The God of War is our responsibility. Only an Amazon
can defeat him. With this.
Diana points the SWORD at Steve, he holds his hands up.
And once I do, the war will end.
Steve gently pushes the sword away from him. He would normally refute this outright, but after all he’s seen today, he’s turned upside down --
Look, Princess, I like your spirit, and maybe you know
something I don’t, but this war is so sprawling, there’s nothing the
two of us can do about it. But we can try to get to the men who can.
You’re looking at the person who can. And after I find and destroy
Ares, the German armies will be freed from his influence -- and
they will be good men again.
(as she’s nuts)
I’m starting to understand why your mother didn’t want you to leave.
How much do you really know about the rest of the world?
The world of men? I know all there is to know about them --
from the great books.
Steve can’t tell whether she’s joking or not.
The great books. Those books explain why there are no men on
that island? Or kids?
I was raised on the island.
(off her nod)
My mother sculpted me from clay. I was brought to life by Zeus.
Oh. Well, that’s not how babies are made where I come from.
Diana turns to Steve, moving closer. The tension between them palpable. Diana gets close --
You refer to reproductive biology.
I refer to more than that.
Ah. The pleasures of the flesh.
Steve gets closer.
You know about that?
Of course. I’ve read all twelve volumes of Clio’s Treatises on Bodily Pleasure.
All twelve, huh?
(off her nod)
You bring any of them with you?
Steve moves closer to Diana. She grins --
You would not enjoy them. They came to the conclusion that men
are essential for procreation, but when it comes to pleasure...unnecessary.
Steve gives Diana a look that seems to suggest he’d challenge that. Diana takes that look in for a split
second, then turns away, self-conscious. Steve does the same. And they sail on...
Diana watches a MAN and his DAUGHTER walk away from an ICE CREAM VENDOR, eating an ICE CREAM CONE. Steve spots her eyeing the girl eating, curious.
Diana nods, smiling. Steve buys TWO ICE CREAM CONES.
Hands her one. She examines it, delighted.
It’s ice cream.
Diana tastes it -- her eyes go wide, the best thing she’s ever tasted in her life.
(to the ice creamvendor)
You should be very proud.
Steve pulls her away, sheepishly smiling and nodding at the confused vendor.