ATWT Transcript Wednesday 12/4/02

 

As The World Turns Transcript Wednesday 12/4/02

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Alison: If we'd kept driving, we'd be miles ahead of the posse.

Aaron: If we'd kept driving with that gasket leaking oil all over the place, we would have been stalled on the side of road somewhere, and your brother-in-law would have caught up to us for sure. Just chill out for a couple hours until the engine stops smoking and cools down.

Alison: But --

Lucy: It's dark out here.

Alison: Duh. Ever heard of night?

Aaron: The barn's empty. Come on.

Lucy: Is there a light or something?

Alison: Yeah, Luce. Farm animals are masters of technology these days.

Aaron: This'll help.

Lucy: I'm so tired of driving. Can we stay here for the night?

Katie: I never thought that we'd be sitting here, planning our first anniversary party. So many people said the odds were against us.

Simon: Yeah, but we showed them, didn't we? Huh?

Katie: We absolutely did. You know, before I met you, I actually used to listen to women talking about their wedding anniversaries and get really jealous.

Simon: Oh, come on! Please. You're way too progressive for that.

Katie: Yeah, well, just because I'm enlightened doesn't mean I can't get jealous from time to time. It just seemed so wonderful. They had this special, official holiday that they shared with no one but their husband. It seemed so special and magical. And now look at us. We're having our own special, magical, private holiday.

Simon: Yeah, well, it's hardly very private with all the people that we're looking to invite.

Katie: Oh, hey, you love it and you know it.

Simon: Hey, hey, hey. I love you.

Katie: I know you do. Simon?

Simon: Yes?

Katie: If you could pick one really special moment that you cherished out of all that we've had this year, what would it be?

Simon: One moment, huh? I don't know.

Bonnie: Margo? I just got a message from my mom. She told to -- let's see, how should I put it? -- Get my butt over here. Have you seen her?

Margo: She's in lock-up with Paul.

Bonnie: How mad is she?

Margo: I would say, on a scale of 1 to 10, 11. That little sting operation you tried to pull on Travers kind of put her over the top.

Bonnie: Ow.

Margo: I never should have let you do it. I don't know what I was thinking.

Jessica: I don't know what either of you were thinking.

Barbara: Hello, Isaac.

Isaac: Barbara. Dr. Dixon.

John: Isaac.

Isaac: Can I get a drink for you, or are you here for something else?

Barbara: Actually, I was wondering if Bonnie was here.

Isaac: To be honest with you, I don't know where Bonnie is. Is there a message?

Barbara: John knows what we've been talking about. I have information about James Steinbeck and Marshall Travers for both of you.

Isaac: Oh, yeah?

Barbara: Yes. When Bonnie left Fairwinds the other night --

Isaac: Fairwinds? When was Bonnie at Fairwinds.

Barbara: Thanksgiving night. And I was glad she showed up. She bailed me out of a pretty hairy situation.

Isaac: She did, did she?

Barbara: Oh, I'm sorry. I thought you knew.

Marshall: Well, 35 minutes is a little extreme when I only ordered a sandwich.

[Knock at door] all right, finally someone's here. Never mind.

[Knock at door] just a second! Oh, Dr. Harris. I don't believe I requested a house call.

Ben: I know about your affair, Travers. And I'm here to tell you that you've been messing with the wrong woman.

Katie: What do you mean, you don't know?

Simon: All right, you tell me. What has been your most memorable moment of the entire year?

Katie: All right, well, mine has something to do with life and death experience.

Simon: Such as?

Katie: Seeing you in the hospital before I went into the transplant with Margo.

Simon: Yeah, when you were sneaking around, looking to give away a vital organ without my knowledge.

Katie: I'm sorry. You know how badly I feel about that. I never should have kept you in the dark about the operation. I just needed to do that for Margo, and I knew you were going to try and talk me out of it.

Simon: Well, I gave it serious thought. Believe me.

Katie: I know. But you didn't. You listened to me. And you told me that you were scared, but you also told me to follow my heart. You know how strong that made me feel? After I talked to you, I knew I would make it through. Because I had to, to get back to you.

Simon: That's enough of this talk of near-death experiences. It was awful enough the first time.

