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Anna and Duke have just made love and are lying in bed facing each other.
Duke: There's only one word to describe it.
Anna: I never thought this night would happen.
Duke: I never doubted it for one minute.
Anna: You were that sure of yourself?
Duke: I was that sure of us.
Anna: Even after everything that happened?
Duke: (grins) In spite of everything that happened.
Anna: Yeah. Well… at least we got through it… my gosh.
Duke: Yeah… we uh, we grew stronger...
Anna: You might have—I nearly had a nervous breakdown (grinning).
Duke: (laughs) You didn't have the luxury of that.
He pulls her hand behind his head.
Anna: No. I was too busy trying to keep you out of jail, I suppose…
Duke: Or put me in it…
He runs his finger over her arm.
Anna: Well, you did beat that man up.
Duke: Yes, well at the time I felt he deserved it. I mean, I'm not proud of it.
And you've taught me that I can be strong without having to beat anybody up.
He touches her mouth.
Anna: I guess I've learned some things from you too…
Duke: Such as?
Anna: Loyalty. Even when I was so horrible to you, you were always loyal to
Duke: You had every reason to be, because of Camellia. No, because of me. I
mean, I deserved every bit of it. I ruined your life, I ruined your credibility, you
lost your job…
Anna waves her hand to stop him.
Anna: It doesn't matter now.
Duke: Well it did then, but it doesn't now, and we're not gonna think about it
Anna: I won't think about it if you just don't talk about it.
Duke: I'll go one step better than that. I have this wonderful technique for
making things like… well, you forget bad things.
Anna: What do I have to do?
Duke: You've gotta close your eyes. (she does) You've gotta think about
something… something that's wonderful…
Duke runs his hands over her face, watching her closely. She holds his arm.
Duke presses his finger to her lips.
Duke: Shhh. I said no more talking.
He touches her face again.
Duke: You are so beautiful. You are so beautiful. The more I look at you, the
more I see...
Anna: It's not fair...
Duke: What's not fair?
Anna: I want to open my eyes.
Duke: There's nothing here for you to look at.
She opens her eyes and looks at him.
Anna: (whispers) Yes there is. You're everything I ever wanted in a man.
He kisses her hand and she kisses him passionately.
Transcribed by Hazel