presses the buzzer.]
Niko    Ahh... it's Niko Bellic, I'm here for an interview.
Karen   Come in, I'll buzz you through.
[Niko enters and approaches the front desk.]
Guard   Welcome to Goldberg, Ligner, and Shyster, sir.
Karen   Mr. Bellic, welcome. I'll just see if Mr. Goldberg is available.
        [to comm system] Mr. Goldberg, Mr. Bellic has arrived for his
Gold    [through comm system] ... Ok, great, uh, tell him to come through to my
Karen   Would you please follow me, Mr. Bellic?
Niko    Sure.
[They walk to Goldberg's office.]
Karen   Mr. Goldberg is such a saint. He teaches kids to swim, you know? He's
        just so warm and giving. All he cares about is making the world a
        better place. And boy, are you in trouble if you get in his way.
Niko    Do you think he'll like me?
Karen   He's just in here. Don't be nervous. He doesn't bite.

<Niko listens to Goldberg rant on.>

Gold    Hello, Niko. What's that short for... Nikolai? I'm looking for a man
        who can get jobs done right. Nikolai, I like your resume. You seem to
        be the sort of man who would go the extra distance, I just need to take
        another look, get myself reacquainted with your experience... So,
        you're the sort of man who doesn't wait to get told what to do? A guy
        who looks at the world, sees problems and tries to fix them?
Niko    Sure...
Gold    My problem is that people don't notice the decay in society. They leave
        the decay alone and soon it's too late so you have to pull the whole
Niko    Yeah?
Gold    I'm the guy who goes around shaking people. For people, read society,
        read City Hall. I shake them, and I say "floss!" Get rid of the rotting
        flesh stuck in your teeth. Prevent decay! Mouthwash, you hear me?
        There's this cop. Good cop, but he thinks he's above the law. He's not.
        You wanna know why? Because the law is clear. I'm gonna crush him into
        dust. No one is above my judgement! You understand me?
Niko    Ok.
Gold    Here at G.L. and S. we're pushing things to the limit. We're on the
        front-line young man. A man I was recently with in this office, in this
        very room, was murdered. You gotta fight for what is just in this
Niko    You do.
Gold    Anyway, gimme an example of some time where you've worked as part of a
Niko    I work alone...
Gold    So, are you going to expand on that or are you just going to hang
        around like a chump? Damn these quotas. You end up with every dumb
        immigrant in the city coming in for interviews.

<stand up>

Gold    Sure, stand up if you want to. Whatever makes you comfortable.

<pull out a knife>

Gold    A knife? You into camping or something? Did you order that from the
        Serrated Edge?

<pull out a bat>

Gold    Baseball, the great American pastime. We got a softball team in the
        office. Get sweaty together, build team spirit, you know.

<wait too long>

Gold    [yelling] Security, get in here. We've got a problem. Modupe! Modupe,
        get in here! Would you remove this gentleman from the building? He's
        wasting my time. And while you're at it, take a look in the can, will
        ya? I think I blocked it up pretty good.

<aim at Goldberg>

Niko    Where are the files for your case against McReary?
Gold    Shit, they're on my desk. I never hurt anyone.
Niko    I wouldn't be here if you'd never hurt anyone.

<make too much noise>

[Karen runs in and screams.]
Niko    I was never here. You understand?

<Niko kills Goldberg, takes the files, and escapes the building.>

<cutscene - behind the police station in Westminster>

Niko    Here are the files.
Francis Great, peace at last. I feel cleansed. You silenced Goldberg too,
        right? I don't need to worry about him?
Niko    He's done.
Francis Music to my ears, a weight has been lifted. Here's your payment.


<cutscene - at Francis's office in the police station>

Francis [to phone] Sure, Ma. Sure... I've always been a good boy, you know me,
        Ma. Yes, I'll make Commissioner.
[Niko enters.]
Francis No. I don't care about Packie... listen, Ma, I've got to go. Love you
        too. [to Niko] Good to see you.
Niko    I'm sure.
Francis You know it's funny, but I see a lot of me in you. You know why?
Niko    No.
Francis You know there's no good, and no evil... just shades of fucking gray.
Niko    Whatever...
Francis You make things one per cent better. That's enough. That's our duty.
Niko    If you say so.
Francis Oh I do say so. I want to make things a bit better. By any means
        necessary. And you? What do you want?
Niko    I want to get paid.
Francis Sure. Sure you do. So listen, I got something I need you to do.
Niko    This is the last time.
Francis Of course. Some drug dealer is holed up in a tower block in East
        Holland. This scumbag's been pushing drugs, pimping women, you name it,
        he's done it. I need him dealt with.
Niko    Isn't that police work?
Francis Sure... and the moon is made of cheese and the streets is paved with
        gold. Wake up.
Niko    Excuse me?
Francis The guy's guilty as sin. He is sin. But it'll take me a year to get the
        evidence. More maybe. And maybe good men will get taken down by that
        evidence. Maybe people make mistakes. But this guy, is scum.
Niko    How much?
Francis Oh how much? Good money. Two G's.
Niko    Two? You mean five.
Francis You know, If someone was to tell me you was some fresh off the boat
        killer with more balls than brains, I'd say he was about right. Okay
        you got a deal. Head on up to Vauxite and call me. Five G's...

<phonecall to Francis - upon reaching the project>

Niko    I'm outside the project, where is he?
Francis Should be on the second floor, keeps an eye on all his boys from up
        there. The guys you see are gonna be working for that scumbag in one
        way or another. Anyway, these projects all got the same layout, a
        staircase leading up on either side. Try to get off the ground floor
        before getting violent.
Niko    Violent... me?
Francis Yeah you. Remember, you're doing a real service for the community by
        getting rid of this scumbag.
Niko    Francis McReary is the community now? You're starting to sound like
        your friend Manny.

<Niko fights to the second level, then chases Clarence up to the roof. After
all of the guards are dead, Clarence walks out unarmed.>

CL      Yo, yo, yo. Man, you got me, chill. I surrender. You wouldn't kill an
        unarmed man, would you?
Niko    This isn't my choice, the police want you dead.
CL      Yo, it's that rat cop McReary. Ain't it? He don't like a younger
        brother with ambition. Tell you what, I'll reform. I'll get out of the
        game. Get a GED or some shit. Make something of my life. McReary is
        going to think I'm dead. Word. Come on, boss. Don't kill me, boss. I'm
        too young to die. Please. Please.

<execute Clarence>

Niko    Sorry.

<spare Clarence>

CL      That's right. We the same, me and you. Look out for each other.
        You the boss though, man. You the boss of me.
Niko    Get out of here. I see you again, you'll wish I had killed you now.

<phonecall to Francis - kill Clarence>

Niko    He tried to convince me to let him go. Said he's get out of town. I
        finished him anyway.
Francis Good move. You shouldn't trust a word that comes out of that scum's
        mouth. The streets are a little bit cleaner now he's gone. One percent
        - it's all we can hope for.
Niko    Whatever you say. They don't look much cleaner from where I'm standing.

<phonecall to Francis - spare Clarence>

Niko    You don't have to worry about Clarence anymore.
Francis You did a good thing, Niko. That boy was mean. He had a tongue on him,
        too. Always talking his way out of court, willing to compromise anyone
        to get out of trouble. Thank God for real justice.

 LURE (#fm5)

<cutscene - at the fountain in Castle Gardens>

Francis Are you trying to get us both killed, you fuckin' asshole?
Niko    What?
Francis I send you to destroy an organization and you only make the boss
        disappear. Now his chief lieutenant is holed up in an apartment, and he
        wants to speak to the feds.
Niko    Whoa, hold on. An organization?
Francis You fucking idiot! I paid you to do a man's job, you amateur. You
        fucking boy.
Niko    No, no, no, no. You sent me to kill one guy. One guy who would put you
        in prison.
Francis Bullshit! Alright, I'll tell you what, genius, I'll tell you fucking
        what. Tell it to the judge. Tell him I only sent you to kill one guy...
        so it ain't your fault. I wonder what he'll say? Maybe he'll let you
        walk - on account you being braindead and totally fucking mentally
Niko    Maybe he will. Either way, you're screwed.
Francis Whoa, whoa, whoa, wait. Look. You gotta do this for me. For us. Come
        on, you idiot. One more. The guy's a fucking lowlife. He means nothing.
        If there is a God, and he loves us, if there is, he'd want this fuck
        dead. The guy sells heroin to kids.
Niko    The world is full of bad people.
Francis But we've got a lot to lose.
Niko    I don't have anything to lose, Mr. McReary.
Francis How much?
Niko    You know my price. Five. Your call. I don't care.
Francis You bastard. Okay... Now the guy lives in an apartment on Denver
        between V and W. He's holed up there pretty tight. I left a rifle for
        you in the trunk of a car at the corner of Albany and M. So go there,
        gimme a call.

<phonecall to Francis - on Denver Avenue>

Niko    I've found the place.
Francis Okay, the mope's holed up in his apartment. It's on the fourth floor on
        the east side of the street. Go up onto the roof of the building
        opposite to get a shot at him.
Niko    What if he isn't standing by the window?
Francis Then use your damn imagination to get him to the window. Jesus! Call me
        when it's done.

<phonecall to the filth in his apartment>

Filth   Shaniqua, baby. Look girl, 5-0 is trying to kill me. And I was real
        stressed and she was there for me. I didn't know she was yo' sister.
        Shaniqua, that you? It ain't your style to be doin' this silent shit.

<phonecall to the filth - on the third call>

Filth   This ain't right. How'd you get these digits? Is this Francis? You
        killed Clarence, man.

<phonecall to Francis - after the filth is killed>

Niko    I dealt with him.
Francis You did the right thing. I hope that the kids out there get this
        message and realize that there are better paths to take.
Niko    I'm not interested in your sermon, Mr. McReary. Let's not pretend that
        this was anything other than business.
Francis There is nothing wrong with admitting that you have done some good. The
        community thanks you. One percent better. If one hundred people managed
        that... it'd be a hundred percent.


<phonecall from an unknown caller>

Packie  Niko, it's Patrick McReary. You and me did some work for Elizabeta
        Torres together.
Niko    You mean I saved your ass?
Packie  Well, if I'd a known it was such a big deal to you, I woulda asked you
        to let them kill me. Anyway, if you're in need of extra funds I'm in
        need of a good man. Come over to my Ma's on Savannah Avenue in Meadows
Niko    I'm always in need of money. See you there.

<cutscene - at McReary house>

Ma      All I'm saying is that we'll all be judged in the end, all of your
        brothers... and you, Patrick. And you, Kate!
Packie  Who's going to judge Kate? What would she win if they did? Virgin of
        the year?
Kate    I'm thinking maybe you can catch VD for both of us, Patrick.
Packie  Fuck you, Katie.
Ma      Language.
Packie  Sorry, Ma.
[Niko enters.]
Packie  Oh, there he is, Mr. fucking crazy man... you wanna beer?
Niko    No.
Packie  Good. 'Cause I ain't fucking got none.
Niko    Very funny. Maybe if being a drunkard doesn't work out you can be a
Packie  Fuck off... and you, Kate, fuck off outta here. That's my ma.
Ma      Nice to meet you.
Niko    Hi.
Packie  And this is my sister. Lovely lass. Scared to bits of life. And fucking
        off outta here right now, before I throw a fuckin' bottle at her.
Ma      Patrick!
Kate    Nice to meet you.
Niko    Likewise, see you around.
Kate    Bye.
[Ma and Kate leave.]
Packie  What a girl! I think she likes you. Word to the wise, though - she
        don't put out. Which is convenient, 'cause if she did, I'd have to kill
Niko    Understood.
Packie  Good lad. You got any drugs on you, boy?
Niko    No.
Packie  Shit... well, probably a good thing... we got some business to take
        care of. Come on.

<outside the house>

Packie  We've got business out at the docks in Algonquin. Where's your car,
        man? We need a car.

<driving - heading to Fishmarket South - A>

Packie  Okay, there's a ship coming in and we're the welcoming party.
Niko    Who are we welcoming and what have they got that makes this drive worth
        the effort?
Packie  We're welcoming some of our cousins from the East, but we don't know
        what it is that they're bringing in exactly. All we know is that it's
        worth a dollar or two. My brother Gerald had word about it through this
        Italian, Ray Boccino. He gave us the heads up in exchange for a cut of
        the haul.
Niko    What makes you think that the information is legit?
Packie  First off, I don't trust this guinea for a second. We wouldn't be
        working for him if our family still had the same status it did back in
        the day. But that's another story.
Niko    Am I going to hear this story?
Packie  Anyone who hands around my family hears about the old days. Just wait.
        Oh yeah, Ray Boccino's a slimy motherfucker. The one thing you can rely
        on him for is greed. I'm too small time to be worth setting up so the
        one angle he can be playing is the cash one.
Niko    Makes sense.
Packie  Yeah, he'll probably try to give us a fraction of whatever this stuff's
        worth but it'll be a fun night.
Niko    Depends on what you think is fun.
Packie  Stealing, gunfire, car chases, all the usual stuff.
Niko    Usual for you and me maybe. The general population, I am not so sure.
Packie  General population. That's a prison term. You ever been inside?
Niko    Not in this country. In Europe. They do things different there. Not so
        much of the "fun in the shower" that you guys have here in America.
Packie  Must have been a real disappointment. Bet a guy like you thought he was
        going to be real popular with the lifers. Did no one pay you any
Niko    As I said, the whole prison bitch thing is an American phenomenon. It
        don't happen on the other side of the ocean.
Packie  Well, you've got to do some time over here. See what you've been
        missing out on in your chaste European jails.
Niko    I'm going to pass on that. Send me a postcard if you do some time.
Packie  Will do. Might even put you on the visitors list.
Niko    I'd be fucking touched.
Packie  You'd be touched if you did some time, that's for sure.
Niko    We would see if they'd be able to touch me, I got some moves.
Packie  You're a good man, Niko. I like you. Not in a "fun in the showers" kind
        of way. In a male bonding, about to go rob some people, kind of way.
Niko    I think I know what you are saying.

<driving - heading to Fishmarket South - B>

Packie  My brother Gerry's had word from Ray Boccino, his Italian contact,
        about a big shipment coming in near the fish market. The Triads are
        expecting something and it smells fishy.
Niko    The fish market smells fishy?
Packie  Shit, man. I keep forgetting you're not from here. Something smellin'
        fishy means that it ain't quite right. So, this shipment smellin' fishy
        means that it ain't gonna be what they say it is.
Niko    But, if it's going to the fish market they must be saying that it's
Packie  So?
Niko    So if this shipment is what they say it is, then it's going to smell
        fishy anyway.
Packie  Shut the fuck up. You think you're a right fuckin' comedian, don't ya?
        Anyways, I was in Algonquin last night, partying with some sweet
        college chicks.
Niko    Yes?
Packie  You should come along next time.
Niko    Really?
Packie  Sure, sure, guy like you. You'd have a good time. Unless you're hoping
        to see me sis again? If that's what's going through your brain then
        we've got ourselves a problem.
Niko    Oh yeah?
Packie  The problem's that you'll be letting yourself in for a lifetime without
        getting action. And I know what happens to a man when he ain't getting
        any. It ain't pretty.
Niko    So, you got yourself a girlfriend, Packie?
Packie  I do and I don't if you know what I mean?
Niko    It usually means you don't, right?
Packie  Ha. You're a perceptive guy. I got the lowdown on you from Elizabeta.
        Some guys I know have checked you out as well. I think you and me could
        get along. I need a guy like you on our team.
Niko    Don't you got other guys to help you out? You're from here, you should
        know everyone.
Packie  That's the fucking problem, everyone in the neighborhood... hell, in
        the whole fucking city knows us. You can't trust people. I only trust
        me family, some of them at least, and people I don't know. That's why
        you're on this job with me.
Niko    Because you don't know me?
Packie  That, and you saved my life. Saving someone's life has got to count for
        something in this fucked up age we live in.
Niko    That depends on the life, I guess.
Packie  Tell you what, I'll snort a load of rails, fuck a lot of drunk girls,
        get into fights on a nightly basis and die young leaving a scarred,
        bloated corpse. That sound like the sort of life worth saving?
Niko    Most definitely.

<cutscene - at the docks>

Packie  Alright, here we are.
Niko    What's the plan?
Packie  We get up on the roof of that warehouse. There should be a good view of
        the dock so we can scope that shit out.

<cutscene - atop the roof of the warehouse>

Packie  This is where the deal's meant to be going down. And here's the boat,
        right on time. See those boxes on the back of the boat? They must be
        bringing cloned meds.
Niko    Meds?
Packie  Yeah. Sutff that'll stop housewives cutting their wrists and make their
        husbands get wood. Meds, Mollis, sedatives, antidespressants - meds.
Niko    Okay, how do we do it?
Packie  We'll wait until the truck is loaded and then take it. Simple as that.
        I'll cover you from up here while you're down on the ground cleaning
Niko    These better be some good fucking pills. The housewives better be

<They gun down the Triads and take the truck.>

Packie  Alright, Niko. You drive. I'll take out anyone who tries to follow us.
        We're going to Ray's lockup in Westminster off of Union Drive West.

<driving - heading to the lockup in Purgatory - A>

Packie  They're taking this real serious, aren't they?
Niko    They do not like to be robbed, I guess. Not many people do.
Packie  That's a lesson I've learnt. Fucking Boccino said it'd be easy.
        Good thing I enjoy a good ruck.

<driving - heading to the lockup in Purgatory - B>

Packie  Shit, Niko. These cocksuckers are all over us.
Niko    I thought you had the luck of the Irish?
Packie  I fuckin' do. It's just that we've got your fuckin' Slavic driving
        skills as well. That's if we're ever going to get out of this fuckin'
        jam. Put your foot down, man.

<continuing on drive, being attacked by Triads>

Niko    What the hell...? Is it Chinese New Year already? There's a box of
        grenades in here. Pass some up, packie - I'll give them a taste of
        their own fireworks.

<cutscene - at the lockup>

Ray     The stuff all in there?
Packie  Sure is. All safe and sound. Whole truck load of it.
Ray     A lotta wives and mistresses are gonna be happy when their men get a
        hold of those, huh? Whole city's gonna be hard in a few days time.
        Who's this?
Packie  That's my boy, Niko. He's an absolute savior. Couldn't have done it
        without him.
Ray     Niko, come over here. You work for these mick bastards?
Packie  [quietly] Fucking guinea.
Niko    I work for whoever's paying.
Ray     I might give you a call sometime. Get in, Packie.
Packie  Eh, I'll catch you round, man.

<text message from Packie>

Saw this Liberty Tree story about us and them Triads at the Fishmarket when I
was looking for some hot amateur shit online. Totally killed my hard-on. Gotta
change my homepage.

<phonecall from Francis - later on>

Francis Niko, what's this I hear about you running with Patrick McReary now
        these days?
Niko    He's got work and he's a good guy. You're not planning on taking him
        down, are you? Lay off him for me.
Francis I'm not planning on taking him down. He's my damn brother, you idiot.
Niko    Packie McReary, Francis McReary. It's all starting to make sense. I
        knew Irish families were big but I didn't expect to run into brothers
        in a place the size of Liberty City.
Francis Just thank the Lord you ran into Packie and not my other brothers.
        Packie's just a hood but Gerald is into some serious shit. And Derrick.
        He's the worst. If that asshole ever comes back from Ireland, I can't
        be held responsibile for what I'd do. My brothers ain't no good, Niko.
        Trust me on that.
Niko    You know what, me and Packie get along. Maybe if doing what you do is
        good, then I wanna be no good instead. I should meet the other
Francis Be careful what you wish for.


<cutscene - at the McReary house>

Packie  ...so the plan was they were gonna hide the diamonds in the Queen's
[Niko enters.]
Kate    Oh, hey, Niko.
Niko    Hey, Kate.
Packie  Get your fucking hands off my fucking sister, boy.
Kate    We're talking, not having casual sex, Patrick... I pray after the
        amount of practice you've had you'd know the difference.
Packie  Sure, I know the difference. One leaves you feeling sad and empty and
        alone... and the other's casual sex!
Kate    Then I am quite sure you and mister Niko here will have fun on your
        'play date'.
Ma      [from another room] Kate!
Kate    Coming, Ma... you boys place nice, now...
Packie  For sure.
Ma      Kate!
Kate    Okay!
[Kate leaves.]
Packie  Oh, we're gonna play real nice... [pulls out rifles] They're clean as a
        fuckin' whistle. One previous owner... safely driven... ready for
        action. [to Niko] We got an opportunity, my boy.
Michael Yep. Fortune favors the brave.
Gordon  Gotta make hay while the sun shines.
Packie  So is you down, boy, or is you out?
Niko    Down for what?
Michael Down for robbing a thief...
Gordon  Robin Hood!
Packie  Exactly, Robin fuckin' Hood...
Niko    Who are you going to rob?
Packie  The fucking Mafia, boy.
Niko    Is the money good? What's the risk?
Packie  Well, the risk is... we all die a very slow and painful death. And the
        money is good, very good indeed.
Gordon  So you in, big guy? Or are we gonna have to kill you?
Niko    Well... since you put that way, I'm in.
Michael Good, let's go.
Gordon  Alright, alright, let's go. Let's do this.

<outside the house>

Packie  Can you get us a car, man? I'm afraid these two idiots can't drive for
Michael Fuck you, Packie.
Gordon  Yeah, fuck yuz.
Packie  Take us out to the waste management plant under the Algonquin Bridge on
        Colony Island, big man.

<driving - heading to the waste management plant - A>

Niko    A Mafia controlled waste management plant?
Packie  You fuckin' guessed it. It's an Ancelotti operation. Ray tipped us off
        about a big payoff they just got. A fat cash payoff.
Michael Ancelottis, eh? I can't tell none of those wop families apart.
        Ancelottis, Gambinos, Pecorinos.
Packie  It's the fucking Pegorinos, man. We're workin' for them. Pecorino's a
        type a cheese. Pegorino is a bunch of guido gangsters outta Alderney.
Niko    They're all Mafia though?
Packie  Course they are. Cosa Nostra and all that shit. Our family used to be
        bigger than all them Mafia families put together. Back in the day, that
Gordon  Not this shit again. I heard this speech a million times. The McRearys
        ran the city. People was scared to say their name let alone come near
        their place in Purgatory. Life was great. We were in charge.
Packie  It's fucking true. I'd like to hear you tell Gerald that it's a boring
        story. Me brother wouldn't take too kindly to that now would he? You
        know that Purgatory is called what it is because people were so scared
        of the McRearys. Did you know that, Niko?
Gordon  It's called that because people found the McRearys' stories so fuckin'
        boring. Listening to them was like being in Purgatory.
Packie  Fuck you, Gordon. I'll fucking come back there and kick your fucking
        ass in a minute.
Niko    I hear that Francis McReary is your brother.
Packie  Fucking Frankie, my brother. He may have a badge, but I tell you for a
        fact he's as crooked as the rest of us McRearys. More so. At least we
        ain't fucking hypocrites. Kate's the only decent one.
Niko    I can believe that.
Packie  You know Frankie do ya? I got a story for you if you do.
Gordon  Another fucking story.
Packie  Shut up, Gordon. So, Niko, when Francis and Gerald was growing up,
        Frankie becomes an altar boy. He swears to this day that he wanted to
        serve the Lord. Gerry knows the truth though. He only put on that
        cassock so he could pocket the change in the collection plate. Fact.
        That's Francis down to a fucking T. I don't even know if he realizes
        what a crook he is.
Niko    That sounds like the Francis McReary I met.
Packie  I bet. Model community leader, my ass.
Gordon  You're just worried he'll start clamping down on you, ain't ya Packie?
Packie  I'd like to see him try it. Not gonna happen with the things Gerry

<driving - heading to the waste management plant - B>

Niko    Packie, you hang out in some strange places. First you take me to a
        fish market and now a waste plant.
Gordon  It looks like he ain't too pleased with the dates you been taking him
        on, Patrick. You got to learn how to treat a man right.
Packie  Shut it, Gordo. Ray's given us a tip off about a big payment the
        Ancelottis just got. We're all gonna do real well outta this.
Niko    These places are messed up. I think this Ray guy is fucking with you.
Packie  No one's fucking with me, Niko. This is how things work here.
        The whole city is turning into a fucking theme park. Only places an
        honest criminal can make any money are these shit holes.
Gordon  I think they're fucking with ya, Packie. They're laughing at ya.
Packie  You think they're having a laugh with Gerald, Gordo?
        You think even these Alderney guidos would have the balls to do that?
Gordon  Them guidos use you for what they like, if the Peg asked Gerald to wipe
        his ass he probably would.
Michael What's that say about you then, Gordo? If you're taking orders from
Gordon  That don't mean shit.
Packie  Fucking with us or not, these jobs pay the bills, don't they?
Michael The only thing they're doing for Gordon is keeping the bookies off his
        back for another week. How much you lose on that Swingers game last
Gordon  That shit was rigged. I got screwed in the ninth damn inning. A guy who
        bats on-fifty hits a three run homer. Bullshit!
Packie  Don't go dropping too much green after this. If the Ancelottis hear
        we've been spending it up they might finger us for this job. If that
        happens, the bookies will be the least of your worries.
Michael Don't trouble yourself about me, Packie. I'm sitting on my money. Not
        gonna throw it at the bookies like Gordon over here. I'm saving it up
Packie  I don't give a shit what you're doing with your cut. All I care about
        is you holding up your end of the job.
Gordon  You shouldn't save too much, Michael. You never know, you might get hit
        by a bus tomorrow.
Packie  Nah, not St. Michael here.
Niko    My cousin, Roman, he has this gambling problem as well. Can't have a
        dollar in his pocket without spending it at a card game.
Packie  Are these his dollars he's spending, or yours?
Niko    What's mine is his. We are cousins.

<reach the plant>

Packie  Here we are boys. Moment of fucking truth. Alright boys, if Ray is
        correct then the money's going to be kept in the office in the main
        building. And there should be a boat docked out back for the getaway.
        Alright, it's up and over the fence.

<They assault the plant, get inside, Niko heads upstairs to the office.>

Packie  Alright boys, let's go inside and find this money.
Niko    Hey Packie, I'll go get the money. Cover me, will you?

<Niko grabs the bag and heads back down while more mobsters pour inside.>

Niko    Okay kids, I got the cash. Shit! Looks like we're not the only ones
        after it.
Packie  There's got to be a pizza parlor on this island coz I ain't never seen
        so many Italians. Out the back, boys. Gordon, Michael. You hold these
        boys back while me and Niko make a swim for it with the money.
Michael We'll see you back at the house, Packie.
Gordon  Try to keep the money dry, won't ya? I don't know how my bookie's gonna
        be about wet notes...

<on the docks>

Niko    Swimming for it, eh?
Packie  Sure, me boy. There's the boat just out there. I'll race ya.

<on the boat>

Packie  Can you drive a boat? You got to this fine country in a boat, didn't
        ya, Niko?
Niko    That don't mean I can drive one. Fuck it though, I'll give it a try.

<driving - boating to some docks in Steinway>

Packie  That was fucking beautiful. We did ourselves proud. My brother Gerry is
        going to be fucking ecstatic.
Niko    Providing the Ancelottis don't figure out it was us that ripped them
Packie  Don't fucking worry about it. They'll just figure it was another one of
        the five families. Us McRearys are under the fucking radar nowadays. It
        ain't a problem.
Niko    I hope you're right for my sake.
Packie  Shut up and think about the money. If that don't work, think about my
        sister. I tell you though, you're only getting your hands on one of
        those things, you maniac, and it ain't going to be my Katie.
Niko    I'll think about the money then.
Packie  What a trooper.

<cutscene - at the docks>

Packie  We did it. Top of the fucking world. Here's your share. Don't go
        spending it in any Italian restaurants.
Niko    I'll see you soon, Packie.

<phonecall from Packie - later on>

Packie  Niko man. Look, I ain't a pimp or nothing.
Niko    What're you talking about, man?
Packie  I'm saying, would you take my sister, Katie, out for a drink or
        something? She don't get out much and she sure as hell don't go on
        dates. We're starting to worry. She likes you, just as friends, I'm
        gonna send you her number.
Niko    I'll give her a call man, but I don't think she'll wanna see me.
Packie  Trust me, she will. Call her, man.

<text message from Packie>

Hey man, give my sister a ring. I know she'd appreciate it. Could be fun if you
don't mind dating a fucking nun.


<text message from Packie>

I told my brothers about ya. Got a big job planned. Put on a suit, a tie, and
some good shoes and get over here. Costs a fucking shit load but the only place
to go for that shit is Perseus in Algonquin.

<cutscene - at the McReary house>

Packie  There he is - Niko Bellic. Niko, these are my two brothers, well two of
        my brothers, the two that count. Derrick and Gerald.
Niko    Hi.
Packie  Derrick has just returned to the family fold after a good few years in
        the Old Country. Involved in the struggle. Sort of like you, I'd
        imagine. And Gerry... Gerry's the man. And you remember Michael? St.
Michael Yeah, hey.
Niko    Yes, yes, it's, uh, nice to meet you.
Packie  Niko is a trip, man, I met him through that Puerto Rican coke dealer...
Gerry   So you want to involve him in the family business. What do you know
        about him?
Packie  What I know is he likes a fight, and he ain't the fucking law.
Gerry   Oh, no offense mister... that ain't good enough.
Packie  Well it's good enough for me.
Michael He's a good lad, Gerry.
Gerry   Was I talking to you, you inbred halfwit? I make a point of not talking
        to the unfortunate victims of brother sister marriages.
Michael Don't you speak about my parents like that.
Gerry   Aww, you're like fucking Cleopatra... Fifteen generations of brother
        sisters fucking... and you're so thick you take orders off my idiot
        brother Packie... who's so stupid he had to tattoo his name on his
Niko    If there is a problem, I'll go. No trouble, I have other ways of making
Packie  There's no problem. Gerry just likes to think he knows best about
        everything... which is why he's been married three times already and
        still won't admit he likes men.
Gerry   Nah, no problem. I'll leave you boys to it. Don't screw up. Packie,
        take care of Derrick, he's been away. [to Niko] And you... nothing
        personal, but don't fuck with my family, or I will fuck with yours.

<outside the house>

Packie  Alright, we're heading to the Southern Algonquin branch of the Bank of
        Liberty. Niko, you're the designated driver.
Niko    Let's do this.

<driving - heading to the bank - A>

Packie  Alright, here's how the shit is going down. We're gonna go inside and
        each take down a security guard. Me and St. Michael here are gonna
        handle the civilians while Niko and Derrick manage the employees.
        Anyone tries anything, you put them down hard. Once the situation has
        been controlled, Derrick's going to rig the vault door with explosive.
Derrick I got enough PE4 here to get through anything they throw at us.
Michael PE4, I ain't never heard of that.
Packie  It's some limey name for C4 that Derrick picked up over there.
Derrick I ain't having this argument with you, Patrick. Safe to say, what we're
        using is controllable enough to go through any vault door without
        incinceration whatever's inside. Not going to leave much residue on the
        notes either so they should be washable.
Packie  They're going to be washable alright. Can't wait to see what sort of
        kick C4 residue is going to give me when I snort up a line of chop
        through one of them notes.
Derrick First, you're a fucking charmer, Patrick. Second, it's PE4 not C4.
Packie  Whatever, at least I'm honest about my habits, Derrick.
Derrick You know nothing about nothing, Patrick. I'm honest about me demons.
Packie  Hit the needle on the old head there did I, Derrick?
Michael The expression is hit the nail on the head, Packie.
Packie  Really Michael? You don't think I know that? Gerry was right about you,
        Mikey. Your parents must have been twins to produce a kid as dumb as
        you. I'm surprised you ain't got three eyes, no balls, and a club foot.
Michael Don't bring my parents into this, Packie.
Packie  Alright, alright. Do we all know what we're doing? Once the vault door
        I want Niko and Michael to go down into the vault to get the money
        while me and my brother handle the crowd control.
Niko    All makes sense to me. if you guys can stop arguing for a few minutes
        then I think we might be okay.

<driving - heading to the bank - B>

Packie  Gerald was very clear about the way things is going down, boys. Me and
        Michael are on the civilians, Derrick and Niko are on employees.
        Derrick, did you sort out the charge for the vault door?
Derrick What's that mean? Of course I sorted out the charge. What you think I
        been doing all day?
Packie  I dunno. Nodding off with a needle sticking outta your arm?
Derrick Patrick, you was such a sweet little boy when I left this city.
Packie  You was gone a long time, Derrick. From what I remember, you've changed
Niko    This is an emotional moment, I can feel the brotherly love in the air.
        Maybe we should just talk about the job though?
Packie  Sure. So, Derrick, you got the charge rigged up to your phone?
Derrick Had a bit of trouble with that. Couldn't find a pager to rig the
        blasting cap to. Had to put the thing on a timer.
Packie  Alright, alright, we can roll with a timer. That's cool. Niko, when the
        door blows, I want you and Michael to go down into the vault to get the
        cash. Grab as much as you can carry.
Niko    Okay.
Michael Don't need to tell me twice, Packie. I'm ready to go. Pumped, is what I
Packie  Thanks, Michael. Knew I could count on the dumbest member of the group
        to throw himself into proceedings the most willingly.
Michael I was just saying how I'd do what you said, Packie. No need to get
Packie  There was no need for a brother and sister to get married, but your
        parents did that and now you're here.
Derrick I can think of one reason they needed to get married. They was so ugly
        that no one else would have 'em.
Packie  Nothing like a sibling's love, eh Derrick?
Derrick Nothing like it. Nothing could make me love Francis, though.
Packie  Fucking Frankie, he'd be pissed if he could see us now.

<cutscene - at the bank>

Derrick This is it, boys. Moment of truth.
Packie  None of you fucking fucks move. Get on the floor.
Michael None of yous is gonna get a medal for playing hero. All you's gonna get
        is a bullet to the heart.
Derrick Don't none of you worry about nothing. We're here for the bank's money,
        it's going to a greater cause.
Packie  Shut up and handle the safe.
Derrick Open the door.
Niko    Open the door.
Derrick Open the door! Open the fucking door.
Guy     Okay... okay... wait a minute. I got it.
[Derrick heads down to the safe.]
Niko    Get on the floor... now!
Guy     But sir...
Niko    You too.
Guy     Okay, okay.
[Reaper whispers privately with Luis on the floor.]
Reaper  Hey? Yo? I'm a gun club member. I'm gonna take these rookies downtown.
        Are you with me? Hey, what's your name, son?
Luis    Luis... but this ain't such a good idea bro.
Reaper  Yeah? They said catching that pass at my high school championship
        football game was a "bad idea" cause I broke my leg in thirteen places.
        But... I scored a touchdown and won the game. The world is built out of
        bad ideas, my friend.
[Derrick returns.]
Derrick [to Niko] Come on. The PE4 has been moulded and is set to explode in
        sixty seconds. Now listen people, we're your friends. Me and my brother
        here, we...
Packie  Why're you tellin' them we're brothers, you idiot? That's going to make
        it hard for them to find us, isn't it?
Derrick I'm trying to be honest with these people. We've put them through a lot
Packie  Fuck these people, fuck your cause. That shit's over. Ireland's not the
        only thing that's green, dollars are too.
Derrick Now you've said bloody Ireland, that's gonna narrow the search ain't
Packie  Fuck you, take the needle out your arm then tell me what to do.
Derrick I'll let you tell me what to do, when you stop shoving half of Bolivia
        up your nose every Saturday night!
Reaper  Motherfucker! [gets up and shoots Michael]
Derrick Fuck!
Packie  We told you not to fuck with us! [shoots Reaper] Shit, Michael! Saint
        fucking Michael!
[The PE4 explodes at the vault.]
Packie  Fucking shit. [to Niko] Get the money. Me and my brother will watch the

<after grabbing the money bags>

Derrick There's been too many casualties already. Don't make this any more
        difficult. Eyes on the floor, people!
Niko    I got all the money I could. There's still some in there though.
Packie  We ain't got time to go back in. Let's move out, boys.

<police forces surrounding the entrance>

LCPD    Come on, let's do this people.
NOOSE   Go! Go! Go! Go!
LCPD    You're trapped. Lay your weapons down and surrender. Let's handle this
        peacefully. We have you surrounded.
Packie  It's a bacon factory out there. Shit. Alright boys, follow my lead and
        we might all make it home.

<They battle over several streets and alleys. A helicopter flies in.>

Derrick Shit, they sent a chopper after us. There ain't no getting away. We're
Packie  Control yourself, Derrick. I got a plan.
Niko    Let's bring this fucker down. Empty everything we got into him.
Packie  We ain't doing that neither. Follow me. We'll lose them in the subway.

<After fighting off more cops, they head through a subway tunnel.>

Packie  Alright, boys. The only way we got to go is along the tracks. Come on.
        [avoids oncoming train] Shit, that was closer than I'm comfortable
        with. You almost lost me and a big bag of money there, boys. You coulda
        mixed the explosive better couldn't ya, Derrick?
Derrick And you coulda been more careful of your boy Michael. He should be with
        us right now.
Niko    Michael was unlucky. It wasn't anybody's fault what happened to him and
        the explosive did its job. Both of you shut the fuck up.
Packie  That's gotta be a service exit. Let's hit it. We got some climbing to
        do boys. Hold onto your money.

<driving - returning to the McReary house - A>

Packie  Shit, shit, shit, shit, shit. Michael. Dammit. I coulda been nice to
        him for once in my fucking life. Kid only wanted to help.
Derrick He loved you, Packie. He was happy you spoke to him. Didn't matter what
        you was saying.
Packie  Yeah, well, now I gotta explain to his folks that their son is lying
        dead on the floor of a bank in Algonquin.
Derrick We'll give them his cut. When your kid is living the life, you gotta
        expect someone to come through the door and break this sorta news.
Niko    That does not make it any easier to hear. And we aren't safe yet.
Packie  Eye on the road, Niko. We don't want you to have to break no bad news
        to our ma.
Niko    Neither do I.

<driving - returning to the McReary house - B>

Packie  That didn't go to fucking plan.
Derrick Never does, Patrick. The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.
        You just gotta hope no one gets killed when they do.
Packie  Michael didn't get lucky, did he? Fucking have-a-go-hero. What was he
        thinking? He shoulda sat tight.
Derrick He's sitting tight now. Paid for his stupidity. Man, I'm jumpy.
Packie  You can get dosed all you like when Niko gets us back.
Derrick You're a good man to have around, Niko. A damn good man.
Niko    Tell me that when I've got you home.

<at the house>

Derrick Thanks, Niko. You're a damn good man.
Niko    I wasn't just driving you two, the money was in the car as well.
        Remember that.
Packie  We won't forget it, Niko. Here's your cut. I'll tell Gerry you did
        good. He might give you a call or something.

<phonecall to Roman - optional>

Niko    Roman, how's it going?
Roman   Have you seen this bank heist on the news, NB? That's some crazy shit.
        I bet you wish you'd pulled off a job like that...
Niko    Who says I didn't.
Roman   You're shitting me, NB. No fucking way! Who'd you do it with?
Niko    This fucked up Irish family, well some of them. There are four
        brothers: two are gangsters, one's a cop and the other is a heroin
        addict ex-freedom fighter. Then there's a sister...
Roman   A sister? That sounds more my speed than these crazy brothers. I can
        tell from your voice that you like her, Cousin. Are you two doing it?
Niko    I've got to go, Roman. I'll talk to you soon.


<phonecall from an unknown caller>

Gerald  Niko, my boy, this is Packie's brother Gerald McReary.
Niko    Gerry, how's it going?
Gerald  Good. Got a little business opportunity I need your help with. Come and
        see me at my ma's house. Use the back entrance.

<cutscene - at the McReary house>

Gerry   No one's here. Just you and me. Come in, come in. Beer?
Niko    No, thank you.
Gerry   Oh, I agree... let's have whiskey instead. Packie swears by you,
        absolutely swears by you.
Niko    Yeah?
Gerry   You handled yourself well on that bank job.
Niko    It was fun.
Gerry   Fun? Too much fun - that's always been this family's problem. Fun, good
        causes, a good laugh, some stupid dream or some stupid distraction. But
        never any fuckin' focus. Never!
Who     Mmm, focus...
Gerry   All we've ever been is bitches. Working for guineas, working for
        niggers, any asshole with a buck. The whole lot spent in the proper
        manner, oh yeah, wine and women, as quick as possible, and remain a
        slave forever.
Niko    Very poetical.
Gerry   Yeah, I know, national tragedy. But I got a plan. You down, friend?
Niko    Maybe. What is it?
Gerry   Well first up, we gotta create a little problem between the Ancellotis
        and their Albanian muscle, for Jimmy P. You're gonna plant a bomb in
        Tony Black's car. It'll be rigged to a phone. Thing will go off when
        you dial a number. I want it to blow when they get back from their
Niko    So the Ancelottis think the Albanians did it?
Gerry   Exactly. Bomb's in an alley off of Inchon Avenue. Get it, give me a
        call. You know Packie was right for once. I'm glad you're on board.

<phonecall to Gerry - after finding the bomb>

Niko    So, Gerry, I got this bomb.
Gerry   Alright listen, the Ancelottis and the Albanians are meeting in Little
        Italy. Tony's car is parked in an alleyway off of Feldspar Street. Now
        you put the bomb in the trunk, then follow the wiseguys from their
        meeting back to the rest of their crew, then you blow up the bomb. Make
        sure no one walks away. It's easy, right?
Niko    So easy I don't see why you ain't doing this yourself.
Gerry   Niko, I wouldn't trust myself with this task. You ain't got a gallon of
        whiskey in your system, and besides, you're bein' paid, ain't ya? Call
        me when it's done.

<at the alleyway off Feldspar, after Niko attaches the bomb to their car>

Sal     Hey, Big Tone, did you kick some ass or what?
Tony    The Albanians know they got us over a barrel, Sal. At least it's better
        than dealing with those fucking drunken Irish bastards though. Forget
        about it.

<Niko follows them to the place on Northwood, blows the bomb up, and kills the

<phonecall to Gerry>

Niko    Gerry, I hit the Ancelottis crew real hard. Everyone got taken down.
        The rest of them should think the Albanian muscle is making a play.
Gerry   I knew my brother wouldn't put his faith in a bum. They'll be at those
        Albos in no time. That's step one of the plan complete. Come see me.
        We'll talk about step two.


<cutscene - at the McReary house>

Kate    Oh, there he is... the sophisticated European.
Niko    I don't know about that.
Kate    So, how are you?
Niko    Alright, yeah.
Ma      Kate! Don't stand there talking to him on the door step, ask him in...
Kate    Come in. Ma, you remember the boys' friend, Niko?
Ma      How are you?
Niko    Good, and you?
Ma      Put it like this, my boys are out of control, my daughter can't find a
        man, and my husband is in hell. I'm thinking... God moves in mysterious
        ways. [exits]
Kate    That's Mother for you. Always a joy.
Gerry   Niko! You made it, huh?
Kate    Well, I'll leave you to your men's talk. I hope you impress each other.
Gerry   Hey, look at me. Yeah. Yeah... I thought so. You'll do fine.
Niko    Fine at what?
Gerry   Some gimp work for the Pegorinos. I owe them. Oh, please... I'd do it
        myself, but I think I'm being watched by the cops, someone. I think I'm
        about to get pinched again.
Niko    Shit, really?
Gerry   Yeah. It's happened before. I keep seeing the same car watching. All it
        means is someone's been speaking, we just have to find out who and make
        'em stop. In the meantime, I'm gonna chill things out for a bit. So...
        I need your help.
Niko    Okay.
Gerry   Attaboy... come on, got something to show you. Now Pegorino's a funny
        guy. Seems like his main motivation is putting his Guernsey crew on par
        with the five old families. Ancelottis being the weakest, he's decided
        to stir shit up for 'em. Now, the Ancelottis have an uneasy alliance
        with some Albanians. They use them as hitmen, thugs, bullies.
Niko    I know the type.
Gerry   Much like Jimmy the Guido uses us. So. What you're gonna do is disguise
        yourself as an Albanian, and then go whack Frankie Garone, an Ancelotti
        long time capo.
Niko    Sure. Which Albanian?
Gerry   This one.
[He opens the door to a freezer with a body inside.]

<in an alley on Star Junction, Frankie beating on some other biker>

FG      Fucking sneaky scumbag. Tony Black didn't do nothing to nobody who
        didn't deserve it. [sees Niko] What the fuck?  We're going to the
        mattresses for sure.

<phonecall to Gerry - after chasing down and killing Frankie>

Niko    Frankie Garone's sleeping with the fishes. Anyone who saw us is going
        to describe the Albanian you got on ice.
Gerry   Nice work. Real nice. I'll let Jimmy P know about that. I'll cut you in
        on anything he throws my way. Don't know how long I'm gonna be outside
        though. I feel like the cops might knock down Ma's door at any moment.
        Take me to the pen.
Niko    Good luck with that, Gerry.
Gerry   Yeah thanks. Please, look after my family if I go inside.


<phonecall from Packie>

Packie  Niko, I got a favor to ask ya.
Niko    What is it?
Packie  Well, you've been spending time with the rest of my family, I figured
        you may as well complete the set. You remember my brother Derrick, came
        along on the bank job?
Niko    Sure...
Packie  He's in a bad way. Last I heard he was spending his hours in some park
        in Acter. Go down and check on him? Me and Gerald will cover any
        expenses incurred.
Niko    Alright man, I'll go find him.

<cutscene - at the park in Acter>

Derrick [to self] I told ya, I'm not gonna go. I'm your brother. I'm supposed
        to take care of my family.
Niko    Hey...
Derrick I'm beyond being taken care of now.
Niko    Hey!
Derrick Hey... hey... [starts to sit up]
Niko    Your brother said you needed a hand. Looks like you'll need more than
Derrick Yeah... yeah... cool. [lies back down]
Niko    Hey! Wake up, you fucking junkie.
Derrick I'm awake. I was just wishing you'd leave. Hey! Hey. Sit down. That's
        pretty good gear. I'm pretty high.
Niko    Good for you.
Derrick Okay, don't get sanctimonious on me.
Niko    Okay. Why do you do this to yourself?
Derrick Because it feels nice... because it feels better to be high than not...
Niko    Does it stop you thinking?
Derrick It stops you caring, which is even better...
Niko    So... what do you care about?
Derrick I care about people back who claimed I was grass... people who used
        that to steal shit off me...
Niko    Maybe that is what your brother was talking about, when he said you
        needed help taking care of old buidiness.
Derrick Sure. I mean... I ain't a saint. I ain't a man of principle... I... I
        messed up, but I tried... I made a mistake... but I admitted it.
Niko    We all make mistakes.
Derrick Exactly! And this guy is still threatening to kill me, and my family!
Niko    What's his name?
Derrick Bucky Sligo.
Niko    Bucky Sligo.
Derrick I heard he was living in Alderney. Can you get access to the police
Niko    Sure.
Derrick Find the fuck... and shut him... and his pals up.
Niko    Okay.
Derrick His pals...

<phonecall to Derrick - find Bucky's hangout on the police computer>

Niko    Hey Derrick. Apparently your guy hangs out at a Burger Shot in
Derrick Go check it out, but make sure his boys are there, I want them all to
Niko    What if he's alone?
Derrick Keep the police car, he'll see you and think you're taking him down.
        First thing Bucky'll do is run back to his crew. Fucking coward would
        rather everyone go down than him take a fall alone. Sold me out, didn't
Niko    I guess he did, man. I'll tell you when it's done.

<phonecall to Derrick - after chasing down and killing Bucky and his crew>

Derrick Niko, Niko my boy. Good to hear your voice, to speak to you I mean...
Niko    Derrick, you okay? Bucky and his boys are dead.
Derrick What?! Sorry, nodded off for a second. Bucky, dead? Good, yeah... alive
        or dead, it's all the same though, isn't it? Living, dead, good, bad,
        right, wrong, chalk, cheese...
Niko    I'll speak to you when you are back among the living.


<phonecall from Derrick>

Derrick Niko, me boy. Packie tells me you got some sea legs on ya. Meet me at
        the jetty off a Rand Avenue. I need some help with something.
Niko    Shit, Derrick. You sound almost like a human being. I might just see
        you there.

<cutscene - at a dock in Alderney City, Derrick drives a boat up>

Derrick Get in the boat, me boy. You're the skipper of this little vessel.
        We're rendezvousing out at sea. This is the place.

<driving - heading towards Kim's boat - A>

Derrick Escorting a Korean contact of mine into the country with a boat load of
        fake hundred dollar bills.
Niko    As long as the ones he's paying us with are real, it doesn't matter.
Derrick I owe you an apology, Niko. I was dosed when you told me you'd killed
        Bucky and his boys.
Niko    Yeah, you were out it.
Derrick I haven't felt safe since Aiden O'Malley went inside.
Niko    Who's Aiden?
Derrick Me, Bucky and Aiden, we all cared about the same stuff. We came
        together for a cause we believed in. At least I thought I believed in
        it. I was young.
Niko    This was a while ago then?
Derrick Yeah. So Aiden got caught with something when he was somewhere he
        wasn't meant to be. Needless to say, he'll be inside for a time. Him
        and Bucky think I talked. Couldn't see no other way how he got caught.
        From what I hear, Aiden still rants about me to anyone who'll listen.
Niko    I know how it feels to be betrayed.
Derrick You got that look about you.

<driving - heading towards Kim's boat - B>

Niko    What's happening out there? I didn't think you had many friends left.
Derrick This is a Korean guy I did business with back in Ireland. He's bringing
        Super Notes into the country tonight.
Niko    Super Notes?
Derrick Counterfeits. They look so good you wouldn't spot 'em in a month of
        Sundays. Over there, we used to buy 'em off of him then exchange 'em
        for genuine currency. Nice scam if you don't hit the same place too
        often. His boys are pulling the same gig over here.
Niko    They're cutting you in on this deal?
Derrick Wanted a local to escort their boat into the harbor. They make these
        things in North Korea and have to ship 'em out here. I've heard it's a
        government funded operation. I don't give a shit as long as it keeps me
        in the brown, you know. Anyway, I figured you'd know a thing or two
        about smuggling stuff into the country.
Niko    What's that mean?
Derrick You're illegal, right? You think us McRearys was legal when we came
        here? This is a country founded by immigrants. People who'll beg, steal
        and borrow to get ahead. It's the life blood of the place, people
        forget that.

<reach Kim's boat>

Derrick You Park's boy?
Kim     Yes, I Kim. You Derrick?
Derrick Yeah, welcome to America. We're meeting your friends in Bohan. I'll
        text ya the route you got to take. Best way to avoid checks. We'll
        cover your rear.

<driving - following Kim - A>

Derrick Another immigrant, arriving in this city, trying to make something of
Niko    Brings a tear to my eye.
Derrick When this is done I won't have to leech off my brothers no more. This
        deal should mean I can take care of me self.
Niko    Providing it goes to plan.
Derrick It's in the hands of the Lord now.

<driving - following Kim - B>

Derrick Seems like a good kid, reminds me of you actually.
Niko    Is that because he's coming into the country to rob the good people of
        America of their hard earned money?
Derrick When you put it like that, he reminds me of a McReary. Good luck to

<driving - Kim under attack - A>

Niko    What the fuck is this?
Derrick Think I gotta clue? Use our boat to shield Kim from these fuckers. I
        don't give a shit if this thing sinks, we got to protect him. I'd
        rather swim home tonight than come back tomorrow to dive for those

<driving - Kim under attack - B>

Niko    Doesn't look like the arrival of these notes was such a secret. Can you
        think of why that is?
Derrick Fucked if I know. Maybe me phone's tapped. Maybe Frankie has been
        tapping Ma's fucking phone and he called this in to mess with me. We
        got to make sure those notes make it, just to piss off Frankie if
        nothing else.

<helicopter flys in>

Derrick Shit, they're sending the fucking airborne cavalry after us as well.
        Good thing we got a rocket launcher with us.
Niko    We've got a what?
Derrick A rocket launcher. It's in the back. Get rid of the chopper with it.
        I'll drive the boat.

<destroy the helicopter>

Derrick Good thing your aim is steadier than mine. You can drive the boat again

<driving - continuing to follow Kim's boat - A>

Niko    How'd they know we were here?
Derrick I don't know. I told my dealer I was good for the money I owed him.
        Maybe a few people at the pub I borred money from, as well. You'll say
        anything for a fix.
Niko    I wouldn't know.
Derrick Could be a coincidence anyway.
Niko    Or fate?
Derrick You sound like my mother.

<driving - continuing to follow Kim's boat - B>

Derrick I didn't think he even knew I was back. Can't the man just let his
        brother be? It's like fucking Cain and Abel the two of us. No wonder I
        turned into the wreck you see before ya. A brother like that. Jesus.
Niko    So, is Francis the only explanation for this shit.
Derrick If the shoe fits, Niko. If the bloody shoe fits. Sure, I been telling a
        few people about this, but, hell, I smell a rat. And Frankie's the
        biggest damn rat I know.

<cutscene - at the docks in South Bohan>

Derrick Here we are. Got him here in one piece. That was the deal. Thanks,
Kim     Thank you Mr. McReary. Not such smooth journey.
Derrick Yeah, got a bit hairy out there. Good thing you have your sea legs. I
        hope the rest of your time here is more peaceful. That's all you can
        hope for in this God forsaken world. See you round, Niko.
Niko    Don't put all your pay off up your arm, Derrick.
Derrick Only place for it, me boy. Only place for it. See you soon.


<cutscene - at the park in Acter>

Derrick Alright, boy?
Niko    Yes... good.
Derrick How do you do it? I went into a situation full of optimisim, full of
        naivete... I got burnt. Look at me... like smack on a fucking spoon.
Niko    Well...
Derrick How do you manage?
Niko    I don't know that I got off so lightly.
Derrick We all got our demons... Aiden O'Malley.
Niko    What about Aiden O'Malley?
Derrick I heard he's being moved. Maybe this is our time... put all this crap
        to bed... get off the drugs... live with the memories! [spazzing out]
        Aiden's being moved by van from the bacon factory, where he's been
        talking shit about me, back to the Alderney State Correctional
        Facility. Please, Niko, boy... just this last one... please?
Niko    Sure, Derrick.
Derrick You and me, we're the same. The same. The, the same... we're the same.