Katie: I'm not afraid of death, Simon. The thing that scares me the most is losing you. That's why seeing you before the operation is my most memorable moment because -- if I didn't get to talk to you before, I -- I don't know if I would have had the strength to come back. Okay. I've told you mine. Now it's your turn. What is your most memorable moment?

Simon: Honestly? Right now. When you closed your eyes, took my hand and kissed it. That's it. Wha -- what?

Katie: You really can't think of one, can you?

Aaron: Sure. Yeah, we can crash here for the night, if that's what you want.

Alison: Wait a minute. Didn't we just agree to stay here just until the car cools down? I'm not spending the night in some smelly old barn.

Lucy: Well, I don't want to spend the night in a car. It's so small and crampy. I can never get any sleep.

Alison: Well, excuse me. I didn't realize that there was such a giant pea in her highness's mattress.

Aaron: Can you lighten up? Look, it wouldn't hurt to get a good night's rest here, and we'll start fresh in the morning.

Alison: What's with the 180, Aaron? A minute ago, you said we had to get out on the road as soon as possible.

Aaron: What, I'm not allowed to change my mind, Alison? Lucy has a good idea.

Alison: Oh, heaven forbid little Lucinda doesn't get her own way!

Lucy: What's the big deal? We're all exhausted. And -- this place seems safe enough.

Alison: I see. It's great. It's just great. Once again, you two just can't wait to cozy up together while I tuck myself in some dark corner and shiver the night away.

Lucy: Don't be such a baby, Alison!

Alison: For your information, Lucy, there's only one spoiled brat on this whole rotten trip, and it sure isn't me!

Aaron: Can you two chill out? Alison, I'll help you put together a pallet. Okay?

Alison: Out of what?

Aaron: Out of hay. I used to do it all the time in my grandma's barn. It'll feel almost as comfortable as a real bed.

Alison: Just forget it. I wouldn't dream of intruding on you two lovebirds. I'll go sleep in the car.

Aaron: No, no -- Alison!

Isaac: I cannot believe that Bonnie went to Fairwinds. I mean, after all the warnings she's gotten, why would she go to a place Steinbeck's known to hang out?

Barbara: Maybe we should just wait until she gets here and then talk about it.

Isaac: Just grab a table and relax. I'm anxious to hear this explanation myself.

Lisa: Isaac? We have a little situation back here in the storeroom.

Isaac: We have a situation right here.

Lisa: What? What are you talking about?

Isaac: Guess where Bonnie went after she left Jessica's thanksgiving night? She went tracking James Steinbeck.

Lisa: Oh, that's impossible. She would never do that, not after he gave her such a fright that night you had your accident.

Isaac: I swear, Lisa, that woman will not be happy unless we're planning her funeral.

Margo: I -- I'm gonna plead temporary insanity on this. What can I say, Jessica? I mean, Bonnie came to me with this great piece of evidence. It seemed to be a good idea at the time.

Jessica: So you gave her your blessing?

Margo: No. Not exactly. But I didn't exactly say no.

Jessica: Well --

Bonnie: Mom, don't be mad at Margo, okay? I would have done this even if she said no.

Jessica: I am not mad at Margo. I'm mad at myself. And I'm sorry for talking like you're not standing right here with us --

Margo: You know what? You two need a moment alone. Why don't you take this into the interrogation room?

Jessica: Do I really need to explain to you how incredibly stupid it was to try to compromise Marshall by bribing him with evidence?

Bonnie: No, mother, you don't.

Jessica: Then why did you do it?!

Bonnie: Because I was convinced that, if I gave Marshall some physical proof against James Steinbeck, that he would -- he would take it and sit on it. What better way to prove that he's corrupt?!

Jessica: No, you know what you proved? You proved how naive you are. Don't you understand that Marshall could have you arrested and charged with bribery, with obstruction of justice, with entrapment?

Bonnie: He didn't. He didn't. And, see, what does that tell us, mom? That tells us something here.

Jessica: Yeah, it tells us that you're incredibly blessed. Now, Bonnie, why do you need to play the hero here? You know somebody tampered with Isaac's brakes. You saw what happened to Brandy Taylor. Doesn't her dead body show you how incredibly loaded this situation is?

