I’m having trouble writing a comeback for one of my scenes of dialogue. The main character (WWX) is hearing his friend’s homophobic aunt berate him, and I want a comeback that’s snarky and makes fun of the aunt, but I’m not a very witty writer. The dialogue I have right now is below. It’s not direct code yet because I wanted to smooth out the dialogue before coding it in.
INT. Mo Manor Hallway, MXY and WWX walk, Madam Mo enters, MXY and WWX stop
Madam Mo: So you really have brought one of your little friends.
MXY: Madame Mo, I told you about this a month ago.
Madam Mo: I didn’t think you’d be so shameless. What, do you think this is your home? You live here only because of my mercy!
WWX thinks: This woman…
Madam Mo: The only reason I keep you here is because you’re smart enough to have friends in high places who tolerate your proclivities, it’s certainly a struggle for me.
WWX thinks: I can’t let her step all over MXY!
Any help would be appreciated, thanks!