<phonecall from Packie>

Packie  Niko, I hear my brother Derrick is asking you to ice his old drinking
        buddy, Aiden O'Malley?
Niko    Yeah, he has, what's the big deal?
Packie  O'Malley is in government custody. He's got more police protection than
        the mayor. I left a truck with a rocket launcher in it for ya in an
        alley, off of Applewhite in Alderney City.
Niko    A truck with a rocket launcher in it? What am I meant to do with them?
Packie  Who knows? Anyway, the convoy with O'Malley in it has to go through the
        Booth Tunnel. You're gonna get there first and block the road with your
        truck. I'm gonna come in from the rear and block 'em that way. Pick up
        the truck and gimme a call.

<phonecall to Packie - from the truck>

Niko    Alright, I've got the truck.
Packie  When we have them blocked in, we take down the escort and make off with
        the prisoner.
Niko    Why don't we just kill the fucker there and then?
Packie  That's probably what Derrick would have told you to do in his smacked
        out state. Problem is, he's the first one they'd talk to if that
        happened. We got to make this look like a prison break. Great. They're
        leaving the old cop shop now, should be at the Booth Tunnel soon.

<phonecall to Packie - parked in the Booth Tunnel>

Niko    I'm in position, Packie.
Packie  Alright, man. We're coming to ya. Take out the escort but keep
        Derrick's pal alive.

<The convoy stops at the block, and Packie parks up behind. After a quick
shootout, they take the truck carrying Aiden.>

Packie  You drive while I watch our cargo, Niko. Shake these cops, Niko. We
        need them to think Aiden is free as a fucking bird.
Niko    Alright, alright. I'll try to lose these fucking cops.

<escape the police>

Niko    Okay, man. First thing we gotta do is dump this prison van. Cops'll be

<leave the van in a quiet location>

Niko    Great, we've got some transport. You're not free yet, asshole. Get in
        that car!
Packie  Alright, Niko. Now that we lost 'em we gotta go out to the cliffs in

<driving - moving Aiden to Leftwood>

Aiden   The cliffs of Leftwood then. Is there a boat coming or something? Where
        am I going?
Packie  You're going to a faraway place, my friend.
Aiden   Damn right, somewhere the cops'll never find me.
Packie  Nobody's going to find you where you're going, friend.
Aiden   Shit, I don't even know who sent you guys. Who do I got to thank for
        springing me from the joint?
Packie  We're doing this on behalf of an old acquaintance of yours.
Aiden   I knew I wasn't forgotten about. I knew that no matter how long I
        rotted in there, people on the outside world still remember me.
Packie  People remember you alright. You're at the front of certain people's
Aiden   Well, who is it? Not Julia? She stopped writing and coming on visiting
        days but I could tell she was still thinking of me. I knew it.
Packie  You'll find out who it was when we get there. In the mean time, shut
        the hell up buddy!
Aiden   Alright friend, thank you.

<cutscene - at the cliffs of Leftwood>

Packie  Out you come, old boy.
Aiden   The cliffs... the sea air... I really am free. I could cry. You've made
        me a happy man, boys. Now it's time to tell me who asked you to do
Packie  Derrick McReary. He's my brother.
Aiden   Derrick? But he ratted me out. He's the reason I ended up in that place
        to start with, the spineless...
Packie  So you thought you'd talk about him? He's my brother, and guys like you
        are killin' him! Niko, get rid of dear old Aiden...

[Aiden begs for his life after Packie drives off]

Aiden   Why? Why? Why, in God's name, why? Shit, I thought I was out. I thought
        I was liberated. He's a rat, Derrick McReary. Always has been always
        will be. Derrick fucking set me up in the first place. Fucking Derrick
        Mc-fucking-Reary. I don't want to die, I've been rotting in prison for
        years. I don't want to die. Please, I just want to be free.

[phonecall to Derrick - once Aiden is dead]

Niko    Aiden is dead.
Derrick That's the end of a chapter. I can close the book on a whole lot of my
        past now Niko. Thanks. Maybe a clean break is in order. A fresh
Niko    Good luck to you.


<text message from Francis>

Niko I need you to meet me on Castle Drive -Francis

<cutscene - on the Castle Drive sidewalk>

Francis Why didn't you tell me Derrick was back?
Niko    What?
Francis Why didn't you tell me you was hanging around with my brother?
Niko    I assumed if you cared, you'd have found out.
Francis Well, I have found out! Jesus. You know Derrick's not well?
Niko    No?
Francis No. He's sick. Always was. He's always off getting involved in someone
        else's fight. Making a fool of himself. Betraying people. Going into
        hiding. He's an idiot... and a coward.
Niko    It's not my business.
Francis Whatever he stood for, he betrayed. He only left here in the first
        place because he was caught stealing... from the Mafia! He's a pathetic
Niko    Okay, I got it, so?
Francis Now he's going to ruin my life! If it wasn't bad enough having a bunch
        of crooks for brothers, now I've got him threatening to talk to a
        journalist! About his family, about me!
Niko    Well, tell him to be quiet.
Francis I am trying to become the Commissioner of Police. I'll be a laughing
        stock. A cop with a famous, snitching traitor for a brother. You know,
        the crooks I can handle, see that I can spin, but not this. Not this.
Niko    You've got a big problem then.
Francis Me? Uh-uh. We, my friend. We. You stop him.
Niko    Stop?
Francis Shh. Stop.
Niko    Kill your brother?
Francis He's already dead. Just put him out of his misery.
Niko    Fuck you.
Francis No, fuck you, pal. I'm going to meet him in the courtyard park off
        Bismark in Lancet. Deal with him. Make him a tragedy, not a disaster.
        Do it, or I will put you away. Oh - don't push me.

<phonecall from Derrick - shortly after>

Derrick Niko, thank fuck you answered. Frankie arranged to meet me at this park
        on Bismark, I think he's gonna try to kill me. Cops can kill who they
        like. Do you know the place? Are you close? Can you get there in time?
Niko    I think I can make the meeting.
Derrick You gotta take him out before he makes a move. This is Cain and Abel
        stuff, I'm telling you. Question is, which one of us is gonna be
        wandering the earth with a mark on his head and who's gonna be six feet
        under, you know? This phone's running out of batteries, shit. Look
        after me, Niko.

<phonecall from Francis - at the park in Lancet>

Niko    Francis, I'm ready. What is the plan?
Francis I hope you're over yourself and are ready for some fratricide. Don't
        forget that I still got dirt on you. I know this ain't nice, but
        neither of us has a choice.
Niko    It's sounding like I've got no choice. One McReary brother is going to
        get me to kill another.
Francis That's what I like to hear. I want you to take the window cleaning
        elevator on one of the buildings round back of the courtyard. Get in
        position and put Derrick out of his misery. Shit, I better get ready to
        act surprised. Don't miss, Niko. You might hit me.
Niko    I'll hit who I'm aiming at, don't worry.

<cutscene - in the park>

Francis Derrick, my brother.
Derrick Frankie, what's this about? I've gotta say. I'm nervous about this
        little meeting.
Francis Shit, when I heard you was back I nearly shat myself. Sit down. Why
        didn't you call me? You coulda slept on my couch. I'm doing real well
        for myself, real well. I'm sorry about how life turned out for you.

<phonecall to Francis - from the rooftop - optional>

Francis Just a second here, Derrick. I gotta speak to one of the sergeants.
        Hey, what's the problem? I thought you were going to make something
        happen for me?
Niko    I'm not so sure about it.
Francis What's going to make you sure? You want me to give you a raise?

<continued phonecall - say no to the raise>

Niko    It's not the money. I just don't feel right.
Francis Then start feeling right, I got you by the balls here. Don't you forget
        about that.

<continued phonecall - say yes to the raise>

Niko    That might help.
Francis Alright then, call it a bonus. Make this happen.

<cutscene - in the park - Derrick is dead>

Francis I'm a police officer. Come on, clear the area, clear the area.
        Derrick... shit. He's my brother...

<phonecall to Francis - Derrick is dead]

Niko    I did what you wanted me to do, I killed your brother.
Francis You don't think I know that. Christ, it happened right in front of me.
        I could feel you looking at me through that scope.
Niko    Well, it's done. You and me are over. At least Gerry and Packie are
        honest about what they do. You're a crook hiding behind his badge and
        a reputation. You know what, Frankie boy - I'm going to use that. I
        ever feel the heat on me, I'll call you. And you're going to make shit
        go away. That cool?
Francis Sounds like I don't have a choice.

<text message - Derrick is dead>

Ok Niko - I've set something up. Call me if you're getting a little heat from
my cop buddies and I'll see what I can do. - Francis

<email - Derrick is dead>

I don't know if you've heard, but I recently lost my brother, Derrick. It was a
horrible family tragedy. I can't help but think that I might have ended up with
a similar fate to his if I had chosen a different path. This world is made up
of people, like me, who stand tall and walk a straight line, and people, like
my brother, who choose the path of wrongdoing. If you need any info on the
mopes and degenerates out there, you might want to look at
Best Wishes,
Deputy Commisioner McReary

<email - positive reply - Derrick is dead>

This might be a list of bad guys, but I bet your name ain't on it. - N

<email - negative reply - Derrick is dead>

From what I've seen, most people in this city are criminals. I don't need a
police database to confirm that. - N

<phonecall to Derrick - Francis is dead>

Derrick Shit, you did it. A bolt of lightning from outta the fucking blue. I
        really got the feeling it was him or me back there.
Niko    You don't know the half.
Derrick This is the last bit of juice I got on this thing.


<phonecall from Packie - Derrick is dead>

Packie  Niko, I don't know if you've heard it but my brother, Derrick's dead.
Niko    No shit.
Packie  Yeah. I just hope he was smacked out of his brain when it happened
        because it wouldn't have suited him to be jonesing when he died.
Niko    There isn't any good way to go though, is there?
Packie  I guess not, Gerald got arrested too. They got him in the Alderney
        State Correctional Facility.
Niko    They took Gerry down?
Packie  Don't worry, he's always being hauled in but the charges don't stick.
        Come to Derrick's funeral. It'd mean a lot to the family. It's today at
        the Church in Suffolk. Remember to wear a suit, Niko. We can't have you
        dressed like a bum in the church.

<phonecall from Kate - shortly after - Derrick is dead>

Kate    Hi Niko.
Niko    Hey Kate, I am sorry to hear about your brother.
Kate    Yeah. I didn't really know Derrick that well. I remember looking up to
        him as a kid. He had a dream back then, he was inspired. The Derrick
        that came back to Liberty City was broken. He probably wanted to die.
Niko    Yeah, it still has to be hard for you.
Kate    It's hard for my ma. I'm trying to be there for her. Are you going to
        be at the funeral?
Niko    Sure, I'll see you there, Kate. Goodbye.

<cutscene - at the church - Derrick is dead>

Preach  While no one is suggesting he wasn angel, none of us are... that is why
        God put us on earth and not in heaven. The trials of humanity were
        sometimes too much for him to bear, but he was a committed family man,
        and a man of beliefs. God asks us to show faith and that is what he
        did, in his way. Derrick gave so much of himself and will be sorely
        missed by us all. Amen.
All     Amen.
Preach  Now, if you will all please join me, in the procession to the cemetery.
Niko    I'm sorry for your loss.
Kate    I'm not. I'm sorry for Ma. I gave up on my brothers a long time ago.
        The most I ever expected from them was to put flowers on their coffins.
Niko    You have a strange family.
Kate    Who doesn't?
Niko    I don't know.
[Albanian hoods driveby and fire upon the front of the church]
Packie  Down, everybody get down! [begins firing back]
Ma      Oh my God!
Kate    Come on, come on, get inside!

<phonecall from Packie - Francis is dead>

Packie  There's one less cop on the streets of Liberty City.
Niko    What do you mean, Packie?
Packie  I mean that my cop brother Francis McReary is no longer with us.
Niko    You and Gerry must be very upset.
Packie  Hardly - couldn't stand the bastard myself. That said, the only
        celebrating Gerry's gonna be able to do will be in prison. He got
        hauled in last night.
Niko    Shit, is it serious?
Packie  Charges ain't gonna stick, don't worry. Anyway, it'd mean a lot to the
        family if you'd come to Francis's funeral. It's at the church in
        Suffolk today.
Niko    I'll stop by, man. I'll see you there.
Packie  Remember to wear a suit, Niko. We can't have you dressed like a bum in
        the church.

<phonecall from Kate - shortly after - Francis is dead>

Kate    Hi Niko.
Niko    Hey Kate, I am sorry to hear about your brother.
Kate    You're probably the only one. He was too much of a cop for my family to
        accept him, and too much of a gangster to be accepted by the cops.
Niko    What did you think about him?
Kate    To be honest, I thought this would have happened earlier. Then again, I
        expect to get a call from the coroner about any one of my brothers
        every day. You going to be at the funeral?
Niko    Sure, I'll see you there, Kate. Goodbye.

<cutscene - at the church - Francis is dead>

Preach  While no one is suggesting he wasn angel, none of us are... that is why
        God put us on earth and not in heaven. The trials of humanity were
        sometimes too much for him to bear, but he was a committed family man,
        and a man of beliefs. God asks us to show faith and that is what he
        did, in his way. Francis gave so much of himself and will be sorely
        missed by us all. Amen.
All     Amen.
Preach  Now, if you will all please join me, in the procession to the cemetery.
Ma      Francis was a good boy.
Preach  You must have faith.
Niko    I'm sorry for your loss.
Kate    I'm not. I'm sorry for Ma. I gave up on my brothers a long time ago.
        The most I ever expected from them was to put flowers on their coffins.
Niko    You have a strange family.
Kate    Who doesn't?
Niko    I don't know.
[Albanian hoods driveby and fire upon the front of the church]
Packie  Oh my God get the hell out of the way! [begins firing back]
Preach  Come on, come on!
Kate    Let's go inside, it's gonna be alright.

<fight ensues>

Packie  Niko, are you gonna help me stop these bastards from killing any more
Niko    Of course, Packie.
Packie  As if my mother hasn't gone through enough without a bunch of goons
        shooting up her son's funeral. Stay back, me and Niko will handle this.
        This has got to be about the deal Gerry fucked up between the
        Ancelottis and those Albanians.

<More Albanians pour in by car and the alleyway across the street. Packie and
Niko mow them down. The other McRearys get into their cars and head to the

Packie  I don't reckon they can throw much more at us. Make a run for the cars!
        Quickly! Niko, get behind the wheel of that Romero. You, me, and my
        brother are getting out of here.

<get into Romero - Derrick is dead>

Packie  Alright, man. We're burying Derrick in the graveyard in Steinway. Let's
        get there.

<get into Romero - Francis is dead>

Packie  Frankie's plot is in the graveyard on Colony Island, Niko. Can we put
        him in the ground?

<The Albanians continue to attack by car. The casket nearly falls out the back
of the Romero. They eventually escape the Albanians.>

<driving - proceeding to graveyard - Derrick is dead - A>

Packie  If Derrick was alive he'd need a shit load of horse to deal with the
        stress of this situation.
Niko    If Derrick was alive we wouldn't be in this situation.
Packie  That's a valid point, Niko. Who knows what sort of situation we'd be
        in? Derrick needed a good dose of smack to cope with most of the
        situations that life threw at him. You gotta admit that.
Niko    We all have our ways of coping, Packie. That was Derrick's. He had a
        hard life.
Packie  He's having a hard death too if this is anything to go by. I never knew
        it was so difficult to put a body in the ground. That's why I normally
        tie breeze blocks to 'em and throw 'em in the Humboldt.
Niko    Is that what you suggest we do with your brother?
Packie  You're a sick man, Niko. I'd fucking slap you if I didn't love ya so
        much. It's only consecrated ground for a brother of mine.

<driving - proceeding to graveyard - Francis is dead - A>

Packie  Shit, I never thought I'd be on the run from some Albanian gangsters
        with a cop in the car. Can't we call for backup or something?
Niko    Are you suggesting that I'm a fucking cop? I thought that you would
        know better than that.
Packie  No, you dumb European fuck, I meant my brother, Francis. It was a joke.
Niko    Hell of a fucking time to be making jokes about your dead brother.
Packie  You know, I'm still not that fond of the guy, even in his death. I
        guess that's what turning cop'll do to a fraternal relationship.
Niko    I guess you've got enough brothers to hate one of them.
Packie  Swiftly running out, Niko. Ain't got that many left. Now that Francis
        is on his way to the graveyard, and Gerald is behind bars all I gots
        left is that smack-head Derrick.
Niko    You've got Katie.
Packie  I coulda fucking guessed you'd bring her up. I was thinking you only
        kept those hitmen away from the church to protect my sister.
Niko    I did it for all of you.
Packie  Sure you did, Niko. Tell yourself you did it out of the grave of your
        own heart rather than for another piece of your anatomy. Which ain't
        gonna get used, I might add.

<driving - proceeding to graveyard - B>

Packie  Only a McReary family funeral would get shot up like this, Niko. We're
        a family cursed. I'm telling you that now.
Niko    How'd you figure?
Packie  One brother in jail, another killed and the funeral attacked. You can't
        tell me this is just bad luck.
Niko    Yeah, well, Gerry got stung by the law because of the shit he was
        involved in. I don't know why your brother got killed but it looks like
        the funeral was shot up because of the shit Gerry was into. If you're
        going to fuck up an Albanian gang's arrangement with the Mafia, there
        might be some backlash.
Packie  Consider us fucking backlashed then. Maybe bad shit just happens when
        you got a family made up of dirty cops, and smack-heads, and gangsters,
        and petty hoods.
Niko    Only a petty hood, Packie? You're involved in more shit than that.
Packie  Modesty's one of the few virtues I'm blessed with, Niko. Anyway, maybe
        our curse is just us McRearys being screw ups. That means the men is in
        for a bad time but Katie's gonna make it out the other side. She'll
        stay clean and come out good.
Niko    She will, Packie.

<reach the graveyard>

Packie  Alright, we're fucking here. Let's bury this bastard.

<cutscene - at the graveyard - Derrick is dead>

Kate    Thanks, Niko.
Niko    What for?
Kate    Derrick never had many friends, he sort of lived in his own head. It
        means a lot - you coming here and helping this messed up family of
Niko    I did not come for Derrick, I came for you and Packie.
Kate    Like I said, thanks. Give me a call sometime, Niko.

<cutscene - at the graveyard - Francis is dead>

Kate    Thanks, Niko.
Niko    What for?
Kate    Guys like you don't like cops. Being here, helping us out...
        I appreciate it.
Niko    Is not that I don't like cops, you do what you do to get by. Cops are
        just regular guys trying to survive. Anyway, I'm not here for Francis.
        I am here for you and Packie.
Kate    Like I said, thanks. Give me a call sometime, Niko.

<text message from Packie>

Niko thanks for that back at the funeral, you're a good man. That was some
crazy shit, last thing Ma needed. Saw you talking to Kate you sly bastard.
These eyes don't miss nothing.

 I'LL TAKE HER... (#gm3)

<phonecall from Gerry>

Gerry   Niko, Gerald McReary here. Calling from the Alderney State Correctional
Niko    Hey Gerry. I heard you'd been locked up, I'm sorry to hear that.
Gerry   We gotta discuss something. I've put you on the visitors list here.
        Come down...

<cutscene - at the Alderney State Correctional Facility>

Gerry   You ok, kid?
Niko    Yeah, I'm ok. I'm sorry about your brother.
[if Derrick is dead]
Gerry   Ah... me and Derrick had quite a few problems, but he was my brother...
        and it hurts. Poor fucking bastard. He believed in something once,
        which is better than me... I guess. Ah fuck, I'll miss him.
[if Francis is dead]
Gerry   Ah... me and Francis were never exactly close, but he was my brother...
        and it hurts. Poor bastard. He believed in something once. That's a
        hell of a lot better than me, I guess. Fuck, I'll miss him.
Niko    How are you, in here?
Gerry   Fine. Time of my life... Goddamn time of my life.
Niko    What you up for?
Gerry   Oh, a lot of things. Racketeering, armed robbery, bunch of shit I never
        did cause I was always a well behaved family man who occasionally liked
        a drink, but nothing more.
Niko    Of course. Like us all.
Gerry   Like us all. But the thing is, I think I should make some changed in my
        life, stop with the drink, put it down, stop hanging out with the wrong
        sort. Can you help me do that? It is a final chance at redemption.
Niko    Look, whatever you want, I will do my best to help.
Gerry   Good. Give Packie a call. He'll explain what I need guidance with the
        most... the areas where I have strayed furthest from the path. See ya.

<phonecall to Packie>

Niko    Your brother told me to call you.
Packie  Gerry wants us to kidnap old man Ancelotti's daughter. Some fake
        tanned, dyed haired, guido loving slut by the name of Grace. She's
        selling her tasteful pink Feltzer on Autoeroticar at the moment. Get
        online, organize a viewing and snatch that bitch. When you got her,
        bring her to a place we got on an alleyway off Sacramento.
Niko    I can do that.
Packie  You can do anything Niko - don't let her on that you're kidnapping her
        near her place though. Play along with a test drive for a while to get
        her out of there. It's a real mobbed up area and they'll come down on
        you damn heavy.
Niko    Aren't you going to help?
Packie  One of my fucking brothers just got shot and another one's in the pen.
        Someone's got to be with my ma.

<Niko finds Gracie's phone number on www.autoeroticar.com.>


<phonecall from an unknown caller>

Ray     Nicky, this is Ray Boccino. The man keeping your Irish friends in
Niko    I thought I was doing that.
Ray     I hear you need work. I wanna throw you a bone, Nicky. Come over to
        Drusilla's in Little Italy. We'll have a little sit down.

<cutscene - at Drusilla's diner>

Guy     Oh! Table for one? We got a beautiful baccala salad.
Niko    I'm here for someone. I'm here for Ray.
Guy     Oh, Ray? Why didn't you say so? Ray's a beautiful man, you know what I
        mean? He's in the back.
Niko    Thanks.
Ray     Hey, Nicky... how you doing, kid?
Niko    Fine.
Ray     That mick bastard friend of yours says you're okay.
Niko    Good.
Ray     That you're reliable.
Niko    Yup.
Ray     But can I trust you? Hmm? Why go through all this? Why stick your neck
        out? Why do all this work?
Niko    Because I need the money, and because I can't do anything else. And
        because I'm good at it.
Ray     Sure...
Niko    And because I am trying to find someone.
Ray     Okay, maybe we can help. Let's see how we do. So anyways, I got this
        friend, only the friend ain't my friend no more, because he ain't
        getting me the vig he owes.
Niko    Okay...
Ray     Seems this guy does not respect the waste management business. Lives
        over on Galveston near U. Name is Teddy Benavidez. Do what you gotta
        do. Somebody gets burnt, so be it.
Niko    Fine. And you'll pay.
Ray     Are you kiddin', I'll pay double.
Niko    Good.
Ray     But, you mess up? Bad things are gonna happen.

<text message from Ray>

Nicky - this might be of use. Look out for this guy, Alonzo. He's one of
Benavidez's goons. He'll tell you what you need to know if you're persuasive.

<find Alonzo>

Niko    You know what apartment Teddy Benavidez is in?
Alonzo  No se. I don't know no Teddys.
Niko    You sure about that? You want the last thing to come out of your mouth
        to be a lie?

<aim weapon at Alonzo>

Alonzo  Shit, man. He's up on the top floor. Apartment 151 K. You have to walk
        the last few floors. Elevator don't go up there, they're fixing it up.

<cutscene - as Niko rides up the elevator>

Alonzo  [to phone] Yo, T Dog, someone's coming up. Don't know how, but he knows
        where your apartment is.

<Niko battles through Alonzo's men up to Teddy's apartment and begins searching
through the rooms.>

<cutscene - in the apartment>

[Teddy opens a door into Niko as he's about to open it.]
Niko    Aaaaargh! Fuck!
Teddy   Too slow, mama'o.

<Niko chases Teddy up to the roof.>

Teddy   What's this about, pendejo?
Niko    You owe Ray Boccino a lot of money. You should have paid.
Teddy   Those putos too old. They finished, fool. This city don't belong to
        them no more. I wouldn't pay them shit. Fuck off, maricon.

<phonecall to Ray - after killing Teddy>

Niko    Ted is dead.
Ray     What are you talking about? Ted, who's he? I'm sorry to hear about your
        loss. I'll be in touch, Nicky.

<text message from Ray>

Nicky, we wanna keep an eye on you. Have you close. There's an apartment you're
gonna use from now on in Alderney. Don't worry about your cousin sleepin'
alone. He'll be safe. Ciao.


<cutscene - at Drusilla's diner>

Ray     Hey, Niko.
Niko    Ray.
Ray     Take a seat.
Niko    Thank you.
Ray     So, you took care of that thing.
Niko    Yes.
Ray     I appreciate that...
Niko    Hey, no...
Ray     Nah. I look after my friends... I got a lot of friends. Important
        friends. Jimmy Pegorino is a personal friend of mine, more or less...
[Ashley walks in.]
Ray     Hey, sweetheart.
Ashley  Hey.
Ray     My God, you look like shit. What's wrong?
Ashley  Nothing... I haven't been to bed yet. I've been smoking crystal.
Ray     You've been what? What are you a fucking idiot? White trash
        motherfucker. What is wrong with you?
Ashley  Gimme a break, okay? I feel like death.
Ray     Hey, hey, hey.
Ashley  What?
Ray     It's because I care... you know that.
Ashley  Yeah I know that.
Ray     Now, speaking of the ice...
Ashley  Yeah, they got it. They... they left it where you said. That's why I
        came over here. Can I get a Goddamn coffee here?
Ray     Yeah, you look like you could really use some Goddamn caffeine.
Ashley  I'm fucking coming down, asshole. I feel like death.
Ray     Fine, whatever. Ah... Niko, I need you to go collect some garbage for
Niko    Garbage?
Ray     Yeah... you wanted a career in waste disposal, now you got one.
Ashley  Can I get a Goddamned coffee over here?
Niko    What kind of garbage?
Ray     Garbage with a lot of ice in it.
Ashley  Today?
Ray     Go over to F between Columbus and Denver, there'll be a truck waiting
        there. Three guys, good guys, friends of mine. Main guy's name is Luca.
Niko    Okay. [exits]
Ray     Hey, sugar. Come here. All this'll be over soon.
Ashley  You gotta stop me smoking this stuff, Ray. I'm fuckin' killin' myself.

<cutscene - at the garbage truck>

Niko    Luca?
Luca    Yeah, you Niko? This is Tunafish and Johnny Spaz. Tuna, Johnny, Niko.
Spaz    Hey.
Luca    So, we're all friends now. Alright, Tuna, John Boy, you got the
        threads. Get on the back and get the trash. Come on! Let's go! Niko,
        here's your gear. [hands bag] You're driving. That cool? Let's roll!

<get in the garbage truck>

Luca    First pickup's in Chinatown. Let's hit it.

<driving - picking up the diamonds - A>

Niko    So, someone's been throwing out a load of diamonds?
Luca    You could say that. Ray got that tweaker chick of his, the biker broad,
        you met her?
Niko    Yeah, she's pretty strung out.
Luca    Ray got her to get her friends to steal the ice off of some club owner
        guy. Her friends are the Lost biker gang.
Niko    I think I worked with a member of that gang up on Bohan. He was called
        Johnny or eh, something. Did these bikers get so fucked on meth that
        they threw the ice away?
Luca    Nah. It seems the club owner's got more connections than a subway line.
        He's in with the Ancelottis, the Dominicans up in Northwood, everybody.
        Ray come up with this plan to keep a bit of distance between us and the
        robbery. The bikers is taking the heat for this shit.
Niko    This ain't the easiest way to pick this shit up, even if we don't want
        to attract any attention.
Luca    Yeah, me and Tuna was saying that before yous got here. We was saying
        that there's a lot of opportunities for this to go wrong. The bag could
        split. The diamonds could go missing real easy.
Niko    That's why we're going to be extra careful, right? We wouldn't want
        that to happen, would we?
Luca    Course not. You know how pissed Ray would get if he found out some
        diamonds were missin'.
Niko    He has a temper?
Luca    Are you fuckin' kidding me? The manager of one of his waste depots was
        holding out on profits a couple a years back. Ray fed him to a dump
        truck. There was this point where the sounds of his screams stopped and
        all you could hear was his bones crushin', then the pop of his skull
        goin'. I nearly lost my lunch.
Niko    Nice.

<driving - picking up the diamonds - B>

Niko    So, Luca, you are a professional trash collector when you ain't working
        for Ray? You seem real at home in this truck.
Luca    Are you busting my balls, Nicky? What the fuck? You think I'd take the
        trash out every day, like some fuckin' mook? I guess that anyone
        involved in this thing of ours is in the waste management business but
        it ain't usually this hands on, you know?
Niko    Yeah, you still get your hands dirty though. Who'd these diamonds
        belong to before us?
Luca    This guy who owns some big clubs in the city. You heard of a place
        called Maisonette 9?
Niko    No, I haven't.
Luca    Well, don't try your luck at the door any time soon and if you do,
        don't tip the bouncer with a diamond. We've taken this ice off a the
        guy that owns the place.
Niko    When I arrived in Liberty City, I didn't imagine that I'd become a
        trash collector. Didn't think I'd be muscle for the mob neither.
Luca    Every immigrant's dream ain't it? Being a wiseguy I mean, not trash
Niko    Really? I wanted to be an astronaut when I was growing up, not a
Luca    That a fact? Being a space monkey would probably pay better than this
        work. No wonder everyone's turning state's when the wages is like this.
Niko    Your buddies are turning state's because they're too pussy to do their
        time. They'd rather have plastic surgery and a life sentence in
        suburban hell than take their punishment like real men.
Luca    Yeah, but you got to admit the money we're getting ain't shit. We bust
        our balls and for what?
Niko    Money ain't the only thing I'm looking for in Liberty City, Luca. I'll
        take what Ray gives me.

<after collecting the diamonds, two cars attack the truck>

Spaz    Shit, man. Looks like we got company.
Luca    Crap, someone's got wise to us. Let's get the hell outta here. Drive to
        Fishmarket South.

<driving - escaping the attackers - A>

Niko    This truck is not really going to outrun anybody, is it?
Luca    You just gonna have to do your best. Ain't ya? We're not losing this
        ice. I'm not having Ray cut my balls off because you don't think this
        truck's fast enough.
Niko    I didn't say it was impossible. It's just going to be difficult.

<driving - escaping the attackers - B>

Niko    Shit, I thought this was going to be easy. Why does everything have to
        get complicated?
Luca    That's life, my friend. Nothing works out the way you want it to.
        That's why you gotta take the opporunities you can when they're right
        in front of you.
Niko    I can't see that we got much opportunity here. Either we lose these
        fuckheads or we're screwed. That's about it.

<kill or escape the attackers>

Luca    They ain't on us no more. Good driving. Now all's you got to do is
        bring the ice home safe.

<reach the garbage plant>

Luca    This is it. You got us here, Nicky.

<cutscene - at the garbage plant>

Tuna    Good drivin', Nicky. I thought I was gonna be checking out for sure.
Niko    How'd they find us? I thought that we went to all this trouble so no
        one would know?
Luca    I dunno. These diamonds is serious. Anyone who heard of 'em would want
        them. I ain't surprised we got a bit of attention.
Niko    You want me take the ice to Ray then?
Luca    Nah, me and Tuna will look after them. Sort them out from the trash. I
        sure hope we ain't lost any on the route. Things got shaken up pretty
        good back there.
Tuna    They sure did, Luca. Here's hoping we can find 'em all.
Luca    See you around, Nicky.

<phonecall to Ray>

Niko    Luca and his crew have got the stuff, Ray. It's all in the back of the
Ray     You keep an eye on them? They didn't pull nothing?
Niko    I don't know, Ray. You don't trust them, then weigh the ice. Catch you

 MELTDOWN (#rbo3)

<cutscene - at Drusilla's diner>

Ray     [to phone] Yeah, yeah, yeah. Sure, Phil, sure. Hey, Phil, listen. You
        know me, and I know you. Ah, I didn't mean nothin' by it. Hey, take it
        easy. Oh, Phil, take it easy. Hey listen tell Jimmy I said hello. Okay.
        I'm sorry. Goodbye. [to Niko] We got a problem.
Niko    Who? You and me?
Ray     Yeah. I got two options. Option one, you ripped me off. Option two,
        Luca and his buddies ripped us both off.
Niko    Hey, hey! I left them with the stuff to bring to you, as instructed.
Ray     Maybe you're in on it.
Niko    Maybe I am, but if you thought that, I wouldn't be standing here right
Ray     You ain't as dumb as you look. Luca hangs out in Castle Gardens. Go see
        him, go get my stuff back so everyone can get paid. Now.
Niko    Right.

<cutscene - on Castle Drive>

Luca    Las Venturas, baby. We'll be our own bosses.
Niko    Luca, I need that ice back.
Luca    I dunno what you talkin' bout, Nicky. I gave every one of those
        diamonds to Ray.
Niko    Now we all know that that's not true.
Luca    Fuck you, you cabbage-eating prick. Who says it weren't you that made
        off with 'em? That's what I'm telling Ray. The game's up, boys. We're
        outta here.

<Niko chases them to Middle Park, where Luca hides in the bathroom stalls.>

Niko    Luca, come out and we'll talk about this.
Luca    Ray ain't gonna give you shit for helping him out, Nicky. You gotta
        make a play ofr yourself. Jesus. You can have Tuna and Johnny's cut.
        Come on. We'll split the ice. You'll be a rich man, Nicky. You and me
        can go to Venturas, no one's ever gonna find us.

<phonecall to Ray - once Luca's crew is dead>

Niko    I took out Luca's crew and I got your diamonds.
Ray     What do you mean, you took 'em out? I just wanted you to get the ice
        back. I didn't say nothing to you about killing those boys.
Niko    Whatever, they're dead and I've got the stuff. You want to get your
        hands on it, come meet me at the bridge in Middle Park.

<they meet on Quartz Street>

Ray     Thanks, Nicky. I guess you never know who's gonna stab you in the back,
Niko    Thanks for the advice.


<cutscene - at Drusilla's diner>

Ray     [to phone] Yeah, baby, I'll be there in a little bit. Alright listen,
        why don't you wear that pink thing, huh? Yeah, yeah, the pink thing
        with the little feathers on the [whistles]... yeah.
[Niko enters.]
Ray     I gotta go, I gotta go. [hangs up] Niko, come on in.
Niko    Okay...
Ray     Where the fuck have you been?
Niko    Sorry... you know how it is.
Ray     I know how it is? Yeah, I know how it is sitting around with two
        million dollars worth of stolen ice, waiting to get jumped. If that's
        what you mean, brains. Were you followed?
Niko    No. I mean, I don't think so. This town's full of rats so who knows?
        What's going on? What's so urgent?
Ray     I need you to offload this ice for me...
Niko    So what you going to do for me?
Ray     What do you mean what am I gonna do for you, I look after you.
Niko    I don't need looking after, I need help finding someone.
Ray     I said I got connections, I'll see what I can do.
Niko    "I'll see what I can do." is not good enough. I want your word that you
        will find him.
Ray     Hey, I said, I'll look after you.
Niko    You know what? It's cool. Get someone else, I'll see you later.
Ray     Whoa, whoa, whoa. Are you fucking kidding me?
Niko    No! I keep doing these favors for you and you pay shit. I need this
        from you. A guarantee that you will find this man. I know he's in the
        city. So either you give me your word or go fuck yourself, I'm sick of
        this shit!
Ray     Fine. Fine you got it, you want my word, you got my word.
Niko    Good.
Ray     Who is he?
Niko    Florian Cravic.
Ray     Florian fuckin' Cravic? [laughing]
Niko    That's right.
Ray     Okay. Okay, you have my word. In the meantime head over to the
        Libertonian. There you're going to meet that guy named Johnny, and the
        two of you are gonna exchange the diamonds with a guy named Isaac. Then
        you give Johnny half the money, the rest you bring back to me.
Niko    What is he doing there?
Ray     He's waiting to get paid. It'll be good... keep things on a level.
        People always behave better with company.
Niko    Sure. Much better getting shot by two guys than one. Is this the
        merchandise? [picks up package]
Ray     No, it's my lunch.
Niko    Funny.

<cutscene - at the entrance to the Libertonian Museum>

Johnny  Hey, alright man. How's it goin'?
Niko    Hey, good to see you again.
Johnny  Yeah likewise... uh, let's hope this goes a little better than before,
        yeah? Come on let's get inside.

<cutscene - on the second floor of the Museum>

Isaac   Gentlemen, gentlemen, pardon the precautions. You know how things are.
Niko    No problem.
Johnny  Let's do this.
Isaac   Okay, let's see the stuff, gentlemen. Mori, come over here.
Johnny  Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Since we're having a little show and tell,
        let's see some money.
Isaac   Of course, no problem.
[Isaac sets down and opens a suitcase.]
Isaac   There it is. Beautiful, huh? Unmarked bills! No history, no need to
Johnny  Good. Niko - show him the stuff.
[Niko holds out the diamonds.]
Isaac   Get in there Mori.
[Mori steps forward to inspect them.]
Mori    Isaac - look at them.
Isaac   Gorgeous, huh? Like condensed money.
Mori    Isaac - these are great.
[Luis appears at the window, guns down Mori.]
Luis    Rest of you motherfuckers wanna die - do something stupid okay!
Mofo    Fuck you! [aims shotgun up]
[Luis shoots the mofo and everyone scatters.]
Johnny  Just get the shit man. C'mon!

<Niko has to fight through Isaac's men while Johnny quickly leaves and bikes
off. Niko escapes the museum and pursuers.>

<phonecall to Ray>

Niko    The deal didn't go so good, Ray. Johnny's got the cash. I don't know
        who has the diamonds.
Ray     Shit, that biker piece of crap beter not be pulling nothing. Come back
        and see me.

<phonecall to Roman - optional>

Roman   Niko, there you are. Tell me what's happening in the exciting world of
        the gun for a hire? Who's paying the bills at the moment?
Niko    At the moment, it's the Mafia.
Roman   Shit, Niko, you're involved with one of the five families?
Niko    Not quite. I'm working for a family out of Alderney called the
        Pegorinos. This guy called Ray Boccino has had me working with this guy
        from the Lost biker gang called Johnny, running around after these
        diamonds he stole. It's been a fucking hassle and all for nothing.
Roman   The Lost? Those guys are meant to be really dangerous, cousin. I heard
        there was a war or something between the Lost and the Angels of Death.
        You don't want to get caught up in that shit. Take your cut of the
        diamonds and get out of there.
Niko    There is no cut of the diamonds, the ice got jacked when we tried to
        sell them. This Dominican looking guy shot the place up.
Roman   My heart goes out to you, cousin. I'll talk to you soon.


<cutscene - at Drusilla's diner>

Phil    You sure this guy's alright? You checked him out?
Ray     I'm tellin' ya the guy's good. Hey, here he is right here. Phil, Niko.
        Niko, Phil.
Phil    So you're the guy who got jumped for a couple million?
Niko    Yeah. You gonna pop me for it?
Phil    Ha ha... no. I've heard good things. Some aren't friends... but
        y'know... what are you gonna do?
Niko    You're right... I've been keeping bad company.
Phil    Oh, you mean this guy? He's okay... well he pays up and he ain't gone
        state's yet.
Ray     Very funny. Ha, ha.
Phil    Listen we got a lot of missing money, and we got a porblem with these
        fucking bikers...
Niko    And I got a problem finding someone.
Ray     Yeah, I nearly got something on that.
Phil    So, we sent some of our boys after the money. Maybe you can deal with
        the bikers. Calm them down. They're causing trouble on the corner of
        Vauxite and Exeter.
Niko    Sure.
Phil    Otherwise, you and Raymond here got a serious problem. The boss has
        gotta get paid. Even when people forget to tell him about things
        they're working on...
[Niko exits.]
Ray     Don't bust my balls. What's the point of talking about things unless
        they become real?
Phil    I'm sure.
Ray     I'm sure you're sure Phil, you of all people.
Phil    Now what the hell does that mean?
Ray     Nothing... I mean come on, you're a guy who knows what's what...
Phil    Yeah, yeah, yeah, okay.

<cutscene - in an alley off Exeter>

Niko    You took something that belonged to my employers.
Jim     Shit, that's the cocksucker that Johnny ripped off for the diamond
        loot. Hey, why don't we see if he can keep up with some real American
        bikers? Ha! Let's do this!

<Niko steals a bike and chases Jim and the other biker along the subway tracks.
One crashes into a subway train and Niko kills the other in Dukes.>

<phonecall to Ray>

Niko    I got rid of those bikers for you. Johnny wasn't there though.
Ray     The other guys is meant to be taking care of him. Don't worry about it,


<cutscene - at Drusilla's diner>

Ray     [to phone] You, listen to me Isaac - listen, dick. It is not my fault
        you got robbed. Not my fault! I had nothing to do with it. Nothing! You
        understan- I'm on a cell phone, you jerk. Ohh, you wanna have me
        killed? Oh yeah? Screw you! I'm done with you. You understand? I'm
        finished. No, no, you know what? I ain't even started yet, you thieving
        fuck! I'm in shit because of you, you piece of... Hello? Hello? Ahh!
        [throws phone at waiter] Go ahead. Open your mouth, asshole. Push your
        fucking luck.
Niko    [enters] Ray.
Ray     What the fuck do you want?
Niko    You told me to come.
Ray     Well sorry. Having a bad fucking day.
Niko    Oh, I'm sorry.
Ray     Me too. Fuck it. Fuck it. That curly haired leech is going to talk. Go
        shut that stooge up.
Niko    Shut who up?
Ray     Isaac! The diamond dealer. He's blaming me for everything - everything!
        Even the shit we didn't do. Now I've got no money... no diamonds and
        this dick's threatening to have me killed. Blaming me 'cause he got
Niko    Okay, so...
Ray     He's holed up at the Majestic, with a couple of his cronies. Go shut
        those fuckers up!
Niko    No problem. [exits]
Ray     [to waiter] Hey. Can I get a coffee, please?

<Niko enters the Majestic Hotel and fights through dozens of Jewish mobsters to
reach Isaac's penthouse. He reaches Who, who pleads for his life in the

Who     This was Isaac's deal - he should pay for the screw up. Not I. Show
        mercy. Is that not what your life has taught you? Let me leave here
        alive. Don't you kill me you bastard. Don't you dare. You shmuck, you
        harbringer of death, don't you kill me. I told Isaac not to trouble you
        crazy scumbags. He wouldn't listen. Always the same. Kill the others -
        spare me. Let an old man live out his last years. Isaac's life is
        enough. Take that and the debt should be paid. You don't need me too. I
        have seen your face. I know what it is to look evil in the eye. Let me

<in the penthouse bedroom>

Isaac   You pieces of shit, first you kill Mori and now me. This was all Mori's
        doing, he wanted those diamonds so bad. Veh is mir! Those diamonds were
        fucking beautiful. I'm screwed. We should never have done business with
        you scum. This is a matter of principle, I will not be done over by a
        bunch of nebishes. How do you murdering scum sleep at night? I wasn't
        going to let you take the diamonds and the money and get away with it.

<Niko kills Isaac and his cronies and escapes the hotel.>

<phonecall to Ray>

Niko    I shut Isaac up for you. I feel like all I been doing is shutting
        people up ever since this diamond thing started.
Ray     Well, we ain't got the diamonds and we don't know where they are.
        Johnny, that biker scumbag, has disappeared with the money. And every
        other mouth that came close to those diamonds is closed for good.
        Except for yours, that is. You gotta be grateful for that.
Niko    Screw you, Ray. I ain't your clean up guy no more. You get that?
Ray     Alright, Nicky, alright. Don't go forgetting about respect or nothing.
        You're still just another straight off the boat punk. This city can get
        real scary if you don't got friends. You remember that.


<phonecall from Ray>

Ray     Hey Nicky. You've been a decent earner for me and I appreciate that.
        I'm throwing you a bone.
Niko    What you waiting for? Throw it.
Ray     There's some fanook called Talbot, Talbot Daniels, over in the
        Triangle. He's into me for about ten Gs, he says he might know
        something about Florian Cravic.
Niko    Florian?
Ray     Your days of searching are over, my friend. This guy should point you
        in the right direction.

<phonecall to Roman>

Niko    Hey Roman. Can you do me a favor?
Roman   Anything for you, cousin. Just name it. You want some women? I met
Niko    Is not that, I'm coming to collect you from the apartment. Wait for me

<driving - heading to the Triangle - A>

Niko    I have found Florian Cravic. There's a man called Talbot Daniels who
        will lead us to him.
Roman   Talbot, I know him from some of the card games I play. So, you're
        finally going to kill Florian Cravic... You know, if this fucks up, the
        bad shit's coming down on my head.
Niko    What do you mean?
Roman   I mean, you fuck up and I take the shit. You kill the wrong guy and his
        friends will fuck with me to get to you. I didn't have no scars until
        you arrived. Now I am practically chopping board I have so many cuts on
Niko    You are a rich chopping board.
Roman   I'd be rich even if you weren't here. I'm an entrepreneur. Things would
        have taken off for me.
Niko    Of course they would have. Look at your gambling career. What was I
Roman   I'm an innovator, NB.

<driving - heading to the Triangle - B>

Roman   What is it, cousin?
Niko    I think I may have found the man I've been looking for.
Roman   Here, in Liberty City?
Niko    It appears so. Ray Boccino, the cockroach monster, he knows a man who
        might know Florian Cravic. We're looking for a guy named Talbot
        Daniels. Hangs out in the Triangle.
Roman   Talbot, I know him. I came up against him in a few tournaments. Small
        world. I worry for you, NB. Sometimes you just got to let the hate go.
        You really going to feel better once Florian is dead?
Niko    Soon, we will find out.

<cutscene - reach Talbot in the Triangle>

Roman   There he is. Let's go talk to him. He's always at the games being held
        around Algonquin. Not too good either. I don't think I've seen him win
        a hand.
Niko    Hey, I hear you know Florian Cravic. Where is he?
Talbot  Florian Cravic? I don't know what you're talking about.
Roman   I been head to head with this guy a few times, NB. I know his tells.
        He's lying.
Talbot  Roman, what's this about?
Roman   He doesn't act well under pressure, NB. Beat him a little.
Talbot  Alright already. There's a guy I know, likes to be called Florian
        Cravic at... um... certain moments. Lives uptown somewhere.
Niko    Show me.

<They get into a car and Talbot directs where to go.>

Roman   Get in and don't try anything stupid, Talbot.
Niko    You better be taking us to the right place, Talbot.
Talbot  Okay, ummm, if I'm right Bernie's place is somewhere Uptown. You know,
        you try to block walks of shame out of your memory. Let me retrace my
        steps then.

<reach Bernie's place>

Talbot  This is it. This is Bernie's place. Are you going to kill him?

<go into Bernie's>

Niko    When I am done with Florian, he will be begging to die. That is the
        most your friend can look forward to. Get out of here now. You've done
        your job.

<kill Talbot, then go into Bernie's>

Roman   Niko, you didn't need to kill him. He brought us here.
Niko    I needed to warm up. Let's go. Come up with me Roman. I cannot do this
Roman   Of course, Niko.

<cutscene - at Bernie's apartment>

Roman   Niko! Be calm... be calm!
Niko    Fuck calm. Florian! [translated] Florian! I'm here for you, asshole.
        Open the door! Florian! [kicks open the door] I've come for you,
Bernie  Ah! Go away!
Niko    [translated] Florian? Is that you?
Bernie  Niko? What the hell are you doing here?
Bernie  Niko? What the hell are you doing here?
Niko    What happened to you?
Bernie  Oh, I started working out... you know, toned up the, er...
Roman   Florian? You used to work in the abattoir?
Bernie  Oh don't remind me... Roman? You put on a few vanity pounds. What are
        you guys doing here? Why did you kick my door down?
Niko    I've come here to ask you some questions.
Bernie  It wasn't you, was it.
Niko    What wasn't me?
Bernie  Who set us up. It was you or Darko. I thought it must be him. Oh my
        God! You think it was me... that's why you're here. You've come to kill
        me! Well screw you, Niko Bellic and fatty Roman! It wasn't me. It
        wasn't! I wouldn't do that!
[Niko lowers his gun and paces.]
Roman   Can we stop with the fat jokes, Florian?
Bernie  It's Bernie now. After I came here, I wanted a complete change. So I
        became Bernie Crane. I am sorry about the fat thing... you're still
        kind of cute.
Roman   Ha ha. Gee, thanks.
Niko    What are you doing here?
Bernie  Well, I'm a lifestyle coach, and I teach an aerobics class... And I'm
        in love! He's married... it's so doomed. And he's in politics... he's
        the deputy mayor.
Roman   Bryce Dawkins? But he's so into family values!
Bernie  Oh, that's just politics.
Niko    Where is Darko?
Bernie  Dead, I hope! I'm not sure. I... I... I heard he was still in Europe,
        or Switzerland, or somewhere... but then I heard that you had joined
        the circus, so information can be unreliable.
Niko    We have to find him. We have to find him. [exits]
Roman   I think he's a bit freaked out. I guess he thought seeing you would
        answer some questions.
Bernie  So I see... well it's great to see you guys... we must do brunch.
Roman   Sure... see you later, Florian.
Bernie  Bernie!

<cutscene - on the sidewalk>

Roman   So, Florian has changed?
Niko    Yes.
Roman   He's moved on from what happened to you, you should've moved on too.
        What are you going to do?
Niko    He may not be here in Liberty City, but he's still out there. I will
        find out where Darko Brevic is, and I will make him answer for his
        actions. We know now that it was him. I need to be alone now, Roman.
Roman   Sure, I'll see you later then. Call me, okay?

<phonecall to Ray - Talbot still alive]

Ray     Nicky, you ice him?
Niko    He wasn't the one I was looking for.
Ray     Too bad, chief. I did what I could.

<phonecall to Ray - Talbot killed>

Niko    Oh yeah, I should probably say, you ain't gonna get those ten Gs from
        Talbot. He had an accident.
Ray     Shit Nicky, I was counting on that vig. You're a fucking loose cannon
        my friend.

<phonecall from ULP - later on>

ULP     So, I hear you've found the big bad monster you were after? Bernie
        Crane, the muscle Mary. Come on.
Niko    Fuck you.
ULP     You think I wouldn't have fingered him in a second if he was your guy?
Niko    You could have told me he was here.
ULP     I'm helping you find the man you're after, I'm not some reunite old
        boyfriends service. Look, I was in the army. I know it gets lonely. I
        know what it feels like to get close to a man.
Niko    I'm sure you do, but you said you'd help me.
ULP     I've already helped you but I'll help you again. Wait for me to be in


Thinking about you

My son,
I was thinking about you, and I thought I write. I receive nice e mail from
your cousin. He say you had seen Florian Cravic again. Did he become a
professional wrestler, as he say? He was always strange boy. Roman also tells
me he has woman nice in his life and that maybe there was someone special for
you too. Life here is much same - crops grow, the country flounders, British
people come to buy holiday homes they never visit, the politicians argue and
we all want things will change. I have long memory. Life always confusing
uncertain. Only problems change. We have never known freedom, and nor
democracy. Sometimes, I think this makes realist life easier for us. In America
I imagine the people must be bitter. The world used to love them, now they are
despised. This President Lawton seems like a foolish man. Have you met him?
Roman said that you and him were up for a prestigious award and you had some
powerful friends.
Your loving mother.

<email - reply>

Dear mother, thanks for your mail. Life in America is okay, thank you for your
concern. I wish Roman would join me from his time spent living in clouds. He
makes things up, I don't know why. He has a nice woman in his life, that is
true, the rest is lies. Apart from Florian Cravic. We have seen him. He is very


Glad you are well.

Moj dragi sine,
Thank you for your mail. I am glad you well. Look after Roman. I am excite to
hear maybe wedding bells are in air soon? What about you, my son? I will write
again, soon.
Tvoja voljena majka.

 ...I'LL TAKE HER (#gm4)

<phonecall from Packie - a day later>

Packie  Niko, I've got a grieving mother to look after, I don't want to worry
        about you not kidnapping some guido bitch like you've been asked to do.
Niko    Hey Packie, I had other stuff to do. I'll get on it, alright? Speak to
        you soon.

<phonecall to Gracie>

Niko    I'm calling about the car.
Gracie  Come to my place on Babbage Drive. You don't sound like the sort of man
        who'd drive a pink convertible.
Niko    I can't resist a bargain.

<cutscene - at the Ancelotti house on Babbage Drive>

Gracie  You're the guy who called about the car, the one with the sexy accent?
Niko    You mind if I take a test drive?
Gracie  You can test drive whatever you want. I love riding in cars with you
        European types. My family's from Italia, you know? Somewhere in the
[They get in her car.]
Gracie  Why don't you drive towards the south coast? We can enjoy the day.

<driving - taking a test drive - A>

Gracie  So, you like the car? I didn't think a manly guy like you would drive
        something like this. You got a wife or girlfriend or something?
Niko    I'm picking this up for a friend.
Gracie  Yeah? What a gentleman. You don't meet guys like you in this city no
        more. All the good men are gone is what my dad says.
Niko    Your dad sounds real oldschool. You and him close?
Gracie  Nah, not really. he's great and all, it's just I don't like his tough
        guy friends. I only hang out with gay guys, you know. At least they
        won't try and get in your pants every ten seconds. Not that I don't
        like guys trying to get in my pants. I appreciate fun as much as the
        next girl... maybe even more than the next girl.
Niko    You having fun at the moment?
Gracie  Maybe too much fun. Call me Gracie, by the way.
Niko    Sure thing, Gracie.