Bonnie: The "situation" is all I even think about anymore, mom! It has taken over my life, your life, Paul's life!

Jessica: Then back off and let the police handle it!

Bonnie: No! No, not until I have done something to put our lives back together. And, mother, I am not trying to "play hero" here. I'm simply just trying to give us all back something that we've clearly lost.

Jessica: Listen to me. I am so sorry that my mistake has caused everything to spiral out of control. But, Bonnie, it is my mistake, okay? It is not yours. It is my problem to fix.

Bonnie: Isaac is this close -- he is this close to finding out the truth about you and Marshall.

Jessica: Oh, Bonnie.

Bonnie: And I hate lying to him! I hate it. But, you know, that's not even the worst part here. Somehow now, Ben thinks that I'm the one who's cheating.

Jessica: Cheating?

Bonnie: Yes. On Isaac. He thinks I'm having an affair with Marshall Travers. And he hates me for it, mom.

Ben: So, nobody could figure out why a so-called big shot like you would settle down in little old Oakdale.

Marshall: But you've solved the mystery, have you? So what's your discovery?

Ben: Everybody's first guess was wrong. We all thought your decision to stay was political, tied to your maniacal ambition.

Marshall: And now?

Ben: Now I know it's personal.

Marshall: For me or for you?

Ben: You got Jessica involved. You hurt her, you hurt me.

Marshall: We've been down this road before, doctor.

Ben: No, no, no. This is brand-new territory. Now, yeah, you've made a lot of low moves since you came to town. But Jessica's always tried to rise above it. Now you've managed to drag her down with you.

Marshall: So Dr. Ben to the rescue, huh? Grown women know their own minds, doctor. And I'm sure Jessica takes full responsibility for everything she does.

Ben: There is not a thing that you can teach me about Jessica. But since you claim to know her so well, you should know how she feels about Bonnie.

Marshall: All right. It's unfortunate Bonnie ended up getting hurt. Jessica and I thought we could protect her, but --

Ben: Whoa, whoa, whoa! Jessica has known about this?

Marshall: Known? To what, exactly, are you referring, doctor?

Ben: I am referring to you and Bonnie and the affair that you're having.

Jessica: Ben suspects you and Marshall? Well, this has gotten completely out of hand. I'll talk to Ben.

Bonnie: No! Don't do that.

Jessica: Bonnie, if he thinks that you're cheating on Isaac --

Bonnie: Mom! If you and I could just both be quiet, I really believe that time will handle this. Now, Ben will eventually see how much I love his brother, and he will just maybe stop all of his suspicions about me cheating on him.

Jessica: Sweetheart, I can see how this is tearing you apart.

Bonnie: I can deal with it, mom. But what I can't deal with is the fact that the only thing that is standing between all of us and our happiness is that damn tape. Can't you see that is why -- that's why I had to do everything I could to try and get it back? Why I still have to?

Jessica: To destroy it, of course.

Bonnie: Of course. 'Cause once we do that, this whole thing between you and Marshall Travers? It's over. It's over for all of us, and we can all move on with our lives. Don't you understand?

Jessica: Yeah. Yeah, I understand. But I can't allow you to continue to do this, Bonnie. It's too dangerous.

Bonnie: But you just said you understood.

Jessica: I know what you're trying to do. But what I don't understand is why you end up paying for a mistake that I made. It's wrong. So, somehow, I will figure out how to make it all stop.

Marshall: You know, if you came over here to accuse me of having an affair with Bonnie? Then the joke's on you.

Ben: Oh, you think this is funny?

Marshall: No, I think you're way off base. I've done nothing of the sort. So why don't you take your moral outrage and get the hell out of my suite?

Ben: No, I'm not going anywhere. You just said that you and Jessica were trying to protect -

Marshall: That's right. Protect Bonnie from the danger that further involvement with Paul Ryan's case could bring. But Bonnie's hell-bent on playing detective. And Jessica and I were concerned about her. Perhaps you should have interrogated Jessica before you came over here and started in on me. You forget -- I do this for a living. Now get out!

Ben: We're not finished yet.