<driving - taking a test drive - B>

Gracie  I'm Gracie, by the way.
Niko    Hey Gracie, why you selling this car? It seems pretty good.
Gracie  Let's just say that me and the LCPD have had a few disagreements about
        blood alcohol levels. How is a girl meant to get back to Alderney after
        a big night out in Algonquin if she's not drunk driving?
Niko    She could stay sober.
Gracie  You sound like my dad. Anyway, you clearly have not been to Maisonette
        9. There is no such thing as sober in that place. No fucking way. If I
        stick to booze, it's a miracle. I couldn't get in at first, but now
        that I know Tony, it isn't a problem. You should come down one night.
Niko    I don't know if it would be my scene.
Gracie  I'll tell eveyrone that you're a big Russian oil guy or an arms dealer.
        We'll get fucked up and they'll love you. Before you know it you'll
        have your own booth, table service, the whole scene.
Niko    We'll see.

<driving - continuing test drive - A>

Gracie  How's it going then, sweetie?
Niko    Alright, but what I'm here for hasn't really been started.
Gracie  You've been test driving for a while so I can only guess that you're
        interested in something other than the car.
Niko    I am, I'm here to kidnap you, Grace Ancelotti. I don't want to hurt you
        so remain fucking calm.
Gracie  Fuck you!

<driving - continuing test drive - B>

Gracie  So, you like the car?
Niko    I'm not after the car. I'm after you. I mean, this is a kidnapping.
        Control yourself, remain calm and you might just walk away from this
        with your life.
Gracie  Oh my fucking God! You fucking pervert!

<Gracie pulls out phone and tries to call her father - A>

Gracie  That's it fuckwit. I'm calling Daddy and he ain't gonna treat you as
        polite as I do, that's for sure.
Niko    You're not calling shit, bitch. You're coming with me. [throws phone
        into street]
Gracie  You motherfucker, you sick bastard, you creep!

<Gracie pulls out phone and tries to call her father - B>

Gracie  I'm dialing my daddy. He's gonna do more than test drive your ass.
Niko    Try to call him without a phone. [throws phone into street]

<Gracie repeatedly tries to crash the car and hop out of it, but Niko holds her
in and keeps driving toward the safehouse.>

Gracie  You're fucking with the wrong girl, asshole. I'm Gracie Ancelotti and
Niko    Shut up. [knocks her out] Peace at last.

<phonecall from Little Jacob - during the drive>

Jacob   Whappen rasta? Yo, you wanna go down to the strip club, Mr. Mention?
Niko    No can do, Jacob. I've got a girl with me and I don't think it would be
        appropriate. Let's speak soon though, huh?

<cutscene - at the safehouse, Niko dragging Gracie>

Gordon  There he is! Stevie, dump the car. I'll take this piece of ass.
Niko    Guys, the bitch better be worth the trouble.
Gordon  Her pa's got some serious cash and he pissed off Gerald. That's reason
        enough for me. [drags Gracie inside]
Niko    Well he better pay quick. I hate to think of the fight she'll put up if
        you try to cut her fingers off.

<phonecall to Packie>

Niko    Gordon has the bitch, I'm done with her.
Packie  Thanks, Niko. My brother will be a happy man. I'll get things in
        motion. Be in touch.

<phonecall from Packie - soon after the kidnapping>

Niko    How's my favorite girl?
Packie  We need a picture of Grace, her pa thinks she's holed up with some guy.
        He don't believe we got her. Will you do it? Ma's still upset.
Niko    So I'm a portrait photographer now? Okay, I'll send you it on my phone.

<enter the safehouse>

Gordon  Where you been? I been jonesing for some fries for about five hours.
Niko    Sorry, your shift ain't over, Gordo. I'm just here for some holiday

<Niko takes a pic and sends it to Packie.>

Niko    Smile for your daddy, Grace.
Gracie  Fuck you.

<phonecall to Packie>

Packie  Nice one, Niko. Old man Ancelotti won't believe his girl's holed up
        with a guy no more.
Niko    Not unless that guy is into some sick shit. Later on, Packie.

<phonecall from Ray - later on>

Ray     Nicky, I hear you and the Irish have got your hands on Ancelotti's
Niko    What's it to you?
Ray     It wouldn't be nothing, except I know that Ancelotti ain't gonna pay
        up. It's her pal, Gay Tony, that's coughing up with my damn ice. The
        diamonds that got robbed off you in the Libertonian. Well, we took it
        off Tony in the first place, but it shoulda ended there. He must have
        robbed the diamonds off of Isaac.
Niko    I got the money robbed off of me by a biker, remember? The diamonds
        were sold.
Ray     Don't get smart with me. Get me them diamonds off Tony. The Irish'll be
        square with that and you'll be square with me.
Niko    We're already square.

<phonecall to Roman - optional>

Roman   Cousin, how's it going?
Niko    Roman, can I ask you a question?
Roman   I thought this time would come, Niko, but, to be honest, I don't know
        how I'm so successful with the ladies. They just love me.
Niko    That wasn't what I wanted to ask you, I wanted to know what it was like
        to be kidnapped. Were you an asshole to the people who took you or did
        you behave yourself?
Roman   I did everything they said except give you up, cousin. I was scared
Niko    That's what I thought. I had to kidnap this girl and she's a fucking
Roman   Shame on you, Niko Bellic. You should know better than this. Who is
        she? Who'd you take her for?
Niko    I'm working with that Irish family. She's some mobster's daughter -
        Gracie Ancelotti.
Roman   Niko, shit. You're fucking with the mob. The Ancelottis are one of the
        five old families. I don't know nothing about this. Give her back as
        soon as you can. I've got to go, Niko.

 SHE'S A KEEPER (#gm5)

<text message from Packie>

Niko. Gerry has been trying to get hold of you - it's about your girl. Go see
him in the can.

<cutscene - at the Alderney State Correctional Facility>

Gerry   Hey
Niko    Hey.
Gerry   Yeah, so, anyway. A friend of mine in here tells me that a close friend
        of yours, a girl you've been spending a lot of time with recently,
        swept her clean off her feet?
Niko    Okay.
Gerry   Yeah, her old boyfriend wants her back.
Niko    They always do.
Gerry   Desperately and quickly and he's looking for her. I think you and
        her... should go on a glamorous date in Algonquin, show her a new pad.
        Then... things will be okay between you two, but move your fucking ass,
        pal. Women don't like a chump. You get me?

<cutscene - at the safehouse in Alderney>

Gordon  You're moving her over to Boleyn Street. [dragging Gracie]
Niko    Not in the cab of this car I'm not. After last time, she can ride in
        the trunk.
Gordon  Fair enough. Ah! Bitch just bit me! [drops her in the trunk] I think
        she has something to say.
Gracie  Motherfuckers! When my daddy finds you, he's gonna kill you! He's gonna
        kill everybody you've ever met!
Gordon  Catch you around, Niko.
Niko    Thanks a lot.

<Niko flees from several Ancelotti cars while Gracie complains from the trunk.>

<cutscene - at the safehouse in Algonquin>

Packie  Niko, my man. Katie's taken over on Ma duty so I'll be watching this
        guido bitch for you. Where is she?
Niko    In the trunk. She don't play too nice up front.
Packie  [opens the trunk] Gracie, Gracie. Act nice now.
Gracie  You motherfuckers, I'll rip your cocks off!
Packie  [shuts the trunk] She's a wild one.
Gracie  Help! Help! Please let me outta here! Let me out of here!
Packie  I'll try to calm her down.
Gracie  Let me out!
Packie  See you later, Niko.
Gracie  I'm gonna fucking kill you. I'll fucking kill you!


<cutscene - at the Alderney State Correctional Facility>

Niko    Hey.
Gerry   Yeah?
Niko    What's wrong?
Gerry   There's good news and there's bad news. The good news is everything's
        coming together. The bad news? It ain't gonna make a blind bit of
        difference to me.
Niko    Uh? What do you mean?
Gerry   Do you want me to spell it out?
Niko    No, I guess not.
Gerry   Thanks. Packie will give you a call and explain. The ex-boyfriend of
        your girl, he's gonna agree to the divorce terms. Unfortunately, it
        turns out he wasn't our only problem. Some other crap has turned up. I
        don't think I'll be getting out anytime soon. Been a great laugh. Look
        after yourself.
Niko    Yeah.

<phonecall to Packie>

Packie  Niko, me and Gracie is waiting for you just off a Frankfort Avenue in
        Northwood. Looks like our joyful time with her is coming to an end.
Niko    That's a fucking tragedy. We should throw her a goodbye party.
Packie  That's the plan. Hopefully someone might bring a big present for us to
        this shindig as well. Maybe a big bag of diamonds will help us get over
        the pain of losing her. We're waiting for ya, man.

<get in the car with Packie and Gracie>

Niko    Hey, man.
Packie  Alright, Niko. The exchange is over on Charge Island at the water
        treatment plant.

<driving - getting to the Charge Island Sewer Works - A>

Niko    Packie, my man. How are you and Gracie getting on?
Packie  Like a house on fire, ain't that right, Gracie?
Gracie  You fucking bastards.
Packie  See, she was just telling me how much she loved me. What do ya think of
        Niko, Gracie?
Gracie  I fucking hate the both of you.
Packie  Gracie, watch your mouth. Niko is a good friend of mine. Don't say that
        about him.
Gracie  Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you, fuck you.
Packie  Gracie, you're sweet. I know I'm too good for him, but sometimes a guy
        has got to hang out with lowlifes like Niko here. He's got his his
Gracie  I'll give you some fucking uses.
Packie  That's right, he is definitely a bad influence on me.
Gracie  Motherfucker.

<driving - getting to the Charge Island Sewer Works - B>

Niko    Gracie, it's been too long. We should hang out more often.
Gracie  I'd rather see you hanging from a fucking tree.
Packie  Hands off my woman, Bellic. Gracie and me is in love. Gonna get
        hitched. White picket fence and all that shit.
Niko    Packie, this is great. You've finally found a woman who will sit down
        and listen to your shit. Maybe you should bind and gag all the girls
        you meet?
Packie  That might be okay where you're from, Niko. But this is an enlightened
        society we live in. U S of fucking A.
Niko    Real enlightened, real civilized. That's the impression I've got so
        far. An example to the rest of the world.
Packie  You know you love it, Niko. Doesn't he Gracie?
Gracie  Motherfuckers.
Niko    Maybe Gracie ain't so different. You normally just shove so much coke
        up a girl's nose that she may as well be tied up.
Packie  You're in a mood, ain't ya Niko? Is it finally beginning to sink in
        that my sister's chastity belt don't come off?
Niko    Fuck you.
Packie  Fuck you.
Gracie  Fuck the both of you.

<cutscene - at the Charge Island Sewer Works>

Tony    Gracie, you alright? The bastards didn't hurt you, did they?
Packie  She can't speak. We got a gag in her mouth.
Tony    Give her back, you animals. She's suffered enough.
Packie  Hand over the stuff.
Tony    Hand over Gracie! I'm here for you, sweetie.
Packie  Hand over the fucking stuff!
Niko    Alright, calm down. Both of you.
Luis    Okay. We put the ice in the middle, we walk back. Then you send over
        the girl. We leave and you pick up the stuff. Entiende?
Niko    Sure, show us the goods.
[Gay Tony walks halfway forward, sets the diamonds down, and steps back.]
Tony    Come back to me, honey.
Niko    Let her go.
[Gracie walks slowly over to Tony and Luis.]
[Bulgarin drives in, parks up.]
Bulgar  Niko Bellic, how is it that whenever something is stolen from me you
        are not far away?
Niko    I have never stolen anything from you, Mr. Bulgarin.
Bulgar  These men, the big faggot and his Dominican bitch, they stole my
        diamonds. And you have been trying to rob the thieves. To rob me.
        [translated] Kill them all!
[Bulgarin's men begin shooting up everything.]
[Niko and Packie take cover behind their car.]
Packie  I don't care what you did to that man, but we ain't leaving here
        without them diamonds.

<shootout with Bulgarin's men>

Packie  Alright, I think I know who's got the ice. Follow me.

<fighting along the catwalks>

Packie  The guy with the ice has got to be this way. Let's split up. I'll take
        the high road and you take the low road.

<more cars drive in>

Packie  Jesus, Niko. There's more of the bastards arriving. Fuck me, a whole
        load of them are showing up.

<cutscene - reach the guy with the diamonds>

Packie  Give us that fucking ice, you're trapped. We'll let you go if you give
        'em up.
Guy     I'm screwed either way. If I don't give you the diamonds, you kill me
        here and you take 'em. I do give you diamonds, Mr. Bulgarin kills me
        later. [tosses the diamonds down onto a moving garbage truck] Don't
        nobody having them. Screw all of you!
Niko    [translated] Fucked up, as usual.
Packie  You selfish piece of cocksucking shit!

<finish the last of Bulgarin's men>

Packie  Serves you right, you selfish cocksucking piece of shit. Shit, I don't
        wanna spend another minute in this crap-hole, let's get outta here.

<driving - returning Packie to the McReary house>

Packie  Fuck, fuck, fuck. All that trouble for nothing. Kidnapping the bitch,
        holding onto her, fighting through them damn Russians... all of that
        for jack shit.
Niko    Look on the bright side, at least you got to meet Gracie.
Packie  Screw that. I got close to knocking her teeth out. That was about it.
        We ain't got shit now. Maybe we was going to have to give up them
        diamonds to fucking Ray Boccino but we woulda got a payday. Now we
        ain't getting shit.
Niko    Yeah, but there is no guarantee we woulda made any money out of those
        diamonds anyway. I've got a suspicion those were the ones Ray Boccino
        got me to handle a while back. They're bad luck. Me and some biker had
        to try to sell them to a diamond dealer and it turns into a blood bath.
        That was when those friends of Gracie's must have gotten them.
Packie  Stolem 'em from you, did they?
Niko    No, they stole them from the guys I sold them to. Shit, these diamonds
        have been trouble since Ray first made me take them out of a trash can
        for him. Is good they are on their way to a landfill somewhere. Best
        place for them. The population of Liberty City would have been higher
        if we had.
Packie  You might be right, Niko. Whose fucking diamonds were they anyway?
Niko    They were not Ray's, I can tell you this much. Maybe they belong to
        this homosexual man, Gracie's friend. I don't know. Maybe to Bulgarin.
Packie  Bulgarin, he the motherfucker who busted up our peaceful hostage
        exchange? What in Christ's name went on back there anyways?
Niko    Some time ago, I worked for Mr. Bulgarin in Europe, smuggling people
        across the Adriatic. A ship sunk, the cargo sunk to the bottom of the
        sea, I had to swim for my life. Bulgarin lost a lot of money that night
        and he needed someone to blame. This was one of the reasons I leave
        Europe and come back here to Liberty City.
Packie  And now he shows up claiming the ice belongs to him? What are the
Niko    Our paths crossed back when I was living in Hove Beach as well. My
        cousin and I moved up to Bohan to get away from him and another man
        called Dimitri Rascalov.
Packie  That's a real shame, I can see you fitting right down in Hove Beach,
        Niko. Probably a good thing you got out though. Wouldn't a met me if
        you'd stayed, would ya?
Niko    When you put it like this, I'm one lucky motherfucker, Packie.

<reach the McReary house>

Packie  Well, Niko. That was a whole lot of effort for no fucking reward. Story
        of my life.
Niko    It is the story of a lot of lives, Packie. I'm getting used to hearing
Packie  See you Niko, I've got to go break the news to Gerald. At least I'm
        gonna be on the other side of some bulletproof glass to him. You know
        what, I'm still fucking scared.
Niko    Good luck.

<text message - later in the day>

Shit, man. I keep going over it in me head and I can't fucking understand what
happened back there. No diamonds, no girl... Fuck! Still, it was intense.
You're a fucking prince.

<phone call from Dimitri - later on>

Dimitri You love to disappoint me, Niko Bellic. You really do.
Niko    Are you disappointed that I have not found and killed you yet, Dimitri
        Rascalov? Do not worry, your time will soon come.
Dimitri I went to the sewage works on Charge Island. I picked through the
        bodies and yours was not amongst them. Very disappointing.
Niko    I am sorry. Or maybe the thugs who failed to kill me should be blamed
Dimitri I cannot believe that you would steal from my friend Ray Bulgarin
        twice. First in Europe and then these diamonds in Liberty City. You are
        in debt to him, Niko. Why don't you just pay him what you owe and we
        can all get along?
Niko    I have no debts to Bulgarin, Dimitri. And the only thing I owe you is a
        bullet in the temple. You will be paid in full, fear not.
Dimitri You have a sharp tongue, Niko. It is only a matter of time before it is
        cut out of your mouth. Goodbye.


<text message from Ray>

Nicky, I need you to meet me and Phil at a depot in Normandy. Ciao

<cutscene - at Phil's depot in Normandy>

Phil    [to phone] Uh huh. That thing? Our friend did what? Thirty-seven at
        eight? Nah. What about them Swingers? How's Marlene? The kids?
[Ray and Niko enter, Phil waves them in.]
Phil    [to phone] Okay. Yeah, I gotta go. Ciao.
[Phil hangs up.]
Phil    Hey, Ray. So, uh, who's the pal?
Ray     Phil you remember Niko, he's a good friend of mine. Can we talk?
Phil    Sure we can talk... as long as we don't talk too much. Interesting
        times, you know what I mean? Did you hear about our friend, the guy
        with the thing?
Ray     Yeah, you mean Harry the... guy with the hat.
Phil    No the guy with the, y'know, the budda beep budda boop.
Ray     Yeah the guy with the... and the - [whistles]
Phil    Yeah that guy.
Ray     Yeah. I heard.
Phil    So be cool, Ray. Listen, I need to speak to you alone.
Ray     Yeah, see, Phil, that's the thing. I kinda know what you're going to
        ask, and I can't.
Phil    Whaddaya mean you can't?
Ray     I can't do it Phil. I gotta lot of interest right now, business is
        really taking off, and I don't want any distractions.
Phil    Well as you can see I got my own issues here...
Ray     Look. Niko is good. He'll do what you need.
Phil    And you say he's a friend of yours?
[Niko and Phil shake hands.]
Phil    Sure... good to meet you.
Niko    Yeah.
Phil    C'mere.
[Phil turns on the radio.]
Phil    The Triads have this big chunk of brown they're desperate to get rid
        of. Talking about it all over town. Wanting to offload it at any price.
        They think it's cursed or something. Prove it is. Take it from them.
        It's loaded into a truck going to Franklin Street and West Dyke. Get a
        hold of it and give me a call.
Niko    Sure. But Mr. Bell, it's going to cost you.
Phil    You got it. Not problem.
[Phil shuts off the radio.]
Ray     Great. Say, nice stereo you got there, Phil.
Phil    Thanks!
Ray     Yeah, so, Philly - ever hear from your ex-wife?
Phil    What kind of question is that?
Ray     Just asking!
Phil    Get the hell out of here.
[Ray and Niko exit.]
Phil    Every time this motherfucker...

<Ray leaving the depot>

Ray     I'll be in touch, Nicky.

<Niko hides in an alley off Franklin Street, where a truck and several cars
filled with Triads pull in and park up. Shootout ensues. One Triad attempts to
drive the truck out. Niko chases, climbs up the back, drops into the passenger
seat. The driver attempts to shoot him; Niko kills him and throws him out.>

Niko    This heroin is cursed. You don't fucking want it!

<phonecall to Phil>

Niko    Phil, man, I got that thing you were after. What you want me to do with
Phil    It's a wedding present for my nephew, Frankie. Take it out to the big
        house off of Beaverhead Avenue. You'll know the one I mean. He'll be
        waiting there for you.

<cutscene - at the abandoned mansion>

Niko    Hey, you Frankie? Your uncle asked me to give you this wedding present.
        You're a lucky guy.
Frankie I don't know about that. I got to sit on this stuff until Phil gets
        over his paranoia and we can ship it. Meantime, I got to pack it into
        some cars that go faster than this thing.
Niko    Sounds like a fun honeymoon. Later on.

<phonecall to Phil>

Niko    Your nephew's got his wedding present.
Phil    Nicely done. He's a good kid, he deserved something special. Hopefully
        he'll look after it. Niko. You looking for more work?
Niko    I'm always looking to earn a bit of extra cash.
Phil    Great. I know a guy who needs a man like you. Only operated on an
        outside line though. Go to the payphone on the corner of Vitullo and
        Hardtack. He'll call you.


<phonecall from Phil>

Phil    Niko, I told Jimmy P about you. He wants to meet ya.
Niko    Has he got work?
Phil    Yeah, he's got stuff that needs doing. Head over to his house off of
        Beaverhead in Westdyke.

<text message from Phil>

Niko, wear some respectable clothes - suit, tie, shoes, all that shit - for the
meet with Jimmy. Phil.

<cutscene - at Pegorino's mansion>

Angie   Yeah?
Niko    I'm here to see Mr. Pegorino...
Angie   Well, I didn't think you were here to sell me insurance. So you here to
        work for him, shoot him, or arrest him? Or maybe all three?
Anthony It's okay, Mrs. P, I'll deal with this.
Angie   Yeah, I'm in a life threatening situation and I'm having a conversation
        here. He could have killed me. You're useless. Organized crime, my ass.
        With guys like you, it's no wonder this 'organization' is doing so
Anthony You Nick? Come on.
[Anthony walks Niko to Pegorino's office.]
Anthony Peg.
Peg     What?
Anthony Someone for you.
Peg     Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. So... were you followed?
Niko    I don't think so.
Peg     Oh...
Niko    I mean, who knows?
Peg     Exactly... I mean, we can pretty much guarantee you were followed. The
        question is "did you know about it?". And right now, I don't know the
        answer to that question. But to be honest, I don't really care neither.
        I know enough about you, your cousin, your friends... I know a lot of
        people around you end up in jail.
Niko    Some maybe.
Peg     But that's the same all over town. This is a dying game.
Niko    I don't understand.
Peg     I mean I'm gonna ask you to deal with a problem, and you're gonna deal
        with it, or you're not going to deal with it, and you're going to be a
        problem that somebody else has to deal with. But me? I ain't doing
Niko    Yes, okay. So what's the problem?
Peg     We'll get to that. Anthony! Did Phil call?
Anthony Not yet, boss. Ray called.
Peg     Of course he did. I wonder... is it better to have a talented snake, or
        a stoical lion, who's gonna be cut down in his prime? I don't know.
        What do you think?
Niko    I don't understand what you're talking about.
Peg     You do, but I ain't going to push. Anthony, get in here!
Anthony Boss?
Peg     Where's Big Pete and Marco?
Anthony On their way.
Peg     Listen to me... here's what the plan is. Me and two of my guys gonna
        meet with a couple of boys from the Pavano family. I need these guys if
        we're ever gonna be taken serious... you know, get on the Commission.
        Now the thing is, these guys ain't, shall we say... shown us the
        appropriate respect in the past. I want you... to run security. Keep an
        eye on things, 'cause they won't be looking out for you. Ah, here they
        are, it's either them or the cops.
Anthony It's them, they're outside. Looks like Ray's here too.
Peg     I know it's them. God, give me strength... I'll be out in a minute.
        Look after Ray 'til I get back.
[Ray walks in the door as Anthony's about to go get him.]
Ray     Hey, Tone.
Anthony Hey, Ray. Hey, what, what ya doing? He's busy.
Ray     Hey, Niko, huh. Oh, boss - salve. [kneels]
Peg     Get up.
Anthony I'm sorry, boss.
Ray     This guy's everywhere, like a friggin' cockroach or something, ha? In a
        good way.
Anthony Ray, you and me is gonna talk. The boss has got business.
Ray     Yeah, uh boss, I got you this, because I care. [hands over a small box]
Peg     [to Ray and Anthony] You boys have fun.

<getting into the car>

Niko    Jimmy's on his way.
Pete    Niko, right? Skipper said you'd be driving. The sit down's over at the
        old refinery in the Acter Industrial Park.
[Pegorino gets in.]
Peg     What are yous waiting for? Hit it, let's go.

<driving - down to the old refinery - A>

Peg     You guys all friends now? Nice. You best hope you made a good first
        impression on Niko, boys. He's gonna be the one looking out for you
        during this meet. Well, he's being paid to look out for me so saving
        you guys' asses would be overtime.
Pete    That's just if the shit goes down, right boss? The Pavanos wouldn't
        fuck with you.
Peg     Wake up you fucking mook. Everybody is trying to fuck everybody. We
        just hoping they got the manners to smile to our faces before they do
Marco   You giving them a nice little offering though, skip. They ain't gonna
        turn up their noses at that.
Peg     God give me strength. It's like I'm dealing with children here. No
        wonder I ain't on the Commission when my muscle is this stupid!
Niko    If the Pavanos is a Liberty City family, what are they doing coming out
        to Alderney for this meet?
Peg     I let them operate out here from time to time. Pavanos work a little
        shy business on this side of the West River. They also control a few
        bookies. I don't mind 'em taking a bite, I don't even make 'em give me
        a taste. Hopefully they gonna respect that when it comes time to ask
        them for a favor.
Niko    You can't be too confident if you got me here?
Peg     You're insurance. I'm the captain of this ship because I look at every
        possibility. Check to make sure my ass is covered in each situation. I
        think about what's gonna happen if this guy screws me, if this one
        turns state's, and so on.
Pete    That's why you're the boss, boss.
Peg     Shut up. Jesus. You're worse than my mother. Anyways, that's why Ray
        ain't ever gonna make it to the level he wants to reach. He's too busy
        thinking about himself. That diamond fuck up is case in point. I'm like
        a fucking chess player. You're covering me for six moves ahead when me
        and the Pavanos is just putting our first pawns out there on the
Marco   I like what you did there, skip. Real clever.
Peg     Can you do me a favor? Can you just shoot yourself to save me the
        trouble of doing it? Can ya, Marco? Jesus.

<driving - down to the old refinery - B>

Peg     Niko, this is Pete and Marco. Guys, Niko. He's the one who's been
        keeping Ray from drowning in a pile of shit. What the fuck was up with
        them diamonds?
Niko    I dunno, I was just doing what Ray told me to.
Peg     I didn't get where I am by believe what every schmuck told me. You
        ain't the type of guy to follow orders if they ain't in your interest.
Pete    You're a smart guy, skipper.
Peg     Shut up, Pete. I'm surprised you can even speak when your lips are
        always puckered up, kissing my ass.
Niko    Ray was helping me out with something, so I helped him with the
        diamonds. I ain't gonna do shit for him no more. I don't like the way
        he does business. Things got too complicated.
Peg     Damn right they did. That ice was a real fuck up. Ray didn't go through
        the correct channels. Guy who owned the diamonds, Gay Tony, is in with
        the Ancelottis.
Niko    A lot of people said those diamonds were theirs.
Peg     Tell me about it. But I don't give a shit about them other people. What
        I'm worried about is our involvement with them getting back to Gay Tony
        and his connections... We got a lot riding on this meet with the
        Pavanos. Wanna keep relations sweet with at least one of the families
        that got a seat on the Commission.
Pete    You gonna get a seat on that Commission real soon, ain't ya boss? 'Bout
        time Alderney got some representation in the city.
Peg     Don't tell me what's due to me. I been waiting for this and working
        hard for this fo ryears. Alderney weren't nothing without me. My old
        man, God rest his soul, didn't have the balls to bring the family to
        the level I got it to. I'm gonna get that seat because of what I done.
        Sit down next to Jon Gravelli, if he survives that long, and run all of
        Liberty City, the whole country maybe!
Niko    The Pavanos, are they gonna offer you a seat then?
Peg     They can't give me a seat but they can help me get one. Ain't nobody
        been given a seat since the Commission got founded. Shit, but times is
        changed. Since RICO, the Commission ain't the same. They need a family
        with a new approach to be sitting down with 'em. I got a nice little
        offering to the Pavanos that's gonna persuade 'em to argue my case.
        Something real classy. Real nice. Can't wait to see the look on their

<reach the old refinery>

Peg     Give him the rifle, Marco. You expect him to start throwing empty cans
        from up there if this thing kicks off?
Marco   No way, skip. Here you go.
[Niko takes the sniper rifle.]
Peg     Niko, go up into that building. There should be a spot where you can
        see over the meet. Don't start shooting unless they attack us. I don't
        want this thing screwing up for no good reason.

<Three Pavanos meet up with the Pegorinos. After a minute, more Pavanos show up
to surround Pegorino and his men. Pegorino manages to take cover behind a car
while Pete and Marco are killed in the shootout. After Niko snipes the first
group, Pegorino runs through the refinery and Niko follows.>

<cutscene - just outside the refinery, Pegorino clutching his chest>

Peg     The fucking Pavanos. If the rest of the Commission knew they did
Niko    I'm sure the whole city will be up in arms.
Peg     The motherfuckers, trying to whack me at a sit down...
[Niko and Pegorino get into a car while some Pavanos drive past in another.]
Peg     They trying to make off with my tribute! The fucking nerve. We're gonna
        ice those fucks Niko!

<driving - chasing the Pavano car - A>

Peg     Alright, let's get these slimeball bastards. People like that give
        Italian s a bad name. Whatever happened to the honored society and all
        that shit?
Niko    Can't say I know.
Peg     They didn't even send a fucking Capo. This is a declaration of war. The
        Pegorinos and the Pavanos are hitting the mattresses. You heard it here
Niko    I saw it through the scope of that rifle.
Peg     We gonna get that gift back and make this crew pay for their
        disrespect. Come on.

<driving - chasing the Pavano car - B>

Peg     The fucking Pavanos. If we kill every one of them slimeballs then maybe
        the other families will give me their seat on the Commission. Fucking
        Liberty City families. Get 'em, Niko.
Niko    I'm doing my best.
Peg     Yeah, well best ain't good enough. I did my best. Made a name for the
        Pegorinos. Earned a lot of good money for a lot of bad people. And this
        happens, they try to fucking kill me!
Niko    Well at least they had the respect to do it at a meet. They didn't come
        to your home while you and your wife were sleeping.
Peg     Let's make 'em wish they was never born.

<Pavanos car crashes off Red Wing Avenue>

Peg     The dumb fucks have crashed. Go get my gift and make the pricks pay.
        Shit, Niko, go. I'm staying here and nursing my fucking wound.

<Niko retrieves the bag>

Niko    Here you go.
Peg     You're a good earner, Niko. Take me back to my place.

<driving - returning to Pegorino's mansion - A>

Peg     I can't believe them Pavanos would treat me like this. The Pegorino
        name should mean something to them. It means something in Alderney even
        if it don't in Algonquin. They better not think of crossing that West
        River and not looking over their shoulders.
Niko    Too bad about Marco and Pete.
Peg     Marco and Pete? Oh yeah, those guys didn't make it, did they? Well, too
        fucking bad. They knew what they was signed on for. Weren't complaining
        on the way out, were they? No they weren't. Happy to be on board with
        the skipper.
Niko    Yeah, well, they seemed like good kids.
Peg     Ah these kids come and go. It ain't worth paying attention to them
        until they prove they can survive. I just move on and hire some wannabe
        wiseguys off the street.
Niko    Is that simple?
Peg     Has to be. I only start paying attention to the screw when they start
        putting me in an awkward position. Either because they know too much
        and might rat. Or because they got too much power and they're too smart
        to get themselves clipped. Ray was nothing to me until he started
        earning big and sticking his nose in places it didn't belong.
Niko    Rats seem to get everywhere you don't want them to be.
Peg     Only way you know is by finding their shit all over the place in the
        morning. Phil's different. He's been my man for a while. Only, how much
        can I do with a guy who ain't a full Italian? He's 90% Irish. It don't
        do too well for the reputation of us Pegorinos having St. Patrick that
        high up in our organization. You see the respect we're getting out on
        the street. Jesus.

<driving - returning to Pegorino's mansion - B>

Peg     My wife, Angie's, gonna love this. She keeps busting my balls about
        trying to get on the Commission. Ask me why it matters. Women just
        don't understand this life of ours. Shit, sometimes I wish she'd just
        run off with some other guy. Leave me in peace.
Niko    You can't be serious?
Peg     It ain't like she's my only woman. I got a nice little goomah set up in
        an apartment in Acter. That little harlot keeps me young, I'll tell you
        that. Sometimes I feel like I'm having a heart attack with that girl.
Niko    Yeah, but a wife is a wife. I guess it's like with my cousin. He puts
        me in so much shit. Gets us into debt and in some heavy shit with
        people, but... he's family. I wouldn't have him any other way.
Peg     That's some real sweet shit. You're bringing a tear to my eye. Of
        course I wouldn't let some guy ball the mother of my children. I'd cut
        his cock off and shove it down his throat. When I say I wish she'd run
        off with another guy it's a figure of speech.
Niko    Is that it?
Peg     No matter how long you're around you ain't gonna speak perfect are you?
Niko    I guess not. Lucky I have people like you to teach me when I'm wrong.
Peg     Yeah, even if you can't speak right, at least you can shoot straight.

<reach Pegorino's mansion>

Peg     You did good, kid. Kept your head when everyone else was losing theirs.
        Sometimes literally. We're gonna need your skills again soon.

<phonecall from Ray - the next day>

Ray     So, Nicky, you and the Peg is getting close I see?
Niko    He's got work, he pays. That's about it.
Ray     Yeah? Well, remember who made the introduction. Remember who brought
        you in, don't you forget about me. If you wanted to pass something up
        to me... pay me some tribute.
Niko    Sorry, Ray. I'm freelance. I don't buy into that tribute stuff. This
        work has many disadvantages, but, hey, at least it is tax free.

<phonecall to Roman - optional>

Roman   Niko, my cousin. Give me some tales of the Liberty City underworld. I'm
Niko    Maybe, if you give me tales of a womanizing, gambling addict.
Roman   That's a low blow, NB. Seriously, what're you up to at the moment?
Niko    I've been working for Jimmy Pegorino, the head of that Alderney guido
Roman   Yeah, the head of the family. Is he a big time gangster like in the
        movies then?
Niko    Wants to be. Keeps talking about being powerful, about getting on the
        Commission with the five big families. I just hope he's got enough
        power to be able to find Darko Brevic for me.
Roman   I hope you will be able to relax when you finally do find him, Niko.
        Speak soon.


Thanks for the help

It's an old friend of yours. I just wanted to thank you for your help. My
company has been very pleased with your work. Now try to stay out of trouble. A
word to the wise, the people you are consorting with in Alderney are fools and
they are not to be trusted. I know other people who will help you.
United Liberty Paper Co.

<email - positive reply>

Where is the person I am looking for?

<email - negative reply>

At least the people in Alderney are real. Who the fuck are you? Where is the
person I'm looking for?

 PAYBACK (#jp2)

<text message from Pegorino>

You did well last job - come see me. The Boss.

<cutscene - at Pegorino's mansion>

Angie   Hey. [waves toward street]
Niko    Uh... who you waving at?
Angie   Feds, I think... they always drive past at this time.
Niko    Does that worry you?
Angie   When you marry a dragon, you gotta expect a few knights are gonna turn
        up to try to slay him. Jackasses, all of them, all of you.
Niko    Nice talking to you.
Angie   Whatever. You have fun. Pick a swell guy to kill - hopefully someone
        with a young family who'll really miss him...
[Niko walks in on Anthony sleeping next to the door.]
Niko    Hey. [claps]
Anthony Hey!
Niko    Is Mr. Pegorino around?
Anthony Uh, uh... sure, I'll get him. Boss!
Peg     Anthony - will you shut up? In fact, will you fuck off? Go on, get
        outta here. Don't come back 'til you get a brain implant, or something.
Anthony I'm sorry... I... I'm so...
Peg     Nice to see you, Niko.
Niko    You too.
Peg     I got a couple of things I want to talk to you about. First up - can
        you kill this shithead?
Niko    Sure.
Peg     Second... come in here.
Anthony Ahh, fuck.
[Niko and Pegorino enter his office.]
Peg     So, listen... we gotta bit of a problem with the Pavanos.
Niko    Yes, I noticed that at your meeting with them.
Peg     The way they look at us, we're bottom feeders! Always have been. We
        ain't a real family to them - just a bunch of Guernsey goombas. When
        things are cool, we're getting fucked.
Niko    I'm sorry to hear that.
Peg     Ahh, sure. Listen, some of their boys are in town today, gonna collect
        their piece of an Alderney bookie ring. Word is they're at the Diner in
        Acter. Find 'em, and follow them to the meet. You disrupt it, and I'll
        let you keep the money, but make sure you hit the Pavanos real hard!
Niko    Yeah, capiche.
Peg     Thank you...

<outside the diner in Acter>

Enemy   I think that guy works for the Pegorinos. God, they must be desperate.
        Let's lose him on the way to the meet.

<Niko drives after them to AutoEroticar in Leftwood, kills everyone at the
meet, and takes the cash.>

<phonecall to Pegorino>

Niko    I got that stuff, Jimmy.
Peg     Well done, my boy. I hope you made 'em suffer. Teach 'em that Alderney
        is Pegorino turf. Was there a nice little haul in it for you?
Niko    Alright.
Peg     Maybe you'll give me a little taste then. Hand something up the ladder.
        That's how us Italians been doin' things for centuries.
Niko    Good thing I'm not Italian.


<cutscene - at the Honkers strip club>

Phil    Hey Tommy, check this out... seven horse, seven race, Joe Shmoe.
[Niko walks in.]
Tommy   Hey Phil.
Phil    What? Hey, pal... what's going on?
Niko    Not too much. How are you?
Phil    I'm good. Wanna walk and talk?
Niko    Sure.
Phil    Tommy, gimme a call if my big buddy calls. Tell him I went out to get
        some fresh air.
Tommy   No problem.
[Niko and Phil walk outside the club.]
Phil    Ridiculous. I'm a grown man walking around like a chump. I'm sorry
        about this.
Niko    Hey, no problem.
Phil    So you're a friend of Ray's?
Niko    A friend? No. I do some work for him.
Phil    No, I mean a friend.
Niko    I don't understand. Whatever you say. He's a slimeball, but he pays...
Phil    Sure, pal, sure. Listen to me... the thing about Ray is he's a good
        earner. He talks a lot of shit, but he's a good earner, capiche?
Niko    He's a rat, doing an impression of a man.
Phil    That's pretty good.
[Who rushes out of the strip club over to Phil.]
Who     Phil! Phil!
Phil    What, what, what do ya want?
Who     It's the boss... said you gotta head down the docks... emergency...
        said you'd understand.
Phil    Ah shit, it's three days early, Madonna mia, what am I gonna do?
Niko    What's the problem?
Phil    Niko... I'm gonna have to take a chance with you, pal.
Niko    Okay...
Phil    C'mon, let's go.
[They get into a car.]
Phil    Ok listen. There's a truck waiting for us. It's under the overpass off
        Catskill Avenue, drive us there.

<driving - heading up to Catskill Avenue - A>

Phil    You scan this thing for bugs?
Niko    No, but we can be pretty sure it's clean. Chill out.
Phil    Alright, alright. It's just that if we get caught on this one, you and
        me is going down for a long time. And that means that certain people is
        gonna assume we'll rat. Which means we'll get whacked.
Niko    You're working with the wrong people if you expect 'em to whack you if
        you go inside. Where's the trust, Phil?
Phil    It's about survival. If someone who knew what I knew got flipped then
        the whole organization would go down. Whacking someone who catches some
        heavy time is just an insurance policy. And it don't help that not
        everyone in the organization is pulling in the same direction.
Niko    You mean that someone in the family would see someone else going inside
        as an opportunity to get ahead?
Phil    You're a smart guy. Anyways, excuse me if I wanna be absolutely sure
        that we got out asses covered.
Niko    You're excused. What're we doing?
Phil    We're taking a load of product off of some Russians the Ancelottis have
        been dealing with. You was helping those Irish idiots cause some beef
        between the Ancelottis and their Albanian muscle a while back. Since
        that little love affair ended, they've been getting this Russian guy to
        supply them with C. We just got the heads up that a shipment has
        arrived in Liberty City by boat.
Niko    That's what the talk about the docks was?
Phil    Exactly. We're taking the C off the Russians so they can't deliver it
        to the Ancelottis.
Niko    Sounds straightforward. We take the coke so that the Russians and the
        Ancelottis have a falling out. And we make some money in the process by
        selling the stuff. Easy.
Phil    Shit, you sound like you're saying all this just so it's clear on the
        wire tap. For the record I don't know what this man is talking about.
        We're rehearsing a scene for an acting class. I work in waste
        management. Everything we're saying is fiction, it has no bearing in
        the real world. Watch it Niko.

<driving - heading up to Catskill Avenue - B>

Phil    Shit, you seen any choppers? Any birds been in the sky?
Niko    I didn't pick you for a helicopter enthusiast.
Phil    Fuck you, I ain't. I just keep thinking these choppers is following me,
        that's all. The Feds are monitoring my every move. I flip out whenever
        I'm even outside.
Niko    Keep your head, things ain't even started yet. What're we doing?
Phil    Taking a shipment of coke from some Russians before they can sell it to
        the Ancelottis. I'm paranoid because we especially don't wanna get
        caught on this one. We get caught and everyone will be coming after us.
        The Feds'll throw away the key, the Russians and the Ancelottis'll know
        we was fucking them over. Hell, our own family might come after us for
        fear we'll turn state's.
Niko    Hey, this familiarity is getting to me. I'm a 'friend' of Ray's. I'm
        part of the 'family'. Shit man, I'm just the hired help. I'm the
        fucking immigrant maid cleaning up your guys' shit. I ain't part of no
        family. I'm an independent contractor.
Phil    Sure, sure, I get that. Whatever makes it all make sense in your head.
        Family's a way of saying we ain't gonna fuck each other... at least
        that's what it's meant to mean. All I care about is that you're loyal
        enough to get the jobs done and not turn state's.
Niko    I'll get the jobs done if the money is there, and I ain't gonna turn
        state's. Enough government have let me down in the past. I don't know
        why I'd trust this one.
Phil    That's the attitude. These guys promise you a new life if you screw
        every person who ever did a kind thing for you. Then, they ship you off
        to Ohio and get you selling microwaves. There ain't no action and the
        only cannolis you're gonna see are the ones on TV. It's all internet
        porn and dreamin' about home, that ain't no life.
Niko    Depends how you define life.

<reach the truck>

Phil    Alright, this is the truck.

<driving - heading to the boatyard on Charge Island - A>

Niko    Why we need this truck? It must be a shit load of coke we're taking?
Phil    It should be a lot of sugar, but that ain't the only reason why we're
        taking this truck. Some of my boys stole it from the Ancelottis this
        morning. It's the one the Russians is expecting to come pick up the C.
        We should be able to turn up and have 'em load it up for us. Then we
        drive away, no questions asked.
Niko    I don't know if anyone would give away a load of coke without asking
        any questions. Even Russian coke runners ain't that stupid.
Phil    Yeah, sure, this is just plan A. It's the one Jimmy P worked out. You
        and me know it ain't gonna work. And that the only way we're gonna be
        able to leave that place with the sugar is if all the Russians in there
        are dead.
Niko    So, why don't we use a more subtle approach, not just drive right into
        the middle of them?
Phil    Because these is the orders and we gotta follow them. That's the way
        things work. You ain't gonna be happy about everything you get told to
        do, are ya?
Niko    You're the boss, it ain't like I'm working for free.
Phil    No, you ain't. I ain't either. That's why we gotta at least try what
        we're told to do. You're gonna learn that there ain't much in this life
        that you got control of. Where you're putting yourself in harm's way
        because that's the way the Skipper wants it done, or you're staying
        away from your kids because of a stupid court order and a malicious
        bitch of an ex-wife; there ain't that much control in anything.
Niko    I been around long enough to know that there is some things that we
        don't have a choice about, but there's other times where you got to
        look at something and make a decision for yourself.
Phil    Yeah, well, maybe you're right. Maybe you ain't. I dunno.

<driving - heading to the boatyard on Charge Island - B>

Niko    They're gonna let us take the coke with this truck then, are they?
Phil    That's the plan. Whether it works or not remains to be seen. You know
        something? I woulda liked Ray to be on this job instead of me. But
        there's some things that he ain't trusted with.
Niko    I don't think I'd trust him to send me on another job after the shit he
        had me doing.
Phil    After all of that, you guys didn't even get the diamonds. That wasn't a
        successful operation by any way you look at it. I'm hoping that this
        endeavor is gonna be more fruitful.
Niko    For the record, I did everything I was meant to do. The problem was
        Ray's planning and the amount of people involved. Too many people
        wanted that ice, no one was ever going to end up with it.
Phil    Well a lot of people want to get hold of this merchandise as well. By
        your logic that means it's going to end up dissolving into the Humboldt
        River. I don't want that to happen.
Niko    Me neither. Maybe if we want it more than anoyne else, we'll be able to
        hang onto it.
Phil    It's gonna take more than wanting it real bad. It's gonna take a clear
        head. Ray's a greedy rat. He wants this stuff more than anyone else,
        but that don't mean he's gonna get it. He's got his eyes on my
        position, the skipper's too, I'm sure. Wanting it and getting it are
        two different things though. Every move he makes is so obvious, it's
        disgusting to see him trying to sleaze his way up the ladder.
Niko    His moves might be easy for you to see, but maybe they're working.
        Maybe he's getting somewhere. He definitely knows a lot of people.
Phil    Shit, if anyone does start listening to Ray's shit then I could be in
        some trouble. I'm hoping that day don't come.

<reach the boatyard>

Phil    This is it, keep a cool head and everything should be fine.
[Russian walks up to the passenger window.]
Phil    Hey, buddy, we're here to pick up the shipment.
Rusky   I don't speak English. Fuck off.
Phil    Hey, amigo, let's make this easy. I just wanna give the stuff to my
        boss and go home.
Rusky   I don't let anyone in here until I get the word. There's something
        wrong about you. Get out of the truck real slow.
Phil    Niko, it looks like we're gonna have to do this the old fashioned way.
        Shoot these commies.

<Shootout ensues. Niko and Phil make it to the back of the yard.>

Phil    Err, Niko. The stuff's still on those boats. We best get 'em outta
        here. I'll take the one on the right. You get the one on the left.
        C'mon, move it, Niko!

<get into coke boat>

Phil    We're heading to the docks in North Holland. Move out.

<following Phil, more boats approach and begin shooting>

Niko    Phil, there's more of these guys coming after us.

<destroy or lose the attacking boats>

Niko    Hey Phil, that's got to be the last of them.

<cutscene - at the North Holland docks>

Phil    You handled yourself real good back there. Kept your head. That's a
        valuable trait.
Niko    Thank you.
Phil    See you later.

 TRESPASS (#pb3)

<cutscene - at the depot in Normandy>

Phil    Did you see a fuckin' helicopter on your way here?
Niko    No, I don't think so.
Phil    Okay, let's go, c'mon, quick. We gotta head towards Port Tudor.
[They get into a car.]
Phil    Go to the old factory off of Argus Street.

<driving - heading to the old Sprunk factory - A>

Phil    The fucking Russians have got to Charlie Matteo. They told this top
        Ancelotti Capo that it was us that took the sugar. Who knows how the
        fuck they knew.
Niko    I didn't tell nobody.
Phil    It don't matter. What has to happen is that you gotta take out Chubby
        Charlie before he choppers it into Algonquin to tell the Commission
        that we're knocking off the Ancelotti's action.
Niko    So, I go into this factory and I ice this Fat Charlie?
Phil    That's right, I'm gonna go make a lot of noise so no one thinks I had
        anything to do with it.

<driving - heading to the old Sprunk factory - B>

Phil    One lesson I've learnt, Niko. Assume everyone knows everything.
        Somehow, Chubby Charlie Matteo has found out it was us who ripped off
        the Russian coke. He is about to take a chopper into Algonquin to share
        that knowledge with the Commission.
Niko    You want me to take this fat man out before that happens?
Phil    If you don't then it'll be the Pegorinos going to the mattresses with
        everyone one of the Liberty City families. Not only is we gonna be
        looking over our shoulders every two seconds but we ain't gonna be able
        to earn.
Niko    I'll do my best to shut him up then.
Phil    Great, I gotta go get noticed so I ain't a suspect.

<at the factory>

Phil    Alright, now the way I sees it there's two ways it can go down. You
        burst in the front and hit them in the face with everything you got.
        Otherwise you slip around the back, go in through the basement and fuck
        them up their asses.
Niko    Decisions... decisions.
Phil    I'll leave it up to you. See you later.

<Niko assaults the factory. He reaches Chubby Charlie on the third floor.>

Charlie Great, Jimmy P sent one of his low rate goons to try and clip me. Good
        luck, asshole!

<Niko chases Charlie through the fourth floor, then onto the rooftop.>

Charlie Fuck you. Even if you take me out, my chopper pilot's gonna take the
        message straight to the Commission. Jimmy P is finished. Fucking

<On the highest roof, Charlie grabs onto the incoming helicopter's landing

Charlie Everyone on the Commission is gonna want Jimmy P clipped after this.

<As Charlie attempts to climb up, Niko guns down the chopper. It falls into the
building and explodes.>

<phonecall to Phil>

Niko    You don't need to worry about the fat man singing. He lost his voice.
Phil    That's a real shame. How about them Swingers, eh? Great work man, great


<cutscene - at the depot in Normandy>

Phil    Okay, I'll see ya later.
Angie   Yeah, okay. I'll see you later.
Phil    You take care now. Give me a call.
Niko    Hey.
Phil    It's not what it looks like...
Niko    Okay.
Phil    It's not like that. We talk. So do us all a favor and keep quiet.
Niko    Sure. But, Phil - and... I don't mean to take advantage, but... maybe I
        need help one time. Maybe I can give you a call?
Phil    What do you mean?
Niko    I mean... I need to find something out about someone. Maybe you can
Phil    Are you fucking blackmailing me?
Niko    No! I'm asking for a favor. Why do you think I put my neck on the line
        for you? Because I need help with something.
Phil    You know, since you don't look like you're full of crap, how could I
        say no? Enough of this chit-chat. C'mon, let's go. We're heading back
        up to that old house off Beaverhead Avenue in Westdyke.

<driving - heading to the abandoned mansion - A>

Phil    It's about time to pick up that H that my nephew's been sitting on.
Niko    It's just been sitting there?
Phil    Yeah, call it a cooling off period. We took it, but we don't know who
        was watching it beforehand.
Niko    So, you just left it with Frankie?
Phil    Yeah, we put it in an isolated place, hopefully any attention it was
        getting would be noticed. Frankie's one guy, he can disappear real easy
        if the Feds show. Plus, he's a smart kid. He's related to my ex-wife
        and she was smart enough to ruin my life with one law suit.
Niko    So, it's been long enough. You think we're gonna be okay to pick it up?
        No trouble?
Phil    Look, I don't ever assume something's gonna go down easy, without any
        trouble. That's what keeps me alive and outta the pen. We'll see when
        we get there.
Niko    As long as we don't see any helicopters, vans, suspicious gardeners
        talking into earpieces. If none of that's going on then we're okay?
Phil    Yeah, you fucking laugh. Laugh all you want.

<driving - heading to the abandoned mansion - B>

Phil    Okay, I had word from Frankie, my nephew. No one's been paying undue
        attention to the H we took off the Triads. We're gonna go pick it up.
Niko    I thought it was a wedding present for your nephew?
Phil    He's my nephew through my ex-wife, I might give him work sometimes but
        I ain't gonna give him this load of horse. He wants anything except a
        bit of muscle work he can ask the bitch to take it out of the divorce
        settlement. Fucking cunt.
Niko    You had any more girlfriends since the ex-wife?
Phil    If you're getting smart about seeing Angie at my place then you can
        button it. The two of us is just firends. We talk. We both gotta take a
        lot of shit from Jimmy and it helps to speak about it.
Niko    I wasn't making no accusations.
Phil    Yeah, well, that's something that Ray likes to run his mouth about.
Niko    Ray runs his mouth so much that no one pays much attention to what
        comes out of it.
Phil    I believe it. I'd be dead already if Jimmy P listened to anything he'd
        said about me.
Niko    If only the Feds knew how full of shit most wiseguys were. Then maybe
        you wouldn't have such problems with people turning state's.
Phil    The Feds know that wiseguys run their mouths, they love it. A Fed don't
        care if he's taking someone down on a legitimate beef or if it's total
        bullshit. As long as he can get his face in the newspaper and a blowjob
        from his wife, he's happy. Fucking Feds.

<at the abandoned mansion>

Phil    There you are. Frankie, you been keeping your eyes open out here? You
        seen anyone snoopin' around?
Frankie I ain't seen a soul, boss. It's a ghost house.
[Phil and Frankie open up the garage doors.]
Frankie I got the horse loaded into two cars for you.
Phil    I dunno, this don't feel right.
[Several FIB cars drive up, sirens wailing.]
Phil    Shit Frankie, you dumb fuck. The Feds have been watching us all along.
        Niko, get in that car and follow me.

<driving - following Phil>

Niko    Are you fucking blind? You don't notice the fifty feds watching these
        cars? I thought Phil was just paranoid.
Frankie Gimme a break, man. I got a lot on my mind, you know? I didn't have
        much time to scope this out. My ma's kinda sick. I been looking after
        her. And my sister, I been putting her though college.
Niko    Shut up, these Feds are all over me.
Frankie I'm sorry man. It's just... I only got married the other day. God, I
        love that kid. You wanna see a picture?
Niko    I don't want to see a fucking picutre. I'm trying to get us out of this
        situation. Maybe then you can spend time with your wife instead of some
        jailhouse bitch.

<phonecall from Phil - while following Phil>

Phil    Niko, they're all over us. We're ditching the cars and going on foot.
        Park up behind me when I stop.
Niko    Alright.

<in an alleyway>

Phil    Frankie, Niko, grab the stuff from the trunk and follow me. I got a van
        we can use.
Frankie More fucking bacon, shit.

<NOOSE and police officers arrive on both ends of the alley. They fight their
way one block over to an escape van when a helicopter flies in. After dropping
the chopper, they get in the van.>

Phil    Niko, that's the van. We gotta get to a safehouse. Shit, I ain't made
        for this sort of stress. Can we lose the heat already?

<driving - escaping the police>

Frankie Damn, this is a wild ride. I didn't think I was gonna come outta that
Phil    You're fucking lucky that you did. Lucky any of us did.
Frankie Don't I know it, Phil. I shoulda seen 'em. I've been telling Niko I got
        a lot on my mind.
Phil    Next time, mind on the job. This ain't a fucking joke. You got a wife,
        you got a ma, don't play around with your life.
Niko    Don't play around with other people's lives either. I don't want to
        take a bullet or a stint in the pen for anyone else's fuck up.
Frankie Alright guys, shit. I'm sorry.

<driving - escaping the police - Frankie is dead>

Phil    Frankie, shit, the bastard's dead. This is one more reason for my ex-
        wife to hate my guts. He was her nephew, man.
Niko    He fucked up. Us unloading the H was his call. You don't need to blame
Phil    Ray's gonna be pleased about this. He's been trying to bang Frankie's
        wife ever since they got married. Poor girl. She ain't got much hope
        left now.
Niko    Don't think about it. He fucked up today and he paid the price.
        Admittedly, it was a high one. You and me are here today because we
        didn't make the fuckup that Frankie did.

<driving - proceeding to Phil's safehouse>

Phil    Niko, you done good for me. There's been some fucked up shit going on
        but you been keeping cool. You're a good earner. I got respect for you.
Niko    Hey, let's see if we get back before you start talking like this, shall
        we? This ain't over until we got the H in a safe place.
Phil    You're damn right.

<reach the safehouse>

Phil    Nice driving, Niko. We're gonna be able to shift this H for a lot of
        money. Might just keep the Pegorino family's head above water. See you

 FLATLINE (#jp3)

<cutscene - at Pegorino's mansion>

[Peg walks out the front door pointing a shotgun at Niko.]
Peg     Not you as well. Tell me it ain't you as well, you Slavic fuck!
Niko    What you talking about?
Peg     Speak, you Balkan piece of shit - I'm done with you, done with
        everyone. I'll go, but I ain't going quietly!
Niko    Mr. Pegorino, I don't know what you're talking about. I came as quickly
        as I could.
Peg     Fucking Anthony!
Niko    What about Anthony?
Peg     He was wearing a fucking wire!
Niko    That is a problem.
Peg     My personal bodyguard wearing a wire! I raised that kid like he was my
        own. I beat him like he was my own son! When my son killed himself,
        Anthony became my son. Now this? The world is a cunt!
Niko    Where is Anthony?
Peg     I heard he's wearing a wire, so I freak out... I call him up... he's
        such a moron, he leaves his cell phone on, so we speak. After he's gone
        state's of course... I mean, Jesus, what a chump. He freaks out on the
        phone, and I put the fear of God in him. I think maybe I've talked him
        out of it... then he has a Goddamn heart attack on the phone. I'm
        thinking problem solved - he's dying right in front of my ears. But the
        asshole lived and now he's in the Leftwood hospital under heavy guard.
Niko    Okay, okay.
Peg     Of course, he's got you on the fuckin' tape too.
Niko    Of course.
Peg     So you'll do this for me?
Niko    So you want me to talk to him?
Peg     I want you to whack him. And after that I want you to kill all the
        other rats I surround myself with...
Niko    Okay, okay. Don't worry.

<Niko enters the hospital, steals some doctor's scrubs, and gets to Anthony's

LCPD    He's not looking too good, Doc.
Niko    I need a little doctor patient confidentiality.
LCPD    You can have one minute.
Anthony Boss... Peg, is that you? I'm sorry. I'm sorry. Shit, Niko. You here to
        see the boss? He's just this way. Wait, isn't the boss in jail? What're
        you here for? Oh shit, I didn't have a choice. They was gonna put me
        away for some hard time. I never thought it'd be me that turned rat.

<unplug the life support>

Niko    Go to sleep, Anthony. You look tired.
Anthony Tell Peg I'm sorry.

<phonecall to Pegorino - after escaping>

Niko    I don't think you will be seeing Anthony on the witness stand.
Peg     I better not be seeing you up there neither. Or anybody else I know for
        that matter. Fucking feds. Turning everybody into rats. See ya round,

 PEST CONTROL... (#jp4)

<text message from Ray>

Nicky boy, the Peg wants to see us at his house. You talk me up. I'll talk you
up. Stick together. Remember you owe me. Ciao.

<cutscene - at Pegorino's mansion>

Phil    The problem with this guy is, I can't even think straight, he's always
Ray     Slow down Phil you take everything too personal.
Peg     There he is. Welcome to the war council, my boy.
Niko    Gentlemen. What's going on?
Peg     Nothing... discussing pest control.
Phil    Well, I've given you my advice, Peg, you do what you think is best.
Ray     I agree.
Peg     Finally!
Ray     I mean I don't agree with what he says - I agree that you know best...
Phil    Excuse me...
Ray     Relax... I didn't mean nothing by it. Look either we make the right
        call or we all end up in prison anyway, where your crap ain't gonna do
        me no favors.
Phil    Be careful - I'll se you later. Boss, gentlemen.
Ray     You're only an associate Phil remember that.
Phil    Yeah, yeah. Okay tough guy.
[Phil leaves.]
Ray     Boss - I gotta tell you this... he's not straight. Right before he came
        in here I saw him talking to Angie again.
Peg     You better leave. Eh, I need to speak to Niko.
Ray     Sure, boss. But uh... think about what I said.
Peg     I will.
Ray     Ya know?
Peg     Trust me on that.
[Ray leaves.]
Peg     We got real problems. Police are all over us. Maybe you heard. I got
        served papers today. Phil yesterday. We got a couple of boys in jail...
        I think they might squeal! Somebody's talking - wants us out of the
        picture... maybe Jon Gravelli... or them Ancelottis. Somebody got to my
Niko    So, what are you going to do about it?
Peg     I don't know... I gotta shut someone up, and show people I mean
        business. I've known Phil a long time - he's straight more or less...
        I know him and Angie are friends, but that don't worry me too much.
        Maybe he's too straight. Then there's Ray... I don't know, I don't
        trust him... but he's a good earner. I know he's got his eye on the big
        prize... but he's no dummy. Him and Phil hate each other... I gotta
        think about it.
Niko    Okay.
Peg     I'll give you a call... whoever I say to go see, go see 'em. And shut
        'em up!

... PEST CONTROL (#jp5)

<phonecall from Pegorno>

Peg     Niko, I've been thinking about it and I want you to pay our friend Ray
        a visit. Give him a message from me. He's at a sit down on Cod Row in
        East Holland.
Niko    If that's your decision, Mr. Pegorino, it's done.

<phonecall to Pegorino - on Vauxite Street>

Niko    I see his car.
Peg     He should be heading over to a chop shop in BOABO. Don't get too
        comfortable with him, Niko. Like every rat, he's a survivor, he's got
        good instincts. He has a bad feeling about you in particular. He bought
        some protection and he ain't gonna hang around and wait for "you know
        what" to happen. Then again, I'll get his chump muscle to stop for gas
        on the way. It might create a good opportunity for you.

<phonecall to Pegorino - once Ray and his bodyguards are dead>

Niko    The meeting went to plan, Mr. Pegorino.
Peg     Cleaning house is a tough job, Bellic. I don't got much left in mine,
        it's so clean. I'll talk to you soon.

<phonecall to Roman - optional>

Niko    Roman, good to speak to you. I needed to talk to a friend.
Roman   Why, what's wrong?
Niko    I think it's my conscience. I don't know.
Roman   Your conscience? Have you killed too many people, Niko?
Niko    Perhaps. That man who I worked for, Ray Boccino. I was asked to kill
        him and I did. He was a cockroach - a pest. But I don't know how long I
        can keep on dealing in death.
Roman   It must be difficult, Niko. Maybe there is another path to take. A less
        violent one. I'll speak to you soon, okay?


<phonecall from an unknown caller>

Bernie  This is a voice from your past Niko. Can you guess who it is?
Niko    Florian?
Bernie  That's not my name.
Niko    Bernie, what can I do for you?
Bernie  I need you to come around to my place Niko. Please, come soon.

<cutscene - at Bernie's place>

Niko    Florian, open the door. [translated] Don't be a fag.
Bernie  [translated] Speak English. And I told you, it's Bernie.
Niko    Then Bernie, open the door. What's going on?
[Florian lets Niko in and quickly closes the door behind him.]
Bernie  Come in, come in. The haters are trying to kill me... I can't stand it.
        I won't stand it... it's not fair. I'm just being me!
Niko    Bernie! What are you talking about?
Bernie  I came to this country to be myself... to get away from small-minded,
        angry macho pricks...
Niko    Oh, like me?
Bernie  Yes! Well, no. Well you know what I mean. It was hardly the most
        progressive place. How does my hair look?
Niko    Fine.
Bernie  I put a rinse in. Tawdry Night.
Niko    Nice.
Bernie  Bryce found some gray hairs. If he leaves me, I'll kill myself.
Niko    Forget about your hair, Florian.
Bernie  Bernie!
Niko    I mean Bernie. What's the problem?
Bernie  Someone is threatening to kill me. Every time I go out jogging, and
        doing aerobics or playing ultimate disc, some guy comes up and
        threatens me. He's loco!
Niko    Why is he threatening you?
Bernie  Because... I think just because I'm fabulous.
Niko    What?
Bernie  I keep thinking I'm being followed, and I don't know why. I'm a
        prisoner in my own home.
Niko    Okay, Bernie, let's go out and have a look.
Bernie  Ooo! I am so glad you've come back into my life.
Niko    That's cool. But listen... you and I don't know each other.
Bernie  How can you say that? I thought you were different!
Niko    Because we want this guy to attack you. Come on.
Bernie  Oh!

<on the sidewalk>

Bernie  The haters are in Middle Park, hon.

<driving - heading over to Middle Park - A>

Bernie  Niko, you're sitll in great shape. You work out?
Niko    Not really. I keep active, you know.
Bernie  Is there a name for that fitness plan? I'd take a class if I could be
        guaranteed buns like yours.
Niko    It's called getting chased by the cops and being errand boy for the
Bernie  Ahhh.

<driving - heading over to Middle Park - B>

Bernie  I wish people would just accept me for who I am, you know, the good and
        the bad?
Niko    I think I know how to make this guy accept you.
Bernie  I knew you were the right person to call. Mr. Macho is making me gray
        and flabby. He better regret it.
Niko    He will.

<at Middle Park>

Bernie  Let's get our heart rates up, Niko. Remember to hang back, I need to
        charm him out.

<Niko follows Bernie through the park from a distance. The hater waits from
behind a wall, then nails Bernie with a bat.>

Hater   I'm about done with you, homo.
Bernie  Ahhhhh! Ahh! Urgh.
Niko    Why don't you pick on someone who'll fight back?
Hater   What's your problem? Fag lover.
Niko    Whatever you say, buddy. Unfortunately, for hitting my friend, I'm
        going to kick the shit out of you.

<The hater jacks a moped and Niko follows suit, chasing him around the park.
They eventually circle around to where Berine is.>

Bernie  Scooch up Niko. Bernie is riding shotgun.

<driving - chasing the hater - A>

Bernie  Get him, Niko. I want him to suffer for every gray hair and worry line.
        I can't believe that Bryce hasn't ended things already. I'm disgusting.
        I've gotten fat and ugly, Niko. You should have seen me when I first
        got here.
Niko    I knew you before you got here.
Bernie  That was Florian... urgh. Bernie was beautiful when he arrived on the
        scene. Dancing in Hercules with my shirt off- every eye in the room was
        on me. I could have had anyone. Now I'm a monster - an old, wrinkly,
        gray monster.
Niko    The man we chase is a monster, not you.
Bernie  Niko Bellic, that is the sweetest thing you have ever said to me. I
        think I'm going to cry.
Niko    Hold back the tears, Florian. Wait until we get this guy.

<driving - chasing the hater - B>

Bernie  Catch him Niko. This man has haunted my dreams for weeks.
Niko    I'll do my best.
Bernie  They don't call it beauty sleep for nothing. I'll tell you, I don't
        look fabulous when I'm waking up with cold sweats at all hours of the
        night. No siree, you think I look like this when I get up in the
Niko    I don't know.
Bernie  It takes hours of plucking and buffing before I can even bear to look
        at myself. Sometimes I think it's a godsend that Bryce has to go back
        to his wife for the night instead of sleeping with me.
Niko    Let's just get this guy.
Bernie  Okay... okay. Get him.

<kill the hater>

Bernie  I'm not dressed for jail! We need to get out of here.

<outside Perseus in The Exchange>

Niko    He's not going to attack you again.
Bernie  No he ain't. You're an absolute sweetie Niko Bellic. I never would have
        thought it. See you soon, my wonderful man.


<cutscene - at Bernie's place>

Bernie  [to phone] Come on, Bryce... come on. You've got to be kidding me. But
        I'll be thrown in jail! I'm not legal!
[Niko enters and clears throat.]
Bernie  [to phone] My friend has just turned up. I think he can help. I love
        you! Screw your wife, honey... this is for real! [to Niko] Jesus H,
        Niko. I need a tranquilizer. Something strong... oh man, I am cooked.
Niko    Enjoying your new life in the land of opportunity, then?
Bernie  This is no time for jokes, buddy! Uh uh... no siree... I'm in real
        trouble, Niko. Real trouble. Bryce is getting blackmailed.
Niko    About what?
Bernie  About me!
Niko    Okay... that's not good. Did he find out any information about Darko
        Brevic yet?
Bernie  No. But he's working on it. You've got to help me.
Niko    Got to? How?
Bernie  We're going to warn these bastards off. Come on.

<on the sidewalk>

Bernie  Go get us a car, sweetie. I want something big and awful and
        intimidating. Alright hon? The meet is on Walnut Way in Northwood.

<driving - heading to the meet - A>

Bernie  You know, I don't think I've ever been north of Middle Park. This is
        exciting. They don't know what they're in for. No way. Nothing stands
        in the way of love. Love is strong enough to rip down mountains and
        throw trucks and all that stuff. Am I right? We're going ot show them.
Niko    Who's blackmailing you?
Bernie  We don't know. They won't even meet us themselves. This is just some
        flunky they're sending. We have to tell them to tell the boss we won't
        be pushed around, no way.

<driving - heading to the meet - B>

Bernie  Yuk, I can't even imagine where that is, I hope you know.
Niko    I can find it.
Bernie  Have I told you about the first time I met Bryce? It was a foam party
        at Hercules. I was high on X and youth and beauty and I was dancing
        like I've never danced before. I was slave to the beat, and a god on
        the floor.
Niko    Sure.
Bernie  Then it happened, out of nowhere I was struck. I was his face through
        the bubbles and I knew. Every beautfiul boy in Algonquin was there that
        night but he was the only one for me. I thought to myself "That middle
        aged, closeted, married, self-hating hypocrite, he's the man of my
        dreams." That's what people are trying to take away. That's love.

<cutscene - off Walnut Way>

Rusky   Where's Bryce? We wanted to speak to him, not his rent boys.
Niko    Listen, you're going to speak to your boss and tell him to back off.
Rusky   If that's the way you want to play it, fine. Bryce'll be all over
        Weazel News tomorrow morning.
Niko    You know what? Maybe the best way to get the message to your boss is
        for me to send him your heart.
Bernie  Yeah, tough guy. How'd you like that?
Rusky   Dimitri Rascalov only asks once. Your lover's career is over.
[The Russians drive off.]
Niko    Fucking Dimitri.

<driving - chasing the Russians - A>

Bernie  Do they know what they're doing here? What right do they have to
        jeapordize Bryce's career, our relationship, the whole life we have
        built together.
Niko    What about the life Bryce built with his wife?
Bernie  That bitch. She's just in it for the status. She doesn't love Bryce
        like I do. All shee sees in Brycie is mink coats and dinner party
        invitations. What he and I have is real. You know. You can feel it deep
        down inside. He may be a nasty hypocrite, but he's mine. Now, come on.
        Get them.
Niko    Can you please shut up until this is done.

<driving - chasing the Russians - B>

Bernie  Who's this Dimitri pig?
Niko    A man I met when I first arrived in Liberty City. After Darko Brevic,
        Dimitri is at the top of my list.
Bernie  Sweetie, this is a list I would never want to be on. Again, I mean.
Niko    He betrayed his best friend and used me to do it. Then he stabbed me in
        the back.
Bernie  Is that what you have to do to make the list?
Niko    No, he came after Roman. Destroyed the home and business he had worked
        hard to make. We're getting these guys.
Bernie  There you are.
Niko    Bernie, please. Can you be quiet until this is over.

<They chase the Russians to Castle Garden City, where they crash into a park.>

Niko    Stay here, Bernie. I'm going to handle this.

<after killing them>

Bernie  Thank you.
Niko    Alright. The guys are dead. I'll take you back to your place.

<driving - returning to Bernie's place>

Niko    So, we were just meant to scare them? Well, that didn't work out so
        good, did it? At least they can't tell Dimitri about the meeting or go
        to the papers. Dimitri is too much of a rat to go to the media himself.
        The information he has on Bryce is too valuable.
Bernie  You think? It would kill Bryce if he didn't have his career.
Niko    Maybe he should have thought about that when he started dating you. Not
        that there's anything wrong with dating you... Your choice is your
        choice, man. But he should have thought about who he really was before
        getting elected on a family values ticket. He preaches homosexuality is
        evil. It's insanity! He's a hypocrite and it was only a matter of time
        before someone like Dimitri tried to capitalize. Shit, I'll shut up
        now. You don't need me telling you about your life. I don't normally
        talk this much. I'm your friend, and I will try to help.

<at Bernie's place>

Niko    Here we are. Look after yourself, yeah? I hope Dimitri and his people
        back off now.
Bernie  Thank you so much, Niko. I'll speak to you soon.

<phonecall from Dimitri - later on>

Dimitri Niko Bellic.
Niko    What do you want, Dimitri.
Dimitri I always thought that there was something not quite right about you,
        Niko. Now that I hear you are friends with Bryce Dawkins and Bernie
        Crane, I know what it is.
Niko    Stop blackmailing my friends, Dimitri. You do not want to anger me
Dimitri Persuade them to give up the contracts. We can work together. I will
        cut you in Niko. Let's be friends.
Niko    I made the mistake of working with you before. It's not one I'll
        repeat. Goodbye.

 BUOYS AHOY (#bc3)

<text message from Bernie>

Niko, I'm having a panic attack!! :( Meet me at Pier 45. Luv Bernie. Xxx

<cutscene - on the docks of Pier 45>

Bernie  Yoohoo!
Niko    Bernie, what's wrong?
Bernie  Nothing sweetie. Oh, my god. You were the lucky one.
Niko    What?
Bernie  [grabs Niko's face] You could slice cheese on those puppies. I must be
        the only Slav without cheekbones. I'm thinking of getting implants.
Niko    But you sounded hysterical.
Bernie  Oh, sometimes, I can't bear to be alone. I'm so glad you've come back
        into my life, even if you did try to kill me. I'm so excited!
Niko    What are we doing here?
Bernie  We're going to have fun!
Niko    Fun?
Bernie  Yes. It's a four letter word, I know, but we can still try.
Niko    Look! More people want me dead than alive. I'm working for the Mafia.
        The police and a government agency are both on my case. I kill and
        steal to scrape together a living so that my cousin can fritter it away
        online and pay off debts... and all the while? People are trying to
        kill us! What is fun?
Bernie  Honey... you... are stressed.
Niko    Goodbye, Florian.
Bernie  No! No! No! No! No you don't, Niko. I need you. I need you to come on
        this boat trip with me. I need to talk to someone who truly knows me.
Niko    When I knew you you were training to be a sheperd. And you wanted to be
        a professional wrestler. Actually, maybe it does all make sense.
Bernie  You understand me. Both of me! Come on. Bryce accidentally left the
        keys on purpose somewhere I could steal them. You drive, I'll work on
        my tan. My midriff is really pale.
Niko    Alright, let's have... fun.

<in the boat>

Bernie  Go toward the headland, that's where the best rays are going to be.

<driving - taking Bernie to the coast off Firefly Island - A>

Bernie  Niko, my life is in turmoil. Bryce is pulling his hair out over this
        blackmail thing. His wife is getting on his back about yours truly - I
        thinks he suspects. It's a nightmare.
Niko    I don't know how else I can help you. Look how long it took me to find
Bernie  I know, sweetie, let's forget about him and have some F-U-N!

<driving - taking Bernie to the coast off Firefly Island - B>

Bernie  Do you want to go to a musical later? There are some great things
        playing on Burlesque at the moment.
Niko    Musicals aren't really my thing, Bernie. You should go with Bryce.
Bernie  Bryce would never be seen with me at a play. People would ask
        questions. I get all the stress of having a man but none of the perks.
        That's my tragedy.

<at the coast off Firefly Island>

Bernie  Perfect, sweetie. Let's stop.

<cutscene - Bernie looking around through binoculars>

Bernie  Ahoy, sailor. Cute guys off the starport brow! Mmmm. Scratch that, not
        so cute. [translated] Ugly Russians.
Niko    Let me see. They don't look like they're on a pleasure cruise.
[The Russians drive past, firing at Niko and Bernie.]
Rusky   Do not be fucking with Dimitri Rascalov.
Niko    We're getting these scum.

<driving - chasing the Russians - A>

Bernie  Bryce's wife is going to freak out about his boat. This was meant to be
        our fun day, Niko. Why does everything that's meant to be fun have to
        be so miserable?
Niko    I don't know. We just got to get these guys or they'll come back. I
        told you that there was no time for this. People are after me and I
        have to stay alert. You, Bernie, are in this too. You have to keep your
        eyes open.
Bernie  They're wide open, sweetie, I'm focused. One hundred percent. Let's get

<driving - chasing the Russians - B>

Bernie  Haters, haters, haters. This city is full of haters, Niko. I just don't
        get it. I came here because it was meant to be the most progressive
        city in the world. But it just isn't. Why don't I just up and leave for
        San Fierro. They'd understand me there.
Niko    You don't go because Bryce is here.
Bernie  Bryce could come to San Fierro. He could even be himself there. Get
        himself elected for who he really is.

<Niko chases them up to the coast of Steinway, where the Russians disembark and
hide in the graveyard.>

Bernie  They're making a run for it, the land lubbers. I'll watch the boat.
        Make 'em suffer.

<Niko hunts them down, then returns to Bernie.>

Bernie  Our noble hero returns from battle.
Niko    They're not a problem anymore.
Bernie  Niko, you are my knight in shining armor. Thank you. I'm sorry our fun
        day wasn't so very much fun. See you soon.
Niko    See you.

<phonecall from Bernie - later on>

Niko    What's up, Bernie?
Bernie  I wanted to give you something to say thank you from me and Bryce. Well
        he doesn't know I'm giving you this but he gave it to me so it's
        technically from him.
Niko    What is it?
Bernie  His car... enjoy. I only power walk or take cabs so I figured I should
        pass this on to my savior.
Niko    Thanks, man. I appreciate that.
Bernie  Don't mention it. What we've got is worth more than money.

<getting in Bryce's Infernus>

Niko    Thank you, Bryce Dawkins. I hope the cash for this didn't come out of
        city funds.


<phonecall from ULP>

ULP     Bellic, I want to introduce you to Jon Gravelli, head of the Gambetti
        family. He needs help.
Niko    I'm already working for a Mafia family. They are scum.
ULP     The Pegorinos? They're not a family. Gravelli is the only man who can
        get what you need done. He's in Schottler Medical center. Tell him you
        were sent by a mutual friend. He's expecting you.

<cutscene - in a room of Schottler Medical Center>

Niko    I'm here to see Mr. Gravelli. I was sent by a mutual friend.
Guy     C'mon. [to Gravelli] Uh, someone here to see you. Here.
Jon     So you're the one who's getting involved with that nonsense for my...
        dear friend James Pegorino.
Niko    I don't know what the...
Jon     Spare me, please, I'm an old man. I ain't got much time left. Our
        mutual friend told me everything. Thank you. It made me laugh...
Niko    My pleasure.
Jon     People are so damn vain.
Niko    Some people.
Jon     All people. Even you, even me, an old man facing the end... and I still
        care, care how I look, care that when I shit myself, the pretty nurse
        has to clean it up... It's ridiculous.
Niko    Yeah, well uh... you know...
Jon     And I care about my legacy. I've worked hard for this, this line of
        work. Now, some Russian assholes think they can march in and take
        control of rackets my family has run for fifty years.
Niko    You mean fifty years of you bleeding the city dry might finally come to
        an end?
Jon     I know, it's a terrible tragedy. But if it wasn't me, it would just be
        someone else. So it might as well be me.
Niko    Yes.
Jon     Let me tell you - that faggot friend of yours, Bernie Crane? His
        boyfriend... he's being blackmailed. By them damn Russians. They want
        him to put certain contracts up for tender, windows, bus lines,
        cleaning. Ones we control. These Russian fucking bastards are trying to
        finish us.
Niko    What do you want me to do about it?
Jon     I want you to work with me.
Niko    In exchange for what?
Jon     The police have a file on you an inch thick... in exchange for that...
        in exchange for that guy you've been asking about being brought here
        from wherever it is he's hiding, Switzerland or some shit.
Niko    Okay. Good. What do you want me to do?
Jon     A good friend of mine is coming into town to give a speech on the new
        threat to Liberty City - Russian organized crime. I got a feeling some
        people ain't gonna want that speech to happen. Maybe the guy you love,
        this Dimitri Rascalov, has an interest in keeping this story out of the
        press. Make sure our boy gets to City Hall. He's coming in from
        upstate. He'll be at Grand Easton Terminal on Bismarck. Thank you.

<cutscene - at Grand Easton Terminal>

Niko    You guys waiting for me?
Suit    Niko Bellic, right?
Niko    Yeah, that's me.
Suit    Stay in convoy with us all the way to City Hall, alright?
Niko    Sure.

<driving - keeping with the convoy on the way to City Hall - A>

Bobby   [to phone] Jon. How are you?... Of course. I'm coming to see you as
        soon as I've delivered the speech... Don't say that, Jon. You'll be
        feeling like a teenager again in no time... Those are the wonders of
        modern medicine... I'm going to bring up everything we discussed. When
        I'm done at the podium, Mayor Ochoa is going to be dedicating half his
        annual budget to cleaning this problem up. He doesn't want to start
        getting reckless with the lives of Liberty City voters... No Jon, if
        it's your problem, it's my problem as well... Take a deep breath,
        Jon... I'll talk to you later.
[The convoy comes across a road block.]
Bobby   Driver, why is this road closed? Is there a problem?

<driving - keeping with the convoy on the way to City Hall - B>

Bobby   [to phone] Jon. It's great to be back in Liberty City. I feel safe here
        when I know I've got your people looking out for me... Well, we both
        watch out for one another then. We wouldn't survive in this shitty
        world if we didn't... Jon, you sound terrible... Don't worry about me.
        You should be putting all your energy into getting better... The speech
        is fine, Jon. Before Mayor Ochoa knows it, half the LCPD will be
        learning Russian and patrolling Hove Beach... Don't mention it...
        Alright Jon, I'll come see you after the speech... Yeah, all the best.

<cutscene - convoy turns and stops at another road block>

Suit    Another road block, this definitely wasn't mentioned in the traffic
        report. I'm gonna go and move the barriers.
[After he gets out, a construction worker shoots him. Russians begin firing
and the suits get out to fight back.]
Niko    Come on, Mr. Jefferson. Let's get out of here.

<in an alley>

Bobby   They won't stop at anything, these people. If I get out of this, punks
        like Dimitri Rascalov are going to wish they never got off the boat

<after eliminating the attackers>

Bobby   You've got to get us to the Civic Citadel.

<more Russians pursue by car>

Niko    You are quite a popular man, Mr. Jefferson.

<driving - getting to the Civic Citadel, after killing the pursuers - A>

Bobby   That was a mistake they didn't want to make. If you're going to try to
        take out a politician, you better take him out for sure.
Niko    Thanks for the advice.
Bobby   American gangsters like Jon Gravelli understand the way life works,
        they get the limits of their power. In Europe the politicians are as
        crooked as the gangsters. They don't understand that things are
        different here.
Niko    Yeah, sure. You are as clean as the driven snow. I'll explain that
        important cultural difference to one of these Russian gangsters if our
        paths cross.

<driving - getting to the Civic Citadel, after killing the pursuers - B>

Bobby   This country is falling apart. There's no law anymore. Jesus.
Niko    That's what happens when you try taking control out of the hands of
        people like Jon Gravelli, I guess.
Bobby   That's when the people from abroad smell weakness. They come to this
        country and think that it's for the taking.
Niko    Isn't that the famous American dream?
Bobby   The American dream's a fairy tale. It was never meant to be taken

<cutscene - at the Civic Citadel>

Bobby   I don't know who you are, but you got me here. Goes to show, some
        immigrants have the best interest of the country in their hearts. I'll
        tell Jon you did well.

<phonecall to Jon Gravelli>

Niko    Mr. Gravelli. I took that friend of yours to City Hall. He should be
        giving his speech any minute.
Jon     You did good. Heard you had some trouble along the way. You can always
        rely on those Russians to try something. How are we supposed to compete
        with these immigrant criminals when they want it so bad?
Niko    You're working with me, aren't you Mr. Gravelli? See you later.

<phonecall to Roman - optional>

Niko    Roman, how are you?
Roman   Fantastic cousin. Mallorie is going to make me the happiest groom on
        Earth. How are you?
Niko    Good, I feel like I am getting close. I have been working for Jon
Roman   Jon Gravelli? The head of the Gambetti crime family. Shit, Niko. This
        man is very dangerous.
Niko    This man is nearly dead, cousin. He knows the government anget that
        Michelle forced me to work for. They say that they will give me Darko.
        You don't know how long I have waited for this, Roman. It is nearly
Roman   Don't get ahead of yourself, Niko. Be careful around these men. Talk to
        you soon.

 DINING OUT (#jg2)

<cutscene - in a room of Schottler Medical Center>

Guy     Whoa, whoa, whoa. [holding Niko back for a moment]
Jon     Aaah, Niko... good to see you.
Niko    You too. How are you, Mr. Gravelli?
Jon     Good, good. I was just speaking to our mutual friend about you. He said
        how efficient you were... I like that. Then he mentioned something
        about a Darko Brevic.
Niko    What? He did?
Jon     Yeah... he's located the guy. It seems he wasn't in Switzerland at all,
        but in Bucharest. He'll be here soon.
Niko    Good, good...
Jon     And it seems your Russian friends are getting the message. Some of
Niko    Oh... okay. So?
Jon     I think it's our turn to do a favor for that mutual friend of ours.
        Seems some Korean has come into the country and... [whispering] and is
        selling money at a discount. You don't need me to tell you that it's
        all fugazi. Faker than a pair of Vinewood tits.
Niko    [laughing] That's good...
Jon     Listen, I need you to deal with this. Eliminate the guy. What he's
        doing is no good for the economy, and no good for patriots like you and
Niko    So who is he?
Jon     His name is Kim Young-Guk. He'll be very well protected. He eats at Mr.
        Fuk. Fuck. [coughing]
Niko    Mr. Gravelli, are you alright?
Jon     Yeah, yeah, I'm fine... wh-wait... what was I saying?
Niko    Kim Young-GUk, he eats at?
Jon     Yeah right, right right... he... he eats at a restaurant called Mr.
        Fuk's Rice Box. Yeah, in Alderney City. [coughing]
Niko    Don't worry, I'll take care of it.

<call from Brucie - on the way to the restaurant>

Brucie  Niko, it's Brucie baby. How about you and me do some serious carb
        loading bro?
Niko    Shit man, I can't. I'm already on my way to a Korean place.

<cutscene - at the restaurant>

Niko    Where is Kim?
Guy     He's upstairs speaking with the manager. They don't want to see nobody
Niko    Kim and I are old friends.
Guy     Kim got a lot of money. He don't need no friends. Get lost.

<Niko fights through several guards to reach the manager's office.>

Niko    Where is Kim?
Manager Kim's not here. He left a long time ago. You best go look somewhere

<aim gun at the manager>

Niko    If you play stupid you're not going to live very long. Where's Kim?
Manager He heard you come. He run out back through the kitchen.

<Niko cuts down a few more enemies and reaches the kitchen, where Kim takes off
out the back.>

Kim     Weren't you the one who help me get into this country?

<phonecall to Jon Gravelli - after killing Kim>

Jon     Tell me that Kim Young-Guk isn't devaluing our precious currency
Niko    He's passed his last false bill, Mr. Gravelli.
Jon     Well done, my boy. This is going to be a fruitful partnership for us


<cutscene - in a room of Schottler Medical Center>

ULP     It's all about problems and solutions, you know that...
Jon     Ah, Niko! Of course, you guys already know each other...
ULP     Niko. Good to see you.
Niko    Interesting friendships you both keep.
Jon     Yeah... very interesting. The mayor will be here in a minute, and I
        have two senators dropping by later. Everyone wants to pay homage to a
        dying legend, everyone wants the glamor of a bygone age... Everyone.
        Now did you hear what I said?
ULP     Yeah, I heard what you said.
Jon     Niko, our friend here is telling me that the Ancelottis are in league
        with the Russians. Ancelottis! I know these guys seventy-three years.
        In 1972, I should have killed his uncle... but I spared him, and this
        is how he repays me? Unbelievable! And now he's dealing drugs with Ivan
        the Goddamn Terrible...
ULP     So what we're saying is this is a matter of security. National.
        Normally, I don't care about cocaine, keeps controllable people in
        power, but this is no good.
Niko    Alright, what's my role in this?
ULP     The distribution network is a fleet of vans parked at a grocery
        warehouse in Alderney City. The product is placed into the frames of
        the vans, ready to be moved all over the country. Destroy everything.
        Whatever it takes.
Niko    And for me?
ULP     For you? I've got a real gift for you. Get this done. Then we'll talk.

<Niko assaults the warehouse and destroys all the vans.>

<phonecall to Gravelli>

Niko    I have put your competitors out of business.
Jon     You've given a dying man a few minutes of happiness, Niko. I'm pleased
        to be helping you out with this thing you need. We'll speak again when
        Darko Brevic is in the country.


<phonecall from ULP>

ULP     Bellic, I have your man. He's been flown in. We're going to drop him in
        the airport cargo area for you.
Niko    No more jobs, is that it? Am I out?
ULP     You're out. You've done good things for us and we are grateful. That
        said, I've given you a lot of protection. From here in, you're alone.

<phonecall to Roman>

Niko    Roman, they've brought Darko Brevic into the country for me. This is
        almost over. I'm going to finish it.
Roman   Niko, you can't do this alone. I'm coming with you. Come collect me
        from Firefly Island.
Niko    Alright, wait there for me.

<on a sidewalk in Firefly Island>

Roman   Cousin, there you are.
Niko    They are bringing him to the cargo bay at Francis International. I do
        not want to be late after I have waited so long.

<driving - heading to the cargo bay - A>

Roman   Well, this is the big moment - what you have been waiting for for so
        long. I hope you will not be disappointed.
Niko    Disappointment is not a consideration. I have not been the same man
        since the day that Darko betrayed us. Since I saw those things.
Roman   You lost a lot of friends that day, Niko. We both did.
Niko    In some way, our friends from the village were lucky. I lost myself
        that day too. Everything that was good and innocent in me died along
        with them. If I could live those hours again, I think I would have
        preferred to be buried in the pit along with everyone else. This is all
        that is left of me. What am I good at, Roman? What is my trade? I deal
        in death because that is all that is open to me.
Roman   I will tell you what you are good at, Niko. You are a good cousin and a
        good friend. You still have integrity. No matter what you say there is
        still humanity in you. You still have the power to be good. It's
        important that you believe that.
Niko    Maybe I will start to believe it when Darko is dead. That might give me
        some perspective.
Roman   This killing must stop sometime, Niko. Once this is done, then you must
        begin to forgive. Think about your future instead of the horrible
        things that have happened to you, to us, to all of us, in the past.
Niko    After this is done, then we can talk about forgiveness and redemption.
        Now is not the time for such conversation.

<driving - heading to the cargo bay - B>

Roman   Darko Brevic, here in Liberty City. You have worked hard to make this
Niko    Every moment since our friends from the village were killed, I have
        worked to find out who it was that betrayed us. And when I knew,
        everything I've done has been to find that person.
Roman   I know, Niko.
Niko    It was weeks after the massacre that I realized that we must have been
        given up by someone in our group... by someone from our own village. I
        had to go back to the pit where the bodies were dumped. I had to count
        the ripe corpses and see who was missing.
Roman   Niko, I know.
Niko    That wasn't something the old me could have done, but losing those
        friends, seeing them cut down in their prime, it hardedned me, it made
        me cold.
Roman   I know it did, Niko. But that was a long time ago. I'm not saying that
        Darko should be forgiven - it is not our place to do that. But the
        Darko you are going to meet might be very different from the one who
        led our friends to their death.
Niko    He will be enough of that man to justify what I have to do to him. Be
        assured of that, cousin.

<at the cargo bay>

Niko    This is it. This is where it all ends.

<cutscene - at the cargo bay, a van drives up and tosses Darko on the ground>

Niko    You remember me?
Darko   [translated] Leave me alone. I don't know you. I don't know you.
Niko    Yes you do. I'm the one... who survived.
Darko   Niko... hello.
Niko    [translated] Just tell me why.
Darko   [translated] Why?
Niko    [translated] We were friends. We were all friends. We all grew up
        together... Dmitar, Dragan, Goran, Mijo... should I go on and name them
Darko   We were friends, but I had other friends. Friends that Goran and his
        guys killed. My fucking neighbors! Because of what? Because of shit.
        Lies. Fucking lies.
Niko    So that makes it okay. To stab your friends in the back?
Darko   When everything you believe is shown to be shit, you make strange
        choices, I guess.
Niko    Fuck you! Strange choices? How much?
Darko   [laughing] A thousand.
Niko    You killed my friends for one thousand dollars?
Darko   How much do you charge to kill someone?
Niko    You ruined me, you fuck!
Darko   I needed the money... I had problems.
Niko    You're a fucking junkie.
Darko   Kill me, then! You fucking hypocrite. Trust me, you'll be doing me a
Roman   Niko - come on, let's go. Let him suffer... he knows what he did. He
        doesn't look like he enjoys life too much. Come on.

<choose to kill him>

Darko   Thank you.
[Niko empties a pistol magazine into Darko.]
Niko    You piece of shit. That was for everyone. That was for me.
Roman   Okay, Niko. It's over. It's all over now. Leave him there. We should go
        before anyone turns up.

<get into a vehicle>

Roman   Will you take me over to Brucie's house?

<driving - taking Roman to Brucie's place - Darko is dead>

Roman   There you go, you got your revenge. How does it feel?
Niko    I don't know how it feels. I'm trying to take it all in.
Roman   This is the moment you've been waiting for for so long, Niko. What do
        you mean you don't know how you feel?
Niko    I mean I don't know. I feel empty, okay? I feel empty.
Roman   That's something, at least.
Niko    No Roman, it's nothing. The emptiness is what I was trying to get rid
        of by finding Darko. I've been empty ever since that day. I thought
        that revenge, that killing Darko, might fill me up a bit. It might give
        me some substance.
Roman   And it hasn't?
Niko    No, it hasn't. Does that make you happy?
Roman   Of course it doesn't make me happy but maybe this is good for you.
        Maybe now that you know that revenge is not what you were after you can
        look for fulfillment in other places. Healthy ones.
Niko    Maybe... maybe, I don't know.

<driving - taking Roman to Brucie's place - Darko is spared>

Roman   You did the right thing, Niko. It is not often that a man can be sure
        of that but you definitely did the right thing. Be proud of yourself.
Niko    Let's have a fucking party, break out the champagne. I let a diseased,
        traitorous junkie live after hunting him for over a decade. Shit,
        someone hand me the keys to the fucking city.
Roman   There's no need to take that tone, cousin.
Niko    I'm sorry if my tone offends you, Roman. But this has been a very
        difficult moment for me. It took every fiber of my being pulling in the
        same direction, not to kill Darko, to not get revenge for all those
        lives he took away.
Roman   What made you spare him, Niko?
Niko    I don't know. I wanted it for so long. He would just be dead like
        everyone else from our village. I was the one that survived the first
        attack. Living is not easy.
Roman   No.
Niko    I would live through killing Darko as well, but then, when I looked at
        him, I realized that nothing would change if I killed him, revenge
        would not somehow shut the book on what I have seen. Only those who die
        get closure, the living do not.
Roman   So, you keep living and you try to have a happy life. You try to move
Niko    I try to, yes.

<at Brucie's place>

Roman   Here we are, do you want to come in and hang with Brucie?
Niko    No, I need to be alone. Thank you for coming with me, cousin.
Roman   Do not mention it. Call me, Niko. The wedding is soon.

<phonecall to Bernie - Darko is dead>

Niko    Florian, I thought you should know, Darko is dead. He's finally paid
        for his crimes.
Bernie  That's good to know, Niks. You should let go of it now. You have a new
        life in America, forget the past.
Niko    Sometimes I think my past is all I got. So long. You look after

<phonecall to Bernie - Darko is spared>

Niko    Florian, I thought I should let you know, I found Darko. The guilt has
        destroyed him. I don't know. Somehow it was better to walk away.
Bernie  You know what, I'm really proud of you, Niko Bellic. After what we've
        had to live with after these twelve or thirteen years, I know how much
        it hurt you, and you walked away. I know this must be hard for you, but
        you won, Niko. You really did. We've got to celebrate. You're free
        now... maybe a spa day?
Niko    Sure, whatever... I'll speak to you soon, Bernie.

<email - Darko is dead>

Feel better now?

So, you got what you wanted. I hope you feel better now. Now, give up this life
you have chosen. It's over. Get married. Take up golf. Do anything, but the net
is closing in, people are getting desperate. It's time to move on.
United Liberty Paper Co.

<email - positive reply>

Thanks for your help. For a controlling sociopath, you offer a lot of personal
advice. Good luck with trying to run the world. It seems it is not going so

<email - negative reply>

Whatever, I'll move to Jamaica and get a job as a caddy. Thanks for the life-
changing advice.

<email - Darko is spared>

Move on.

So, after all that, you found a heart, eh? Good for you. Now, move on. Give up
this life you have chosen. The net is closing in on a bunch of your colleagues
and associates. I would not want you to get caught up in what is sure to be a
bloody business.
United Liberty Paper Co.

<email - positive reply>

Thanks for your wise words. And good luck with trying to run the world. It
seems it is not going so well.

<email - negative reply>

That business can't be anymore bloody than the work you got me involved in.
I'll take my chances.

 ONE LAST THING... (#jp6)

<phonecall from Pegorino>

Peg     Niko, the shit has gone down. I need to see you. Come to the club in
Niko    Alright Mr. Pegorino, I'll see you there.

<cutscene - at the Honkers strip club>

Niko    [to Tommy] Vodka on the rocks.
[Pegorino enters.]
Peg     Niko - good to see you.
Niko    And you. How are you?
Peg     Eh, eh. Fucking terrible. We've got legal problems, all kinds of crap.
        You know how things have gone.
Niko    I've heard some things.
Peg     You get close to your dream, then something holds you back. No! Well,
        Commission or no Commission, I ain't gonna starve. People don't want me
        around, they don't have to have me. But I know how to earn. I need a
Niko    Here we go.
Peg     Fuck you - I looked out for you. And I'll pay good. Real good. But I
        need you to do something. I need you to collect that H, I got some
        Russians who have a buyer.
Niko    Russians?
Peg     Yeah... Dimitri Rascalov.
Niko    No. We've got history.
Peg     I know... but this is real. I need you.
Niko    Real? What the fuck is real? Real because it's you?
Peg     Real because it's my last chance.
Niko    Then good luck.
Peg     No. I need you to get that H. I need the money. I looked out for you,
        you know. People wanted to what you, I said no. Now, I need you. And
        I'll pay a lot of money.
Niko    Listen, Mr. Pegorino. I already told you. I got history...
Peg     No, you listen, you dumb immigrant fuck. I ain't asking you. I'm
        telling you. Do this! Get over your principles, these guys don't hold
        grudges. Do it - or you and me are gonna have a problem. Look, Phil
        will look after you. You won't even have to deal with the fucking
        Russians. He's waiting for you down in Tudor.
Niko    Alright.
Peg     I knew I could count on you. [to Tommy] Hey, how about that drink?

<phonecall to Roman>

Niko    Roman, I have a problem.
Roman   You've got a problem, Niko. I'm about to get married. I'm about to
        commit to one woman for the rest of my life.
Niko    This is serious, Roman. I have been asked to work for Dimitri Rascalov
        again, there could be a lot of money in it.
Roman   I heard you two had resolved your differences, he's on a boat in East
        Hook, right?
Niko    What, you knew about this? He's on a boat in East Hook?
Roman   Yeah, I heard you had forgiven him and were working together. You're
        doing this deal, right?
Niko    Now that I know where Dimitri is, I might just go there and take him
        out instead. Have he forgotten that he burnt down your apartment and
        business, that he arranged your kidnapping?
Roman   Now I have a better apartment, and I'll have an even better one if you
        work with him again. Promise me you won't do anything hasty, cousin.
Niko    I have to think about it. Speak to you later.

<phonecall to Kate>

Niko    Hey, Kate. I have a decision to make and I don't know who to talk to
        about it.
Kate    What's your choice, Niko?
Niko    There is a man who betrayed me in the past. I am being asked to work
        with him. It could be very profitable but it would mean going back on
        an oath I swore to myself.
Kate    You shouldn't work with him, Niko. You don't need money, what is it
        going to change about your life?
Niko    I don't know. It will make things easier, for me and for Roman.
Kate    I'm not going to respect you if you compromise what you believe in for
        money, Niko. Goodbye.

<text message from Roman>

Niko, you came to Liberty for penthouses, women, fast cars. Don't throw it away
for revenge. Darko did not help, remember? Do the deal and maybe we can take a
private jet down to Vice City!!

<text message from Roman>

Niko, imagine the honeymoon I can take Mallorie on if you do this deal. Come
on, do it for me - I am your cousin. Rom


<in a parking lot beneath the Plumber's Skyway in Tudor>

Niko    Alright there, Phil. Seen any choppers or submarines or anything?
Phil    We're going to Port Tudor. Let's move.

<driving - going to Port Tudor - A>

Phil    Dimitri's giving the buyer the H while we pick up the money. We'll get
        a call from him when they have the stuff, then the buyers will hand
        over the funds. Couldn't be simpler.
Niko    How come everything we get into starts off simple and ends up real
        complicated? Well, at least I don't have to see that weasel Dimitri in
        the flesh.
Phil    Yeah, I met him when Jimmy P set up the deal. There's something about
        him I don't trust. He ain't someone I'd work with more than once, no
        matter how much he's earning us.
Niko    That's a smart move. I worked with him and he double crossed me. Sold
        me out to someone I had history with. I nearly got killed and I never
        thought I'd cooperate with him again.
Phil    Money makes people do the strangest things, don't it?

<driving - going to Port Tudor - B>

Phil    This is just a straightforward money pickup. Dimitri is gonna hand over
        the H on his end. Then we're gonna get a call saying we're good to go.
        They'll hand over the cash and we're out of there.
Niko    I don't think anything is straight forward. Especially when you've got
        a snake like Dimitri Rascalov working with you.
Phil    Something didn't look right about him. I don't know, there was
        something in his eyes.
Niko    If you thought that Ray was slippery, Dimitri is a different level. At
        least you knew what Ray was after from day one, Dimitri can turn on his
        best friend in a second.
Phil    So, why are you working with him again?
Niko    Sometimes it ain't worth sacrificing a pay check for personal
        differences. I'm after the money, not revenge.

<at the gate to Port Tudor>

Rusky   Hey, are you guys here to pick up the cash?
Phil    That's right. Where is it?
Rusky   When we get word that the brown is good, we'll give up the cash. You
        just head into the compound and wait for us to give you the nod.

<phonecall from Dimitri - within Port Tudor>

Dimitri Niko Bellic, it's so good to be working with you again.
Niko    I cannot say I have the same enthusiasm for this partnership. Have you
        given them the H? I want to get this money and go home.
Dimitri You know what? I thought, "Why should we hand over the H for this
        price?" I thought it'd be easier if I just killed those guys and kept
Niko    Easier for who? What the fuck are you doing? Me and Phil are in their
        compound. What's going to happen when they find out?
Dimitri If I was you, I'd go and get the money off them. It has to be on the
        site. That way we all win. Good luck, Niko.

<within Port Tudor>

Niko    Fucking Dimitri, he's killed the guys collecting the stuff.
Phil    Shit, we're screwed. They ain't gonna let us leave. Alright, if we're
        fighting, we're fighting for the money. We got the jump on them right
        now. Follow me.

<finding a way inside the building>

Phil    Up on the roof, Niko. Let's see if we can figure out what's going on
        inside. This way.
[They climb up to the roof and find a skylight directly above a catwalk.]
Phil    Alright, the money's in there. Once we're in, it's all or nothing.
Niko    Let's go then.
Phil    Come after me... [shoots the skylight]

<They battle along the floor and the catwalks to a small office on the opposite
side of the building. The office door is locked.>

Phil    Niko, I can't get in. You gotta give me some help.

<They manage to kick open the door as a Russian runs out the other side with
the bag of cash.>

Phil    The punk is geting away with the money. I ain't come this far to let it
        go. Come on.

<The Russian drives away in a truck.>

Phil    We need a car if we're gonna chase that bastard.

<Niko and Phil chase the Russian in a circle around the docks, then on the
roads, to eventually stop and kill him.>

Niko    We got it.
Phil    Thank fucking God. That certainly wasn't simple.

<driving - returning to Tudor - A>

Phil    Fucking Dimitri. I ain't never been put in a situation like that
Niko    I guess you get used to it when you hang around him long enough.
Phil    If they'd gotten tipped off before Dimitri called us, we woulda been
        fucked. It woulda been an execution.
Niko    Dimitri likes to set up executions. He set up his best friend Mikhail
Phil    You gonna kill him then?
Niko    No, it's over for me, I'm out. If I was going to kill him I would have
        done that instead of this deal. Now I got the money and I'm going to
        forget all about this shit.
Phil    Good luck to you, man. I hope it works out.

<driving - returning to Tudor - B>

Phil    At least we got the cash. That's the one thing we can bring away from
        this fucked up situation.
Niko    I learnt a lesson. I learnt that people don't change. If they going to
        fuck you over once they'll fuck you again. Wish I realized that before.
Phil    Had you learnt that then you wouldn't be sitting pretty on a load of
        green right now, would you?
Niko    That's true Phil. It's never fucking easy, is it? You can't just walk
        in somewhere and get free money. You always have to work for it. You
        think you can get in this work for an easy buck but you end up in deep
        shit every time. I'm out. This was the last one. I'm taking my money
        and staying out of this shit.
Phil    I heard that song before. Maybe it'll work out for you, good luck.

<back in the parking lot in Tudor>

Phil    Thanks, Niko. I can't think of anyone else I woulda preferred to have
        with me in a spot like that. I just wish I hadn't been put in that
        position. Keep safe and enjoy the money.

<phonecall to Roman>

Niko    Well, cousin, we're rich.
Roman   You did that deal? You worked with Dimitri? That's great, Niko.
Niko    Yeah, maybe it would have been if he hadn't screwed me over and nearly
        got me killed.
Roman   But he didn't get you killed. You got the money and you survived. We
        will celebrate at the wedding reception. Cheer up, Niko.
Niko    Alright, Roman. Today is your and Mallorie's day. I will be happy for
        you both.

<phonecall to Pegorino>

Peg     We're back on top, Niko. The Pegorinos is still somebody. Phil's
        bringing me my taste of the cash and Dimitri's still got hold of the
        horse. This is perfect.
Niko    I hope your partnership is a fruitful one. Good luck and goodbye.
Peg     You been a useful set of hands. Look after yourself.

<phonecall to Kate>

Niko    Hey, Kate. I decided to work with that guy. I don't know if it was the
        right decision but I did it. He screwed me over again.
Kate    You see, Niko. You should have gone with your instinct not to trust
        him. I can't believe you could care about money that much.
Niko    Well, we do what we can to survive, Kate. Are you coming to Roman's
Kate    I don't think so, Niko. I don't want to be around you right now.

 MR. AND MRS. BELLIC (#end2a)

<phonecall from Mallorie>

Mal     Hey Niko.
Niko    What's up, Mallorie?
Mal     Roman hasn't spoken to you about anything, has he? Nothing about maybe
        asking me to marry him?
Niko    I haven't heard anything, but I'm sure it would be a really good thing
        for both of you.
Mal     Thanks and hey, Roman and I decided to be honest with each other last
        night. He told me about Vlad.
Niko    He did?
Mal     Yeah, thanks for helping him get rid of the body. He has such a fire in
        his heart. I guess when he found out about me and Vlad he couldn't help
        himself. His love for me took over and he just had to kill him.
Niko    That's exactly right, he's an old school romantic. See you soon, Mal.

<phonecall from Roman - later in the day>

Roman   Niko, it's finally official. Since the moment I met Mallorie, I knew
        that she was the only woman for me.
Niko    Apart from those other ones you screw, right?
Roman   No, certainly not. They were just distraction from my one true love. I
        proposed to Mallorie, Niko. She said she would marry me. Now all we
        need to do is find you a wife and we can all settle down happily ever
Niko    I'm working on it, cousin. There's this girl I like - she's called Kate
Roman   I'll invite her to the wedding.
Niko    You don't even know her, Roman so please try not to embarass me.
        Congratulations on the engagement.
Roman   Thank you, cousin.