Marshall: Oh, yes, we are. And if you can't see that, then I'll have hotel security make it clear.

Aaron: Alison!

Lucy: Just let her go, Aaron.

Aaron: But she's so upset, Luce.

Lucy: Alison's upset? Do you hear that?

Aaron: What?

Lucy: It's the sound of Alison not making snide remarks every two seconds. Quiet, isn't it?

Aaron: I'm gonna go -- I'm gonna go talk to her. I just wanna make sure she doesn't do something dumb like run off. The last thing we need is to waste time looking for her. Alison!

Alison: Why do I let him get to me like this? It's never gonna change. He's never gonna get that he picked the wrong girl.

[Knocking]

Aaron: Hey.

Alison: Go away.

Aaron: Alison, you should not be out here all alone.

Alison: Well, you know what they say -- we're hatched alone, and we die alone.

Aaron: There is plenty of room for all of us in the barn to be comfortable, okay? It's better that we stick together in case something happens.

Alison: You're right, Aaron. You and Lucy stick together.

Aaron: You don't want to be separated from us if something happens, do you?

Alison: If you hadn't noticed, you and Lucy have been separated from me this whole trip.

Aaron: Ali -- Ali, nobody's purposely trying to make you feel left out. Okay? It's just that Lucy and I are --

Alison: Are in love. Yes, I know. Gag me. And I'm in the way. You just want me to pretend like I'm not even there.

Aaron: Look, you knew how we felt about each other before this trip even started.

Alison: Don't remind me.

Aaron: And we love you, too.

Alison: Yeah. If you say "like a friend," I'll roll this window up on your head.

Aaron: Alison, I'm not gonna stand here and apologize for wanting to spend time with Lucy! I know it makes you mad, but you're gonna have to deal with it!

Alison: You know what, Aaron? You deal! I'll find someplace else to go.

Aaron: What are you talking about?

Alison: You and Lucy, you can go and live with the chickens. I'll go on someplace else. Bye-bye, boyfriend.

Aaron: What are you doing? Alison, what are you -- what are you doing? This is not funny.

Open the door!

[Engine starts] Ali, open the door!

Aaron: She took off! Do you believe this? She took the car!

Lucy: And she dares to say that I'm the brat.

Aaron: Lucy, what if she doesn't come back? I mean, Alison's done some crazy things, but I don't think I've ever been this mad at her.

Lucy: She's not worth getting bent out of shape about, okay? She'll be back.

Aaron: Well, how can you be so sure?

Lucy: She always comes back.

Aaron: Luce, she threatened to go ahead without us.

Lucy: Aaron, she's just trying to make us freak out. Okay, she's gonna drive around until she's not so annoyed. Then she's gonna pick the worst possible time to come back, acting all sweet and sappy.

Aaron: Yeah, with half the cops in the county on her tail.

Lucy: Can we forget about Alison for two seconds, just two seconds?

Aaron: But, Lucy, she took the car!

Lucy: Good.

Aaron: But the car is --

Lucy: Aaron, we could be using this time for -- something else. You know, something -- besides talking?

Lucy: Don't stop. I don't want you to stop.

Aaron: Are you sure about this, Lucy?

Lucy: I love you. I know that. But am I sure? I mean, what does that mean?

Aaron: I don't want to pressure you into anything. If you're not ready.

Lucy: How should I know when I'm ready? I mean, it's not like there's a bell that's gonna go off inside my head.

Aaron: No, I don't think it's in your head. It's in here. And if it feels right -- inside, then I guess you're ready. There's no clock ticking. And if you're not sure --

Lucy: It's -- it's not that. It's just -- for weeks now, ever since that night at Maryland when we were alone in that apartment, it almost happened. And ever since then, I've just had this feeling inside me. Kind of like an ache. And I wasn't sure how to tell you. I didn't think it would be right to blurt out, "okay, it's time now." Someone ought to write a book of instructions for falling in love, because there sure are a lot of things you're supposed to know.

Aaron: All we have to know is that we love each other.

Lucy: I don't even know where to start. You -- have experience. I'm just -- well, you probably expect more.

Aaron: I don't expect anything, Lucy. Just be with me. Close your eyes -- and be with me. And the rest will sort itself out.

Lucy: Aaron, wait.

Aaron: What?

Lucy: What are we doing? I forgot. We don't have anything -- to protect us.

Simon: Is it really that important to you that I find just one thing?

Katie: Of course it is. You know why? Because we beat the odds. We stayed together when so many things were trying to pull us apart.

Simon: What, you don't think I know that?

Katie: Yes, of course you know it. But you're not acting like it. Can't you just think of one special thing?

Simon: That's what I'm trying to tell you, Katie. No! I can't think of just one thing.

Katie: How can you say that?

Simon: Because every single moment is amazing with you, big or small. Especially the smaller ones. Okay? For example, in the morning, when your hair's all messed up and you're still half dreaming with that little smile on your face? That's a moment. Or at night, when you pull the blankets all over to you, onto your side, and leave me hanging in the breeze -- that's another moment. I could go on and on, but I can't pick just one moment. Because then you go and do something else which makes me totally change my mind again.

Lisa: Look, now, Isaac, now you know that I have really done my very best to steer clear of your involvement with Bonnie. But --

Isaac: Well, you might as well just let me have it now, Lisa.

Lisa: Yeah, okay, it's just one thing I want to say. And that is -- look, I know something was happening between the two of you on thanksgiving evening, but you -- you were doing your very best to bait her.

Isaac: Me?

Lisa: Yes!

Isaac: All Bonnie has to do is stop cutting corners with me. Stop giving me half-truths! You know, you don't know the whole story this time, Lisa.

Lisa: Well, I guess -- I'm sure you're right about that. I don't. But I do know the two of you love each other very much. And true love is certainly a lot more than just candlelight and hot kisses.

Isaac: Do you really think I'm that shallow?

Lisa: Ah, no, you're not shallow at all. But you certainly are stubborn. You just seem to be willing to lose the very best thing that ever happened to you in your life --

Isaac: No --

Lisa: Use that stubborn streak. Come on! Use it. Keep that woman. Don't let her get away from you.

Isaac: But it's Bonnie -- she's the one who --

Lisa: Now, wait. That's all I'm gonna say. That's it.

Bonnie: You think I'm blaming you for all of this, don't you? Well, I'm not, mom. I'm not. I know I said some really, really horrible things to you in the past, but that's just because I was angry. I get it now, mom. I get how things can just spiral out of control. But now all I want is to just do something to get our lives back together again, okay?

Jessica: Mm-hmm. Listen to me. Your part in this is finished. Do you hear me? Now, if anybody's gonna get that tape, if anybody's going to set Ben straight, if anybody's going to fix this, it's going to be me.

Bonnie: Mom, you've already lost your job here. Don't go losing the man that you love, not to protect me! I can handle this, mom. I can manage.

Jessica: No, I don't want you to manage. I will get that tape.

Bonnie: How?

Jessica: Just trust me, okay?

Bonnie: Okay. Is there anything else I can do?

Jessica: Yes. You can go find Isaac and wrap your arms around him -- tight. Promise me you'll do that. Okay.

Bonnie: I worry about you, mom.

[Jessica laughs]

Jessica: Don't worry about me.

Bonnie: I love you.

Jessica: I love you, too, Bonnie Louise. Now, let's get out of here.

Waiter: Good evening, Mr. Travers. I have your order, sir.

Marshall: Good night, Dr. Harris.

Marshall: Thank you.

Waiter: Thank you, sir.

Ben: Excuse me. How'd you like to earn a little extra money?

Waiter: That's a $100 bill, sir.

Ben: Yeah, that's right. It's an easy job.

Waiter: It's nothing illegal, I hope.

Ben: No, no, no. All you gotta do -- watch this room. Give me a page as soon as Mr. Travers gets a female visitor.

Waiter: That's it?

Ben: That's it.

Waiter: Sure.

Ben: Here's my card.

Waiter: Thanks.

Ben: Hey, Lisa.

Lisa: Oh, hi, Ben.

Ben: Is Isaac around?

Lisa: Yeah, he's in the back. But wait. I wanna ask you -- did you have a chance to talk to Bonnie about your theory regarding her relationship with Marshall Travers?