<phonecall from Brucie - later on>

Brucie  Nicky, what the fuck is this? Roman's getting hitched? The big man's
        hanging up his hunting rifle? More out there for ya, eh? More for me
        and you buddy!
Niko    I have to admit, that was not my first thought when I heard. I'm happy
        for him.
Brucie  Sure you are, I'm happy too. Fucking happy. Brucie's ecstatic, homie.
        Just, you know, kind of gonna, gonna miss him is all.
Niko    He's not going anywhere. Him and Mallorie are getting married. We all
        have to settle down sometime.
Brucie  You think I'm getting old? I've got the abs of a seventeen year old
        gymnast and the forehead of a toddler, baby. Brucie don't need to
        settle down just yet.
Niko    Sure, sure. Enjoy all that extra pussy then, Brucie. See you around.

<phonecall from Kate - even later on>

Kate    Niko, I've been invited to your cousin's wedding.
Niko    I didn't think you guys knew each other.
Kate    Nor did I. He called me up and said that you really liked me and wanted
        me to be there. Is that true Niko?
Niko    I guess it is.
Kate    I'll see you at the wedding then.


Great News

Great news! Mallorie agreed to marry me! I am so happy. I am going to be a
family man. I am so excited - we have had our ups and downs, but she's been a
good friend, and once I stopped cheating on her and we became exclusive, it's
been great. I cannot wait to marry her. One problem - no more threesomes!
See ya later

<email - positive reply>

Cousin, I am so happy for you. I imagine Brucie will be pissed off - missing
out on all those threesomes.

<email - negative reply>

Good for you, cousin. Not so good for Mallorie having to sleep with you for the
rest of her life though. Maybe she'll let you bring in some more men for
threesomes after a while.


Wedding bells?

Moj dragi sine,
I hear Roman is getting married! I am so excited. I also heard you had a nice
girl, and you could not seem to commit to her? I wish I could make it to the
wedding. Have a good time, my son. I am so proud of you both. s ljubavlju,
Your loving mother.

<phonecall from Roman>

Roman   Niko, where are you? I'm at the church now! I'm getting married. This
        cannot happen without my best man.
Niko    Don't worry, Roman. I'm on my way.
Roman   Thank you, cousin. Remember to wear some nice clothes. I want you
        looking good for the happiest day of my life.

<outside the church in Suffolk>

Brucie  Alright, time to preen like a peacock.
Roman   Look at you in those fancy clothes, Niko. Trying to upstage the groom
        on his wedding day? Let's get me married.

<cutscene - at the church in Suffolk>

Preach  I now pronounce you husband and wife, you may kiss the bride.
Mal     Mwah!
Roman   Yes! Ah man, yes I did it!
Bernie  Wonderful, wonderful...
Roman   Yay!... Yeah!
Niko    Congratulations cousin!
Roman   Mwah!... Alright!... Yes... Thank you... Thank you all for coming!...
        Yes!... Okay!
[Sergei approaches Niko from behind during the celebration.]
Sergei  Niko Bellic?
Niko    Yes?
Sergei  A gift from Dimitri Rascalov.
[Sergei attempts to shoot Niko, but he quickly grabs the gun and attempts to
wrestle it away. The gun discharges several times before Niko manages to aim it
into Sergei's head and kill him.]
Bernie  Ah! Oh my God!
Mal     Ahhh! Roman... no!
Jacob   Bumbaclot.
[Seeing Roman dead, Niko shoots Sergei several more times and kicks at his
Jacob   Yo, yo, yo... Niko, Niko, Niko. Calm down man, calm down man. Easy,
Niko    He told me to leave it. I left it!
Jacob   Niko, Niko, get up man, get up man, get up.
Niko    Ohh... oh, man!
Jacob   Gotta get you outta here now, police dem soon come. Don't worry, man,
        me find Dimitri me call you. Leave!
Niko    Okay.
Mal     No! [sobbing]

 IN MOURNING (#end3a)

<Niko gets out of bed later on.>

Niko    Roman. I'm so sorry, cousin.

<text message from Jacob>

Rhaatid, Niko. Be strong, sight? I going to find this bumbaclot! You need fe
get some hardcore weapons and ting while you waiting for me call. I ain't got
my car or I'd bring them to you. Easy - LJ


<phonecall from Jacob>

Jacob   Niko, I found one of Jimmy Pegorino's boys inna some building in Koresh
        Square. Ya see, after dat heroin deal, Dimitri's hainging out wit
        Pegorino now. I tink dis boy gonna lead me to right where Jimmy and
        Dimitri are.
Niko    Wait for me, I'm on my way. We will do this for Roman.
Jacob   Seen. One love, Niko.

<cutscene - at the car in Koresh Square>

Jacob   Alright, me breda. That blood clot is inna the place right now. I been
        following him for some time. Me think his next stop is with Pegorino
        and Dimitri. We follow him there, seen?
Niko    Thank you, Jacob. I know you cared for Roman, but he was my family. You
        do not have to do this.
Jacob   Roman was my boy ya know? I doin' this for him. Rhaatid, there's
        Pegorino's boy. You have fe stick to him, bredren.
Boy     Fuck, we got a tail. Better lose this piece of shit on the way back to
        the Peg. I don't wanna be late.

<driving - chasing the mobsters - A>

Niko    How you know he's going back to Pegorino and Dimitri? Why would he lead
        us back to them?
Jacob   Dimitri and Pegorino, they be pon top after that deal, ya know. They
        got de coil and de brown, didn't dey? Dem ras clots tink dem are de
        dons of dons. There ain't no way those boys gonna be scared of some
        boys like I and I followed their boy, ya know. Also, dey ain't going to
        know their boy at the wedding didn't do his job properly. They tink ya
        dead, ya know.
Niko    If Dimitri and Pegorino are so on top, why would they care about me?
        Why would they bother to send a hitman to the wedding?
Jacob   Me tink dem be afraid of ya, ya know, me breda. Dimitri tinks dat you
        forget about what happen on the docks ya know, in Broker. Him screw ya
        over after ya kill Faustin for him.
Niko    I did not forget about this, but I let it slide in the interest of
        business. Sending an assassin after me and killing Roman on his wedding
        day, this is something I will not ignore.
Jacob   True me breda, true. I ain't gwan fe let it go neither.
Niko    I just want to drive this scum off of the road and smash his brain out
        on the concrete.
Jacob   We not angry at him, ya know, Niko. It's di people he's working for,
        seen? We haffi get to dem, so we follow dis bumba clot, seen?
Niko    Yeah, I understand. I get it. I just need those bastards to know and
        understand what they did to me.
Jacob   Me want get dem bumba clot dem too, ya know. Dem boy dey no right ya
        know, come inna church and come kill a man pon him wedding day. Jah
        know, it ain't right.
Niko    Dimitri and Pegorino will find this out as well, they will find it out
        when they stare down the barrel of my gun.
Jacob   Yo Niko, ya need fe lose some of dis anger, ya know, before ya go after
        dem boy dere. Ya mind be clouded and ya don't be able fe tink clearly,
        ya know. Ya want some weed?
Niko    I do not need any marijuana, Jacob. I can think clearly enough.
Jacob   Alright, Niko, man. Alright.
Niko    I came to this city wanting revenge, I let that desire build up inside
        of me for many years. I let it eat out everything good in me. It took
        me over. I cannot allow that to happen again, not to me, not to
        Mallorie and everyone who loved Roman. We must find Dimitri and
        Pegorino and end all this.
Jacob   Ya man, we getting closer. Me hear from me source dat Pegorino might be
        inna di north of Alderney.
Niko    Okay, this is good news. I do not know how much of this driving I can
        continue to do.
Jacob   I an' I gwan find dem, we going to find dem and take dem out, for real,
        dat's what we doing for Roman.
Niko    Roman brought me to this city and I was nothing but a curse to him. He
        was beaten because of me, he was shot, his business and his home were
        burnt down. He was kidnapped. I should have known that the lives of
        those close to me would be destroyed.
Jacob   I don't tink you have a choice about dat, ya know, Niko. Roman loved
        you. No matter what he was gonna get close to ya. Because, before you
        come all him a do is talk about him cousin, Niko. If you didn't wanna
        come up here, he was gonna go to Europe and drag you pon a boat. That's
        just the way Roman was. Don't ever forget him, seen?
Niko    I will not forget him. Nor will I let these men forget him.

<driving - chasing the mobsters - B>

Niko    Alright, so this guy is taking us to his bosses. We cannot kill him yet
        then. I guess I'll just have to pass the time by thinking about how
        much I'm going to punish these scum.
Jacob   Just be calm now, rasta. Just make sure ya don't lose dat blood clot.
        Tink about how ya gwan mash dem up when time ya find out which part dem
        a hide.
Niko    I must think of something.
Jacob   Seen, think about how you going to bust these bitches up then.
Niko    I can't believe I did that deal with Dimitri. How could I trust him?
        I'm a fool. I thought the money would help Roman and the people I
Jacob   A leopard don't change him spots, ya know, Niko. A man stab you in the
        back once, him gonna keep stabbing until di job is done, seen?
Niko    I have finally learnt this lesson. It has taken the death of my cousin,
        but it is something I must accept. Come on, why does this take so long?
        Where are these idiots hiding out?
Jacob   Easy Niko, just be cool now. Pegorino and Dimitri be splitting up de
        large amount of money dem get from de business deal. Everybody in
        Liberty City know dat, so dem after de money too. So dem man dem haffi
        hide out for real.
Niko    They could not hide anywhere that would keep me away from them. To get
        them back for what they have done, I would look for them in every
        corner of the Earth.
Jacob   Roman was a good man, ya know. He had a righteous heart, ya know, star.
        Jah know him in a better place now.
Niko    Roman should be in his marriage bed. He was a good man. No matter what
        happened to him, he would never be angry or upset for more than a
        minute. If there was any way I could change my actions so that he would
        not die, I would do it. I would sacrifice anything.
Jacob   What's done is done, and dere ain't no way to change what happen
Niko    You are right, but we can change what is about to happen. We can make
        sure that Roman's life is not the only one that is lost today.
Jacob   Seen, we just need fe stay on dis bumba clot and we'll be able to mash
        dem up real good.
Niko    I am doing my best. Are we getting near to them or is this man taking
        us on a tour around Alderney?
Jacob   I can tell him getting nervous, ya know, Niko. He's driving different.
        We must be getting close.
Niko    He has reason to be nervous, the man who will kill his employer is
        following him.
Jacob   Yo Niko, Dimitri and Pegorino gwan have mad firepower pon di ground, ya
        know. Dis ain't gwan be easy. De boy leading us back because him tink
        him boys going fe tear us to pieces and ting.
Niko    Well then I am looking forward to disappointing his expectations.
Jacob   Me understand ya know, rasta. It's a good ting dat blood clot don't
        know you as good as I and I know ya, ya know? If he did, ya know, say
        him boss don' have long fe live 'pon this Earth.
Niko    I had the opportunity to settle my score with Dimitri the other day but
        I chose not to take it. Instead I did the business deal that lead to
        Roman getting killed. Had I got rid of Dimitri then, the bloodshed
        would have ended.
Jacob   Dere ain't no guarantee you gonna make it, bredren. I and I don't know
        what our actions can do and ting.
Niko    Yes, but the chances of my cousin being dead would be much slimmer.
        Roman was a gambler, he would've liked those odds.

<They arrive outside an abandoned casino, where mobsters begin pelting their
car with bullets. Niko and Jacob speak in cover for a moment.>

Jacob   Alright, dis be de place, ya know, me bredren. What's de plan?
Niko    I have to do this alone, Jacob.
Jacob   There be nuff blood clots inna de place ya know, that's suicide.
Niko    Roman was my cousin and I cannot put anyone else at risk. If you want
        to help me, find a way for us ot make a swift exit when these men are
        dead. Goodbye Jacob.
Jacob   One love, rasta.

<Niko assaults the casino in typical fashion.>

<text message from Jacob>

I got an escape plan for you, star. Keep your eyes on the sky, sight?

<cutscene - in a side room of the casino>

[Dimitri is aiming a pistol at Pegorino's head.]
Peg     Dimitri, what's the problem? Me and you is partners now. We're back on
Dimitri I didn't work this hard to share the spoils of a victory. Goodbye.
[Dimitri kills Pegorino.]
Niko    Dimitri, you and me is gonna end this.
You're a Balkan peasant. You're worth nothing.

<Niko chases Dimitri up onto the roof, where he gets into a waiting helicopter.
Niko grabs hold of the landing gear as it takes off, but a Russian passenger
kicks him as they fly over the casino. After landing in the shallow water, Niko
jacks a docked boat and follows, dodging rockets from the helicopter. Jacob
soon flies over in his own helicopter.>

Jacob   [through a loudspeaker] Niko, mek we get dis ras clot. Get under me
        chopper and jump on.

<driving - chasing Dimitri by helicopter - A>

Niko    I'm going to catch Dimitri and end this for good.
Jacob   Did you get Pegorino back at de place, bredren?
Niko    Dimitri saved me the trouble. He stabbed Pegorino in the back, just
        like he did to everyone has worked with while I have known him.
Jacob   No matter what you say about dat murderer, he's consistent. He's
        consistently fucking anybody him can.
Niko    Now, it stops.
Jacob   Don't worry, rasta. I gwan shoot him out de blood clot sky. He ain't
        going to be able to talk his way outta dis.
Niko    You were there when Dimitri first wronged me. If we had got him then,
        Roman would still be alive. Things would be good.
Jacob   Dat was a long time ago, yak now, king. Dere ain't no promise dat life
        would be any different from now, ya know. All we can be tinking about
        is taking dat ras clot down, and stopping him from hurting anyone else.
        Seen? Dey say a dying animal is de most dangerous inna de jungle, ya
        know, cousin. So, ya better be careful.
Niko    That is the plan, Jacob. I will put a bullet in his heart for every
        life he ruined, for every agreement he went back on, for every friend
        he betrayed.
Jacob   Dat be a whole heap of teeth, ya know, Niko. I don't tink we have
        enough ammo fe shoot him dat many times, ya know.
Niko    Perhaps one bullet in his brain will have to do then.
Jacob   Seen.

<driving - chasing Dimitri by helicopter - B>

Jacob   Who dat inna de helicopter? Did Dimitri and Pegorino both leave when
        you got inna de ground?
Niko    No, Dimitri killed Pegorino when I arrived. I don't think he likes to
Jacob   A snake always be a snake, ya know rasta. Dimitri woula steal from him
        own mother fe get ahead, ya know.
Niko    I think he probably did. We'd have to go to Russia to find out though.
        Maybe we should go with Dimitri's body. Bury him in his homeland.
Jacob   Cha! A burial be too good for that bumba clot, ya know. He ain't worth
        putting inna di ground, ya know, star. We leave him out for de dogs and
Niko    We catch him, then we kill him, then we decide what to do with the
        body. How's that sound, Jacob?
Jacob   Ya man ya man. How'de ginnal get away from you anyway, Niko? Me tink ya
        get dat boy for sure.
Niko    He had many men there. Both Russians and Pegorino's men. I had to fight
        through a lot of people to get to Dimitri.
Jacob   Seen Niko, a whole heap of bodies left inna dat place dere, ya know? Ya
        a real lion for real, ya know, star? Jah know not many man could a got
        through dem boys, ya know, star. Ya a real badman for real, real
Niko    I do this for my cousin and for his wife. I needed to make Dimitri pay.

<Dimitri's helicopter starts on fire.>

Niko    Good shooting Jacob.

<A rocket contacts their own helicopter.>

Jacob   Lord protect us. We shot and ting.
Niko    Hold on.

<Both helicopters come to a rough landing on Happiness Island. Dimitri and his
men flee toward the Statue of Happiness.>

Jacob   Mek we finish him.
Niko    Let me go alone. I want some personal time with Dimitri.

<Niko cuts down Dimitri's men and a few police on the island, then fights with
Dimitri beneath the Statue of Happiness.>

<cutscene - Dimitri is nearly dead>

Niko    Welcome to America!
Dimitri [translated] Fuck you.. you dick.
Niko    Speak English.
[Dimitri coughs up blood.]
Niko    You're a strange man. You killed your best friend. You betrayed
        everyone who ever came in contact with you. You killed my cousin. I
        guess... the survival of the fittest thing really meant a lot to you.
Jacob   Come on Niko man. Get out of here. Let's go. Come on! Wha gwan. Come
        on. Let's go!
Niko    Roman... never hurt... anyone.
Jacob   I know. I know. Let's go man. It's over. You won.


<credit roll>

Niko    So this is what the dream feels like, this is the victory we longed

<phonecall from Mallorie>

Niko    Mallorie, the man who got Roman killed is dead.
Mal     That won't bring him back will it? He'll never even meet his son.
Niko    Son?
Mal     I'm pregnant, we were going to say something at the reception.
Niko    Your child will never worry about anything, Mallorie.
Mal     Thank you, Niko. I know you're trying, but a child without a father has
        a lot to worry about. Trust me on that one.

<phonecall from Kate>

Kate    Niko, I heard about your cousin. Niko, I am so sorry.
Niko    So am I.
Kate    If you want to talk about, if you want anything, Niko. If you just want
        company. Call me.
Niko    I want Roman back.
Kate    Don't let this ruin you, Niko. Don't let this make you even more
        insular and angry. Please, call me and we can do something.
Niko    I might do that, there are more important things to be doing now


Here for you.

What can I say? I miss that fat bastard. He was like family to me. And he was
family to you. Man, I miss that guy. I haven't cried since I was two years old.
Until now. On his wedding day. Man, get yourself down a gym, go out for a run,
do anything to take your mind off it. I'm here for you.
Brucie Kibbutz

<positive reply>

Thanks Brucie.

<negative reply>

I miss him, too.


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<cutscene - in the cargo hold of the Platypus>

Dimitri Get all of the heroin packed. We're shipping it tonight.

<Niko gets aboard the Platypus and kills countless Russians on the way to the
bridge, at which he finds the controls to open up the cargo hold, where he
finally reaches Dimitri.>

Niko    Hey Dimitri, I don't think I'll be doing this deal with you. We have
        other business to finish.
Dimitri Niko, it's been a long time. I thought your time in America might have
        calmed you down.
Niko    America does not change everyone. Look at you, you arrived in this
        country a spineless rat who would sell out his friends. That is what
        you will be when you die here.
Dimitri [translated] Shut up this Balkan cock sucker.

<Niko kills the last of Dimitri's men and takes down Dimitri.>

Niko    You're about to learn a lesson, actions have consequences. You screwed
        me over, now you're paying for it. Shame that'll be the second last
        thing that goes into your head. Goodbye.
Dimitri You're the one who's going to learn a lesson. People aren't going to be
        happy if you kill me. [translated] Stupid motherfucker.
Niko    I've never been popular. I don't mean to start now.

<Dimitri pleads for his life.>

Dimitri Niko, it's not too late, we can work this out! It was a long time ago
        that I pissed you off. Forget about it. I didn't mean nothing. Please.
        Think about Pegorino, he's got nothing without this deal. It was never
        my idea to set you up. Go easy on me. We were friends, remember? You
        don't need to do this. You're fucking a lot of people over by killing
        me. Hey, come on, we got history. Don't do it.

<Niko shoots him in both kneecaps, then in the head.>

Niko    I should have put you out of your misery a long time ago. Goodbye,

<phonecall to Roman>

Niko    I killed Dimitri, it's over. He was on the Platypus, the boat I arrived
        in Liberty City on. So it seems it ends where it began.
Roman   I guess you did what you felt you had to do. No deal, no money, no hot
        tubs and models. But Dimitri will not bother you again. I will see you
        at the wedding, yes? Remember to wear a suit.
Niko    I'll be there Roman, don't worry.

<phonecall from Phil>

Phil    Hey, it's Phil. I understand why you made the decision you did. For
        what it's worth, I didn't trust that Dimitri neither.
Niko    Yeah, well, I did what I had to do.
Phil    Anyway, you and me can't talk no more. Jimmy's falling apart. The
        Pegorinos ain't nothing no more. I'm out man. Goodbye.

 MR. AND MRS. BELLIC (#end2b)

<phonecall from Roman>

Roman   Niko, today is going to be the happiest day of my life. I'm getting
        married to the beautfiul Mallorie. How is the best man?
Niko    He's fine.
Roman   You better be better than fine, cousin. Get to the church for 10am and
        remember to wear some nice clothes. I want you looking good for the

<phonecall to Kate>

Niko    Hey, Kate. I took your advice. I cut my connections with that man.
Kate    I'm really proud of you, Niko. It must have been really hard to turn
        down the money and stick to your principles.
Niko    Well it was the right thing to do. Are you coming to Roman's wedding?
Kate    Can you pick me up and take me there? I'll be at my ma's.
Niko    See you soon.

<pick up Kate>

Kate    Thanks for coming to get me. You're looking really nice. Shall we go to
        the church?

<driving - going with Kate to the church in Suffolk>

Kate    So?
Niko    So... what?
Kate    So... this is weird.
Niko    Why is this weird?
Kate    Because I'm going to the wedding of a couple I've never met with a man
        I barely know.
Niko    Okay, maybe it is weird, but maybe it isn't. I feel like I want to get
        to know you properly. I have tied up a lot of loose ends in this city
        recently. I feel like it's time to move on, start living my life right.
Kate    But, you're a tough guy with a death wish. A thieving, murdering, drug
        dealing idiot. Do you think you can just walk away from all that?
Niko    I can try.
Kate    Good luck, Niko. I really hope you can walk away. But, do you think the
        men you've dealt with will just let you leave and walk into the sunset?
Niko    They will have to.
Kate    I thought that when you do the work that you do, that people get their
        hooks into you. And then there's no way out.
Niko    I was good once, I was a normal kid who got sucked into a war he didn't
        believe in and forced to watch his friends die. Forced to do things he
        did not want to do in order to survive. If I can get pulled into this
        world I can pull myself out. I have tried to make the right choices, to
        surround myself with good people rather than bad ones. Good people like
        you. That has to count for something.
Kate    Tell me, have these good people been hurt by what you've had to do? Has
        your cousin been caught up in your mad life?
Niko    Maybe you're right. Roman has been hurt. He has lost a lot because of
        me. Someone without his good naturedness and optimism would have been
        broken by what has happened to him. I am lucky that he is still happy
        to be part of my family. The one family I have in this city...
Kate    He might be your only family, but he's not the only one who cares about
        you, Niko.
Niko    Really?
Kate    Don't be stupid. I'm not coming to this wedding for the free nibbles.
        I'm coming because of you. Because... no matter how stupid I think this
        is, I'm willing to take a chance on you. Willing to take a chance on
        the possibility that you can walk away from the craziness. That there
        is a real human being under all that hardness. The rational half of me
        says get away from him - protect yourself. But the other half says he's
        good, he can be redeemed.
Niko    Well, which half are you going to listen to?
Kate    I'm Irish, Niko. We're a people known for strong whiskey, mystics and
        Catholicism. Rational blood doesn't flow through these veins.
Niko    You won't regret this, Kate. I'll look after you. I'll protect you.

<outside the church in Suffolk>

Brucie  Alright, time to preen like a peacock.
Roman   Look at you in those fancy clothes, Niko. Trying to upstage the groom
        on his wedding day? Let's get me married.

<cutscene - at the church in Suffolk>

Preach  I now pronounce you husband and wife, you may kiss the bride.
Mal     Mwah!
Roman   Yes! Ah man, yes I did it!
Bernie  Wonderful, wonderful...
Roman   Hey!... Yes!.... Yeah!
Niko    Congratulations cousin!
Roman   Thanks for coming!... Alright, yes, okay!... Yes, we are married!...
        Niko, mwah, mwah...
[Pegorino drives past, firing an assault rifle out the window.]
Peg     You fucking double crossing immigrant shit!
Mal     Aaah!
Jacob   Get down!
Roman   Oh!
[Niko kneels over Kate's body.]
Niko    Oh man, man...
Roman   Niko... Niko, come on... Somebody call an ambulance! Call a fucking
Niko    She's dead!
Roman   What? Oh shit. Shit, shit!
Niko    She told me to leave it. I thought I had. I thought it was over!
Jacob   It's never over, iyah.
Roman   Niko, you can't blame yourself.
Niko    Of course I can! She's dead!
Jacob   Easy, easy, easy... I your brother, man, easy. Calm down, man, calm
Roman   Niko, you have to get out of here.
Jacob   Yes, go on man go on. We have to leave man, just leave.
Roman   You have to go... Get out of here! Go!
Jacob   Go on, we take care of this, man. Leave!
Niko    Okay! Okay!

 IN MOURNING (#end3b)

<Niko gets out of bed later on.>

Niko    Damn, I was meant to protect her...

<text message from Jacob>

Rhaatid, Niko. Be strong, sight? I going to find this bumbaclot! You need fe
get some hardcore weapons and ting while you waiting for me call. I ain't got
my car or I'd bring them to you. Easy - LJ


<phonecall from Jacob>

Jacob   Niko, I and Roman have found one a dat ras clot Pegorino's men, seen?
        He be inna some building in Koresh Square. We keep an eye out pon it.
Niko    Wait for me, I'm on my way. What is Roman doing there? This is not the
        place for him.
Jacob   He backing you up, rasta. I an' I both be, seen? One love.

<cutscene - at the car in Koresh Square>

Jacob   Alright, me breda. Dat blood clot be inna the place. I an' I been
        following him for a time, seen? Me tink his next stop is wit Pegorino.
        We follow him there, seen?
Niko    Thank you, both of you. But I do not think this is the place for you,
        Roman. This is too dangerous.
Roman   You are my cousin Niko, and Kate died at my wedding. I'm helping you.
Jacob   Rhaatid, see him dere. Ya have fe stick to him me breda.
Boy     Fuck, we got a tail. Better lose this piece of shit on the way back to
        the Peg. I don't wanna be late.

<driving - chasing the mobsters - A>

Niko    How do you know he's going back to Pegorino?
Jacob   He been running round town like a headless chicken, ya know rasta.
        Picking up shit, him desperate.
Roman   There's nowhere left for these guys to go. The whole city wants them
        dead now.
Niko    Well, I guess I'll be doing the whole city a favor when I kill
        Pegorino, then. The fool thought he could be a big player.
Roman   This man will lead us there, we'll get him cousin. I assure you.
Jacob   Seen, bredren. I and I be after him. Ain't no way de boy dwan live
        another day upon dis Earth. Seen? He's a dead man, dead man! Fucked
        with the wrong rasta and ting.
Niko    This he will realize soon enough. Where the fuck is this guy going?
Jacob   Easy me breda. He's taking us to Pegorino. You need fe chill.
Roman   I'm not fucking chilled. We're speeding down the highway at who knows
        how fast. Cars are coming toward us, people are shooting at us. How can
        you be chilled? You've been smoking too much, Jacob. Whatever chilled
        is, this is not it!
Niko    You said you wanted to help, Roman. You said you wanted to give
        Pegorino payback just as much as I did.
Roman   I did... I do want to but, you know. I don't want to die, I have a wife
        to think about now.
Niko    I've got nobody now.
Jacob   Dat no true blood. Ya got I and Roman, seen? Roman just scared and
        ting. He don't mean what him saying. We gwan mash up dese ras clot.
        Mash em up good! Seen? Roman, dat's what you're feeling, don't it?
Roman   Sure, sure. That's what I'm feeling. Niko, I want to get this guy. I
        just don't think we want to take any unnecessary risks while we're
        doing that.
Niko    Roman, the last thing I want is to lose you as well as Kate. I can't
        imagine how I'd feel if I lost you today. But, Roman, I will not let
        this piece of shit go. He is taking us back to Jimmy Pegorino. He
        cannot go much further, we must reach Pegorino soon.
Roman   At least we're seeing some of Alderney. I don't normally come this side
        of the West River.
Jacob   Seen, Roman. I don't come pon dis ground neither and ting. It's a
        different city from de rest of Liberty, true?
Niko    I am not taking you on some tourist sightseeing tour. We're chasing a
        scumbag back to his boss. Then we're going to make that shithead pay
        for what he did to Kate.
Roman   Sure, cousin, sure. Eyes to the front. Mind on the job at hand and all
        that shit.
Jacob   He's going fe stop soon ya know, Niko. Me hear from me sources that
        Pegorino, he might be hiding in the North of Alderney somewhere.
Niko    Okay, we're making some progress then. We will keep on this guy and
        hopefully he won't fucking kill us or crash before he leads us to
        Pegorino. I'm about ready to see that particular moron.
Roman   Yeah... uh, me too.

<driving - chasing the mobsters - B>

Niko    Are you sure that he's going back to Pegorino? He's not going to go on
        the lamb?
Roman   That's not a possibility, cousin. This man has been picking stuff up
        for Pegorino since we found him. From what you tell me about Jimmy P,
        he's too desperate to do without this shit.
Jacob   Me man, Roman, be talking de truth, ya know. Word pon de street is dat
        Peg ain't got much, him held up somewhere a waiting fe get outta town.
Niko    The only place Pegorino is going is into a coffin.
Roman   You have to do what you have to do, cousin. If he tried to kill you
        then, he will try to kill you again.
Niko    I am not doing this to protect myself, I'm doing this because of Kate.
        I always said you could not escape the past.
Jacob   Boy, it no matter why ya are do dis ya know, me breda. I and I be
        backing you up for whatever. I an' I in dis for as long as ya be
        needing us.
Niko    Motherfucker, why don't we just stop his car and start cutting off his
        fingers until he tells us where the fuck Pegorino is?
Jacob   Easy now Niko. Dat shit work in all dem spy torture type show pon TV,
        seen? But that don't work inna real life. Fools just pass out when dem
        see dem finger cut off.
Niko    Alright, we follow him back to Pegorino, then we cut his fucking
        fingers off.
Jacob   Seen me bredren, seen.
Roman   What type of sick bastards have I gotten into a car with? I'm speeding
        into oncoming traffic! I'm being shot at and all I have for company are
        two gangsters discussing the finer points of torture. This is great,
        just great. How's married life, Roman? It's really relaxing, thanks for
Jacob   At least ya not dead and ting.
Roman   Not yet.
Niko    You asked to be here, Roman. Now that you are on board, I do not want
        these complaints.
Roman   Okay, cousin, okay. I was just saying, be safe is all. Not crushed by
        an oncoming truck or something. Dead men can't get revenge.
Niko    Alright, this is starting to become a joke or something. Where is
        Pegorino? What sort of wild turkey chase are we on?
Jacob   I don't know, ya know rasta. Can't be far though.
Niko    Yeah, but this guy better not be fucking with us. He better be bringing
        us to Pegorino.
Jacob   Seen me bredren, seen.
Roman   Shit, what's the plan when we get there? You think it'll just be this
        guy and Pegorino? We teach them a lesson and we go.
Jacob   Pegorino ain't as strong as when he used to run the Alderney family, is
        he Niko?
Niko    No, he isn't as strong as he was back then. But he has still got some
        money and two bit gangsters will give their lives for a man if he'll
        pay the right price. I have put myself in situations such as these.
Jacob   True, Niko, true. Dere gonna be plenty of ras clots inna de ground.
Roman   Shit, cousin, is this a good idea? Taking on all of these hired hoods?
Niko    I did not start this, I have no choice after Pegorino killed Kate.

<They arrive outside an abandoned casino, where mobsters begin pelting their
car with bullets. They speak in cover for a moment.>

Jacob   Alright, dis is where he be going. What's the plan, Niko?
Niko    Jacob, you and Roman stay back. I'm going in to get Pegorino.
Roman   Cousin, me and Jacob are here to help you.
Jacob   What? We want get dis raas clot too yak now, Niko.
Niko    Jacob, the best way to help me is to keep my cousin alive. I don't want
        to lose him as well. Also, figure out an exit strategy. When this guy
        is dead, I'm not going to want to hang around long.

<Niko assaults the casino in typical fashion.>

<text message from Jacob>

I got an escape plan for you, star. Keep your eyes on the sky, sight?

<cutscene - in a side room of the casino>

Peg     You motherfucker. Don't think for a second that this was anyone's fault
        but your own. You coulda worked with me and everything woulda been
Niko    I wanted out and you killed someone I cared about. It's over for you
        now, Jimmy.
Peg     You immigrant piece of shit.

<Niko chases Pegorino up onto the roof, then to the back of the casino, where
he gets into a docked boat. Niko jacks a dirtbike and follows him along the
coastline, dodging gunfire. Roman and Jacob soon fly over in a helicopter.>

Roman   [through a loudspeaker] Niko, we see the boat! Me and Jacob are going
        after it!
Niko    Not without me, you're not.

<Niko hits a ramp at the end of the coastline, grabs hold of the heli
landing gear, and pulls himself up.>

Roman   Get up, NB. Climb.
Jacob   Niko, ya make it, rasta.
Niko    No thanks to you, you trying to ditch me?
Jacob   Me knew you'd find a way, me bredren. Take control of dis ting. You
        better at driving than me.
Niko    Okay, let's get this guy.

<driving - chasing Pegorino by helicopter>

Niko    I smell his blood. Now it is only a matter of chasing him down.
Jacob   Seen, Niko. We going fe get him now. Dere ain't nowhere him can go.
Niko    Thank you both for helping me with this. It was not your fight.
Roman   Niko, any fight of yours is mine as well. We are family.
Jacob   I got ya back, me breda.
Niko    This is something that I have to do. Kate had a messed up family, but
        she remianed good. She... was something worth protecting... by helping
        me today you are doing something good.

<Pegorino's boat starts on fire.>

Jacob   Yeah man, me get de ras clot. See him crash pon de island?

<A rocket contacts their helicopter.>

Niko    Hold on.
Roman   Fuck, fuck, fuck!

<Niko comes to a rough landing on Happiness Island, where Pegorino is fleeing
toward the Statue of Happiness.>

Niko    Are you both alright?
Jacob   Irie, man.
Roman   Urgh...
Niko    Wait here while I finish this.

<Niko cuts down one of Pegorino's goons and a few police on the island, then
fights with Pegorino beneath the Statue of Happiness.>

<cutscene - Pegorino is nearly dead>

Niko    I told you to leave me alone.
Peg     I give the orders here. Me. [clutching chest]
Niko    You're not looking so good there, Jimmy.
Peg     Screw you.
Niko    What the fuck did she ever do to you?
Peg     I wanted you, you immigrant dip shit.
Niko    Big talk. You wanna know something funny?
Peg     Not really.
Niko    The Commission - the old families - I know some of those guys. And they
        thought you were a fat fucking joke.
Peg     Whatever.
Niko    A joke! Huh.
[Niko starts laughing. Pegorino aims his gun back up, but Niko finishes him
off. Roman and Jacob arrive.]
Roman   Cousin!
Niko    Yeah.
Roman   You did it...
Niko    Really? I don't know. What did I do?
Roman   But we're done. Now we can start making money... freely.
Niko    I suppose so.
Roman   We won, man. We won!


<credit roll>

Niko    So this is what the dream feels like, this is the victory we longed

<phonecall from Roman>

Roman   Hey Niko, are you okay?
Niko    Yeah, I'm fine. How's married life?
Roman   It's okay, hard to be happy when your wedding goes the way ours did.
        Kate's death was very unfortunate. Niko, don't blame yourself.
Niko    There's no one else to blame, Roman. It's my fault, because I refused
        to do that deal for Pegorino. It's my fault because I got close to her.
        I shouldn't get close to anyone.
Roman   You should, Niko. Stay close to Mallorie and me. We're your family.
        Mallorie is pregnant. If it's a girl, we'll call it Kate.
Niko    Congratulations, Roman. You'll make a good father. See you soon.

<phonecall from Packie>

Packie  I never thought this would happen, Niko. I never fucking thought it.
        Kate, sweet, innocent Katie.
Niko    I'm sorry, Packie. I was there, I tried to stop it...
Packie  She didn't do nothing to nobody. It was us McReary men who were the
        sinners. We're paying for that ourselves, she didn't have to pay too.
Niko    She didn't Packie, you're right.
Packie  I gotta be with me Ma, Niko. She don't got much left other than me. And
        that ain't much... see you, man.
Niko    It's enough, see you, man.


I am so sorry

Cousin, I am so sorry. I don't know what to say. You should have followed my
advice, not become fixated with revenge. Give up, please. I am begging you.
See ya later


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 BRIAN 1 (#bm1)

<cutscene - on the sidewalk just south of the cab depot>

Brian   How you doing?
Niko    Good. Thank you very much.
Brian   Good! Yes comrade, I am doing good. There is no "I", there is only
        "we" - it is a glorious system, comrade.
Niko    Excuse me?
Brian   You're excused, comrade. You're excused, now go and mine salt for fifty
Niko    You're a dick.
Brian   I'm a rich dick, friend. I'm young, and rich and loaded. Tell you what,
        have a hundred bucks. On Uncle Sam, Benjamin motherfucking Franklin.
[Brian hands him a bill and walks off.]
Brian   [to self] This coke is okay.

 BRIAN 2 (#bm2)

<cutscene - on the sidewalk in Hove Beach>

Brian   How you doing?
Niko    Okay.
Brian   That's nice. That's real nice.
Niko    Hey, I remember you. You're the comrade guy. The guy with all the
Brian   Oh, yeah... how time flies... when you're having fun...
Niko    Right. And you're definitely having a lot of fun.
Brian   No doubt. Listen, dude, you wanna make a quick buck? Come with me, I
        got something to show you.

<get into a vehicle>

Brian   Take me over to Masterson Street.

<driving - taking Brian to Masterson Street - A>

Niko    So what are you showing me?
Brian   Dude, this is meant to be the biggest rock in the world. These guys are
        fucking scientists. Thing's meant to be bigger than my fist. Bigger
        than a melon, fucking genius! Gonna last me weeks.
Niko    Sure it will.
Brian   Bidding war was fierce dude. Like being on the trading floor... yeah!

<driving - taking Brian to Masterson Street - B>

Niko    What am I seeing, funny guy?
Brian   Something your eyes will never believe. The ninth wonder of the modern
        world, my friend.
Niko    This suspense is killing me.
Brian   You are about to see the biggest rock of crack known to man, this thing
        is meant to be so fucking big, it has its own gravitational pull - no
        fucking shit!
Niko    I reckon every rock of crack has a gravitational pull for you, buddy.

<cutscene - in an alley off Masterson Street>

Brian   Wait here while I make the deal, dude. Let's hope this thing isn't too
        heavy for me to carry by myself. Sick.
[Brian gets out to approach the dealer.]
Dealer  Yo, Mr. Banker-man. This a real sound investment you making. A good use
        of your assets and shit. Mos def.
[They make the trade.]

<Brian returns to the vehicle>

Brian   Dude, take me over to Wappinger and Hardin.

<driving - dropping Brian off - A>

Niko    Did you get it?
Brian   Yeah, but this ain't no rock - it's a fucking boulder. That shit's
        gonna blast me to the moon. What's that film where the guy is on a
        mountain and he gets chased by that huge boulder?
Niko    I don't know.
Brian   Shit dude, I should remember this. Anyway, that's how I'm gonna feel
        when this shit's chasing me round my head.

<driving - dropping Brian off - B>

Niko    You negotiate a good deal on that thing?
Brian   Fuck yeah, invested my whole severance pay in this baby. Worth every
        fucking penny. I could chisel off a bit of this everyday for a month
        and it would still be huge.
Niko    Or you could just smoke it all at once?
Brian   I like your style, dude. I like your fucking style. Excess is never

<cutscene - at Wappinger and Hardin>

Niko    This your place?
Brian   Yeah sorta... no. It doesn't matter. Here's some dolla. Appreciate the

 BRIAN 3 (#bm3)

<cutscene - on a sidewalk in Downtown Broker>

Brian   Hey, man! Remember me?
Niko    Sure - the crack smoking American dream.
Brian   I'm clean, man... what a ride.
Niko    Yeah. You look good.
Brian   I feel good.
Niko    Good.
Brian   I sank as far as a man can sink... when you're giving blowjobs at ten
        bucks a pop, so you can score your next rock. And I have an Ivy League
        education... Jesus. What a disgrace. But I'm over that now. I'm
Niko    Hey. Congratulations.
Brian   Hey, I owe you, man! I mean, I was a dick. But I'm making up for it. I
        was a loud mouthed dick and I apologize.
Niko    Hey, apology accepted. Don't worry about it.
Brian   Listen... I gotta go pay off one of my dealers. Make things right.
        Would you come with me? I hate to ask, but I'm afraid the temptation
        might get to me. Please?
Niko    Sure.
Brian   Awesome.

<get into a vehicle>

Brian   They're over on Onion, just off Asparagus Avenue.

<driving - going over to Onion Street - A>

Brian   I asked my sponsor to come along but he says this is something I got to
        do without him. Thanks for helping me, dude.
Niko    Do not mention it.
Brian   This is step number nine in the program. I'm making amends to all those
        I harmed. Expensive process.
Niko    Could be.
Brian   That said, it's a lot harder to ask people to write off the emotional
        debts than the financial ones... My problem hurt a lot of people.

<driving - going over to Onion Street - B>

Brian   It's amazing how low you can get without realizing that you actually
        have a problem. Finally, you hit rock bottom and you get help.
Niko    You were hitting the rocks alright.
Brian   The irony is not lost on me, friend. Addiction stole everything I had
        from me, it was a wild ride. I'm out of the tunnel now though.

<cutscene - at an alley on Onion Street>

Brian   That's them. Do you mind waiting here?
[He goes over to the dealer.]
Dealer  You pretty dumb for a banker. You forgot about interest, bitch.
Brian   Trust the higher power... trust the HP.
[The dealer knocks him to the ground with a bat.]

<Niko fights off the dealer and his friend. He and Brian return to the

Brian   Thanks, dude. I'm glad you were here for me. Take me back to my place
        on Wappinger.

<driving - going to Wappinger Street - A>

Niko    Are you upset that you couldn't make amends?
Brian   Step nine's a tough one. Not everyone wants you to get better. I'll
        talk about it in group. You have to have the serenity to accept the
        things you cannot change, the courage to change the things you can, and
        the wisdom to know the difference. Right, dude? I mean that makes
        sense, I just can't always live it...
Niko    That is a healthy attitude.

<driving - going to Wappinger Street - B>

Niko    Are you okay?
Brian   These injuries are only physical, at least I didn't feel the hunger
        again. I mean I'm clean, but I'm still an addict and I can never let my
        guard down. At least I won't have to put myself in that position again.
Niko    Stay with your fiancee and keep away from those scumbags, man. You've
        got a second chance here.
Brian   I do, dude. I do.

<reach Wappinger Street>

Brian   Thanks for everything, here's a token of my gratitude. Stay safe.

 BADMAN (#bad1)

<at a bench in East Island City>

Badman  Hey my youth! Wha'gwan?
Niko    Uh... hey.
Badman  Hey! How ya gwa'an like ya dunno who me is rudeboy? Cho! Ya dunno who
        me is?
Niko    Badman... what's up?
Badman  Woy, me dare a rude boy! No one can test me nuh, rudeboy! No one can
        test me, seen?
Niko    Who's testing you?
Badman  Them slibba slabba Russian type, my youth.
Niko    Yeah?
Badman  Debts, everyt'ing, disrespect... yo rudeboy lemme tell ya somethin'
        right now. Me come y'here say fe drink milk, rudeboy... me no come yah
        fi count nah cow!
Niko    Right, whatever you say.
Badman  Yo rudeboy, lemme tell ya somethin'... y'see, fish could keep dem mouth
        closed... dem wouldn't get caught, rudeboy.
Niko    Exactly... tell you what, let's go hit those Russian fuckers right now.
Badman  Y'know what, rudeboy...  [cocks shotgun] come mek a go deal wit' dem
        boy dere right now.

<get into a vehicle>

Badman  The boy over pon Carrollton Street my youth. Come mek a' forward.

<driving - going to Carrollton Street - A>

Badman  These bull buka Russians boy make I an' I vex, rasta! Dem come pon me
        corner and ting. Come upon me city. An all a' dis a fucker, rudeboy. I
        want my operation to run right. I don't want no Russian boy come tell
        me what fe do, ye see it?
Niko    Sure Badman, some Russians been up in my face as well.
Badman  My youth, listen, you a righteous youth, my youth. Jacob tell me about
        you long time. You a righteous youth, my youth, you sound like a
Niko    Where is Jacob?
Badman  Why youth, him a' doing ting right now, ya no see? Catch up wit 'im
        girl and ting. You know that youth. He love 'im girl and ting, ya no
Niko    Yeah.
Badman  The youth a grind my youth, the man a hustlin youth, big respect fo him
        to that.

<driving - going to Carrollton Street - B>

Badman  This Russian boy, dem greedy youth, my youth, come in like say, dem
        know what it takes to be the dan-dada. Cha, the boy done crossed the
        wrong rastaman now, me a' tell you.
Niko    He fucked with you, he fucked with me.
Badman  We a'galang a mash up dem boy der good. Shoot up dem bum-boys an' show
        dem boys da whole jam-down style.
Niko    I've never been to Jamaica.
Badman  Go with Jacob, rasta. You got lots of spirit for Jah.

<at Carrollton Street>

Badman  Righteous a' rudeboy, see we reach us a' now.

<Niko and Badman cut down all the Russians in the alley.>


Badman  You a righteous youth my youth. Dem Russian boy, cause me no more
        boderation rudeboy, respect due.
Niko    Don't worry about it man.
Badman  Yo, rudeboy, I catch you around an ting man, one love, rasta.

 MEL (#mel1)

<cutscene - on the sidewalk near Comrades Bar>

Mel     Comrades!
Niko    Excuse me?
Mel     Didn't I see you at Comrades, pal?
Niko    Where?
Mel     That bar... Mickey's place. I'm sure you was one of those commie
        bastards used to come in there. I remember you.
Niko    Yes... you were the drunk guy who fell over.
Mel     Ha ha! That's about right. I was a mess, a mess!
        But I'm all sorted out now. I'm over that shit!
Niko    Good for you!
Mel     Yeah... yes, siree. I'm a new man. Not dependent on anything. No more
        drink. No drugs... even gave up hookers. Everything.
Niko    Good! Why are you telling me this?
Mel     It's good to share.
Niko    Cool.
Mel     I'm positive person now. Positive. I'm through with problems. Now they
        are just opportunities.
Niko    Well, good luck with your opportunities. I've got to go.
Mel     Oh, no! Wait, wait, wait! I know... this is a lot to ask, but I was
        wondering... I owe a guy some money, from my drinking days... and...
        he's kind of angry. I don't suppose you could come along and keep him
        cool? I'm going to pay him back. Please?
Niko    Okay.

<get into a vehicle>

Mel     They're just off Montauk in an alley.

<driving - taking Mel to the alley - A>

Mel     You'd be amazed by the things I've been doing since I cleaned up. I'm
        waking up before noon, for Christ's sake. Obviously, the DTs hit me
        pretty hard when I first got sober.
Niko    I bet they did.
Mel     Shit, I couldn't hold a glass of water without spilling it all over
        myself. And you shoulda seen the can after I was done with it, whoa,
        like the fucking sprinkler had gone off. But now though, dry as a bone.

<driving - taking Mel to the alley - B>

Niko    What made you want to get clean?
Mel     Positive thinking is what it's all about. Shaking off all the negative
        energy and concentrating on the productive. Not hanging around with
        losers like Sergei. Drinking their lives away, it's not for me.
Niko    You seemed to like it when I last met you?
Mel     How many good years have I got left, ten... fifteen? Not many. I don't
        wanna spend them staring into the bottom of a glass. No, sir. No way. I
        want to be someone, help people... seriously!

<cutscene - in the alley>

Mel     This is where they should be. Can you clear things up with him?
Niko    Don't worry. I'll make sure everything's cool. [gets out of car]
        Hey man, we're here to pay back the money my friend here owed you. He
        doesn't want no trouble.
Guy     You think money's gonna do it? Do ya, Mel? Can't you remember coming
        over to my place and throwing the TV out the window? Pissing all over
        my couch? Slumlord kicked me out on the street. You got a lot of debt
        to pay, Mel.

<The guy and his crew attack; Niko kills them.>

Niko    I don't think those guys are going to be calling that debt in.
Mel     You're a saint, a real positive person.

<return to vehicle>

Mel     Can you take me back to where we were before?

<driving - returning to Comrades Bar>

Mel     Oh boy, that shook me up, man. The stress was too much. How am I gonna
        cope out here? Who knows what I did when I was on the sauce?
Niko    You'll be okay. Just chill out.
Mel     Yeah, you're right. Just chill out. Maybe just one drink would calm my
Niko    That's not what I meant, friend. That stuff is what got you here in the
        first place.
Mel     Sure... sure. Yeah. Serenity...

<cutscene - on the sidewalk>

Niko    Be smart, friend.
Mel     Positive, that's me. Here's the roll I was gonna give that loanshark.
        Maybe I'll need a ten spot for myself though. Who knows what I'll need.
        So long. Be serene...

 ILYENA (#if1)

<cutscene - along the boardwalk on Firefly Island>

Ilyena  Niko - how are you?
Niko    Mrs. Faustin... it's nice to see you. I'm okay... you know... it's
Ilyena  Yes... very difficult.
Niko    I was sorry to hear about your husband.
Ilyena  Were you? Maybe. Unlike that treacherous rat Dimitri.
Niko    He and I are not friends.
Ilyena  My husband was not perfect. Far from it, he was awful. A murdering,
        drug addicted bully. In many ways, the world is better off without him.
        But, now I am alone.
Niko    I'm sorry about that.
Ilyena  And my daughter grows up without a father. She's learning a bitter
        lesson very early.
Niko    Yes... it's bad.
Ilyena  And now the money is gone, the house got repossesed and we are living
        in a one room apartment. The land of opportunity? I'd rather be back in
        Russia. At least there people don't pretend life has any pleasure.
Niko    Do you need money?
Ilyena  I need more than that... I need someone to come and get a man to leave
        my daughter alone. I can see he is a slimeball - I think he is trying
        to turn her into a stripper, or even worse.
Niko    What guy?
Ilyena  Some slimeball, hangs out on Dillon Street in Schottler.
Niko    I can't do much for you... but I will get this slimeball to leave your
        daughter alone.
Ilyena  Niko, thank you, but please... no more killing...

<on Dillon Street>

Niko    Hey, slimeball.
Slime   Why does every Russian in this city call me that? Whaddya want, shit
Niko    I want you to stay away from Anna Faustin... forever.
Slime   Yeah? And I want a blowjob every morning for the rest of my life, but
        we don't all get what we want.
Niko    In this case, I am going to get what I want.

<phonecall from Ilyena - if slimeball is beaten>

Niko    Hello?
Ilyena  Niko, it's Ilyena. My daughter is upstairs in tears.
Niko    I am sorry.
Ilyena  Do not be, the sleazeball has broken up with her. I owe you thanks.
        Anna is safe for now.
Niko    I know that things must be hard, but you are strong enough for the both
        of you.

<phonecall from Ilyena - if slimeball is killed>

Niko    Who is this?
Ilyena  Ilyena Faustin. I thought you were different, Niko. I said no killing,
        all of you are the same. Another man in my daughter's life has met a
        violent death now. Thank you for that.

<phonecall from Ilyena - if slimeball escapes>

Niko    Yes?
Ilyena  It's Ilyena. Anna is leaving me. I have nothing now. She's moving in
        with that sleaze. She says I'm trying to come between them. I have
        nothing left. Nothing. Goodbye.

 HOSSAN (#hr1)


How you doing?

Hey man,
How you doing? Did you decide to stay in Liberty City? How's your cousin? I
stayed. I heard everyone did. Did you hear about poor Captain. Poor man. He
turned up dead and drunk in the river. And everyone else jumped ship? I wonder
what those Chinese guys did with that heroin they were supposedly smuggling?
Anyway, I jumped ship and I'm around. I'm just down in Florida, but I'm back
soon. Hopefully bump into you. I might get job selling fake handbags in
Suffolk. There's a lot of money to be made there. It's crazy!
Your friend, Hossan

<email - positive reply>

Nice to hear from you, Hossan. I stayed. Let me know when you are back in town.
Take care, Niko.

<email - negative reply>

I'm still here Hossan, but I found out my cousin's stories were just stories.
Getting by ain't easy. - N

<cutscene - on a street corner in Suffolk>

Hossan  Hey!
Niko    Hey.
Hossan  Niko, it's me, Hossan.
Niko    Hossan! How are you? Wow, man, it's good to see you.
Hossan  Ah, you too.
Niko    So you stayed?
Hossan  Yes... and you... did you meet your cousin?
Niko    Yes... things have been... complicated - how about you?
Hossan  Nonstop madness. Brilliant! I have met a lot of lunatics and life is
        wild. My friend's uncle gave me a job selling handbags... knock offs,
        you know.
Niko    Sure.
Hossan  It's so easy! Easier than working on a Goddamn boat, anyway... and
        women, they love you! Man, after three months on that ship... let's
        just say I was not cut out for the sailor's life. Ah, shit - it's good
        to see you... [answers phone]
Niko    You too.
Hossan  [to phone] Hey, Hossan speaking. Yes, I'm on my way. [to Niko] Niko,
        hey what are you up to?
Niko    Nothing too urgent.
Hossan  Why don't you walk with me? I've got to go collect some money.
Niko    Okay, sure.
Hossan  Great.

<get into a vehicle>

Hossan  This guy's just over on Castle Drive.

<driving - going to Castle Drive - A>

Hossan  What are you up to, Niko?
Niko    This and that, I make money how I can.
Hossan  Is hard for us without visas. People don't want to treat us good.
        Amount of times I've done a job and then got stiffed for my pay...
        Shit, I can't even count them.
Niko    Yeah, the immigrants is the slave class in this country. Working for
        nothing, but the whole place would be shut down without
        them. I've been screwed over by a few employers as well.
Hossan  Yeah, but the fun you can have in this city... it's worth it.

<driving - going to Castle Drive - B>

Hossan  Shit man, things are wild. How is your cousin? Big mansion, three women
        at a time, hot sports cars?
Niko    Turns out he wasn't doing as well as he made out. We're getting by
        though. Things could be worse.
Hossan  What do you mean? Shit, this is the best city in the world. Bangkok,
        South America, Lebanon - I've partied everywhere. And nothing, I mean
        nothing, beats Liberty City.
Niko    I thought you wanted to settle down, get a dog and all that stuff?
Hossan  Shit, I still want the dog. Just not yet.

<cutscene - in a parking lot off Castle Drive>

Hossan  Alright, here's where he said he'd meet me. Wait here. [leaves vehicle]
        [to guy] Hey man, you got that money? I've been waiting a while.
Guy     I forgot to ask, you got a visa? I ain't giving good American currency
        to an illegal.
[The guy knocks Hossan down and drives off.]

<Hossan returns to the vehicle>

Hossan  Shit, he's got all my back pay. Can you get him?

<driving - chasing the guy - A>

Niko    I'm sick of punks like this screwing over hard workers because their
        grandfather got off the boat here not them.
Hossan  Hey man, that's the way the city works. Scumbags can do what they like
        to us. We're at the bottom of the pile. He's running for it, catch him.

<driving - chasing the guy - B>

Niko    I'm going to get your money for you, Hossan. He ain't going to get away
        with being that much of an asshole.
Hossan  People get away with being assholes every day. I'm a fucking asshole,
        at least that's what all my ex-girlfriends are gonna tell you.
Niko    This is different; it's a matter of principle.
Hossan  He's running for it, catch him.

<Niko kills the man, retrieves the cash, and gets back in the vehicle.>

Hossan  You have my back pay. Niko, you're a true friend. Can you drop me in
        the alleyway between Feldspar and Garnet?

<driving - dropping Hossan off - A>

Hossan  These people, they're all the same.
Niko    You should work for yourself. There ain't no point in getting screwed
        over by every chump in Liberty City.
Hossan  Yeah man, maybe I should. I got some money, I could buy a load of
        handbags. Sell them myself.
Niko    Sounds like a plan.
Hossan  It would be, as long as I don't give them all to the first woman who
        gets into bed with me.

<driving - dropping Hossan off - B>

Hossan  Man, I never thought I'd see this cash. It's almost like getting paid
        to work is a bonus.
Niko    Yeah, at least you like your job. I don't get paid for some of the
        things I do. And these are things that make me doubt that I'm a human.
Hossan  Yeah? Shit, Niko, you're human. You're helping me out when I'm in
        trouble. As long as you're doing what you think is right when you have
        a choice, it's all good.
Niko    I'll try to keep that in mind.

<cutscene - in the alley>

Hossan  Niko, you're amazing. A fucking savior. This was one more wild trip in
        Liberty City. Made me think I should settle down though, get that dog
        we talked about.
Niko    Really?
Hossan  Yeah, I don't know. Here's some of my pay. Call it the stuff I'm not
        giving to the taxman. See you around, Niko.
Niko    Thanks, man. You didn't have to do this, but thanks.


Good to see you.

Good seeing you, Niko! Try to stay out of trouble. You seemed kind of worn out.
I hope things are not serious. I keep hearing about the Eastern European crime
wave and I hope you are not tangled up in this mess. Let me know if I can help.

<email - positive reply>

Thank you, Hossan. Things are not great. Trouble has followed me here from
Europe and life has become cheap. I do not wish to involve you in this mess.
Take care, Niko.

<email - negative reply>

Yeah, I'm tangled up in it and I don't think there's a way to get out. We'll
see. Look after yourself. - N

 SARA 1 (#sara1)

<cutscene - on a sidewalk in Suffolk>

Sara    Hey there, handsome.
Niko    Hello.
Sara    Hi. Let me ask you a question.
Niko    Okay... what?
Sara    Have I still got it?
Niko    Got what?
Sara    Time was, I would walk down this street and I'd feel the eyes popping
        out of a guy like your's head... I was H.O.T.... but now, I'm not so
Niko    Okay, you're really attractive. Can I go now?
Sara    Bullshit, limpdick. I'm not 'really attractive'. I'm stunning! Or, I'm
        mutton dressed as fucking lamb. These are fucking five hundred dollar
        shoes! Doesn't that mean something to you?
Niko    No.
Sara    Well, that shows what you know.
Niko    No doubt.
Sara    I just got divorced.
Niko    Well, I'm sorry to hear that.
Sara    I don't need your fucking pity.
Niko    Fine.
Sara    Have you got a smoke?
Niko    No, I don't.
Sara    Listen, can you give me a ride home?

<get into a vehicle>

Sara    Let's go tough guy.

<driving - taking Sara home - A>

Niko    I would have thought a girl like you would live in Middle Park East or
Sara    Honey, when you're in the fashion world you need to be in touch with
        the street. You need to be able to feel what the people are doing. I
        grew up in Middle Park East but I couldn't live there anymore. It's
        too... vanilla. Suffolk's going that way too.
Niko    They're expensive as well.
Sara    Bullshit. I could live wherever I want. I'm taking that impotent ex of
        mine for everything he has. My lawyer has found so many holes in the
        pre-nup it may as well have been written on Swiss cheese.
Niko    Great. Seems like the marriage was at least profitable.
Sara    I needed to get something out of it. It's not like I was being sexually
        gratified. Impotent loser. Christ, I was spending a grand a month just
        on vibrators. It was ridiculous.

<driving - taking Sara home - B>

Niko    So, you normally get lifts off of strange men on the street?
Sara    Time was, every man on the street wanted to give me a lift... or a lot
        more. I can't think of a photographer who shot me in my modeling days
        who didn't try to fuck me. I mean every one of them, even the gay ones.
Niko    You must have something special, I guess. To attract gay men...
Sara    I was a knockout. I'd nearly slip and break my neck there was so much
        drool on the street when I walked by. I'm still hot though, right? I
        mean you still would? You wouldn't go off and fuck some not-out-of-
        college intern on your desk, would you?
Niko    I don't know any interns, and I certainly don't work at a desk.
Sara    You limp dick piece of shit. You think that someone like you could ever
        get their hands on this?
Niko    Yes, yes. You're gorgeous. I'm lucky to even speak to you. Whatever,

<cutscene - at Sara's place>

Sara    This is it. Thanks, darl.
Niko    Don't mention it.
[Sara gets out of the car while her ex-husband approaches.]
Sara    [to ex-husband] I'm just here to get some stuff. This guy's been
        fucking my brain out all week. He's hung like a rhino.

<Niko fights off the ex-husband.>

 SARA 2 (#sara2)

<cutscene - on the sidewalk in front of Pier 45>

Sara    Can I ask you a question?
Niko    Yes, you're really hot, Mrs. recently divorced, guys with eyes on
        stalks... five hundred dollar shoes.
Sara    Excuse me?
Niko    I gave you a life a little while ago?
        We met late at night? You were pretty wasted.
Sara    Shit... you're joking?
Niko    No.
Sara    Christ. I have to stop combining drinking with those sleeping pills.
        That keeps happening.
Niko    Well, no harm done.
Sara    Well, thank you. Listen, I know it's a lot to ask, but I don't suppose
        I could ask you for a favor? You couldn't run across town and get me
        something, could you? It's just that we've got a fashion shoot later.
Niko    Do I have to? I'm kind of on my way some...
Sara    Typical! Typical fucking man. When I'm drunk and you think you can feel
        my breasts up, you'll do anything... but the minute it's daytime and I
        ask a normal and reasonable favor, it's "Fuck you, Sara, you've got a
        vagina. Why should I help you?"
Niko    Okay, okay! What do you need?
Sara    Just collect a box for me from Perseus off Pyrite Street and Bismarck.
        It should only take a minute.
Niko    Sure.
Sara    You're an angel. Bring it to Pier 45.

<cutscene - at the Perseus off Pyrite Street>

Niko    Hello, I am here to get a package... it's for some woman, she said
        you'd know I was coming.
Perseus Sure, sweetie. I've got it right here. That'll be five hundred.
Niko    I think there's been a misunderstanding. I'm just here to pick it up,
        I'm not paying you.
Perseus Sorry, sugar. If you want the package, you're going to have to pay for
        it. That's the way things work.

<aim at Perseus guy>

Niko    Give me the fucking package.
Perseus Please, don't hurt me. I'll give it to you. I was just doing my job.
        Don't hurt me... please.
Niko    Your job was to give this to me. Goodbye.

<cutscene - at Pier 45, after paying for the package>

Niko    Here's your shit. But they didn't know I was coming at the store. I had
        to pay.
Sara    Those PR people - morons! You think they would kill to see their
        product in a spread like this. I'll call and get everything squared for

<cutscene - at Pier 45, after stealing the package>

Niko    Here's your package.
Sara    You're a life saver. I don't know what I would have done without you.

 PATHOS 1 (#pat1)

<cutscene - on a sidewalk in Star Junction>

Pathos  I sense a little apprehension in your voice.
Niko    I like it a bit but, uh, I'm not a crazy fan.
Pathos  Because the shit went all commercial? Cause people sold out? I hear
        you. Cause the shit ain't real no more?
Niko    No, not really.
Pathos  Ain't got no intelligence? For real. Well, you gonna love my shit.
Niko    Your shit?
Pathos  Yes - it's the real urban conciousness and man it is real. Pathos.
        Believe that.
Niko    Why are you selling it on the street?
Pathos  The majors are just pimps, and I ain't no bitch.
Niko    No. I can see that.
Pathos  Man, if I have to spend the rest of my life preaching on a street
        corner, so fucking be it. Give it up for Pathos! [handshake]
Fool    [across the street] Yo, Pathos! You a bitch and you suck dick!
Pathos  Man, you hear that punk.
Fool    Yeah, he heard me, bitch. What you gonna do about it?
Pathos  Hey, fuck you... I've had enough of your crap.

<Pathos gets into a fight with the two guys across the street. Niko helps.>

<cutscene - on the sidewalk>

Pathos  Yo thanks, son. You, you a child of the street. You know the truth when
        you see it. Man, I'm going to immortalize you.
Niko    Thanks, man. I'll catch you around.

 PATHOS 2 (#pat2)

<cutscene - on a sidewalk in Star Junction>

Pathos  Player - you's already a fan of Pathos. I know that... good to see you
        man. Give it up! [handshake]
Niko    So how is the rap game?
Pathos  Cold, man, but that's all part of the struggle.
Niko    Sure.
Pathos  I cut a new CD - "Pathos - From Suffering and Back Again".
Niko    How cheerful.
Pathos  I ain't into that club shit. I got a message, and bitches better
Fool    [down the street] You better start listening to me, bitch!
Pathos  What you say?
Fool    You all tough when your boyfriend's around, Mr. Pathetic.
Pathos  You're ignorant, fool.
Fool    And you're a fucking fag. [throws cup]

<Pathos runs over to fight the guys, but they shoot him before he gets close.
Niko kills them both.>

Pathos  Son, son, get my ass a car. I'm dying here! On the fucking street!

<cutscene - outside the hospital in Lancet>

Pathos  Son. You done helped Pathos again. You definitely getting a note on my
        album sleeve. Thanking you right after God and my momma.
Niko    Get yourself stitched up. Good luck, man.

 MARNIE 1 (#ma1)

<cutscene - at a bench in the City Hall park>

Marnie  Hey, mister.
Niko    Yes?
Marnie  Hey, mister... you got... got some junk?
Niko    No.
Marnie  Shit. I'm... I'm really starting to jones pretty bad.
Niko    How old are you?
Marnie  Old enough...
Niko    No! I didn't mean like that.
Marnie  Hah!
Niko    Ain't you got a home or something?
Marnie  Ain't you got a life, or do you have to always interfere in other
Niko    I'm sorry. See you later.
Marnie  Hey mister, come back here! I'll fuck you for five bucks.
Niko    No! What's wrong with you?
Marnie  I need funk... I need money...
Niko    You shouldn't be fucking strange men for money. I'll give you some
Marnie  I need junk... more than money... I know a place where we can get some.
        Will you take me there, mister, please?
Niko    Come on, then.

<get into a vehicle>

Marnie  He's over on Koresh Square in Alderney City.

<driving - going to Koresh Square - A>

Niko    Why don't you ease up on this stuff? Go to a center, get yourself
        clean. You don't want a substance controlling your life.
Marnie  What the fuck? People just try to tell me what to do. Go to school,
        read this, practice that, suck these. I hate everyone. Just, just leave
        me the fuck alone.
Niko    Leave you alone so you can sell your ass for some junk?
Marnie  Yeah, well, I'm happy where I am. I was, at least. When my habit was
        five bags a day, I could survive off panhandling.
Niko    If you can't get the money together, then maybe you should cut back on
        your habit.
Marnie  I can get the money together, it just takes a little improvisation.
        Like finding you in the park, I knew you'd help me.
Niko    How's that?
Marnie  I dunno, something in your eyes. You look like you've got a good heart.
Niko    I don't know about that.
Marnie  You do, most guys would have fucked me and left me by the side of the
        road already. You're nice. What's your name?
Niko    Niko Bellic.
Marnie  Nice to meet you, Niko. I'm Marnie. Man, I'm jonesing, hard. It's been
        too long. Fuck.
Niko    This shit is in control of you. Think about going to a clinic.
Marnie  Turn myself into some methadone zombie? I don't think so. I quit, I do
        it cold turkey and by myself. Not that I wanna quit. I'm having too
        much fun.
Niko    You seem to be having a great time.

<driving - going to Koresh Square - B>

Niko    This guy who sells you the junk, he's your pimp as well?
Marnie  I don't have a pimp. I'm freelance. I look after myself.
Niko    He a john then?
Marnie  Sometimes he lets me pay for a bag without using money, if that's what
        you mean. Don't think anyone's given me anything for free since I got
        to this city. Apart from you, that is. This is still free, right? You
        don't want me to fuck you?
Niko    No, I don't want you to fuck me. I don't want you to fuck your dealer
Marnie  What's your name then? I should know the name of the one guy who's
        given me anything for free.
Niko    Niko Bellic.
Marnie  Actually, when I got the clap, that was for free. Herpes too. I did not
        pay for that.
Niko    You know the names of the people who gave them to you?
Marnie  I don't, Niko. I ain't got a clue. Anyway, I'm Marnie. Shit, I'm
        jonesing real bad now.
Niko    Wasn't your first bag of junk free? That's how they get you hooked,
Marnie  The gift that keeps on giving. Best thing that ever happened to me.
        Best feeling in the world. Better than anything, better than love.
Niko    Especially if love means fucking some guy on the park bench for five
Marnie  No need to be mean, man. We all do what we gotta do to survive. I bet
        you done things you ain't proud of?
Niko    I have. But I did those things so I could survive. This shit you do,
        it's for junk. That ain't survival. It's a slow death.

<in an alley off Koresh Square>

Marnie  Hey, this is it. You got the cash?
Niko    Here you go. Good luck to you, kid. You need it.
Marnie  Thanks, Niko. You're real sweet.

 MARNIE 2 (#ma2)

<cutscene - on a sidewalk in Varsity Heights>

Marnie  Hey, Niko.
Niko    Hey.
Marnie  Niko, it's Marnie!
Niko    Hey! How are you? Are you off the heroin?
Marnie  Mostly...
Niko    Right... okay.
Marnie  It is okay... fucking dick!
Niko    Calm down! I'll
Marnie  Fuck you!
Niko    What's wrong?
Marnie  I can't do it any more... I can't do it! I've really fucked up this
        time. I screwed over a john. I'm gonna get killed! And I'm not really
        like this...
Niko    No? What kind of heroin addicted prostitute are you like?
Marnie  I've got a nice family... I'm just fucked up. I've got to go home. Can
        you take me to the station? I've got a mom and a dad... and they're not
        so bad. I've got to go home.
Niko    Where's home?
Marnie  The Midwest... I mean it's pretty boring... but this is no life. I
        mean, look at me. I was a fucking cheerleader once!
Niko    Hey, come on, let's go.

<get into a vehicle>

Marnie  I gotta get to Grand Easton Terminal.

<driving - taking Marnie to the station - A>

Niko    This is a good move. How long have you been living on the streets?
Marnie  Ever since I got to this city. On my way here I actually thought it was
        gonna be different. Thought that in Liberty City everybody was a
        somebody. Maybe some big producer was going to discover me on the
Niko    Didn't go like that, did it?
Marnie  Well, some producer discovered me but I didn't exactly end up in a
        Vinewood movie. I ended up with a two bag a day habit and videos of me
        doing shit I hadn't even heard of on the internet.
Niko    Motherfucker.
Marnie  They pick us up when we get off the bus. Girls and guys. Wish I'd known
        that before I got here.
Niko    I wish you had too.

<driving - taking Marnie to the station - B>

Niko    So, you going home to settle down?
Marnie  I wanna go back to school. I was alright at school before I left. Maybe
        I can last a bit longer this time around. I need to get clean first
Niko    Cold turkey?
Marnie  The sweats and the shakes is gonna be real fun. Need to get off this
        shit. Need to be strong.
Niko    You're a strong girl. You can do it.
Marnie  When I first got here I thought that back home was so boring. I thought
        that real life was in the city. Now, I never wanna see this place

<at the station>

Marnie  Here we are, Niko. Thanks a bunch.
Niko    Have some cash Marnie. Look after yourself.
Marnie  I'll try Niko. Thanks. I was right - you are sweet.

 JEFF 1 (#jeff1)

<cutscene - on a street corner in East Holland>

Jeff    Hey, how you doin'?
Niko    Uh, good. How are you?
Jeff    Well, I'm shit, to be perfectly frank, buddy. fuckin' shit.
Niko    What?
Jeff    Terrible.
Niko    Oh. What's wrong with you?
Jeff    Me? My life's a fucking train wreck. I cannot believe this is happening
        to me. Bitch! Bitch! Bitch!
Niko    Hey, come on, calm down.
Jeff    Fucking bitch.
Niko    Who are you talking about? Who's this bitch?
Jeff    My fucking whore of a fucking wife, that's who!
Niko    Okay. What did she do?
Jeff    My lovely bride, the mother of my son is up there, right now, fucking
        some prick behind my back. After all I've done for that tramp, whore.
        Ah! [clutches chest]
Niko    Hey, you okay? Hey come on, calm down. You're going to do yourself some
        serious damage if you keep going on like that.
Jeff    It's only angina. Come on, Jeff, be calm. Jeff, be cool. Come on,
        champ. You can do this.        Be a winner.
Niko    Hey, mister - are you okay?
Jeff    I'm a winner. I can do anything.
Niko    Great. See you later.
Jeff    Hey you know, you could do me a favor here. You know.
Niko    What?
Jeff    Take some photos. Text 'em to me.
Niko    You want me to text you photos of your own wife?
Jeff    I'll pay buddy. I've got a black card!
Niko    I'm afraid I only take cash.
Jeff    I'll give you cash. Alright? Five hundred. Just follow 'em. Take some
        photos. Text 'em to me.        Come on! Here they come. Here's my card.

<phonecall to Jeff - after taking and sending the photo>

Jeff    The bitch, the cum-guzzling bitch. She kisses our kid with that mouth.
        I love her so much. Oh, calm Jeff, calm, be calm, calm down.
Niko    Take your own advice, Jeff. Be calm. This don't necessarily mean she's
        cheating on you.

<phonecall to Jeff - if you kill his wife>

Niko    Jeff, you lucky bastard. You don't have to worry about that bitch no
        more. I fucking iced her.
Jeff    Oh my God, Jeff, what have you done? You employed a psychopath and he
        killed the woman you love... the mother of your child. Why? Why? Why?

<phonecall to Jeff - if you kill his wife's friend>

Niko    Jeff, I didn't like the look of the guy your wife was with so I killed
        him. No thanks necessary.
Jeff    You fucking killed him? God! He was probably just a friend or her
        pilates instructor or something. You crazy bastard, she'll never get
        over this.

 JEFF 2 (#jeff2)

<phonecall from Jeff>

Jeff    Hey, this is Jeff. Yeah, you remember, that happy go lucky guy? The one
        you told about his two-faced, cheating slut of a wife.
Niko    I just took some photos. But, yeah. How you doing now, anyway? You
        leave that bitch?
Jeff    You could say I cut some ties. Meet me at the garage off Silicon Street
        at the north east corner of Middle Park. I need your help.

<cutscene - in the parking garage>

Jeff    Hey!
Niko    What's going on?
Jeff    Yeah... I got a bit of a problem. Bit of a big fucking problem.
Niko    What's going on?
Jeff    Yeah, Jeff really did it this time. Jeff wen't too far. Jeff's been a
        bad boy. A really bad boy.
Niko    What are you saying lunatic?
Jeff    Remember my wife Shirley? She had an accident... in the kitchen.
Niko    What kind of an accident?
Jeff    The kind of accident where you stab yourself fifty fucking times with a
        kitchen knife, you fucking whore. Fuck my friend will you? Huh? Well,
        who's laughing now? Bitch! Huh? Not you. You're fucking dead whore!
Niko    Hey, buddy! Whoa! Calm down!
Jeff    Hey! fuck you! [aims gun]
Niko    Don't be an idiot. Now, what do you want me to do?
Jeff    Get rid of her and get rid of the car. Hey?
Niko    Okay, but it's going to cost you. Five grand.
Jeff    Sure. Whatever.
Niko    Give me the keys. Put the gun away.
Jeff    Yeah. Okay thanks. Oh, Jeff really messed up this time, didn't he? Oh.
Niko    Get out of here.
Jeff    Yeah... yeah...

<phonecall to Jeff - after destroying the car>

Niko    I got rid of that body for you. You should be clean. Now all you need
        to worry about is your conscience.
Jeff    The whore, she brought this on herself! Practically stabbed herself by
        letting him give it to her. Thanks.

 JEFF 3 (#jeff3)

<cutscene - across the street from a diner in Little Italy>

[Jeff's sitting on a park bench, watching through binoculars as Niko happens to
walk in front of him.]
Jeff    Aw, come on!
Niko    Excuse me. I didn't see... you...
Jeff    Hey! How you doing?
Niko    Good.
Jeff    Hey, you remember me? Yeah you do, huh? Yeah, you took those photos of
        my wife.
Niko    Yeah.
Jeff    My late wife.
Niko    Yes, I remember you.
Jeff    Yeah, yeah... I owe you. Jeff owes you. Jeff and you, you know?
        Buddies. Pals. Yeah? We've been through some shit together. Didn't we?
Niko    I don't know about that.
Jeff    I swear I feel I can tell you things.
Niko    Please, don't.
Jeff    My, ya know, life hasn't always been kind. My mom, you know. She left
        my dad. And my dad, well...
Niko    Very fucking interesting.
Jeff    I need a fucking friend, man! My life is hell! Alright? Oh, I got
        married again. Yeah, yeah. That's right. She's a nice girl. Or so I
Niko    Here we go.
Jeff    She's up there right now. She's having a drink with her ex. Yeah, she's
        touching his leg and she's getting all wet...
Niko    You've got to calm down.
Jeff    I need you to kill her.
Niko    What?
Jeff    I'll pay.
Niko    You're deranged!
Jeff    Well then screw you. Screw you. Screw you!
Niko    Calm down.
Jeff    Don't tell me to calm down!
Niko    Calm down, before I give you injury.
Jeff    Goddamn you! You're just like all the rest!

<Jeff walks into the street toward the diner and gets run over by a sportscar.
The driver gets out and dials 911.>

Driver  [to phone] Hello? Is this the police?... Look, I'm bloody sorry about
        this but I think I've run some poor chap over. He looks dead... Of
        course I'll hold.

<He drives off.>

 CHERISE (#cg1)

<cutscene - on a street corner in Northwood>

Cherise Niko! Niko!
Niko    Hey... uh, do I know you?
Cherise Yeah, you know me... Cherise?
        I used to go out with Dwayne. You... you know, you...
Niko    I spared you?
Cherise Yeah.
Niko    Why did you stop me? What do you want?
Cherise Well I just wanted to say thank you, you know, for your kindness.
Niko    Huh, I'm not always kind. Don't worry about it. What are you up to?
Cherise Well, after... after what happened, you know, I just wanted to change
        my life, turn things around. You know, no more gang bangers and drug
        dealers. Turn over a new leaf, you know?
Niko    Good for you.
Cherise Yeah, and things was... they were going pretty well, but... I like
        danger. The only thing is... danger don't like me! [crying]
Niko    Hey, hey... What's wrong?
Cherise Nothing. It's my own stupid fault. I deserve to be hit.
Niko    Who's hitting you?
Cherise My boyfriend. Please don't do anything!
Niko    I'm not going to kill him. I'm just going to teach him not to hit

<get into a vehicle>

Cherise He over in the project up on Frankfort Avenue, please don't kill him.

<driving - heading up to the project - A>

Niko    Maybe your problem is getting involved with all these drug dealers and
        two bit pushers?
Cherise I had some bad luck with my men. You right, I should find a man who
        ain't in the life.
Niko    Get rid of this guy before thinking about another.

<driving - heading up to the project - B>

Niko    If I tell this guy to stay the fuck away from you, I don't want to hear
        about you going back to him.
Cherise You right, I'll stay away from him. Won't mess with no more gangsters,
        no more thugs. Cherise is gonna get her ass outta the ghetto.

<outside the project>

Cherise That's the thug over there!
Niko    Wait here, I'll teach him his lesson.
[Niko approaches the thug.]
Niko    Hey, you think beating women is cool?
Thug    Hell, you talking about Cherise? How that bitch expected to learn if I
        ain't giving her the stick? I give her the carrot as well but she don't
        complain about that.
Niko    You won't think this is so funny when you're the one crying like a

<after severely damaging the thug>

Niko    Stay the fuck away from Cherise and any other women you'd think about
Thug    Yo, yo, bitch won't get no more calls from this fool. Yo I staying away
        from everybody. Not even gonna look at a bitch. For real.

<cutscene - on the sidewalk>

Niko    He ain't going to beat you no more. Get out, away from here. I gave you
        a chance when I first met you. Use it.
Cherise I'm gonna try. That's the least I can do. See you and thanks.

 CLARENCE (#cl1)

<cutscene - outside the East Holland projects>

CL      Hey, player...
Niko    Hey.
CL      Remember me?
Niko    No, not really.
CL      You made me beg, player... "please don't kill me boss." Remember that?
Niko    Yes... I remember that. So, did you reform, like you promised?
CL      Well, let's just say I made some changes, player... I made some
Niko    Good for you.
CL      Yeah, I decided I wasn't going to let nobody make me... beg anymore.
[Clarence pulls out a pistol.]
Niko    Come on, man, don't be a dick...
CL      I might be a dick, but you's a bitch...

<Niko kills Clarence.>

 IVAN (#ib1)

<cutscene - on a corner in Acter>

Ivan    Niko, isn't it?
Niko    Yes... who are you?
Ivan    Ivan... you don't remember me? You nearly killed me, motherfucker...
        good to see you.
Niko    Yes... Hey...
Ivan    Shit, I owe you my fucking life... fantastic! I'm doin' great, man,
        life has been good. I'm living here now, doing very well. Engaged,
        happy, business is good. I love this fucking country, man! [pelvic
        thrust] What about you?
Niko    I'm not engaged, a lot of people want me dead. Apart from that, the
        same as you. What business?
Ivan    I lend people money. But all very friendly! Listen, do you want to come
        along? I've got to see someone just around the corner. Come with me.

<get into a vehicle>

Ivan    They're just over on Berners Road.

<driving - taking Ivan to Berners Road - A>

Ivan    I heard that Vlad went missing soon after I left Hove Beach.
Niko    Yeah, he wasn't around for much longer. A few people moved away.
Ivan    I bet he went back to Russia. Typical of everyone in Hove Beach. Come
        to Liberty City but only speak to Russians. Of everywhere here,
        Alderney is the most like the real America. I love it, man.
Niko    I hear the real America is all strip malls and clinical obesity?
Ivan    That's a ridiculous generalization. They're good people. Good people.

<driving - taking Ivan to Berners Road - B>

Ivan    Shit, man. What're you doing in Alderney? Best thing that happened to
        me was leaving Hove Beach.
Niko    When me and my cousin had to leave, it wasn't so happy.
Ivan    Screw that man, I'm sorry. I was sick of all that talk about home. I
        came to this country to eat burgers, watch reality TV, and fuck
        cheerleaders! Ha! Not to eat cabbage, watch shit cabaret, and sleep
        with girls who couldn't even get me a greencard.
Niko    Looks like you're in the right place then.

<cutscene - in an alley off Berners>

Ivan    Hey, home boys. Hit me up with that paper you borrowed.
Homeboy Shit, you want that back? I thought it was a gift, B. You and us being
        so tight and all. If you and your boy don't get out of here, we're
        gonna start taking this personal.
Niko    My friend lent you some money and he wants it back.
[The thugs pull out guns and everyone runs for cover.]
Homeboy These commies is a long way from home, son. Send them packing.

<Niko eliminates the thugs, then returns to Ivan.>

Ivan    In-fucking-sane. You saved my ass again. You animal. Awooo!
Niko    Don't worry about it.
Ivan    No man, this means something. I'm the big shot money lender who screws
        his hot apple pie American fiancee three times a week. And you still
        ain't made it yet. But you're the one saving my life. Hang in there
        man, this should help. [he hands a wad of cash over] And it is a gift.
        Believe it, baby.
Niko    Thanks, I'll try to hang in there... I guess. Enjoy the dream.

 EDDIE 1 (#el1)

<cutscene - across the street from the AutoEroticar shop, late at night>

Eddie   Hey there, pal. Hey!
Niko    Hey.
Eddie   Hey... what are you doing out here so late?
Niko    What's it to you?
Eddie   Nothin'... just trying to make conversation... just trying to keep the
        loneliness at bay... you know?
Niko    Whatever you say.
Eddie   Hey... you're not from around here, are you?
Niko    No, I'm from Florida.
Eddie   [giggles] You're funny... you're a real joker. I knew a joker once.
        Lovely guy... Came to a rather unfortunate end though. But I suppose we
        all do... [giggles] in the end.
Niko    Okay...
Eddie   Wait! Wait! Wait, mister. Do you ever wonder? Do you ever wonder if
        animals... if they masturbate?
Niko    Okay, listen, friend you're really creeping me out.
Eddie   No... it's a silly question, I know... silly question. It's just I was
        wondering. Because maybe that's what makes us different... from the
        animals, I mean. Masturbating. Because it turns out we don't have
        souls, and animals use tools, and all that kind of thing... So maybe
        it's the masturbating. Maybe that's God's real gift to us?
Niko    Okay. I'd really like to get back to planet Earth, so maybe I'll see
        you later.
Eddie   No wait. Wait a minute mister! I'm sorry. I'm strange. I'm a weird
        guy... I know. Hey, hey do you have a car? Can you get one?
Niko    Why?
Eddie   Because I have this rather heavy bag and I really need a lift. I can
        pay you.
Niko    Okay, okay.
Eddie   Thanks! I'm Eddie, by the way... Eddie Low.
Niko    Yes. Fine. Come on.

<get into a vehicle>

Eddie   Hey friend, this bag is awful heavy. You mind taking us down to the

<driving - taking Eddie to the Alderney City docks - A>

Niko    You got a ship to catch? You going somewhere?
Eddie   I'm not going anywhere. My friends are though. They're heading off.
Niko    That's a funny joke.
Eddie   Joke!? Joke!? Eddie never jokes. Eddie needs to be taken seriously.
        They laughed at him once. But you can't laugh without a tongue. You
        can't point if you haven't got fingers, can you? That's what Daddy told
        me, late at night. In my room. [giggles]
Niko    Easy there, buddy.
Eddie   We're friends, aren't we? We can talk to one another... share things.
Niko    Spill your guts.
Eddie   Ewww. I don't like doing that. It's smelly. I'm kidding. Isn't the
        world strange and nasty? I mean, a girl looks at you, but it turns out
        she doesn't love you at all. It turns out she's a whore.
Niko    You're kind of a strange guy, Eddie. Have you considered psychotherapy?
        You've got issues.
Eddie   My only issue is I don't accept the world's bullshit.

<driving - taking Eddie to the Alderney City docks - B>

Niko    What you got in your bag, friend?
Eddie   None of your business, nosey parker. You know, if you keep sticking
        your nose in other people's business you might just lose it. You might
        have it cut off and be left with a bleeding, bubbling stump of flappy
        skin and cartilage. You wouldn't like that, would you?
Niko    I wouldn't let that happen.
Eddie   What if it did? What if it happened when you were asleep?
Niko    I don't sleep.
Eddie   [giggles] You're funny. Everything sleeps. Even sharks sleep. But they
        swim when they sleep. Hey, have you ever wondered what it would be like
        to be eaten by a shark?
Niko    No.
Eddie   Do you think that a shark's mouth smells of fish when it opens up to
        eat you? Do you think that sharks are evil?
Niko    I think that humans are the only evil things on this planet.
Eddie   I agree. You're clever. Apart from squirrels. They're evil. They squirm
        a lot when they die.

<cutscene - at the docks>

Eddie   Wait here for me, friend. Special friend. I'm just dropping the kids
[Eddie tosses the bag into the water and runs back to the vehicle.]
Eddie   Glad I got rid of that. Wouldn't want to get caught with it - people
        can be so narrow minded. Can... can you take me to Westminster?

<driving - taking Eddie to Westminster - A>

Eddie   I like Westminster. Lots of nice boys there. It's one of my hunting
Niko    Whatever gets you off, friend.
Eddie   Mmm, yeah. I like boys. I like girls too. Both are fun in different
        ways. The same ways as well. We're all the same under those layers of
        hair and skin and fat. Everyone's got the same rotten livers and black
        hearts underneath it all.
Niko    Sure. You should visit planet Earth some time.
Eddie   Where are you from, pal of mine? What's your accent? Are you from East
        Europe? Romania? Bulgaria? Balkans?
Niko    Hey, you're a smart guy.
Eddie   Eddie's smart. Eddie's real smart. They always told him that. Eddie,
        you're smart. Why don't you play with the other kids? Don't touch him
        like that, Eddie. Stop it, Eddie. Stop it!
Niko    Yeah, stop it, Eddie. Please.
Eddie   [giggles] Your accent's funny. You know that you can hear accents when
        people scream? I can tell what borough people are from just by hearing
        them scream. I've heard enough Alderney accents tonight. "Oh God, oh
        God." Ahuh! I want to hear some nice rounded Algonquin voices. "Please
        stop, please stop!" Do... do you see? That?
Niko    You're making me a little uncomfortable, Eddie. I hope you're joking.
Eddie   I'm sorry, pal. Of course I'm joking. Do you think I'm weird? Please.
        I'm just a no bullshit kind of guy. So, so what's your name and
        what'd'ya do? Those are normal questions.
Niko    Niko Bellic, and I do what I can to survive... to get by.
Eddie   That's cryptic. Things must be difficult for you. Do you hurt other
        people, Niko.
Niko    If they get in my way.
Eddie   I wouldn't want to get in your way, Niko. I wouldn't want you to get in
        mine either. Aw, we're good friends now, uh-huh? Special friends.

<driving - taking Eddie to Westminster - B>

Eddie   It's hard to say goodbye to people sometimes, isn't it? You don't know
        when to let them go. Have you ever had to say goodbye to someone close
        to you?
Niko    I don't let people get close to me.
Eddie   That's sad. I get close to a lot of people. Quickly. You always have to
        say goodbye to them, though. It's really sad.
Niko    What makes you have to say goodbye to them?
Eddie   They start to get smelly. That's when Eddie goes out into the yard and
        starts to burn tires again. The neighbors don't like it when Eddie
        burns his tires. They don't know what the other smell would be though.
        They wouldn't mind the burning rubber if they knew what the other
        option was. No they wouldn't, pal of mine.
Niko    You know, I already have a lot of friends.
Eddie   I thought you didn't let people get close to you? You have to let down
        your barriers. Let Eddie inside. What's your name pal?
Niko    Niko.
Eddie   Don't push me away, Niko. Eddie doesn't like it when people push him
        away. Eddie pushes back.
Niko    I push back too.
Eddie   If I didn't know better, Niko, I would think that that was a pick up
        line. I push, you push back? Beast with two backs. Number of the beast.
        Man and beast. Do you want to come out to Hercules with me?
Niko    I'm not like that, friend.
Eddie   What are you like, pal? Eddie is into most things. Would you let Eddie
        tie you up? Tie you up and have some fun with you? Have you ever lost
        control? Have you ever let someone else take charge of you? It could be
        a wild ride!
Niko    This ride is wild enough for me, so can you stop with that weird shit,
        pal? Now.
Eddie   You are cold! You really don't like other people, do you? You don't
        like to play!

<on Kunzite Street in Westminster>

Eddie   Here we are. Eddie's off to hunt for a nice boy. Thank you, Niko. Thank
        you, friend. I'll see you later, man-eater.

 EDDIE 2 (#el2)

<cutscene - on a sidewalk in Berchem>

Eddie   Hey there, pal! Hey!
Niko    Hey.
Eddie   Niko, the Balkan sociopath!
Niko    Eddie Low. The animal masturbator.
Eddie   You and your wicked sense of humor. You're quite naughty. Quite, quite
Niko    Whatever.
Eddie   Quite naughty... do you like to get spanked? Like, like that?
Niko    Excuse me?
Eddie   No, nothing silly. I'm just being silly. Silly little billy! That's me!
        I like it thought, I like to get spanked.
Niko    Fuck off... you're creeping me out.
Eddie   No, I don't want to make you angry Niko. I don't want to be creepy,
        it's just my way.
Niko    Well, your way is not cool.
Eddie   Not cool? You say Eddie's not cool? I don't fit in with the in crowd?
        Well Mrs. Smith, Eddie's taken your star son, your prized little
        quarterback - and fucked him in the ass and then tied him up, strangled
        him in knots! And your daughter, your pretty little daughter, Mrs.
        Abrahams... Eddie's ripped out her intestines, just to see if he could
        feel anything. And you know what... he couldn't... he couldn't.
Niko    You should get laid or something.
Eddie   Oh, I just did... a little jogger down by the water. But you know what,
        handsome, I've got a hunger tonight that can't be sated. Come here!

<Eddie goes after Niko with a knife. Niko kills him.>

 GRACIE (#ga1)

<cutscene - at the Ancelotti house on Babbage Drive>

Gracie  Ahh! There he is! You.
Niko    Me?
Gracie  Yeah, you! [yelling] It's him! It's that fucking guy that kidnapped me.
Niko    Lady, I think you're mistaken.
Gracie  [yelling] That motherfucker kidnapped me! Anthony, Sal, Tony, Mark,
        Benny! Help me! You stay the fuck away from me, asshole. Help me!

<Niko kills all the Ancelotti men that attack.>

 FRIENDS (#friend)

 ROMAN (#roman)

<dialogue - A>

Roman   Niko, you do not know how great it is to have you here with me. Before
        you arrived in Liberty City, things were terrible.
Niko    I still remember the emails you sent me, cousin. You should have told
        me how bad things were in this country before I got here.
Roman   Okay, things aren't easy for us here. But together, we are doing
        alright. America is an opportunity for a new beginning. You were in
        need of one.
Niko    There is no such thing as a new beginning, Roman. With every day we
        live we pick up new baggage, baggage that we must carry with us for the
        rest of our lives. There's no dropping it and pretending we are fresh
        and clean just because we get off a boat in a new place.
Roman   Stop being so dramatic, Niko. Time is a healer. We live and we forget
        the past. Nothing helps a man forget like ripe, round American titties.
        You have to move on from the things that happened to you and think
        about all the opportunities in this country. Chances to make lots of
        money, chances to get college girls into bed.
Niko    [translated] Chances to turn into an asshole.
Roman   I heard that. I haven't forgotten our language completely.

<dialogue - B>

Roman   Niko B in the house... man, sometimes, I cannot believe you are here
        with me, really I can't.
Niko    It's hardly been a lot of fun since I turned up, cousin.
Roman   Correct - it has been a fucking nightmare. But that's not the point.
        No, the point is, fuck it. The Bellic cousins are here in the land of
        opportunity and we are making trouble for any fools who get in our way.
Niko    If you say so.
Roman   I do say so, man. I do. I just did. It's good to have you here.
        Whatever shit we get into, man... it's good. Thanks. Don't you miss
        home? You've been here a long time. You never get home sick? Sure. I
        miss things about home, but I, I... I think things are ruined now.
Niko    Yes, I know what you mean.
Roman   I miss the good times we had as children, when our fathers were too
        drunk to beat us, when there was food and the sun was shining, but...
        Now - now I live here. And life is good.
Niko    Is it?
Roman   Yes, cousin. It is. Sure, this place is crazy, but so was home. And
        here, it is okay to be an eccentric go-getter businessman with a taste
        for fine women, wine and song.
Niko    Is that how you see yourself? My God, you are deranged, cousin. This
        place has made you sick!
Roman   Fuck you. I'm an individual, my friend. One of a kind.
Niko    Or to put it another way, a freak.

<dialogue - C>

Roman   Man, I love this country. It's fucking amazing.
Niko    I want some of what you're on. It must be pretty strong because I can't
        see what you're so happy about. Life is shit.
Roman   I'm high on life, man. American life. It's the fast-food, the cheap
        gas, the fake titties - there's a short cut for everything here. You
        just need to know where it is.
Niko    Yeah, but most people don't know where it is so they stay at the bottom
        of the food chain. They stay there until they're burnt out or dead.
Roman   That's because most people are too foolish to look for the shortcuts.
        They stay on the highway like every other chump. I'm an innovator,
        Niko. I drive off the highway. Off road baby! Every move I make is a
        gamble. I'm going to get knocked back a few times, sure. But one day
        I'll find that short cut to the top. If you're lucky I might take you
        there with me.
Niko    Tell me, Roman, why weren't you such an optimist back home?
Roman   In the Old Country, the only thing you could count on was a bomb
        landing on your bedroom roof in the night. Here, anything is possible.
        It's the land of opportunity. They must put something into the water,
        man, because all I'm feeling is pure optimism.
Niko    I'm going to start drinking from the tap then.

<dialogue - D>

Roman   How are you, cousin?
Niko    Good.
Roman   Good. Listen, Niko. I received an email from your mother.
Niko    Good.
Roman   She said she'd sent you an email.
Niko    Yes?
Roman   You know, I'm worried about her, all alone. Maybe... maybe she should
        move here, be with us?
Niko    Yes - maybe she get heavily involved in car jacking and spend some time
        doing hits for the mob? Look at how we live here, what we have done.
        Where exactly would your aunt fit into this lifestyle?
Roman   It was just an idea. I thought maybe she'd find America exciting.
Niko    Yes - she loves crack dealers. Don't you remember? How she couldn't
        move back on our farm because of all of the heroin dealers and the coke
        whores and the arms smugglers? She would love it here!
Roman   You know, I love your mother - there is just one thing I could never
        figure out about her. One terrible black mark against her.
Niko    What?
Roman   How she raised such a prick of a son.
Niko    Very funny.
Roman   I know. I think it's pretty funny.

<dialogue - E>

Roman   What do you think about America, Niko? Tell me straight. You love it,
Niko    I don't know, Roman. It is the same as any other place only louder.
        People don't know how to shut up here.
Roman   I bet you would like to teach them, wouldn't you cousin? But you can't,
        or at least you can't teach everyone. Really, you don't like it? The
        lights, the titties, the food, the opportunities. Come on, Niko. It's
        kind of incredible.
Niko    It's stupid. Everything is just advertising with nothing to back it up.
        They tell you you're eating the best burger ever and you believe it
        until you're sweating out all the chemicals in it and the hormones are
        making your balls feel funny.
Roman   My balls feel fine, but I did notice my man tits getting larger when I
        was eating at Cluckin' Bell every day.
Niko    Everything else is fake too. The titties aren't real and the
        opportunities aren't opportunities at all. To seize them you end up in
        so much debt that you'll be a slave for the rest of your life.
Roman   I cannot believe what you are saying. Do you seriously mean that you
        don't like fake titties, cousin?
Niko    Seriously...

<dialogue - F>

Roman   You are looking at a reformed man, Niko.
Niko    Who? Where? Point him out, will you?
Roman   Don't be stupid, I'm talking about myself. I've come through the tunnel
        and seen the light. My gambling problem is under control.
Niko    Really? I bet you ten dollars it isn't.
Roman   Ha ha, very funny. I'm serious. I only bet on sure things now. I'll
        only back a horse if the competition is doped, I'll only bet on a game
        of football if it's fixed. In poker, I play super tight - Buffet Car
        Jancowitz style. I only play the top ten hands.
Niko    That still sounds like you are gambling, Roman.
Roman   It's not gambling if you're guaranteed a win, Niko. That is the whole
        meaning of the word. There's no risk in what I'm doing.
Niko    Sure, Roman. I will believe it when I see your winnings.

<dialogue - G>

Roman   What's up, NB?
Niko    Not much, cousin, what's up with you?
Roman   Not too much - I was remembering the Old Country, when we were
Niko    It's a long time ago. A different world.
Roman   A different life at least. Remember all those kids?
Niko    Sure. Most of them are dead.
Roman   Some, yes, but not most. What happened to Marko?
Niko    I don't know. I lost contact. I think he went to Britain. Or to
        University. I don't know.
Roman   What about, err... Mila?
Niko    Fuck you!
Roman   Niko Bellic - still likes Mila Tadic.
Niko    Gimme a break.
Roman   But Mila Tadic prefers Roman... it's a terrible love triangle!
Niko    Screw you.
Roman   She did. Many times. But trust me, cousin. She was no good. I think she
        was the town bike - it was like a cavern.
Niko    You're disgusting.

<dialogue - H>

Roman   You ever think about going back home, cousin?
Niko    I promised myself I wouldn't go home until I had resolved certain
        problems. I wish I could be with my mother, but there is nothing left
        for me there other than her. What about you?
Roman   Your mother is there, but for me there is nothing. The Old Country
        stopped being home for me when Mama was taken from me in the war. Here
        is my home now.
Niko    Things are alright back home now.
Roman   My mother would be here if she was still alive. She was such a strong
        woman. She'd have to be to deal with my pig of a father.
Niko    I was sorry to hear of his death, Roman. We have not spoken about it.
Roman   That is very kind of you, cousin, but you would be the only one who was
        sorry that he died. His only kind words were for the men who'd lend him
        money to get drunk with.
Niko    Just like my father then.
Roman   More than a family resemblance made them brothers, Niko. We know this.
        At least they didn't fuck us up though. For all their drunken meanness,
        we made it through. We're normal. We have healthy emotional lives.
Niko    I think you must speak for yourself there. Not many would call me
        emotionally balanced.
Roman   Not many know you as well as I do. You're a big softie at heart. You're
        not as cold as you make out, cousin.

<dialogue - I>

Roman   You good, man?
Niko    Yes.
Roman   Me too. I mean, it's nonstop craziness, but I'm happy. You, you know
        what? I'm glad you came here. It's good to be living in this madhouse
        with family.
Niko    Sure.
Roman   Before you got here, I was on the bottom - people spat on me.
Niko    And now?
Roman   Now they still spit on me, but at least I know I have you here. It's
        been tough, but I've had a great time.
Niko    Thank you cousin. I am glad I came here too. Not because of the place.
        It's interesting, but also strange. Too noisy. I am glad because of
        you. To have a real friend in the world, that was all I think I ever
        wanted, and in you, I have that person.
Roman   Thank you, cousin.
Niko    You are the man I wanted to be, Roman - happy, kind, and a good person.
Roman   And you are the man I wanted to be - strong, unbending, with integrity.
        Life is very strange.

<dialogue - J>

Roman   We're going to make it big, cousin.
Niko    Are we?
Roman   We are.
Niko    What do you mean?
Roman   I mean we're going to make it big.
Niko    What's that? What's big?
Roman   What I've been saying ever since I started sending you emails. We're
        going to be on top. Fast cars, Jacuzzis, hot women, we're going to have
        everything we could ever dream of. I can feel it. The cousins Bellic.
        On top of the world.
Niko    Take a look at the history of this city, Roman. The old white men who
        run the city today, their fathers ran it before them, and their fathers
        before them. The same names are on the new buildings as that are on the
        old ones.
Roman   Alright Mr. I-know-the-history-of-this-city, what is it that you want?
        What are you hoping for?
Niko    To get by, to have a life that isn't totally shit, for things to be a
        little easier. You've been watching too much I'm Rich on the TV,
Roman   No, I'm going to be on I'm Rich, cousin. If you're lucky, I'll let you
        come around my house when they're filming. They can shoot you in the
        hot tub.
Niko    Great, thank you. I can't wait.

<dialogue - K>

Roman   It's good to hang out again, Niko. How you doing man?
Niko    Fantastic! Look at my life. I have stumbled from one disaster to
        another, and now I am here, and it is another disaster.
Roman   Yeah, good point. My God. For a sociopathic killer, you're also a
        really miserable bastard.
Niko    Thanks, man.
Roman   I'm sorry, but listen, man, you have to lighten up. Enjoy yourself.
Niko    Enjoy what?
Roman   Enjoy this. Us hanging out, living in this lunatic asylum, meeting
        freaks. It is fun, I think... and if it isn't fun, it's all we can do
Niko    Maybe.
Roman   Not 'maybe' - yes - definitely true.
Niko    Okay. Thank you. I will lighten up, learn how to juggle, maybe get work
        in a dance troupe?
Roman   You dancing? Now that I would like to see. Like the death throes of an
Niko    Thanks cousin. You really know how to make me feel good about myself.
Roman   Don't mention it.

<dialogue - L>

Roman   Avoid it as long as you can, cousin. That's my advice to you.
Niko    Avoid what?
Roman   The old ball and chain, the chastity belt they call a serious
        relationship. I love Mallorie but come on. A man has his urges. It is
        impossible sometimes.
Niko    But you love her, don't you?
Roman   She's the love of my life, the woman of my dreams... she's amazing.
        It's just tough. Maybe it'd be easy if I was not an attractive man,
        but, sadly, I was not blessed with plain features. No matter where I
        go, the ladies love me. It's that Bellic blood. They can't resist, can
Niko    Maybe you have different Bellic blood than me.
Roman   If women weren't throwing themselves at me, life would be easier. They
        make this hard for me, if only I was unattractive. I guess it's stupid
        to wish for the impossible. I'll just have to learn to live with the
Niko    Good luck with that, Roman.

<dialogue - M>

Roman   How you doing, cousin?
Niko    Okay.
Roman   Good.
Niko    And you? How are you?
Roman   Me? I'm always the same. You know me. I'm an optimist. Life is always
Niko    You're always waiting for tomorrow.
Roman   Maybe. It feels better than always mourning yesterday.
Niko    I guess.
Roman   But what a yesterday! Man, this has been a crazy time. We've had some
        insane adventures.
Niko    Yes - it's been crazy for me for seventeen years. For you too, but in a
        different way. We grew up wanting to be free. And look what freedom
        was. War, killing, and not even knowing what to hate anymore.
Roman   And hot tubs and fast cars and the chance to do what the hell you want.
Niko    Maybe. Sometimes it feels like I do what the hell others want.
Roman   Oh, stop complaining. You're pathetic. The one thing this country has
        taught you is how to whine.
Niko    Fuck you.
Roman   That's better. Grow some fucking balls.
Niko    I will, when you grow a brain.

<dialogue - N>

Roman   You good, cousin?
Niko    I guess.
Roman   You sure? Listen man. I'm worried about you. You have to sort your life
        out. Before it ends.
Niko    What does that mean?
Roman   It means what it says - you can't carry on like this - fighting a war
        that ended, killing, running around like a lunatic, all this craziness.
Niko    You got me into this craziness, here I mean. And you help me spend the
        money it has made us.
Roman   Sure, but it can't go on, not forever.
Niko    Yes it can.
Roman   You'll die.
Niko    No. I will go on forever. This is my curse. I can do this. Live this
        life. I cannot live another. Not now.
Roman   I don't buy that bullshit. Grow up, move on, be, be free! At least
        think about it?
Niko    Sure.

<drunk dialogue - A>

Roman   We need to get home, quick.
Niko    Are you throwing up, Roman?
Roman   I'll throw up on you if you give me any more lip, NB. No, I need to
        place some bets. I'm feeling lucky.
Niko    You're lucky to be conscious you drunk so much.
Roman   I have a good feeling in my gut. There is money to be won, Niko.
        Wonderful dollars to collect from stupid chumps who can't pick a winner
        from loser, a bad hand from a good one.
Niko    If I was a betting man, Roman, which I'm not, I would bet against you
        in this state.
Roman   Always the pessimist, cousin. Always hating on me. You will see. You
        will see.
Niko    I'll see something.

<drunk dialogue - B>

Roman   I'm drunk, cousin.
Niko    You don't say? As usual, one smell of the alehouse and Roman Bellic is
        about to vomit!
Roman   Piss off! I can hold the drink. I am a warrior. I am an animal. I am
        the beast. The beast.
Niko    If you say so.
Roman   A wild fucking animal. Ask any woman! Ask Mallorie!
Niko    I did - she said you were like a wild animal... like a wild pig.
Roman   Fuck you! You can't take me. I'm a maniac. I'm a beast. I eat! I sleep!
        I fuck! I drink!
Niko    You vomit, you cry, you read self-help books. You are all man, Roman!