Ben: Yeah.

Lisa: Yeah, so what?

Ben: She denied it.

Lisa: Well, of course she did. I knew she would. You see, I'm so proud of her. Now that she's denied it, I believe her unconditionally. And I certainly hope you feel the same. Right? You do, don't you?

Ben: I really don't know what to believe.

Lisa: I sort of thought you would say that. So, tell me, how do you like your crow prepared? 'Cause I think you're gonna be eating a lot of it.

Ben: Lisa, I hope you're right.

Bonnie: Hey. Have you guys seen Isaac around?

Isaac: Right behind you.

Bonnie: I have one thing to say to you.

Isaac: What?

Bonnie: This.

Lisa: Uh, I'm going to go whip up a little dish of crow.

Ben: Hmm.

Barbara: I'm sorry if I caused any problems for the two of you.

Bonnie: Like what?

Isaac: Like letting it slip that you were at Fairwinds on thanksgiving night.

Bonnie: Oh.

Barbara: I did get some information, though, about James Steinbeck and Marshall Travers.

Bonnie: Okay, good.

Barbara: They met in Rio about six months ago.

Bonnie: Marshall was in Brazil?

Barbara: Apparently so.

Isaac: That's not much to go on.

Bonnie: But we will take it. Thank you, Barbara, very much.

Barbara: No, thank you. Thank you. If you hadn't come in -- don't be too mad at her. She may have saved my life.

Bonnie: Thanks.

Isaac: So?

Bonnie: So -- okay, so I went to go see Barbara without telling you. But you were so horrible on thanksgiving, I had to get out and do something constructive.

Isaac: You said you were gonna see Paul in the lock-up. You know, where there's a ton of cops around.

Bonnie: Okay, so I made another stop.

Isaac: At Fairwinds! You said you wouldn't do anything risky without me.

Bonnie: Well, Isaac, it didn't really seem like you cared a whole lot about what I did that night.

Isaac: Do you believe that? Look, Bonnie, I love you. Do you get what that means? It means, even though I may get angry with you, I'd still walk through fire for you.

Bonnie: And I love you. And I hate to fight with you. And I don't want you to be angry with me. I just wanna get things right between us again.

Isaac: The easiest way to do that is to stand by your word. Don't take any more crazy chances without me.

Bonnie: Okay. I didn't mean to upset you.

Isaac: I have to be able to trust you. I have to know that you are telling me the truth, every word you say. Do you feel what I'm saying?

Bonnie: Yes. And you can trust me. I promise. I promise. Now, are we okay?

Isaac: We're okay.

Bonnie: Mm. Good, because I need to go see my mother.

Isaac: Why don't you give your mother some space?

Bonnie: Because I think she's a little worried about court starting tomorrow, and I wanna be there for her. But don't worry. I'll be back. I love you, and I'll call you soon.

Isaac: Okay.

Simon: All right, maybe we're going about this the whole wrong way.

Katie: What, now you don't wanna celebrate our anniversary at all?

Simon: Of course I do. But it seems the most memorable moments for us happen when we're by ourselves. So why don't just you and me celebrate our anniversary together, privately?

Katie: No party?

Simon: Well, we'll have a party, all right.

Katie: Oh. Hmm. I think, perhaps, I could be persuaded. But where?

[Keys jingle] the convertible!

Simon: Do you wanna hit the road, Mrs. Frasier?

Katie: I'd love to. Mm. That's perfect. You're perfect. Let's go.

Katie: Hi, Emily.

Simon: Emily.

Emily: Hi.

Katie: Are you okay?

Emily: Huh? Yeah. No. I just got back from seeing Hal.

Simon: He's still on the road, huh?

Emily: Yeah, hot on the kids' trail.

Simon: What about Holden?

Emily: He's with Craig, but they're -- they're short on leads. You know, I hate to ask this of you, but is there any chance maybe you can trace them down again?

Simon: Look, we -- we would love to, but we're kind of booked up right now.

Emily: Okay, I -- I understand. I'm sorry.