<drunk dialogue - C>

Roman   You see the way that man was looking at me? Did you see him?
Niko    An ex-boyfriend?
Roman   Fuck you. Fuck you, Niko Bellic. He was looking at me like he wanted to
        fight. Like he thought I was a nobody. I'm a somebody. So what if I
        moved here. Everyone except the Native Americans are immigrants to this
        country and even they were meant to have walked here from Russia when
        the sea was frozen over.
Niko    I didn't know that.
Roman   Stick with me, cousin, and you'll learn a lot. About games of chance,
        about hard work and opportunity, about pleasuring women - you'll learn
        a hell of a lot. What did that scumbag think he was staring at? I'm a
        continental lager, he's just a domestic brew. Tastes like fucking piss.
        Everyone loves an imported and classy beverage. If I knew where he
        lived I'd go there and seduce his wife.
Niko    She wouldn't be able to resist you, Roman.
Roman   Not many women can, not many can...

<drunk dialogue - D>

Roman   I'm sober. I had a lot to drink, but I'm straight sober.
Niko    Sure.
Roman   I am... listen, man... I'm seeing funny. I think I got spiked.
Niko    What? What is spiked?
Roman   I think someone put something in my drink. Evil people do it to women
        they wish to take advantage of.
Niko    And which nice sailor in there do you think wanted to take advantage of
        you, pretty lady?
Roman   Firstly, I wasn't in the fucking merchant navy. And secondly, cousin
        and friend, fuck you. And thirdly, people also do it if they want to
        steal your kidneys or your liver.
Niko    Who would want your kidneys or liver? They must all be shot through by
Roman   Fuck you, I'm an alpha male. I'm at the top of the tree...
Niko    Like a fairy.
Roman   Not that tree... the tree of life.
Niko    Oh, that tree. Stop talking shit.

<drunk dialogue - E>

Roman   Did you see those titties in there? I could have covered them with
        butter and syrup and had them for breakfast.
Niko    What about Mallorie's titties? Don't you like them?
Roman   Have you been balling Mallorie, cousin? How could you? She's the love
        of my life. The woman of my dreams. My own cousin is thinking about her
        firm sweet titties. You make me sick cousin, sick to the bone.
Niko    You're drunk, Roman.
Roman   That is no excuse for giving it to Mallorie, Niko. Just because I might
        not be able to perform right now doesn't mean you should step into the
        ring for me. I'll be on fighting form again tomorrow morning.
Niko    Lucky Mallorie.
Roman   Since you have got to Liberty City I have shared everything with you,
        everything. But I won't share that, no I won't share that. I love you,
Niko    I know you do, Roman.

 LITTLE JACOB (#jacob)

<dialogue - A>

Jacob   Wha'gwan rasta?
Niko    What's up Jacob?
Jacob   Boy, it's good fe spend some quality time wit de I, seen?
Niko    Yes.
Jacob   Not all work, work, work, y'know? We got to ease up from time to time,
        to see how the world turns, you know what I'm saying?
Niko    I think so.
Jacob   Make you tink that tings matter, when all that matter is that the sun
        come up and we have good time and laughter and ting, seen?
Niko    I hope so, man, I do.
Jacob   You uphill you know, Niko? Even for a shotta.

<dialogue - B>

Jacob   Niko, Niko, how's me main man Roman? Him still gambling all his money
Niko    I am afraid that that is what Roman will do with any money he gets.
        Hopefully Mallorie will be able to straighten him out one day.
Jacob   Mallorie a fine daughta, an him lucky fe have her, you know? Hopefully
        he won't gamble her away as well.
Niko    Sometimes I think he would put her on the table if he had the chance.
        He doesn't hold onto much for long. I am amazed he managed to save
        enough money to be able to afford the cab depot in the first place.
Jacob   Seen, seen. There's always people around fe lend de money to a man,
        especially if de man have a habit like Roman. Seen?
Niko    Sure.
Jacob   You think Roman's addicted to gambling, you tink him have a real
        problem? Jah know him, he can throw his money to dem con men, you know,
        star. Him a real idiot, you know?
Niko    Maybe is problem, maybe he just need to get something out of his
        system. He don't like the cars and the guns as much as you and me do.
Jacob   Any money I get I, you know me spend upon sisters or sensemillia. I
        don't throw my money away, you know.

<dialogue - C>

Jacob   You all good, Niko, man?
Niko    Sure. How you doing?
Jacob   Usual a whole heap of trouble, but, me nah complain, you know. Me learn
        from me Uncle Bradshaw, you know.
Niko    Really? You know him?
Jacob   Yes I, in spirit and love, you know. Seen?
Niko    Okay.
Jacob   Him speak de truth, man, him know de way, him understand tings
        properly, you know?
Niko    He plays good music.
Jacob   Raas, him play de best music, man. Him play from de heart, you know.

<dialogue - D>

Jacob   Irie, man. How's it going?
Niko    Same old, you know, getting by. How's Badman?
Jacob   Badman vexing me someting wicked at de moment, you know, star. Won't
        leave him place unless him packing more heat dan de sun. Getting all
        paranoid and shit.
Niko    Yeah? Is someone out to get him?
Jacob   If you ask him, every dread pon de corner is out to get him, but...
        it's all dem spliff he been smoking, man. It don't do him head no good.
Niko    You seem to be okay, and you smoke a lot.
Jacob   Blacking up don't affect I and I de same way, you know. I an' I a chill
        dread. I don't like that kass kass in the way Badman do. The herb make
        Badman's head work in all type of ways it shouldn't be working. He
        think his friends are after him. He ain't turned on me yet, but one
        day. You know, one day...
Niko    Shit, I wouldn't want to see the fight if you two went against each
Jacob   Nuh I, rasta, nuh I.

<dialogue - E>

Niko    How you doing, Jacob?
Jacob   Okay, rasta, but, you know, not great, you know? The herb is gonna kill
        me up, here. The herb! It's bad for the head. The stuff here.
Niko    Really?
Jacob   The hydroponic and artificial and made with chemicals and produced with
        chemicals. Covered with pesticides... it's wrong. Man, it's wrong!
Niko    Well, stop smoking it.
Jacob   I trying, star. I trying.

<dialogue - F>

Niko    Jacob, is good to see you.
Jacob   Alright me man, Niko, is good to see de I. What's happening with you?
Niko    Same shit, cops still chasing me, still getting into fights.
Jacob   Don't nobody treat you wit de respect you know you deserve, you know,
        Niko. All of life be about is respect, sight? You don't got nothing
        unless you got people paying you no mind, you know?
Niko    Sure, man. I don't let nobody talk down to me.
Jacob   Being a dread, being a rasta, is all about getting respect and ting,
        you know? Rastas weren't getting no respect, we follow Jah till we get
        respect, sight?
Niko    Okay.
Jacob   Problem be when man no pay another man no respect, you know? Each rasta
        be vital. Babylon a try hold rastas down, but Jah, him hold we up. We
        say I an' I need dat respect, you know, star? Babylon downpressors is
        where we get de problem in society from. Make everyting crash.
Niko    Something made everything fucked up, man. I'll tell you that.

<dialogue - G>

Jacob   One love, Niko. Wha'gwan?
Niko    Hey man - how you doing?
Jacob   Good man, good. I was just enjoying some Massive B dancehall pon de
Niko    Yeah, it's cool.
Jacob   Respect due. Bobby Konders is hard man, you know. De sound is raw!
Niko    Yeah.
Jacob   Him are de real selector man. It's an incredeble sound system. Only in
        Liberty City, yo. Man, music from de whole world come a here for
        massive sound clash, you know. And Massive B are de top notch, man. Top
Niko    Yeah - this city has some incredible music.
Jacob   Respect.

<dialogue - H>

Niko    Jacob, what's going on man? You seem down.
Jacob   Boy, me vex rasta! Badman outta him mind, man. Him lose it.
Niko    It's his paranoia, man. He's smoking too much of that shit. You got to
        tell him to calm it down.
Jacob   I ain't saying nothing to him face. You no call no alligator long mouth
        til you pass him, bredren. If me tell Badman fe calm down, him a pull
        out de ratchet and cut I good.
Niko    This must have happened before, how'd you calm Badman then?
Jacob   Grandad was here back inna the days. Him tell Badman, no badda bawl,
        don't be feisty. He bring him right down. Grandad a hortical don, you
Niko    Where is this Granddad now?
Jacob   Boy, him back a Jam Dung. Cotching a de sun, man. Couldn't take de city
        no more.
Niko    I don't blame him, maybe Badman should go to Jamaica too?
Jacob   That could be de best ting, you know, Niko. Best ting for all of us,

<dialogue - I>

Jacob   Niko, how old are you now?
Niko    Shit, I stopped counting birthdays when I saw my friends die back home.
        I didn't think I deserved any more when they weren't getting any.
Jacob   That's some deep shit, man. Some deep shit. You tink things like dat,
        but, you don't smoke trees. You need a spiritual edge, you know. You
        take anything?
Niko    I drink.
Jacob   Alright, Rum be a spiritual ting. It wake up your senses and point dem
        out to de world around you. Rum is I-tal. It made from the earth and it
        put you in tune with it. It's a natural ting.
Niko    I drink vodka.
Jacob   Seen. Vodka be from de earth too. Inna Jam Dung we have de rum, where
        you from de rum is de vodka. It be de same. It put you in touch with de
        spiritual side. Herb be the most spiritual, y'know, messa man. You
        smoke it, it open your mind to be what's going on in the earth.
Niko    Thanks Jacob, but I'm alright with the shots of vodka. They fuck me up

<dialogue - J>

Jacob   Whappen Niko?
Niko    All good, Jacob, all good. Or at least, I'm trying not to think too
        much about things.
Jacob   How you mean?
Niko    I mean, I'm trying not to worry too much about the things that are
        messed up. Relax, you know, have some fun.
Jacob   Yeah man, I hear that. We gonna have some fun, we gonna sit and enjoy a
        lickle silence, and enjoy de world as it turns. Relax!
Niko    Cool.
Jacob   We gonna have a whole heap of relaxation. A whole bunch of chilling it
        out. Of silence, yes? Seen?
Niko    Okay?
Jacob   Then why you keep talking? Hold you corner, rasta, shhh.
Niko    Hold your fucking corner, rasta - I was being quiet.
Jacob   Gwan man, hard ears, relax. Unwind.
Niko    I'm trying! You keep talking.
Jacob   Whatever you say, messa. Whatever you say.

<dialogue - K>

Jacob   Alright, Niko, you mind me ask you a serious question?
Niko    No Jacob, go for it.
Jacob   What made you come outta you own country, what ruined it for you?
Niko    War ruined my country, Jacob. One village fought another. Friends had
        to fight friends. Then, the West takes notice and you are watching your
        neighbor's house blowing up on the international news channel.
Jacob   Rhaatid, Niko.
Niko    Why do you ask?
Jacob   I look at Badman and tink what could be turning him into the man he's
        becoming. He's being ruined, you know, Niko? He ain't the dread he used
        to be. He used to be righteous man, now him a bad seed. It de coke dat
        he's doing, you know.
Niko    Badman is putting coke in his spliffs?
Jacob   Nah man, he be selling it, and it making him gravalicious. De whole Jam
        dung getting greedy off a des coke money. It a turn dread against
        dread. Rastas be fighting one another, when they should be cotching and
        smoking de herb together. Badman included. We should be fighting
        Babylon, but instead we are fight one another.
Niko    I wish my country had an excuse as good as cocaine for their fighting.
        Sadly, is not the case.

<dialogue - L>

Niko    What's going on, Jacob?
Jacob   Easy now, star, me worry about everthing with Badman, you know?
Niko    Badman? Why?
Jacob   Him want to be inna de mafia business, big time rude boy, all de time
        want mash up de place and broke down de place, seen?
Niko    Yes - from what I understand he's pretty wild, but aren't we all?
Jacob   Man, me worry about him, you know? Man me right hand man, but him big
        inna de cocaine ting and him want bring it in from jam dung, seen? And
        it no good.
Niko    No - cocaine is a bad business, but this whole life is a bad business.
Jacob   Don't deal wit cocaine, everything end up fine. If I deal wit cocaine,
        everyting end up raas clot mash up, seen?
Niko    I hear you.

<dialogue - M>

Jacob   The world be a fucked up place, Niko. A place rammed up with fuckery.
Niko    Sure, Jacob, it is. What I have seen of it at least.
Jacob   Since you got to Liberty City, you meet anyone what wasn't crazy?
Niko    No one I liked. I might have robbed some sane people, but I did not
        stick around for conversation.
Jacob   Seen, Niko. you, me, Badman, we all crazy living de life we live.
Niko    Cops chasing us, gangsters trying to rip us off, it ain't an easy life,
        that's for sure.
Jacob   Maybe it's this madness, this crazy shit, that make de world go round.
        People say it be the rules, the laws that make the world work, you
        know? But maybe it ain't dat way. That's just Babylon keeping a rasta
        down. That's just bucky massa hitting our backs, making de slave ship
        keep moving. That's just dem downpressors in grey suits, making us
        waste our life filling out forms and ting. Doing that shit instead of
        really experiencing the world, the spiritual side. That's that shit
        that's shutting down life. Crazy rastas like I an' I, we don't listen
        to Babylon. It us a keep de world moving and jamming. Is us, and we
        make de world I-tal. We give the world it's life and it's madness, you
Niko    Sure, I think you could be onto something there.

<drunk dialogue - A>

Jacob   Boy, me drink too much, you know, rasta.
Niko    Okay, okay, take it easy.
Jacob   Me head spinning, me stomach turning, me all pyoua pyoua, me can't take
        it easy.
Niko    Sorry
Jacob   Shut up and mek me dee in peace, man.

<drunk dialogue - B>

Jacob   Now, let me sit in peace, Niko. You know me get funny when me drink and
        you make de world spin funny, man.
Niko    Sure. Hang in there.

<drunk dialogue - C>

Jacob   Sorry, Niko, me can't... take de drink so good.
Niko    No problem.
Jacob   Me all mud up, me back to front, de world is turning, gwan wrong way.
Niko    So you say.
Jacob   So it is man. You know, say me are mash up man, me mash up, just mek me
        cry in peace, man.

<drunk dialogue - D>

Jacob   You know me man, me hate de car, and de... and de drinking, and de
        driving ting man.
Niko    I remember - I didn't realize you couldn't handle a drink.
Jacob   Mek we shut up now, Niko, and man, me wonder in peace why you have
        three heads all of a sudden.

 BRUCIE (#brucie)

<dialogue - A>

Brucie  The thing is Niko, there is something you don't understand about me
Niko    Definitely true.
Brucie  I know it all seems straight forward - what you see is what you get.
Niko    No, trust me, it seems pretty weird.
Brucie  But underneath these rock hard abs and biceps of steel, lurks the
        beast, bro.
Niko    What?
Brucie  I'm a wild animal, man. I'm a raging torrent, bro.
Niko    Sure - my English not so good. Can you keep it simple?
Brucie  I'm an animal on fire. I'm crazy. Loco. Lunatic. Look, all I'm saying,
        man, don't unlock the forces you can't possibly understand. Capiche?
Niko    I'll try not to.

<dialogue - B>

Brucie  NB, man. You ever wonder why I look so good? Huh? You ever think, what
        motivates Brucie to sculpt his body into rock hard, cut granite?
Niko    Can't say that it keeps me up at night, but I'd guess that it's because
        you're a bit insecure. There's nothing wrong with that.
Brucie  You're a crazy bastard, man. Fucking crazy. I love you, man. I love you
        but you're wrong, bro. Okay, I'm cut like I am because I can. Most
        people are happy with being average. They settle for what a midsize
        car, 2.4 kids and a chubby fucking wife. Huh? Yeah right.
Niko    I'd settle for people stopping trying to kill me. That's an average
        life I could go for.
Brucie  You don't mean that! Shit, you like to push shit to the next level as
        much as me. As I was saying, people settle for the average and don't
        look for any more okay? I wanna be everything I can be. I will pump
        iron, hit the cardio, juice to the max - I'll do, I'll do all that to
        look the best I can. That's why I've got the hottest bitches in my bed,
        the sweetest rides in my garage, the coldest ice on my wrist okay? You
        know it NB. I don't let anything stop me from hitting the pinnacle

<dialogue - C>

Brucie  Let me let you in on a little secret, NB.
Niko    Sure, as long as it doesn't involve what you really get up to in the
Brucie  You want to learn something or you want to make fun?
Niko    Make fun.
Brucie  Tough - it's time you learnt something, okay? Look, you're fast and
        you're powerful, but unless you turn speed into velocity, unless you
        have direction, you might be going in the wrong direction, okay?
Niko    Thanks for that Brucie - really interesting.
Brucie  Yeah I'm writing a book. Yeah and I've got my own website - all about
        life coaching.
Niko    Good luck.
Brucie  No I don't need luck - I've got vision bro. In short, my philosophy is:
        "Life is about making the best of yourself."
Niko    Amazing. How do people do this?
Brucie  A lot of hard work down the gym, some excellent supplements and
        two-hundred egg whites a day.

<dialogue - D>

Brucie  So, man. I was in the doctors office waiting to go in and have some
        shots in my forehead and lips, right? So, I'm sitting there and I'm
        reading one of those women's magazines. You know the ones I mean?
Niko    Sure, Brucie. The ones that give the teenage girls of America low self
        esteem and eating disorders.
Brucie  Yeah right. What would we do without them, right? Anyway, there was
        this article about bitches digging guys who don't work out. I mean,
        what the fuck man, what's that?
Niko    Takes all sorts, people got different tastes.
Brucie  You believe that shit? Right? You believe that shit. Girls like poor
        guys too, right? Whatever. You crack me up, man. That's just a rumour
        made up by guys who don't got the bods bro. That's it.
Niko    Yeah, I didn't realize that. I thought people had different opinions.
Brucie  Alright, look... look, when a bitch sees you all cut, standing there
        just out of the shower... water's dripping down your abs, your veins
        are popping out cause you're jacked, and your towel is like slung real
        low. They see that shit and it's just more interesting bro. bitches
        like hard straight lines, they don't like flab, alright? I'll show you
        a picture I took this morning when I got out of the shower. You'll see
        what I mean.
Niko    I'm alright, Brucie. I'm really alright.

<dialogue - E>

Brucie  You know what the secret to my success is NB?
Niko    Yes, that bullshark stuff.
Brucie  No! that's fuel man, it's not the engine. The engine is my mind - it's
        a steel trap. It's solid steel.
Niko    I can tell.
Brucie  It's a coiled spring of pure power - and what drives it is control,
        okay? You've got to get more control. Learn to resist.
Niko    Sure.
Brucie  You know what - you've got to learn to abstain. You know, once I
        abstained from pussy... for six months alright. No sex for six months,
        can you imagine? I was so pent up.
Niko    I'm not really enjoying the images that are running through my mind.
Brucie  And no masturbating, either. That was the hardest bit.
Niko    Will you shut up?
Brucie  What?
Niko    Just shut up.
Brucie  Oh. Sorry bro. Sorry.

<dialogue - F>

Brucie  You know what, NB. You crazy immigrant killer. You know that I look at
        you and I see myself. You know that?
Niko    It's funny but I look at you and I don't see myself. Must be a one way
        mirror or something.
Brucie  That is exactly what I'm talking about, man. You can't see yourself in
        me because you haven't unlocked your full potential. Look, between you
        and me, I used to be an out of shape guy with anger issues just like
        you bro. You're gonna have to trust me on that one because I burnt all
        the photos.
Niko    I can believe that.
Brucie  Dude, I had low cheekbones as well. Thank god for implants, man. Okay,
        so I was this guy who was going nowhere and I changed my life. Hit the
        weights right, hit the 'roids, then the bull shark. I didn't get angry
        anymore. I was happy! In myself! Maybe that's what you need?
Niko    I don't want to sound like a dick, Brucie. But didn't you get me
        running around town, killing people, because you got 'roid rage? If
        those aren't anger issues, I don't know what are. At least when I
        decide someone's gotta go, there's a good reason.
Brucie  All I'm saying is I'm a more rounded person, that's all. Alright, maybe
        if you started to look after your body, you'd start to look after your
        mind, man.

<dialogue - G>

Brucie  Let me ask you, NB - what are your personal goals, bro?
Niko    I don't know - to find resolution, I guess.
Brucie  Whatever - you sound confused, pal. I know mine. You wanna hear?
Niko    Not really.
Brucie  Listen, you might learn something important okay. My goal is always the
        same... to win! Okay?
Niko    Incredible. Win at what?
Brucie  I don't know... win... at everything.
Niko    Great - well you're certainly winning the tanning competition. I've
        seen handbags that are less leathery. Anything else?
Brucie  I'm a winner, man. You need a lot of help, bro okay - to unlock your
        potential. To be something. To turn heads when you walk into the VIP
        bar or a high rolling environment.
Niko    Sure.

<dialogue - H>

Brucie  Shit man, I'm fucking done with it - alright. If one more person asks
        me I'm gonna flip alright? The hate is gonna descend and I'm gonna
        start breaking things. I fucking swear it, man.
Niko    If someone asks you what?
Brucie  Whether steroids give you funny balls. Right? Steroids don't fucking
        shrink your balls, man. My balls are actually pretty big.
Niko    Yeah, man. I'm sure they are.
Brucie  They are, man. You wanna feel them? Touch my balls and end this once
        and for all bro. You can tell everyone that juicing don't actually
        shrink people's balls because Brucie's are fucking huge. I was juggling
        them like melons just the other day bro.
Niko    I really don't want to touch your balls Brucie.
Brucie  Come on, Niko. Just cup them bro. One time.
Niko    That ain't going to happen, friend. Let's drop this.

<dialogue - I>

Brucie  You know that people used to bully me, Niko? I don't tell many people
        that. We're close man, fucking close.
Niko    Yeah, we're close. I'm sorry to hear that you were bullied.
Brucie  Yeah, man. Back when I was fat and had a weak jaw. I probably would
        have bullied me too. Fucking Marty Daniels pointing at me and laughing.
        Captain of the fucking football team, man.
Niko    It's always the Captain of the football team, ain't it?
Brucie  Whenever I'm fucking a hot model, I see his face. Not laughing at me
        now, are you? Nothing funny about the way Brucie rolls now, is there,

<dialogue - J>

Brucie  You've got to work out more, man - you've got so much potential.
Niko    Thanks man, but can we just drop the self improvement for once?
Brucie  But you're incredibly defensive.
Niko    No, I'm not.
Brucie  You are, because you know you're not realising the inner you - you've
        got to unlock your wild animal.
Niko    I think I do that already - I think I need to learn to calm down.
Brucie  You need help. How many push ups can you do?
Niko    No idea - twenty? Thirty?
Brucie  I can do five-hundred, in one go.
Niko    Sounds fun.
Brucie  What better judge of a man is there than how many push ups he can do?
        No better - it separates the strong from the weak, and the wheat from
        the chaff. Are you wheat or chaff bro? I know your wheat, man - you're
        pretending to be chaff.
Niko    Good point! Sometimes I wonder why we hang out, then I remember it is
        because of all the wisdom and vision I get from you.
Brucie  Thank you, thank you.

<dialogue - K>

Niko    So, Brucie, you're a pretty intense guy. Have you ever thought about
        giving up the steroids?
Brucie  Why would I want to do that? They're the fucking best man, make you
        feel alive. Man, when I got juice in my veins it's like nothing can
        touch me. I'm fucking invincible bro.
Niko    You don't think they're addictive or nothing?
Brucie  No way, man. It's not like I couldn't stop if I wanted to. It's like,
        why stop? Alright, there's the balls thing which is a fucking myth,
        alright. My balls are huge. Then there's the 'roid rage. I don't mind
        it. Alright? I don't mind that it gives me an edge. There's no real
        reason to quit.
Niko    But you could if you wanted to?
Brucie  Hell yeah! But they make me feel alive, and I look alive. I'm fucking
        Adonis bro, look at this. These abs are perfect. You can't get this
        shit without juicing bro.

<dialogue - L>

Brucie  Let me tell you, NB, the most important thing when it comes to being a
Niko    Not how many push ups I can do? Nor how long I can go without
Brucie  No, but I'm glad you've been paying attention. No, it's time
        management. That is, how you 'manage your time' - Okay? Winners manage
        their time really well. Me, I break the day down into five-second
        chunks and plan out each five seconds days in advance and I keep a
Niko    Great! Sounds really practical.
Brucie  It is. Practical sacrifices for winners... it's in the book bro. Or the
        new book. Anyway, anything that's a waste of time should be struck from
        the list. And you know what the biggest waste of time is?
Niko    No.
Brucie  Reading books - it is a complete waste of time - watch a fucking tv
        show - it activates a lot more of the senses and makes you much more
        alive, okay? It's the winners approach.

<girls dialogue - A>

Brucie  Hey, you ever see two bitches as tight as these babes?
Niko    I dunno Brucie. Yeah, they're pretty.
Brucie  No, they're fucking hot man. They're smoking. We met up in a club and
        it was intense. Wasn't it babe?
Girl    Yeah.
Brucie  I was standing at the bar ordering a magnum, scoping the floor you
        know, flexing my pecs, and I saw these girls and I felt it. They saw
        what I was packing and they felt it too. Didn't you?
Girl    Yeah, sure.
Niko    It wasn't the amount of money he was spending that attracted you to
        Brucie, was it ladies?
Girl    Nah.
Brucie  What you talking about man? These girls were as impressed with the body
        I was rocking... as the bling I had on and the readies I was dropping.
        Alright? Get rid of the attitude, you're a winner too bro.

<girls dialogue - B>

Brucie  Alright let me tell you something... home cremation. That's how I want
        to go, alright I read this amazing thing about it online the other day.
        What do you think babe?
Girl 1  No way.
Brucie  Why the fuck not? Viking shit is where it's at. Of course, you guys
        will be dead long before me - I'm planning on hitting a buck fifty.
Niko    Life seems longer when I'm with you...
Brucie  Very funny, NB. Argh! Oh my God - what is that, babe? Is that
Girl 2  Why are you picking on me?
Brucie  It better not be. Brucie does not do cellulite. Brucie does not do five
        hundred crunches a day so he can cuddle fucking cellulite.
Niko    Brucie - chill out - who cares... they're real women.
Brucie  Above all, NB, Brucie does not do real women. I'm living the dream man.
        Viking dreams, baby. Christ! When I'm gone, you'll understand.
Niko    When you're gone, I'll be one hundred and fifty.

<girls dialogue - C>

Brucie  Babes, you ever think that there's more to life? I'm a winner, yeah. I
        got a successful business, I got the readies, I definitely got the
        body. I can get hot chicks like you to hang out with me. But there's
        gotta be more, you know.
Niko    How could there be more than that?
Brucie  You know what I mean, I'm alpha. I'm the hunter gatherer. I dominate
        the fucking savannah. Eating wildebeest and fucking all the bitches in
        the pride. You get me?
Girl    No.
Brucie  I'm a winner but I'm also spiritual. I feel that deep shit. I listen
        to, like trance music and shit. I burn scented candles and I look after
        my chi. Yeah. Yeah, that's right. You get that?
Girl    Yeah.
Niko    Makes a lot of sense, man. A whole lot of sense.

<girls dialogue - D>

Brucie  Alright let's party, then... let's have a good time... you ready to
        party, babes?
Girl    Fuck yeah!
Brucie  Great... I'm glad we hooked up - you girls are gonna have the night of
        your lives - me and NB - we're tigers, babe, tigers, tigers, you know
        what I mean?
Girl    Yeah..
Brucie  Tell me about yourselves - let me know your darkest secrets - let me
        know what floats your yacht, sinks your swimmer, are you a crunches or
        lipo girl? Are you an angel or a devil? Are you a good girl, or, you
        know, are you a fox in wolves clothing, you know what I mean?
Girl    Got me.
Brucie  Let me put it another way, I've got great abs, but I've also got a big
        cock and a big bank balance. I'm the complete package. Niko's more your
        tough, and rough diamond type, but he's prime rib, all the same. He's a
        tiger, even though he looks like a... you know, like a...
Niko    Please shut up, Brucie...
Brucie  Don't mean to embarrass you, NB.

<girls dialogue - E>

Niko    So what you guys got planned later on?
Brucie  Shit, Nicky. We're close and all that but I ain't sharing these girls
        like that. What we're gonna do is private bro. You wanna have good
        time, babes?
Girl 1  Yes.
Brucie  What about you, hot stuff?
Girl 2  Naturally.
Brucie  Brucie's gonna put on some good shit for you babes. After this, we're
        going back to my place and I'm getting out the massage oil. You like
        the sound of that?
Girl 2  Yeah, yeah.
Brucie  You're going to oil up my arms and chest, then I'm gonna let you fine
        ladies watch me do some reps. I'll be flexing the kind of body you tell
        your grandkids about. And if that don't get you hot then call the
        morgue because you bitches have got to be dead. You looking forward to
Girl 1  No thank you.
Girl 2  Dream on.
Niko    They're real lucky girls, Brucie. Real lucky.

<girls dialogue - F>

Brucie  Alright ladies... you having fun? I'm glad we hooked up, you glad
Girl    Yeah.
Brucie  Cool. You know, when you smile, I see a lot of good things. I see
        farmhouses and kids and a future. I've got a poetic side, babe. Can you
Girl    Yes.
Brucie  I'm a playboy, I'm a hunter, I'm a swordsman, I'm a rapier thrust into
        your panties. But I'm also looking to settle down. I'm looking for a
        little gaggle of baby Brucies. You know what I mean?
Girl    Uh huh.
Brucie  But I haven't met the right person... I need someone who understands
        executive VIP lifestyles, a go getter, a risk taker, a hunter, but soft
        and gentle.
Niko    Where are you going to find a man like that?
Brucie  Very funny NB. If I could clone myself, I would. Genetically different,
        man. That's my motto.
Niko    And it couldn't be more true.

<drunk dialogue - A>

Brucie  Man, I love drinking champagne. It's the fucking best bro, fucking
        best. That's why it costs the most, because it's the shit.
Niko    It's okay.
Brucie  You see how I went in there and I got the most expensive shit they had.
        That's how I roll, okay? I don't mind laying down the readies. I just
        wish more people saw me man.
Niko    They saw you drinking the champagne.
Brucie  Yeah, but that don't mean they knew how much it cost. They might have
        thought we was drinking some sparkling wine... shit or something. You'd
        think the barman could put a price tag on the glasses. Fucking asshole!
        Everyone would know then.
Niko    You should ask them next time.

<drunk dialogue - B>

Niko    That was fun.
Brucie  Yeah, man. We're the fucking best bro. Nobody can touch our shit. I
        mean no one else was flashing the cash that we were, right? Nobody was
        rocking bling like ours. No one could touch our bods. We're fucking
        pimps. We are the money. Did you see the way those bitches was scoping
        me? They love my shit. Yeah, that's right.
Niko    I missed that Brucie.
Brucie  Oh, you must have been in the can or something.

<drunk dialogue - C>

Brucie  Did you see how those women were looking at me, man?
Niko    No.
Brucie  They were hellcats, hunters, cougars, baby just like me.
Niko    Vain, drug addled, full of plastic?
Brucie  Ah man, shut up, just shut up... why you always so negative bro?
        Winners are never negative. I'm a positive person. I'm the best. I'm
        unstoppable. I'm genetically different, man. That's my vibe. And I'm
        sticking to it. I fucking love you man.

<drunk dialogue - D>

Brucie  I'm going to have to hit the cardio hard tomorrow. There were some
        serious carbs in those drinks bro.
Niko    Yeah? I didn't notice.
Brucie  You should start looking after yourself more. Start counting carbs bro,
        hitting the weights. I got a good line on juice if you want some.
Niko    I got enough of a temper, thanks Brucie. I don't want to think what
        would happen if the 'roid rage took hold of me too.
Brucie  That was just an offer man. Alright? An offer to a friend. I fucking
        love you man.

 PACKIE (#packie)

<dialogue - A>

Packie  Niko boy, how's it going? What's happening with you?
Niko    This and that, you know? Trying to make ends meet.
Packie  Aren't we all, Niko. Aren't we all. Well, sometimes we're trying to
        keep our heads above the water, other times we're trying to drown
        ourselves in it. You feel that way, you ever feel that need to
        obliterate yourself?
Niko    Maybe sometimes, I mainly try to focus my need to destroy things onto
        other people.
Packie  That's because you ain't Irish. If an Irishman ain't beating himself up
        he's beating up his family. With me, it's myself. My pa was different.
        It's this fucking chop that's screwing me at the moment. I can't go out
        and look for chicks without it, but once I'm out I'm in the can most of
        the night doing rails. After all that there ain't a chance in hell of
        me being able to get hard. It's a fucking Catch-22. I got to cut down
        on the shit.
Niko    That might be a good idea, man.

<dialogue - B>

Packie  You alright Niko boy?
Niko    Sure. How you doing?
Packie  As long as I don't think about things, fantastic!
Niko    Sometimes, I think that is true for all of us.
Packie  Sure - I reckon it is - maybe that's why the world is divided into the
        drunk and the miserable?
Niko    Maybe.
Packie  Although my dad was both - drunk and miserable. Right fucking idiot.
Niko    I'm sorry about that.
Packie  He messed the whole fucking family up, I reckon. I used to think I
        loved him, then I realized I hated him. Drunken bastard. Fuck him.
Niko    Has he been dead long?
Packie  Yes, but not long enough. I wish he'd been drowned at birth, got rid of
        the lot of us.
Niko    You're not very cheerful today.
Packie  No... I'm sorry. Happy thoughts, puppies and little girls smiling and
        clowns and all that shit.

<dialogue - C>

Packie  You're getting to know the McReary family pretty good, Niko boy. What's
        left of it at least.
Niko    You're good people. I like it how you have stayed together.
Packie  All of us except for Francis. We stayed together when it was possible.
        I guess we got Ma to thank for that. Taking us to church and cooking a
        big lunch for the family on a Sunday. When Gerry first went to juvie,
        she kept laying a place at the table for him. That was until my pa got
        into a drunken rage one week and threw Gerry's plate against the wall.
Niko    What happened?
Packie  Ma didn't even flinch. She just sat there. The next week, Gerald's
        place at the table was empty.
Niko    She must be a strong woman.
Packie  That's what I thought at first, now I just reckon it was denial. She's
        got this power to switch off. When Pa would get drunk and do things.
        She'd just glaze over. I dunno, she's me ma but I ain't gonna ever
        understand that.
Niko    There is a lot that I am never going to understand, Packie. A whole
        fucking lot.

<dialogue - D>

Packie  How you doing?
Niko    Okay, you know?
Packie  Sure - great apart from all the blood and the guilt hey... kind of
        messed up, this kind of life isn't it?
Niko    Yes.
Packie  But then, what's the alternative? Be a hero with feet of clay or be a
        drunk and a thug and a killer, but at least you ain't a fucking
Niko    I don't know.
Packie  Bury your brother, bury your dad, but at least you can look in the
        mirror and feel okay? Feel like a man?
Niko    I saw my brother get killed, a long time ago, he was a good friend of
        Roman's too. We never speak about it.
Packie  I'm sorry.
Niko    I knew you could understand that grief.
Packie  Pain comes easy to the McReary's. Pain and remorse and doing whatever
        we can to forget about them.
Niko    Yes.
Packie  Maybe we're all hypocrites. All imbeciles. Francis - you know about
        Francis - he wanted to be a priest.
Niko    Really?
Packie  He got thrown out of the seminary, for cheating. He tried to cheat God.
        Can you believe it? So he became a fucking cop.

<dialogue - E>

Packie  Niko boy, Niko. You still in contact with your family back in...
Niko    With what's left of them. I am not so lucky to have my whole family in
        one city.
Packie  Us McRearys never flew far from the nest, we all stuck close to home.
        All of us apart from Derrick that is. He left us to visit the Old
        Country. Liberty City was never enough for him. He was always a
        dreamer. That's probably why he got into smack. Took him to another
Niko    Cocaine is a realist's drug, right? Keeps you in the moment.
Packie  Keeps your head up your own fucking ass, that's about as grounded as
        you can get.
Niko    What did Derrick want to find in Ireland?
Packie  I don't know. He loved the stories about the Old Country. The poetry,
        the songs, the books. More than anything he loved a good ruck though.
        He went to Ireland to find it all. An old romantic he was.
Niko    The world has a strange way of knocking that out of you pretty quick,
Packie  Life knocks most things out of you pretty quick.

<dialogue - F>

Packie  What's going on, Niko?
Niko    Usual kind of chaos.
Packie  Sure... sure. Chaos we all know about. Gerry was the only one who ever
        tried to live beyond the chaos.
Niko    What makes him different?
Packie  I'm not sure - but it didn't do him much good, either way. I think it
        was because of Derrick.
Niko    Why?
Packie  Because Derrick was a grass. In England. He was involved in that
        business and he grassed on some people to avoid doing some serious
        time. And then went into hiding, for years.
Niko    I did not know that.
Packie  No. He spun it different, but that was the truth. A grass, to avoid
        doing time. That's why Gerry won't bend - he sees it as his penance for
        the sins of his brother. Crazy fucking idiot.

<dialogue - G>

Niko    Packie, how's it going man? Is good to see you.
Packie  Good to see you Niko, anything new going on?
Niko    Not really, usual series of shootouts, fist fights and robberies.
Packie  Shit, that sounds like a fucking extract from my diary. It would if I
        kept a diary at least. The fighting bit mainly - drunken fights, sober
        fights, fights on the subway, fights with the family.
Niko    Did your family fight a lot growing up?
Packie  Fuck, I practically had to come outta the womb swinging. As the
        youngest I was always getting me ass kicked. By Derrick, by Gerald...
        Francis tried to get me on his side, team up against the other two he
        said, but I wasn't having any of it. Sneaky fucking bastard he was,
        even back then.
Niko    People don't change, do they?
Packie  One time I remember Frankie and Gerald going at it. There was just this
        feeling in the air. This feeling that told me - this one ain't like all
        the other fights. They didn't stop. There was a look in their eyes. It
        was fucking animal.
Niko    What ended the fight, who won?
Packie  There ain't winner in a fight like this. I thought the only thing that
        was gonna end it was one of them dying. Ma had walked out when it
        started, didn't want to nothing to do with it. It ended when they was
        in the kitchen, Gerry was on top just smashing Frankie's head into the
        floor. Then he looks up and he sees Katie huddled up in the corner
        crying and shaking. They both just stopped when they saw her. Kate
        stopped being a kid after that. You know what I mean?
Niko    I think I do.

<dialogue - H>

Packie  What's up, Niko?
Niko    Well not much, you know... problems, solutions, usual sort of thing.
Packie  You sounded just like Gerry when you said that, all cagey and
        thoughtful, like I might be wearing a wire.
Niko    I don't think you're wearing a wire. My English can be a bit bad.
Packie  Sure but you're like Gerry - a weird combination of crazy maniac and
        thoughtful controlled guy.
Niko    Thanks, I think. I always liked Gerry.
Packie  I remember one night, years ago, a bit after my dad died, he came home
        covered in blood. Like he'd been rolling around the floor of an
        abattoir. Must have killed someone, I guess. I never found out. And he
        had this weird look in his eyes, like he was possessed.
Niko    Yeah?
Packie  Yeah. Yeah, Kate saw the whole scene, him, insane like he'd ripped a
        man's throat out, blood everywhere, the showering, the burning of
        clothes... I think that was when she realized just what we were like -
        she was young then. She was never quite the same after that.
Niko    No?
Packie  No. well, it must have been hard, realizing your brothers kill people.
        Wasn't hard for me, but I always knew what life was like.

<dialogue - I>

Packie  Were you and Roman always close? Back home I mean.
Niko    Yeah, we always were. Close but different. A good team. He was the
        smart one, I was the active one. That's probably why he got out of
        there when things got bad. I stuck around and life didn't go so good
        from there in.
Packie  You seem like a solid guy, Niko. I know you talk about this bad shit
        that happened to you, but I think you can get over it, you know. You're
        a survivor.
Niko    No one but me can see what is in my head when I try to sleep at night.
        No one has the dreams I do. And you only know this Niko, the one here
        in Liberty City. There are very few people in Liberty City who met me
        before the war.
Packie  At least you know yourself, man. Fuck, I don't know what I am. An
        Irishman, an American. I think I'm straight but when it's late at night
        and I need another gram... I've thought about doing some fucked up
        shit, man. My family's just as confused. Are we gangsters or cops?
        Drunkards or priests? Some people call this shit Catholic guilt. I
        reckon it's just confusion.
Niko    Is very rare to find one word that can sum up a feeling you have. In my
        language, in English. Is very rare to find the word that says it all. I
        think is best to say nothing.
Packie  You could be fucking right.

<dialogue - J>

Packie  So, what's up, Niko?
Niko    I don't know. Not much. What's up with you and the family?
Packie  Same shit. Well, Kate's being a bit odd, but you know about her.
Niko    Yes.
Packie  Look what goes on or went on between you two is your business... I
        don't want to know. What I do know is she's good girl.
Niko    Yes, she is.
Packie  I just wish she'd sort her head out - learn to enjoy herself a little
        bit more.
Niko    She seems more sane than the rest of you.
Packie  Looks can be deceiving. She can't enjoy herself. No sense of joy. I'm a
        lunatic, but at least I know how to enjoy myself... but by retarding
        myself on drink and drugs every day until I can't for the life of me
        remember why I'm miserable.

<dialogue - K>

Niko    Packie, man. How's it going? How is your mother?
Packie  Me mother? She's fucking dying. Has been since the day she was born as
        far as I can tell.
Niko    Aren't we all dying from the day we are born?
Packie  Me mother in particular. I think it's the shame. The shame of her
        marriage to a drunken pervert. The shame of her children. I don't think
        I have to spell that one out to you, do I?
Niko    Yeah, nobody's perfect.
Packie  I blame her parents. They were first generation, you know. Came over
        from some bog somewhere. Pure as the driven snow. Ended up in fucking
        Liberty City - the centre of sin on Earth. Of course she was gonna go
        wrong. They coulda ended up in Australia. Beaches, hot chicks, fucking
        who knows what else. I woulda liked it here. I could have been okay.
Niko    It ain't too late for you to get out of here, Packie. It ain't too late
        until you're dead.
Packie  I'll try to remember that.

<dialogue - L>

Packie  I'm bored man.
Niko    Why?
Packie  Because life is shit. Or my life is shit. Because I don't know...
        because all I fucking do is cause trouble and then drink and do drugs.
Niko    What's the problem?
Packie  I'm bored. I've been rucking and getting fucked up for fifteen years.
        Is this what I was put on the fucking earth for?
Niko    I hope so, because you're doing a good job of it.
Packie  Very funny. I mean, I never paid any attention at school. When your
        family are drunks and killers, you don't really get all the moral
        discipline you might hope for.
Niko    My father used to beat us, to provide discipline.
Packie  My father was a long way from a saint... I wanted to be an artist. I
        could draw really well. It wasn't exactly encouraged. I was kept home
        from school so I could roll joints for my dad. Soon I had different
        goals. Fucking stupid world though, isn't it?

<dialogue - M>

Packie  You cool, Niko?
Niko    Yes, not bad, you know.
Packie  I enjoy talking to you, man. Enjoy hanging out, after all the
        craziness, recently and a long time ago.
Niko    Good. I also enjoy our friendship. Sorry about the troubles your family
        experienced. Really I am.
Packie  Thank you.
Niko    No problem.
Packie  It's always been weird. It's my dad's fault. He was an asshole.
Niko    I know, you said.
Packie  I didn't say everything. He molested Gerry and me - then he killed
        himself - nobody speaks much about it...
Niko    Sorry.
Packie  I used to think maybe Gerry had killed him, but I think he killed
        himself... Damn this is all so embarrassing - why did I tell you that?
        I think that's what really destroyed the family - the old man was a
        sick pervert. Fuck. I never told anyone that before.

<drunk dialogue - A>

Packie  Fuck me, I'm pissed.
Niko    Me too, but I don't want to fuck you.
Packie  Ha ha, a comedian, ladies and gents. I've heard about Europe - it's
        near Ireland, only the people there are backwards and hairy...
Niko    Whereas you're really civilized here.
Packie  I'm civilized. I know a lot about civilization, I went there once.
        Didn't like much, went back to the madhouse... fuck me, I'm drunk.

<drunk dialogue - B>

Packie  You ever been to Ireland, Niko?
Niko    I have to say, I missed it on my travels. Maybe one day.
Packie  I've only been in me dreams, Niko. In me dreams. I ain't never left
        Liberty City. Before you get smart... Goin' to a federal
        penetentiarery... penetentiary don't count as leavin' Liberty City.
Niko    I wasn't gonna get smart.
Packie  I'm going to Ireland though, Niko. I'm gonna fucking go. Mark me words.
        [singing] Oh Danny Boy, The pipes, the pipes are calling, From glen to
        glen, And down the mountain side, The summer's gone, And all the
        flowers are dying, Tis you, 'tis you, Must go and I must bide. But come
        ye back, When summer's in the meadow, Or when the valley's Hushed and
        white with snow Tis I'll be here in sunshine, Or in shadow, Oh Danny
        Boy, Oh Danny Boy, I love you so.

<drunk dialogue - C>

Packie  Niko, man, Niko, I just want to say, I just want to say, I just want to
        say something.
Niko    What?
Packie  Let me think, shut up and let me think, let me be. The whole of me
        life, no one ever let me be, do this Packie, go there, hit him, touch
        me there... You're sick, you're all fucking sick, every last one of
Niko    What are you talking about?
Packie  I don't know, I'm pissed, I'm pissed and I'm saying stupid shit, about
        shit, and I'm going to hell and the world is ugly and unkind and full
        of idiots, and I have so much inside me, but I can't express so I gets
        fucked up and goes and hits a cunt... and this is called being a man?
        Fuck it, quite frankly, I'd rather be a fucking puddle of piss...
Niko    You're fun when you're drunk.
Packie  Fuck you.

<drunk dialogue - D>

Packie  You like poetry, Niko? I fucking love it. Poetry is in the blood of an
        Irishman. Same as booze, religion, sodomy and fighting is.
Niko    I too like poetry. We have much in my country. Let me recite some to
        you. You do not mind that it is in my language. You must remain very
        silent. It is a long poem.
Packie  Alright, ummm. I guess I'd like to hear that. Recite away, Niko.
Niko    I am just fucking with you, Packie. I don't know no fucking poetry. If
        I did I would not speak it to you. In this country all you got is rap
Packie  Fucking America, you're right but I'm a fucking Irishman. We got more
        poets than bottles of whiskey and that's saying a fucking lot. Fucking
        Yeats and shit. You know him?
Niko    Cannot say that I do.
Packie  He wrote about fighting and dreaming and fucking swans and all types of
        shit. On his grave it says something like don't get worked up about
        life and death because people ain't gonna care and they're gonna be
        walking over your dead body anyway... horsemen pass by. That's some
        deep fucking shit.
Niko    Sure it is.

<drunk dialogue - E>

Packie  Fuck me, Niko boy. Fuck me sideways.
Niko    I don't got no coke if that's you're thinking.
Packie  No, Niko, no, no, no. I wasn't meaning anything like that. I don't
        gotta have an agenda to tell a friend he's a fucking prince. But, point
        taken - I'd tell my pa he was a fucking prince if he'd rack up some
        rails for me. Then, if I was talking to my pa I'd be burning in the
        Seventh Circle of fucking Hell. You think I'd still need chop if I was
        burning in Hell, Niko?
Niko    Couldn't tell you Packie. I wouldn't know.
Packie  That's where I'm going, Niko boy. That's where I'm heading. We'll be
        fighting at the kitchen table for the rest of eternity. Fighting,
        burning, eating, drinking and snorting our way through eternity in
Niko    Sounds fun. Promise to invite me around when you're there.

<drunk dialogue - F>

Packie  I'm drunk and stupid tonight.
Niko    Again.
Packie  A-gain... a-fucking-gain, you're leading me astray, Niko! Leading down
        a no good path of wine and women and song and good times and tears!
Niko    You didn't seem like you were on a good path, when we meet, I mean.
Packie  Fuck you! I was a choir boy! A cherub! An angel sent down to live
        amongst men... that's what they told me... Man, I gotta straighten
        meself out. I can't go on like this. I'm a fucking mess. I ain't going
        to make old bones, I know that, but I'd like to hit thirty!
Niko    Sure.
Packie  I'm drunk and coked up every night - I doubt I'll see another six
        months and if it's much longer... I'll end up in prison like everyone
        does... Oh man, I can't take it. I can't fucking take it. Shoot me.
Niko    Shut up.
Packie  Shoot me, in the head.
Niko    You're drunk, shut up.
Packie  Fuck you. I'm not drunk. I'm sober as a lord.
Niko    Whatever.

 DWAYNE (#dwayne)

<dialogue - A>

Dwayne  Let me tell you man, I never wanted to be no drug dealer.
Niko    No?
Dwayne  No. I wanted to be... shit, this'll make you laugh... you know what I
        wanted to be?
Niko    No.
Dwayne  I wanted to be a cop.
Niko    Really? Why didn't you become one?
Dwayne  This is twenty years ago - they didn't encourage black policemen back
Niko    I guess not.
Dwayne  No... and I couldn't read so good anyway, but I could add up and I
        could scare people, so I started slinging dope. The money was insane.
        Crack took off, and it went crazy. I had apartments full of money -
        whole apartments stuffed with bank notes...
Niko    You're joking, right?
Dwayne  No... never made me happy, though. Made me fucking miserable, paranoid,
        angry, and I wasn't even smoking the shit! But I was good at it, the
        best. It was sort of fun, and sort of like living in hell; seeing your
        old school mates turn into zombies, and knowing they was going to be
        your best customers. Man, what a fucking life.

<dialogue - B>

Dwayne  Man, life is hard.
Niko    Sure.
Dwayne  I mean, I was never set an example. In prison they had me doing all
        this therapy bullshit. Discuss your childhood, you know?
Niko    That sounds fun.
Dwayne  My childhood, I saw my dad beat my mom. I saw her try so hard. I
        remember once she got pops some golf clubs, 'cause his friend had some,
        thought he could be refined and shit, he was a pimp who couldn't read,
        fuck only knows what she was thinking, and you know what he did? He
        broke them over her back. Fucking animal. I was glad when he died.
Niko    Life is tough.
Dwayne  Damn straight.

<dialogue - C>

Dwayne  How you doing, man?
Niko    Okay, I think.
Dwayne  Yeah, me too. Shit's on the up. I hope. Although as soon as I say that
        I begin to worry. I remember my dad used to always say, "Expect the
        worst, then you can only be pleasantly surprised.", he'd say that, then
        he'd hit me.
Niko    He doesn't sound like a nice man.
Dwayne  Guy was a fucking fool. He got his, though. He tried to rip off some
        local dealers. I remember the night they killed him. There was knock at
        the door. My mom cried, but I don't think she meant it, I hope she
        didn't. You know what I felt?
Niko    No.
Dwayne  I felt nothing man. Nothing. Not happy, not sad. Just nothing. My pop's
        dead, and I didn't feel a damn thing. Shit is fucked up.

<dialogue - D>

Dwayne  Man, we gonna have some fun... at least we better.
Niko    I hope so.
Dwayne  Me too. You promised.
Niko    No, I said let's hang out. If we have fun, it is up to you as much as
Dwayne  People always let you down.
Niko    I'm not letting you down.
Dwayne  Yeah, no, I know, man, I know. But they do.
Niko    Sure, some people.
Dwayne  Everyone. People only out for one thing - themselves. I always tried to
        live by a code. To be a man who could look at his self in the mirror.
        And look where that ended me up. A long stretch, no family, nothing.
Niko    I know, Dwayne, you're a saint. The world's tough, you lived hard...
        it's always the same shit with you. I saw eight of my best friends
        killed in a ditch. You are not the only man to have seen bad things.
Dwayne  Shit, man, I'm sorry about that.
Niko    Don't worry about it. Just try to complain less.

<dialogue - E>

Dwayne  You know what, Niko, I always thought of myself as a good person.
Niko    I know. You have high moral standards. For a crack dealer and killer, I
Dwayne  I know. It's ridiculous, look at what I became.
Niko    No need to explain to me. I am a long way from a virtuous man.
Dwayne  But at the time, fifteen years ago or more now, shit was crazy. I knew
        it was wrong, but I felt like I didn't have a choice. I had no
        education, I had nothing. Nothing to eat, nowhere to live, and suddenly
        I was clearing fifty Gs a week. I looked after people and I looked
        after myself. Shit felt wrong, but it let me do good. I don't know. I
        can't decide if all the people whose lives was ruined by crack were my
        fault, or if I was just taking money any fool would have taken. I don't
        guess it matters too much now.

<dialogue - F>

Dwayne  Know what? Man... I grew up real poor.
Niko    Me too.
Dwayne  And I remember the first time I had ten grand in my hand - after I
        began dealing and shit. I had ten grand. Felt good, for a while.
        Because I came from nothing. We didn't have shit. Only an old TV, only
        old clothes, no books, always the struggle, and suddenly I had a shit
        load of money. Crazy, man. You can't ever know what's it like, unless
        you been real poor. I can't explain that shit.
Niko    Where I grew up, we had no electricity until I was twelve.
Dwayne  Oh. Shit. My bad.
Niko    No problem.

<dialogue - G>

Dwayne  Man, I miss Playboy.
Niko    I'm sorry.
Dwayne  I mean you, we, did what had to be done, but it's a shame.
Niko    Sure.
Dwayne  I remember when I met him - he was always a bright kid, but he had no
        street knowledge. He wanted to be in the game, but he didn't know the
        rules. We was closer than brothers.
Niko    Things change.
Dwayne  Things shouldn't fucking change. Things hurt man. They hurt. Why you so
Niko    I've seen a lot of friends kill each other. You're not so very

<dialogue - H>

Dwayne  You know what?
Niko    What?
Dwayne  I may be fucking nothing in this life, but there is one thing I ain't,
        I ain't a fucking snitch. When I die, I can meet my maker knowing I did
        not rat people out.
Niko    Good.
Dwayne  When I got arrested, they offered me all kinds of deals - take 8 years
        off my sentence, money in off shore accounts, crazy shit. I never did
        it. If I had done, life wouldn't have made sense.
Niko    Good for you.
Dwayne  But I know somebody talked to send me down. Guess people gotta live
        with theirselves.

<dialogue - I>

Dwayne  How you doing?
Niko    Okay.
Dwayne  I'm depressed.
Niko    You're always depressed!
Dwayne  I know. It's ridiculous. I need some medication or some shit. Take the
        edge off.
Niko    I think you'll be okay.
Dwayne  You know what I miss most about Playboy?
Niko    No.
Dwayne  He was like my kid brother - he was like my family. Man, what I want
        most ain't a job or nothing. It's a fucking family. I want to be a dad.
Niko    So get married, start dating.
Dwayne  Nah, I've seen too much man, I'm too broken. That shit won't work for
        me. I missed my chance when I started slinging them drugs. Life got too
        complicated. I guess I don't believe in second chances, in redemption.
Niko    I don't think I do either.

<drunk dialogue - A>

Dwayne  Man, that was fun. Booze man... it's the greatest thing.
Niko    You think? Better than sex?
Dwayne  Hell yeah... because booze lets you forget, man. Lets you fucking
Niko    Not me.
Dwayne  Yeah, well it lets me forget. Lets me forget that I killed my best
        friend, because I was jealous, because I couldn't handle his success.
        You know that?
Niko    You're drunk, shut up.
Dwayne  I'm a fucking murderer - I killed my best friend! Man, I am shit.
        Useless shit. Kill me, Niko.
Niko    Shut up, please for the love of God, try to enjoy yourself, do whatever
        but shut up.

<drunk dialogue - B>

Dwayne  I'm pretty drunk man.
Niko    Me too.
Dwayne  Once, I got drunk and shot somebody, you know that? I never told nobody
Niko    Cool, very good.
Dwayne  I'm a maniac, man... just like you.
Niko    Great.
Dwayne  That's why we friends. We both mad.
Niko    Sure.
Dwayne  I love you, man. You're my best friend. My best friend.
Niko    Okay great... now, please, let me drive.

<drunk dialogue - C>

Dwayne  You know what, man, I can't fucking stand it, I mean you go out, you
        start drinking and then the world seems okay, you know? It seems, it
        seems people don't hate you, seems people don't want you to disappear,
        you get that warm, happy glow, you know? You feel good, fucking good!
        Feeling okay son, o-fucking-kay, you know? So you keep drinking, and
        suddenly you feel like shit. And you want to cry, only you can't cry,
        cause you ain't a fucking woman, and you know? Man, shit is fucked up.
        I don't know what I'm trying to say. Shit. Well, that's all I got to

<drunk dialogue - D>

Dwayne  Man, I am too drunk to think.
Niko    Cool.
Dwayne  Too drunk to talk, too drunk to think, too drunk to speak. Fuck, I
        think I'm seeing triple. Either that or I got a lot of fingers I never
        knew about...
Niko    Cool. Please be quiet a minute, I'm trying to concentrate.

<drunk dialogue - E>

Dwayne  Fuck man... I am drunk!
Niko    Cool. I've been more sober myself.
Dwayne  You know what Niko? I love you man. For a fucking immigrant psycho, you
        ain't bad... I mean you dress like an idiot and you look angry and
        you're not much fun, and stuff, but I like you.
Niko    It sure sounds like it.
Dwayne  Don't be like that. don't be like that. Don't be a dick. God, why are
        people always assholes?
Niko    Dwayne, please shut up, you're drunk.


 MICHELLE (#mic)

<dialogue - A>

Mic     So, thanks for taking me out again.
Niko    No problem.
Mic     Yeah, I've never dated a foreign guy before - a lot from another
        planet, but none from another country.
Niko    Okay.
Mic     Tell me about yourself. Tell me about Niko Bellic.
Niko    There is not much to tell. I just moved here.
Mic     I know - and you live with your cousin - but what do you guys do?
Niko    I don't have regular work, yet.
Mic     So, what did you do in Europe?
Niko    I worked, in tourism. In travel industry.
Mic     Did you fight in the war?
Niko    Sure.
Mic     How was that?
Niko    How do you think it was? Seeing your friends die? Seeing men have their
        legs blown off? It was... it was... it ruined me.
Mic     I'm so sorry.
Niko    Me too.

<dialogue - B>

Mic     How are you settling in?
Niko    Slowly. Your country is strange. Your city makes people crazy.
Mic     How's Roman?
Niko    Okay.
Mic     He likes to gamble though, doesn't he?
Niko    I don't know about that.
Mic     Mallorie said he was in debt, to some criminals. Do you know about
Niko    No.
Mic     That would really scare me. Organized crime, I mean.
Niko    Me too.
Mic     Do you think they'll try to involve Roman?
Niko    I don't think Roman would make much of a criminal.
Mic     I guess not... Interesting weather, isn't it?
Niko    Very.

<drunk dialogue - A>

Niko    So, did you drink in there? I could swear it was just me knocking back
        that stuff... Shit, I don't know. I cannot really remember. You are a
        strange girl, Michelle.... a funny girl. I do not know.

<drunk dialogue - B>

Niko    What was up with all those questions, Michelle? Are you drunk? I am
        really very drunk. I do not like those questions. I don't want to think
        about it. Why don't you want to talk about normal stuff? Shit, I have
        to think about this stuff when I am trying to earn money. I do not want
        to think about it when I am out with you.

<drunk dialogue - C>

Niko    Why do you always go and get the drinks? If I did not know any better,
        I would think you were trying to put something in my glass. Trying to
        slip me a mickey. I think that's what they call it. Is that what they
        call it? You were not slipping this mickey to me, were you? No, of
        course not. I am just drunk. Very, very drunk.

<drunk dialogue - D>

Niko    Questions, questions, questions. When I am drinking, I do not like to
        be asked these questions. Just let me be. I do not like to be asked
        questions anyway. Come on, I am a nice guy. Yeah, I have got into some
        scrapes. Who has not? But I am a nice guy. Can't you see that? Man, am
        I drunk. All you seem to have is questions.

 KATE (#kate)

<dialogue - A>

Kate    This is nice, isn't it?
Niko    What's nice?
Kate    I don't know... getting out, doing stuff, not working or fighting with
        my family. Getting to know you.
Niko    Is nice to get to know you too, seems like I've gotten pretty close to
        everyone else in your family.
Kate    You poor bastard, you have. I don't normally socialize with people that
        know my family. Try to keep those two sides of my life separate. I
        guess it's nice be honest for a change. Rather than me keeping secrets
        about my family from you, you're probably keeping secrets about my
        family from me?
Niko    No comment. You don't normally take the guys you date back to meet the
Kate    Date? This isn't a date, Niko. We're just getting to know each other.
        We might be friends and that's all. I couldn't date you... someone like
        my brothers. I couldn't do that to myself.
Niko    Alright then, this isn't a date. We're just two people, hanging out.
Kate    That's it. But it's nice. I'm enjoying myself.
Niko    Me too.

<dialogue - B>

Kate    So.
Niko    So what?
Kate    So, you.
Niko    So me what?
Kate    So, are you another one?
Niko    Another what?
Kate    Another one like my brothers. A tough guy with a death wish. A man
        eager to get into Hell as soon as possible.
Niko    Probably.
Kate    How annoying. What is wrong with you people? You men.
Niko    What's wrong with me? Quite a lot, I'm sure.
Kate    Why don't you want to live? To live a normal life, I mean - get
        married, have kids, not steal, rob, kill. It can't be easier, than
        having a job I mean?
Niko    I don't know. I have lived a complicated life. I was in a war.
Kate    Sounds like you still are.
Niko    Maybe.
Kate    Well, for a murdering, thieving idiot who can't talk about things,
        you're kind of nice.
Niko    Thank you.
Kate    Don't mention it.

<dialogue - C>

Kate    It's nice to have a friend who understands the madness that I've lived
        through. You know what my family is like.
Niko    I do, but I don't think that any life is not mad. You were here in
        America. You have had opportunities that most of the world could not
Kate    An Irish family manages to make it the eighteenth century when or
        wherever they are. The men in my family are just highwaymen and
        moralists, usually both in equal measure.
Niko    I don't know if I'd agree that Packie was a moralist. He seems like a
        highwayman through and through.
Kate    You should see him around me, if a man even looks in my direction, he
        threatens to rip his heart out.
Niko    Well, is a good thing that we are just friends. If this was a date, I'd
        be scared.
Kate    It's nice to have a friend, Niko. I feel like you are someone I can
        speak to.

<dialogue - D>

Kate    What have you been up to? Actually, I don't think I want to know. I'm
        sure it made you feel big and strong.
Niko    Not really.
Kate    Lord above - you don't even enjoy it? Then why do it?
Niko    Can you do me a favor, and stop preaching? I'm fine. I am what I am,
        for better or worse.
Kate    Fair enough. A life time of trying to sort my brothers out has left me
        a little sanctimonious. Forgive me... I'm sorry if this is a weird
        question - what was the war like?
Niko    It was great - you got to see people turn into animals and your close
        friends die.
Kate    Sorry. I knew it was a dumb question. It's just, I hoped it wasn't so
        awful for you.
Niko    No. It was seeing your home destroyed, seeing members of your family
        die. My aunt, Roman's mother, she was... she was... she was raped and
        murdered. I found her. Roman does not know - he thought she died in a
        house fire.
Kate    I'm so sorry.
Niko    The world is hard. What are you going to do?
Kate    Maybe you're right.
Niko    The war taught me a lot of bad things, but it also taught me to enjoy
Kate    I like that.

<dialogue - E>

Niko    How is your Mother?
Kate    You know, just waiting around and wasting time until she can join my
        father in the eternal splendor of Heaven.
Niko    Do you think that that is where he is?
Kate    I hope so, I don't want to believe that every man in my family was as
        bad as my brothers. My dad was a drinker and he sure had a temper, but
        I believe in my heart of hearts that he was a good man.
Niko    What did your brothers think?
Kate    They hated him, they'd fight with him and scream at him and run away
        for days at a time before he'd drag them home. None of the boys liked
        my dad, and he didn't appear to like them much either. He believed in
        discipline, you know?
Niko    What was different about you and him?
Kate    I was his princess, I was the little girl. And I didn't give him a
        reason to discipline me. I guess I played up to it even more because my
        relationship with him was something I had that the boys didn't. Dad
        drove my brothers mad. I sometimes think that the reason they act the
        way they do is rebelling against him. Sorry, Niko. Talk about armchair
        psychology. I'm boring you.
Niko    Not at all, friend. Families are strange things.

<dialogue - F>

Kate    You seem well, Niko.
Niko    Thank you. How are you?
Kate    Same as always - trying to deal with the reality of my awful family.
        Tell me about your family. Roman - he's your cousin...
Niko    Yes. Our fathers were brothers.
Kate    Were they close?
Niko    We grew up the next house to each other. So physically yes. And
        temperamentally, yes. They were identical. But did they get along? No.
        They hated each other. They were both assholes, you see.
Kate    Ha ha - I know all about that.
Niko    They were wife beating alcoholics, who, luckily, were both what they
        deserved to be. My mother - my mother is one of life's victims. I was
        mostly raised by Roman's mother. She was great. An amazing person. When
        the war came, she saved up all her money and sent Roman here. She
        wanted to send me too, but I wanted to fight. I was stupid.
Kate    You're still stupid!
Niko    I know - look at the company I keep.
Kate    Ha ha.

<dialogue - G>

Kate    Thanks, Niko. I needed this.
Niko    You don't have to thank me, Kate. Needed what?
Kate    Some downtime. A moment away from the craziness of it all - my family,
        life in general.
Niko    With a family like yours, I would have thought you would have learnt to
        cope by now.
Kate    My whole life has been learning to cope. I sort of can, but it's those
        moments when you can just forget that I value most.
Niko    I too have things I wish to forget. The things that happened to me back
        home, the war... Actually, I wish to forget some of the things that
        happened to me here, in Liberty City as well.
Kate    I'm sure you do, Niko. Maybe it's something other than forgetting that
        you need though. Maybe it's a break from it all... a new beginning.
Niko    I think we all need new beginnings.
Kate    I was in therapy for a long time, Niko. It helped me a lot. It taught
        me how to get by, how to detach myself from people who upset me.
        Therapy works... it sort of works.
Niko    I do not need some quack trying to get inside my head.
Kate    I wasn't suggesting that, Niko. I was just saying that therapy is one
        of the reasons I'm still here today. Everyone needs a way to cope with
        his or her pain. I just hope that the way you choose to deal with yours
        is productive, not destructive.

<dialogue - H>

Kate    How's my favorite sociopath today?
Niko    I don't know - how is Packie?
Kate    Packie's not a sociopath. He's a psychotic cocaine addict, sure, but
        he's actually quite sentimental and longs for normality. He just thinks
        that he'll find it by doing 5 hits of X a day, and smoking crack at
        weekends after a spot of bank robbing. He's my brother, but he's an
        idiot. You're not.
Niko    Thank you, I think.
Kate    My pleasure. You know what, Niko, I really... I really...
Niko    You really what?
Kate    I really like you. I mean, not like that. I'm not into that. Not with
        you. But I like you. You're genuine. Genuinely awful, but at least
        you're not a fucking hypocrite. That can't be said of many people.
Niko    No.
Kate    I like you. I like what you are, and that's a good thing.
Niko    Thank you. I like you.
Kate    Thank you.

<dialogue - I>

Kate    What kind of man do you want to be, Niko?
Niko    Here you are, coming with the big questions straight out of the gate.
        Give me a break.
Kate    It's important to me. I've been thinking about you a lot and knowing
        your aspirations is important.
Niko    So you care what your "friend" wants to do with his life?
Kate    I care about the lives of people I care about... my family, my
        friends... yes!
Niko    Okay, you want an answer? What sort of man do I want to be?
Kate    It isn't a difficult question.
Niko    It isn't a difficult question if you don't care about the answer. What
        kind of a man do I want to be? I want to be a whole one. I do not want
        to be owned by anyone. I do not want to be controlled by the actions of
        others. I want to be able to make the right decision and it be my own
        decision to make.
Kate    You see? Not difficult.

<dialogue - J>

Niko    How you doing, Kate?
Kate    Great.
Niko    Really?
Kate    No. Not really. I was trying to be more optimistic. My shrink tells me
        I need to be more optimistic
Niko    Why do you go?
Kate    Because I want to be happy - because I want to move away, have a family
Niko    Why don't you get involved with someone?
Kate    I'm not ready - I'm scared of all of that - you care about people, they
        die. I'm pretty messed up.
Niko    You seem okay to me.
Kate    You're scarcely a good judge. No, I'm not ready for a relationship...
        but... But you're not ready either. You're a lunatic. I don't know if
        you can change... Doesn't really matter, you'll probably die tomorrow.
Niko    Probably.
Kate    not be caught up in craziness.
        but if I was, I'd want to be with you.
Niko    Thank you.

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<dialogue - K>

Kate    God, sometimes do you think - what is the point?
Niko    The point of what?
Kate    The point of life. I just get the feeling sometimes that life is
        waiting between points. It's the period between trips to the
        laundromat or calls from my mother or dates with you.
Niko    These are dates now?
Kate    I don't want to get into that. But you know what I mean. What is the
        purpose of existence?
Niko    For a long time there was only one thing in my life that I cared about.
        This one thing, it drove me, it gave me motivation in everything I did.
        Now, after everything I have been through, I am not sure that life is
        so simple. There can be no one thing that gives us purpose.
Kate    I don't know. I think life can be simple if you let it be. I think that
        life can have meaning. I want to be productive, I want to help people,
        I think that if I went back to school and became a teacher...
Niko    This is a good thing to do, you will help people. You should go back to
        school and become a teacher.
Kate    Maybe I will.
Niko    Whether this will satisfy you though... that is another matter. We want
        things because we think they will make us whole. There is a void in us
        that cannot be filled.
Kate    I hope you're wrong.

<dialogue - L>

Kate    Do you think this is strange - you and me being friends?
Niko    I think if two people like one another...
Kate    What is it that makes us get on?
Niko    Our mutual interest in wine, conversation, art house movies and long
        walks on the beach... I don't know, maybe the fact that we both
        understand that the world is a fucked up place.
Kate    Alright, why do we both understand that?
Niko    Because we've both been through shit. We have scars that come from
        these horrible situations and we can live to tell the tale.
Kate    You mean, we're both emotionally scarred?
Niko    I don't know about you, but I have my fair share of physical scars.
Kate    Okay, we're both survivors then. Maybe that's why we like each other.
        Bad stuff has happened to people around us, to people we care about, to
        us even, but we have pulled through. We have survived. That's what life
        is about - survival.
Niko    Sometimes I do not call my life survival, it is somewhere below that,
        but yeah. I take your point. Maybe that is why we get on. We're
        friends. I like you Kate. I really do.
Kate    I like you too, Niko.

<dialogue - M>

Niko    Are you okay Kate?
Kate    Yes, good... no... no. I'm terrible.
Niko    Sorry.
Kate    I'm tired of this life - tired of this city.
Niko    We don't have to be friends anymore, if it upsets you.
Kate    Oh, shut up, I don't mean that. I like you. I really like you. You know
        I do.
Niko    I like you.
Kate    No you don't. You don't like anything. You tolerate me, like you
        tolerate life. If you liked me, you'd give this up. Give up this life,
        for me, I mean.
Niko    I don't think men can change.
Kate    So you could do this until you've killed everyone? Or until you die?
        Your life must be hell.
Niko    You have a very American way of looking at things.
Kate    Give it up. Move away. Grow up. Get out... you could be happy. It's
        over. This life of yours. You can change. At least think about it.
Niko    Sure. I'll think about it.
Kate    Thank you. I'm not good at this optimism thing. I'm tired. Tired of
        everything. Tired of myself. Tired of you.

<drunk dialogue - A>

Kate    Shit. I'm drunk.
Niko    Don't worry.
Kate    No, why would I worry? Why would I fucking worry? I'm half crazy, out
        drinking with a killer. Why would I worry? What in God's name have I
        got to worry about? Fuck... I'm just a neurotic, aren't I? What are you
        going to do now? Shoot me?
Niko    Shut up, please.
Kate    I'm sorry... I'm so sorry.
Niko    Don't worry about it.
Kate    and with this family so fucked up I don't even want to talk about it.
        Really self indulgent, really idiotic, pathetic.
        Probably, you psycho. You're crazy.

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<drunk dialogue - B>

Niko    That was fun.
Kate    Yeah great. Just great. I love drinking - gives you clarity.
        Calms you down... shows you that you really do hate yourself.
Niko    I don't know about that.
Kate    You already knew that, maybe... I hate myself and I want to die!
        Great... that's a sensation worth paying for...
        Fuck, what is wrong with me?
Niko    Calm down.
Kate    I'm trying... maybe I better shut up.
Niko    Maybe.

<drunk dialogue - C>

Niko    That was fun.
Kate    Yeah, sure.
Niko    Do us a favor? Try not to freak out like you seem to when you get
Kate    Fuck you.
Niko    That's better.
Kate    Yes, fuck you, you creep. You fucking lunatic creep. Fuck you. You're a
        loser. You're a fucking loser. Fuck you. What is wrong with you, you
        cold hearted creep?
Niko    Please, leave me alone.
Kate    I'm sorry... I'm so sorry... I'm so sorry.
Niko    Shhh, calm down.

<drunk dialogue - D>

Kate    I'm drunk...
Niko    Isn't that fun?
Kate    Yes - great fun. Reminds me of being at a funeral...
Niko    Then why drink?
Kate    I don't know - because my whole family does, and they're such a bunch
        of winners! My mother! She's great. They haven't invented a
        tranquilizer strong enough, but if she combines them with whiskey, she
        can get to sleep. My dad - he did awful things to my brothers, I loved
        him, but I knew. I fucking knew, and my brothers - look at them. Look
        at them... I can't take it any more...

 CARMEN (#carmen)

<dialogue - A>

Niko    Hey, we met on the internet, didn't we? Love-meet.net? I'm Niko.
Carmen  Hey, Niko. Pleased to meet you. This is Carmen. Hey honey, you like the
        way Carmen looks after herself? You a lucky man, no?
Niko    Sure, you're looking good.
Carmen  Carmen looking better than good. She's got her hair done, she's been
        for a manicure. See these clothes? They all designer, baby. Don't
        nothing without a label touch this skin.
Niko    Is that a fact? You must be doing real well for yourself, Carmen.
Carmen  I'm a nurse, honey. I got to clean people's asses nine to five. I get
        blood and sick all over me all day. You know what it's like to get
        blood on you?
Niko    Sadly, yes.
Carmen  It ain't pretty, is it? I'm wearing some shitty uniform, I got crap on
        me. I got to look good when I'm out of that place. It's the only thing
        that's important.
Niko    Not your job? Don't you think helping people is important?
Carmen  You got to help yourself first, honey. That's the truth. I'm looking
        out for Carmen.
Niko    Okay then...

<dialogue - B>

Carmen  It's okay, you can look.
Niko    Look at what?
Carmen  Don't think I haven't noticed. You can look all you like, honey.
Niko    Is this some joke? What am I meant to be looking at?
Carmen  My tits, honey. I didn't pay this much for them if I didn't want men to
        look. You like what you see?
Niko    Yeah, sure. What made you want to get fake tits?
Carmen  Fake is the best kind. They firm, they round, they beautiful, don't you
Niko    Sure, I heard they weren't that good if you wanted to breast feed a
        baby though.
Carmen  I don't want no baby pulling on my puppies. I just want them looking
        perfect. They're designer just like the clothes I wear.

<dialogue - C>

Niko    So, what are you into, Carmen? What do you really like?
Carmen  I don't know, honey. I like boys, I like looking good. I like watching
Niko    Yeah, what do you watch?
Carmen  All type of stuff. How else you going to learn about the world.
Niko    If your picture of the world comes from the TV you watch in this
        country, then you've got to have a pretty distorted view.
Carmen  For sure, if you watch those big Vinewood movies and sitcoms and stuff.
Niko    I'm not so sure.
Carmen  They got a reality TV show for everything now - rich people, cars,
        hookers. They should make a show about me. I look better than most of
        them bitches on there anyways.
Niko    Sure. Well what would happen in your show?
Carmen  I'd just live, you know. It'd tell everyone out there what it's like
        for a girl out of South Bohan trying to make something of herself.
Niko    Sounds like compelling viewing.

<dialogue - D>

Carmen  Shit, Niko, I really need to get out of here. I need to move.
Niko    You leaving Liberty City?
Carmen  How could I leave Liberty City? There's nowhere else to go? Except
        maybe Los Santos. Girl like me could do real good there. Real good.
Niko    A lot of people think that, Carmen. I'm not sure how true it is though.
Carmen  It don't matter because Carmen ain't leaving Liberty City. She just
        need to get her a place in Algonquin. They so expensive though. I can't
        afford that shit on my nurse's salary.
Niko    Prices are crazy in Algonquin but who cares, the other boroughs are
        more interesting.
Carmen  Bohan's just interesting if you don't got any aspirations. I want to
        live in the real Liberty City - I want to live in Algonquin. You
        couldn't rent me a place there, could you? If you got me a place you'd
        have me all to yourself. We could have a whole lotta fun.
Niko    Carmen, I have enough problems looking after myself. I can't afford to
        support you as well.
Carmen  That's too bad, honey. Too bad.

<dialogue - E>

Carmen  My job is just so frustrating, Niko.
Niko    So is mine.
Carmen  I want to do something important, really make a difference, you know?
Niko    Don't you make a difference to the people you look after - you're a
Carmen  Screw that, honey. I want people to notice me. I want to be a
        television personality. Host a TV show like that one - I'm Rich.
Niko    You want to read stuff out in front of a camera? What's important about
Carmen  Only the fact that everyone in the country is watching you, stupid.
Niko    Yeah, stupid me.

<drunk dialogue - A>

Niko    This is good. I'm enjoying myself.
Carmen  Fuck you, Niko. You think you better than Carmen? You ain't. You ain't
        fucking shit.
Niko    Okay, thanks for the vote of confidence.
Carmen  You lucky Carmen's hanging out with you, baby. She's so out your
        league. She should be going out with rap stars and football players,
        not hoods like you. Every time Carmen agrees to go out with you, you
        getting real lucky.
Niko    Sure, I am. I really appreciate that.
Carmen  Screw you, asshole. [punch]
Niko    Watch it, Carmen.

<drunk dialogue - B>

Niko    We're having fun.
Carmen  You like a child, Niko. You simple like a fucking child. Shit. I got to
        deal with stupid fucking sick children all day long. I don't need to
        deal with you here as well. [punch]
Niko    Don't do that again.
Carmen  Fucking whiney sick bitches. I hate all the patients.
Niko    Shit, your life sounds real tough, Carmen. You have it hard. I don't
        know how you cope.
Carmen  Carmen don't know how she cope neither, baby. Shit, can't someone else
        look after them? You fucking do it. [punch]
Niko    Shit, Carmen. I'm not the one they're fucking paying.

<drunk dialogue - C>

Carmen  You a cheapskate or something, Niko? You don't want to spend no money
        on Carmen? You only buy her the happy hour dirnks, not them high price
Niko    I thought you liked the drinks I was buying you. Why didn't you say
        anything at the time?
Carmen  Carmen was saying something, she was saying something with her eyes and
        with her hips and with her whole body language. If you cared you would
        have picked up on it, but you too up your own fucking ass to give a
        shit about the Carmen.
Niko    I guess so.
Carmen  Screw you, Niko. [punch] Guess where Carmen going to hit you fucking

<drunk dialogue - D>

Carmen  Man I am drunk as shit.
Niko    No problem.
Carmen  No problem? I gotta be at work soon. I gotta save lives, man. And I'm
        drunk! What is wrong with me?
Niko    I don't know, maybe you've got issues.
Carmen  Issues? Fuck you. [punch]
Niko    Ouch.
Carmen  I'll give you fucking issues, I'll put you in the fucking hospital
Niko    Great!

<phonecall to Roman - optional>

Niko    Cousin.
Roman   NB, you are certainly my cousin. I hear you were out on the town with a
        sexy young girl. Who is she?
Niko    Her name is Carmen. I met her on Lovemeet.
Roman   The best place to find a woman, NB. No connections to your friends, no
        chance of your girlfriend finding out. Enjoy her, Cousin. Later on.

 KIKI (#kiki)

<dialogue - A>

Niko    Hey, are you LawChick? We met online, I'm Niko Bellic.
Kiki    Hey Niko, it's Kiki. Kiki Jenkins. So, it's nice to meet you.
Niko    Thanks.
Kiki    Yes - I knew you'd be nice, from your email.
Niko    How?
Kiki    I could just tell... I mean, not that I read too much into it. This is
        just a casual date, you know. Casual.
Niko    Sure.
Kiki    But, well... it was nice. It's strange. You always want something to be
        like it is in the movies, don't you?
Niko    Me? No. Movies are dull. I cannot take grown men playing dressing up
        games very seriously.
Kiki    Well, I do. I'm a girl who wants to make it in the big city. You know,
        I grew up in the suburbs, bored out of my mind... And now I'm here,
        trying to make a difference. I'm not naive... but...
Niko    You sound pretty naive.
Kiki    I'm an idealist, if that's what you mean.
Niko    Maybe that's what I mean.
Kiki    I came here and I thought it would be different.
Niko    You and me both.
Kiki    I thought it would be like I imagined. But I'm really lonely. I mean,
        it's nice to be out with you.
Niko    Good.

<dialogue - B>

Kiki    How's it going, Niko?
Niko    Fine.
Kiki    Are you though? Are you really?
Niko    Sure, I'm fine. Are you okay?
Kiki    Yeah, I guess so. Just sometimes I feel like I can't do enough though.
        I feel like I can't help people as much as I want to be able to.
Niko    Hey, you can't help everybody.
Kiki    You can try. Most of the people from my law class just went to big
        firms on the Exchange to make their millions. I wanted to help people
        that the rest of the community has forgotten about.
Niko    It sounds as if you're being as helpful as you can be. If I got hauled
        down to City Hall, I'd be grateful for your help.
Kiki    Yeah, I guess I do make a difference. I feel like all my life I've been
        given things by my parents. Cars, clothes, my apartment, my education.
        I help the people who haven't been given anything. I represent the
        people who can't even help themselves. It might be because I feel
        guilty but is that a bad thing? Am I doing it for the wrong reasons?
Niko    It doesn't matter why you do something as long as it's right.
Kiki    Thanks Niko.

<dialogue - C>

Kiki    Sometimes, when I'm having a fun time - even a fun time with a crazy
        man like you, I feel so guilty.
Niko    Why?
Kiki    Because some people are having a miserable time, I guess. I don't know.
Niko    There will always be people who suffer, Kiki. That is the way of the
Kiki    Yes, but I want to help.
Niko    Do you not think that it is vain to think you can make a difference? To
        think it is your concern?
Kiki    But I feel so guilty. Life is so unfair.
Niko    And you've come out okay - you should be grateful.
Kiki    How can I be grateful when I'm in so much pain?
        Thank you, Niko, I knew you'd understand.

unfinished - broken lines

<dialogue - D>

Kiki    How're you finding this, Niko?
Niko    Finding what? I don't get it.
Kiki    Finding the whole internet dating thing? I mean, this is so unlike me,
        but I'm giving it a go and it seems to be working out. What made you
        decide to look for love online?
Niko    I don't know, I just thought I'd try it. What made you?
Kiki    Like I said, this is so unlike me. It's just that I'm working these
        cases the whole time and I can't get out to meet new people. The only
        guys I meet are the other lawyers - complete creeps - and my
        defendants. Mom and Dad made me promise not to date any more of them so
        here I am, dating on the internet.
Niko    You date your clients?
Kiki    Yeah, really sweet guys - misunderstood, you know? Relationships can't
        rarely last when they get sent out of state to a Federal Penitentiary
        though. I try not to lose tough though.
Niko    I'm starting to understand why you're seeing me, I think.
Kiki    I'm a go getter, Niko. A real Alpha female. You're seeing a different
        side of me meeting me this way. It's working out. This is good. I like
Niko    Yeah, it's alright.

<dialogue - E>

Kiki    Don't you sometimes feel really guilty driving a car?
Niko    Why?
Kiki    Because of the carbon footprint, because of future generations, of
Niko    The world is certainly determined to screw itself up.
Kiki    Well, I'm going to stop it.
Niko    Guilt trip it better? Good luck.
Kiki    The world has rights, just like criminals and murderers and immigrants
        and all the other disadvantageous do, too.
Niko    Sure.
Kiki    They do.
Niko    I'm a criminal, and a murderer. I arrived in your country and fell in
        with a bad crowd. What rights do I have?

unfinished - missed lines

<drunk dialogue - A>

Kiki    Who was that bitch? Was she one of your cheap whores?
Niko    What are you talking about?
Kiki    I saw you looking at her. Don't pretend you weren't. Go to her. Go to
        that cheap fucking bitch.
Niko    Look Kiki, I don't know what you're talking about. I was in there with
        you. I wasn't trying to pick up other women.
Kiki    Don't try to fucking play me, Niko. I've got connections in the courts
        and I can make sure you're kept where I want you.
Niko    I don't respond well to threats, Kiki. Chill the fuck out.
Kiki    You chill out and keep your fucking dick in your pants. That's not too
        much to ask, is it?
Niko    I wasn't looking at anyone. Shit.

<drunk dialogue - B>

Kiki    You take your other whores there do you? The place you get them drunk
        before you have your way with them? Did you get me durnk so you could
        do the same thing to me?
Niko    What are you talking about Kiki? I wasn't the one who suggested those
        tequila slammers. I didn't force the alcohol down your throat.
Kiki    No, you didn't. Sorry if I want to kick back a bit when I'm not    at
        work. Get a little buzz on. Is that so wrong?
Niko    No, it's not. Just don't go all weird on me.
Kiki    Oh, oh, are you going to run off to your other whore because I've gone
        a bit weird? Is that how you're treating me now?
Niko    I'm only treating you with respect, Kiki.
Kiki    Sure you are, sure you fucking are. I care about you, Niko. So, so, so,

<phonecall to Roman - optional>


 ALEX (#alex)

<dialogue - A>

Niko    Hi, I'm Niko. You must be the Liberated Woman. We met on craplist.
Alex    Shit, you're actually who you said you were. I was expecting a two-foot
        lesbian. I'm Alex. So, Niko. Do you want to tell me about yourself? I
        cannot believe we're going on a date and we don't even know each other.
        It's not like I haven't been on a date like this before. I mean I've
        picked up guys on craplist and dating sites but the situation is weird.
        This is the twenty-first century. It's so now what we're doing. City
        life is weird, you know? Well, tell me about yourself.
Niko    I don't know. I'm not from here. I'm trying to get through life in a
        strange country but it isn't easy. Some people make it difficult, yes?
        What do you want me to know about you?
Alex    Everything... No, nothing. That's what dating is isn't it? Giving bits
        of information. Teasing people. Letting them see pieces of your life
        but not the whole picture. Oh, that's actually a quote that I've
        already used on my blog. What piece of my life do I want to show you
        first? Oh, I write a thread called Liberated Woman on blogsnobs.org.
        I'm from Middle Park West, I've never thought about leaving Liberty
Niko    It's good that you're happy in your home. My home was not so
Alex    The thing about me is, I'm interesting. People feel like they can talk
        to me and open up. I really understand people so, they're drawn to me.
        I mean, that's what people who talk to me and read my blog feel. They
        get this connection. It's like they feel this glow off me and my life
        and they want to be near me. I mean, do you feel that?
Niko    Sure... yeah.

<dialogue - B>

Alex    I'm always fun. I'm a fun person.
Niko    Great.
Alex    But I'm not an airhead. I mean I could be - I'm fun enough - but I'm
        also really intelligent.
Niko    Good.
Alex    Everyone tells me how creative I am. Especially men. Women are often
        jealous. You know how girls can be?
Niko    Sure.
Alex    I'm going to be famous. But not just for no reason, seriously. Not like
        one of those idiot girls - I mean I know them, they are all jealous of
        me because I'm an individual.
Niko    That's certainly true.
Alex    Thanks... yep - I'm an intellectual. I mean, I haven't gotten going
        yet, but I am.
Niko    How do you know?
Alex    Because I have these thoughts, yep, and I know they're important.
        Really amazing thoughts, about people and the world and stuff.

<dialogue - C>

Alex    It must be so hard for you finding work and stuff in Liberty. I am told
        immigrants have a really hard time here. I mean, some people from here
        have a tough time getting work too. I haven't had any trouble. It's not
        just because I've never had a paying job, because I'm an intellectual.
Niko    Yeah, work is sometimes hard to come by. You cannot leave your
        apartment in this city without spending money so I guess you need to
Alex    Tell me about it, I walk down the street. Next thing I know I've seen
        three pairs of shoes that I have to have and it's time to call Daddy
        and get the limit on my credit card extended.
Niko    Not really what I meant. So, you got a fancy college degree that gets
        you noticed?
Alex    I went to college, I was going to be a psych major but I found it too
        easy. I mean, you know, I really understand people already. I know what
        they want and what they're feeling. How is some professor going to be
        able to give me a grade on what I already know?
Niko    So, you left college?
Alex    Yeah, and I couldn't stand to be away from Liberty either. College
        parties are just for losers who don't get let into Maisonette 9.
Niko    I don't think I'd get let into a college party or Maisonette 9.

<dialogue - D>

Alex    Have you been reading my blog? It was pretty funny this week.
Niko    Yes, err, it was hysterical.
Alex    I know. [insane giggle] But it was also true and that's what this guy
        told me that I was dating last night. He told me what was so amazing
        about my writing was that it was funny and tender and heartbreakingly
        original, all at the same time.
Niko    Clever guy.
Alex    Yes, he's amazing. But don't worry. Not all of the guys I date have to
        be intellectuals.
Niko    Gee, thanks.
Alex    I like variety. Anyway, did I tell you? I'm making a movie.
Niko    No. Well done. What's it about?
Alex    I don't know - I haven't written it yet. But this other guy I was
        dating told me he'd invest and that I should and that I had a lot of
        talent and I think he's right.
Niko    I'm sure he is.
Alex    Yes - I always knew I'd be a film maker. I have a very strong visual
Niko    Yes.
Alex    It's going to be amazing. It's going to be the great American novel,
        only a movie.
Niko    Sounds easy.
Alex    Fuck easy. I'm an artist.

<dialogue - E>

Niko    So, this blog you write. Is that all you want to do?
Alex    God, I've never thought of it that way. I've never thought that writing
        my blog was "doing" something. It's just an extension of my
        personality. I'm creative.
Niko    Yeah?
Alex    I've always kept diaries and, you know, thought really deep thoughts. I
        don't go in for all the bullshit... the trivial stuff. One day the blog
        just happened. I was going through the stuff on www.blogsnobs.org and I
        realized that I had to get Alex Chilton out there. I had to expose my
        deepest thoughts to the public and that's when I created the Liberated
        Woman blog. It's as much a part of me as an arm or a leg.
Niko    Or a mouth, telling everyone who cares to listen about your life.
Alex    That is so right. People need to hear about me. I really touch people.
        I'm writing a novel which is going to be so much deeper than the stuff
        on the blog. It's about me. It started out as a blog, but it's
        evolved... into so much more than that. I mean sometimes, I think bits
        of it, they are so beautiful and sad and... they make me cry.
Niko    You think people are going to read this?
Alex    People really relate to me. They can take a bit of my life and see it
        as their own. And that's because my life has so much in it and it's so
        much richer and deeper than everyone else's. I mean, they relate to me
        because I'm better than them.
Niko    I was trying to figure out why it was that I related to you so easily.
        That must be it.

<dialogue - F>

Niko    How is the movie coming along?
Alex    Oh, it fell through - but, to be honest, cinema is dead. I mean, it's
        so old fashioned. These days with all of the internet and videos and
        stuff and my blog and sites like electrictit.com and stuff - who wants
        a movie?
Niko    Did the funding fall through?
Alex    Well, that's not the point. I mean, yep, narrative is dead. It's done.
        It's all about living. Oh, what would you know about this stuff?
Niko    Not much.
Alex    I mean, you're living it, Niko - you're an experience, you're not an
        intellectual. You don't care. You live! You don't think! And that's
Niko    I never think.
Alex    I know. You're power. You're masculinity. You're freedom. In some ways,
        you're my muse.
Niko    Thanks.
Alex    But, mostly I'm my own muse. I mean, I'm going to be an important
        person. I think I'll change the world.
Niko    Like Stalin?
Alex    Yeah, I mean something like that.

<dialogue - G>

Alex    Niko, if you had to classify yourself, what would you be?
Niko    I don't believe in classifying people. I think it's what we do that
        makes us who we are, moment to moment.
Alex    Yeah... okay but I'd say that I'm a feminist. I think that every woman
        in this day and age should be. I mean we don't need a man to help us
        get by in life. I do what I want, when I want and that's that. I don't
        stop to think about what the consequences are.
Niko    It's a good thing you don't want to go out and kill people all the
        time. There might be some serious consequences to that.
Alex    Okay well that's sick. You don't get what I'm saying. I mean - I mean,
        I will go out and order the most expensive thing on the menu. And I'll
        buy everything myself at Anna Rex spring/summer collection. I mean,
        I'll do that myself and I won't rely on men to get me what I need.
Niko    Doesn't your father pick up your credit card tabs?
Alex    Oh he doesn't count. He's not a man. He's Daddy. I'll have any man I
        want to. Young, old, American, European. Like you, I mean, I pick you
        up and I don't give a shit what my Mother will say, or what friends
        think. I won't let consequences hold me back from the moment. Anyway,
        the more stuff I do the more I have to write about in my blog... and
        I'll put it in my novel too.

<dialogue - H>

Niko    What have you been up to?
Alex    Well, I've been blogging, and I've been doing a lot of web 2.0 shit.
        And I've... I've... well all kinds of crazy things.
Niko    Did you write a book?
Alex    No.
Niko    Nor did I... that was a joke. I wasn't planning to.
Alex    Ha fucking ha... I've been really busy.
Niko    Cool.
Alex    Listen, my life is not empty, jackass. It's amazing. I have crazy
        adventures. The other day, I met this guy and I slept with him, and I
        wrote about it on my blog.
Niko    Isn't that what you do quite often?
Alex    No. I'm liberated. I'me free. You can't control me, typical misogynist.
        Women can be artists too.
Niko    No doubt. Why are you so angry?
Alex    I don't know, because I can't get my shit together. Oh fuck it, it is
        together. I'm uh, it is together, sorry... I'm sorry. Man, we're going
        to have the best time.

<dialogue - I>

Alex    Oh god, I'm so fucking angry.
Niko    I hope it isn't something I've done.
Alex    It's fucking Mother. It's all - "Alex do this?", "Alex, when are you
        going to meet a nice man?", "Alex, why are all my friends reading about
        your sex life on the internet?", "Alex, did you really sleep with the
        gardener at our place upstate?"
Niko    Did you?
Alex    You know what the worst thing is? What makes me hate her the most? It's
        that I feel like I owe her something. For bringing me into the world.
        For paying my rent every month. I feel like I have to meet her for
        lunch twice a week, like it's an obligation. She's dependent on me but
        I'm the child, I mean she's the adult.
Niko    I think you are old enough to be classified as an adult now.
Alex    Yeah, well, I'm happy she's dieing. That cancer spreading into her
        abdomen was the best thing that ever happened to me. I hate her.
Niko    I hope you don't really mean that...

<drunk dialogue - A>

Alex    Man, I'm drunk.
Niko    Cool.
Alex    Oh, why, because you think now I'll fuck you? You're ridiculous. Oh,
        you're a man. What did I expect? If I wanted conversation, I would have
        gone online. Fucking loser. Look at you. You're inane. Ha fucking ha.
        Inane. That's a new word. I learnt another new word - preposterous, and
        that's what you are... I'm not. I'm great. Great, man. I'm spinning
        out. I shouldn't be drinking so much. At least these meds are
        working... fuck. I'm drunk...
Niko    Sit quietly, please.
Alex    Fuck you.
Niko    Whatever.

<drunk dialogue - B>

Alex    Man - I'm loaded... I can't wait to get online.
Niko    Sounds fun.
Alex    What the fuck do you know? You're old, old and poor. You dick.
Niko    You're an annoying drunk.
Alex    I'm not drunk. I'm special. Yep. Special. You'll be able to tell your
        kids you knew me, before that I was famous. And that I had a fun side.
Niko    Really fun.
Alex    I'm special, dickhead. People want to know me. I have fans. Do you know
        how that feels, to have fans?
Niko    No.
Alex    It's lonely. It's so fucking lonely. I'm amazing and I hate myself.
        Well figure that out.
Niko    Beats me.

<drunk dialogue - C>

Alex    Man, I am so drunk you look kind of cute.
Niko    Thanks.
Alex    How do I look?
Niko    Good. You always look good. That's not the problem...
Alex    And what's the problem?
Niko    The problem is your personality. What is wrong with you? You are so
        superior and nasty, but your confidence is clearly pretty thin, and you
        always seem on the edge of a breakdown.
Alex    Fuck you. I hate myself as much as anyone. I know what is to be an
        artist. What do you do? Fucking nothing! You're a loser, loser. I can
        get into any club I want. I can sleep with any man I want. I can do
        anything. And I'm an intellectual and I can read!
Niko    Well done. Well done and shut up. Please!

<phonecall to Roman - optional>




<first meet Mohammad>

Mo      Okay, Roman tell me I have to pick you up because you his cousin or
        I'm not getting paid to lug your ugly ass around and I'm not happy
        about it, okay, my friend? Get in!

<first meet Mohammad after the cab depot is burned>

Mo      Roman is doing well, you see this new car, my friend?
        He doing good but he still get me to pick up his piss face cousin for
        free. Aren't I lucky boy?

<any other time Mohammad picks you up>

Mo      Get in quickly, you head dick.
        Hey craphead, get in the car, my friend.
        Hello you free riding dog lover, get in.
        Bring your ugly free riding face into my car very fast, my friend.
        Another free ride for the ugliest bastard in Liberty City. Perfect.
        Alright Mr. "I'm Roman's cousin so I'm too good to pay for a car". Get
        Oh hello, you really like taking advantage of Roman's employees, don't
        you? Dog lover!
        Get in my friend. You want me to suck your balls for free because you
        are Roman's cousin, too?
        Hey angry man. You better be going somewhere close, I need to pick up
        some real fares so I can make real money.
        I see you have taken a time out from romancing every animal in the zoo
        to abuse the generosity of your cousin. Great!

<choose location>

Mo      Alright, let's go.
        Come on.
        We better get this over with.
        Sure... fine.
        Piss balls.
        Just my luck.
        I'm going to hate this drive.
        This is a waste of my life.
        I was thinking you would say sick bondage club.
        I thought you would say you want go to a brothel full of men.

<arrive at destination>

Mo      Good riddance, dog lover.
        Enjoy your shitty free loading life.
        Now get out of here and don't trouble me again!
        I hope you enjoy the trouble you are going to be getting into here.
        Please, have as much fun in this place as I had driving you here.
        This is the point where normal customers pay. Go away, head dick.
        Not only do you not pay for the ride but you make the car smell of pig
        I hope you enjoyed your free ride, I certainly did not enjoy the
        driving of you.
        I must get one of those tree-shaped air fresheners if I am going to be
        ferrying around dirt bags like you.
        I am really hoping that Roman realises you are a free loading shit hole
        so I don't have to drive you again.

<dialogue - A>

Niko    So, you... you been working for Roman long?
Mo      Ever since I got to this city, my friend. Roman's been screwing me ever
        since I got here - yes.
Niko    Hey man, don't talk shit about Roman. If he don't pay fairly, go work
        for someone else.
Mo      Yeah, whatever. I don't do this crap for the money anyway. I'm just
        here for the pussy, man.
Niko    Yeah? Girls dig this car, do they? Useful to know.
Mo      Is not the car, my friend. It's the player driving this shit. I pick a
        girl up from the airport, I going to be hitting that shit up in her
        hotel room soon as we get there. For real, man. I had my hands on more
        tourists than airport security. If a woman turns up at Francis
        International, then this guy is going to know about her concealed
        weaponry. You get me?
Niko    Sure. You bang tourists. I get the point.
Mo      My friend, I got so much pussy around this town, I'm surprised there's
        any left for the rest of you chumps.
Niko    Me too.

<dialogue - B>

Niko    You're a charming guy, you know that?
Mo      Screw you, shit face. You remind me of my wife, man. Take advantage of
        my generosity and insult me at the same time.
Niko    You got a wife? How about all that women you pick up in the car?
Mo      My friend, you are a bitch. I thought you were ever since I first see
        your ugly-ass face. What it matter that I got a wife? If you'd been
        married for three years you'd realise getting pussy is a very different
Niko    Don't you love her?
Mo      Course I love her, my friend. She cooks for me and does my laundry. I
        love that woman, yeah, but I love pussy too. There ain't no tying this
        warrior down. I'm an animal. I need that pussy.

<dialogue - C>

Niko    Roman is real lucky to have you working for him. Your customer service
        is impeccable.
Mo      You want to know about my customer service, you ask one of my female
        passengers. They'll tell you I service them good.
Niko    Great, I'm sure that must be good for you.
Mo      It is good for me, real good. I love that shit almost as much as the
        bitches do. And I tell you something, the women are actually paying for
        their rides. Not free loading like a certain ugly Eastern European
        immigrant scumbag I know. If you didn't have your cousin, you wouldn't
        have anything. How come you too lazy to start a business like Roman
        did? I might not work either if I was getting all the money and free
        rides I wanted from my cousin.
Niko    I look after Roman, I help him out.
Mo      Sure you do. You help him get into trouble. I know your type, homeboy.
        Don't think I'm not streetwise, homes, because I seen shit you couldn't
        imagine. For real, my friend. For real.
Niko    Okay then. For real.

<dialogue - D>

Mo      You better be enjoying yourself back there. Because I'm hating every
        second I have to drive you around for free.
Niko    Yeah, well maybe you should chill out. You're going to have a heart
        attack getting so angry the whole time.
Mo      You know how much a driver can get paid in this city? Shit, a yellow
        cab is just a license to steal, man. This don't pay too bad. When I'm
        driving real fares, that is, not just Roman's stupid cousin.
Niko    You don't like driving me, talk to Roman. He can send one of his other
Mo      You'd love that, wouldn't you? Get a hard working father of six fired
        because he didn't treat you like God's gift to the earth?
Niko    No, of course I don't want to get you fired. You got a job to do.
Mo      Well, I probably got about six kids.
Niko    Shit, I didn't realise you had six kids.
Mo      My wife hasn't had any yet, but the amount of pussy I get, man, there
        has to be some out there. Doesn't there? You know?
Niko    Sure, whatever you say lover man.

<dialogue - E>

Mo      So, am I taking you to a big drug deal or some shit, my friend? You got
        a package of snow strapped to your chest?
Niko    I don't know what you're talking about.
Mo      What, you didn't think I was down with that game? You didn't think I
        knew what you were about? I done all kinds of crazy shit. I only
        started driving this cab to make my wife shut up. You can't go around
        busting caps in people when you got responsibilities.
Niko    Perhaps you shouldn't go around busting caps in people regardless of
        your responsibilities.
Mo      Ha ha. That's fucking funny. Next thing you are going to tell me I
        shouldn't be having extra-marital affairs. You got to do that shit to
        survive, my friend.
Niko    Of course, and to help your survival you should just stick to driving
        this car, man.


Roman   Ladies, this is Roman Bellic but I guess you already know that. Leave a

Jacob   Yeah, I'm busy. Call me back.

Mal     Hey, this is Mallorie. Leave me a message and I'll hit you back.

Mal     [engaged] Hey, you've reached the phone of the future Mrs. Bellic.
        Leave me or Roman a message and we'll get back to you.

Mic     Hi. You've reached Michelle's phone. Unfortunately, I can't get to the
        phone just now, but please call back later.

Brucie  This is Brucie. I'm pushing it to the max, rolling deep, baby. Leave me
        a message.

Dimitri [translated] Hello, this is Dimitri Rascalov's phone. I cannot answer
        right now. Please leave a message and I will get back to you.

Faustin Hello, this is Mikhail Faustin. Please call when I can make myself
        available for all business or personal arrangements. As an alternative,
        leave me a message.

Faustin [dead] This is Ilyena Faustin. If you are looking for Mikhail, or
        wanting to collect on a debt, then please look elsewhere. My husband is
        dead. Show Anna and I respect by leaving us be.

Manny   Yo, this is streets. Streets need to sleep, streets need to eat so they
        don't answer the phone the whole time. Drop a message after the beat.

Lizzy   This is Elizabeta's personal answer phone, please leave a message. If
        this is a business call then use the right fucking number. Adios.

Lizzy   [busted] This is Elizabeta. Sorry, I'm away from the phone at the
        moment. Try me again in twenty five years or so.

PB X    Yo, if you trying to find Playboy you should ask your bitch - ha ha!
        She probably know where I'm at. Leave a message.

Dwayne  This is Dwayne, guess not many people got this number cause nobody's
        calling. If you gotta hold it, leave me a message.

Dwayne  [after a month] This Dwayne. Don't know why I'm doing this. Nobody
        leaving me messages. You all fake. You all got love for a fool at the
        top and don't know a fool at the bottom. Out.

Francis This is Francis McReary. Please leave me a message.

Packie  This is Patrick McReary, I probably don't remember giving you my number
        or who you are. Ladies, I'm sorry it was a one night stand.

Kate    You've reached Kate McReary. I'm sorry, I can't take your call just
        now. Please try back another time.

Derrick The owner of this Whiz wireless cellphone is not available.

Gerry   This is Gerald. Don't leave me a message 'cause I ain't gonna listen to
        it and I sure as shit ain't gonna return your call. Fuck off.

ULP     Hello, you have reached United Liberty Paper Merchants. None of our
        operatives can reach the phone. Please leave a message.

Bernie  Please leave a message.

Ray     This Badger cellphone is switched off.

Phil    This is Phil B. Leave a message.

Peg     Salve. This is Jimmy Pegorino's phone. Leave a message.

Carmen  You calling Carmen Ortiz but she ain't in. Leave her a message and she
        call you right back.

Kiki    Leave a message for Kiki Jenkins after the tone. Kiss, kiss.

Alex    This is Alex Chilton's phone. Please leave me a message.

 CONTACT INFO (#contact)

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contact me. Add "GTA", "GameFAQs", or something relevant in the subject line,
Also, specify whether or not you want to be included in the credits and by what

Email: InfernoDS@gmail.com
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 CREDITS (#credits)

Thanks to the following...

For developing this great game, Rockstar North.

For producing it, Rockstar Games.

For the SA GXT Editor, Hammer83.

For getting Mohammad's cab rides and dialogues with Kate, Michelle, Packie, and
Brucie, and a lot more besides, spaceeinstein.

For helping with 3 missions, SmoboHash.

For help identifying characters and various background infos, Grand Theft Wiki.



0.00    8/5/09     Started the script, focusing on storyline missions and
                   random character encounters.

0.24    9/6/09     Storyline approximately 24% complete.

0.50    9/19/09    Completed half of the storyline and the random characters.

0.76    9/26/09    23 story missions to go. Added character key.

1.00    11/6/09    Storyline missions are fully complete. All random characters
                   are complete except for Ivan and Ilyena. Finished the intro,
                   the character key, Mohammad's cab rides, and the dialogues
                   with Kate and Michelle. Added the voicemail messages.
                   Prepared to submit to GFAQS. I'm leaving a lot in the table
                   of contents to be completed, but I don't yet know how much
                   will be worth adding.

1.05    2/18/09    Ilyena encounter. Ivan encounter. All the friend dialogues.
                   A few typos fixed up.

1.10    5/3/10     Finished girlfriend dialogues. A few minor fixes and edits
                   to coincide with the episodic content.

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typed it out. This document may not be reproduced under any circumstances
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