Katie: Emily, I -- I totally understand. She's your sister. Of course you love her. I love Lucy. She's my niece. And I understand how worried you are. But let me just tell you why I'm not worried out of my mind. Because I saw them with my own eyes, and they're totally fine. They're probably gonna be back before Christmas.

Emily: Christmas. That's like an eternity. You know, if it weren't for Daniel, I don't think I would even be thinking about it this year. I haven't put up a tree. I haven't bought a single present. Not that it's about presents, but -- I saw this sweater, you know, in a catalog. It was -- just reminded me so much of Ali. And -- I wanted to buy it for her, but I wasn't sure if I'm gonna -- I mean, when am I gonna see her again? Am I gonna see her?

Katie: Buy it.

Emily: Should I buy the sweater?

Katie: Emily, buy it. Put up a tree and put the sweater beneath the tree. Because it's those little things that get you through stuff like this. It's those little things that keep you strong.

Lucy: I'm sorry, but we can't do this if we don't use anything, can we?

Aaron: I know. Hang on. Hang on a minute.

Lucy: You carry that around with you?

Aaron: Yeah, lately.

Lucy: Do all guys do that?

Aaron: I don't know. I've had it since that night in Maryland. That night you were just talking about. I got it at one of the school campus vending machines.

Lucy: I can't believe I didn't know you had it.

Aaron: Well, I wasn't sure how you'd feel about using it.

Lucy: You would have waited?

Aaron: Weeks, months, a year. I already told you this. But I figured it'd be, you know, a good idea to keep it just in case. So -- here I am.

Lucy: So you are. So --

Aaron: So --

Lucy: I guess we're all set, then.

Aaron: Yeah.

Lucy: Do I need to -- ?

Aaron: No, I'll take care of this.

Lucy: What if Alison comes in?

Aaron: Not good.

Lucy: There's a loft up there.

Aaron: Nice. Okay. I'll get the lamp. You get the jackets.

Lucy: Okay. Is there anything I should know before we go up there?

Aaron: Yes. Just know that I love you from the bottom of my heart.

Alison: This is so stupid. Aaron'll find out sooner or later Lucy's wrong for him. Why should I care if he doesn't realize that right now? I'll -- I'll just go. I'll go someplace else. I'll live in the mountains with the wolves, maybe. Maybe I'll be lucky, and they'll eat me. God, I -- I need to talk to somebody. And they never listen. Emily -- Emily always listened to me. Emily. There's gotta be a pay phone around here. Oh, I gotta talk to my sister.

Lucy: I'm so happy right now. I can't help thinking -- I mean -- I don't want to disappoint you.

Aaron: Oh, impossible.

Lucy: Am I gonna feel the same? I mean, after. Am I gonna feel the same as I do now?

Aaron: Yeah. But different. I mean, you'll still be Lucy Montgomery. And I'll still be Aaron Snyder. I mean, that's not gonna change. But we'll be sure.

Lucy: Of what?

Aaron: That we belong together, no matter what.

Lucy: I'm sure now.

Aaron: And after that, there'll be a secret in this world that only people who have shared -- I mean, really shared their love -- get how beautiful it is. We're gonna share into that secret, too. And nobody's gonna take that away from us, Lucy. Ever.

Alison: Please, Emily. Please answer the phone. Please.

[Phone ringing]

Emily: Hello?

Alison: Hi, Emily. It's me.

Emily: Oh, my God! Alison?!

[Knock at door]

Marshall: Jessica.

Jessica: May I come in?

Marshall: By all means.

Ben: You okay, little bro?

Isaac: You mean, with Bonnie?

Ben: Yeah.

Isaac: I truly hope so.

Ben: Yeah.

[Cell phone ringing]

Ben: Dr. Harris, here.

Waiter: This is Justin from the Lakeview.

Ben: Uh, yeah, go ahead.

Waiter: You wanted to know when Mr. Travers got a female visitor? One just arrived.

Ben: I thought so. Thanks.

Marshall: It goes without saying what a pleasant surprise this is.

Jessica: There's nothing pleasant about this. I think you know why I'm here.

Marshall: I can only hope.

Jessica: Well, then let me be perfectly clear. I want that videotape, Marshall. And I'll do anything to get it.

Marshall: Anything?

Jessica: Anything.

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