SS: Are you awake?
SS:n There's a bat in here.
n(BAT FLIES OVER)
GK: Wonder how it got in.
SS:nn Wonder how it's going to get out.
GK:nn Same way it got in, I suppose.
SS:nn You expect the bat to leave on its own?
GK:n Well, he doesn't want to be in here anymore than we want him in here. He's got radar, he can find his way out--
(BAT FLIES CLOSE)
SS:n Maybe he flies for Northwest. Maybe he's busy with his laptop.
GK: Just take it easy. Bats don't bite, they don't do any harm whatsoever.
SS: If they don't do any harm whatsoever, why don't you grab a broom and make him leave?
GK: I don't want to get him all riled up.
SS:nn You're afraid to deal with it.
GK: Well, feel free to handle it yourself. I don't see it as a male obligation to deal with other species. You're a big strong woman, let's see you deal with it.
SS:n There was a strange man who followed me in the grocery store today. He spoke with an accent. I was looking at the heirloom tomatoes and he came and stood very close to me and he said, "I know you want me. And I want you. So why don't we go away together tonight."
GK: I don't believe you.
SS:n I don't care if you do or you don't-- he was there. He bought a pound of sirloin and some beefsteak tomatoes and a can of tomato juice and I followed him outdoors into the parking lot.
GK: You what?
SS:n I felt myself in his power somehow. Just his glance -- his eyes -- they seemed to look right into me -- he took my hand -- his flesh was cold -- he said, "Tonight, I will come, my darling. I will come and we will be united." And then he spread his cape --
GK: His cape?
SS:n His enormous black cape -- he was terrifying. And yet appealing to me in a way.
GK:n Appealing? You found him attractive?
SS:nn I honestly did. Something trembled inside me. I was drawn to him, Chuck. Deeply drawn to him. And he said he'd come back and-- I think he has.
GK: You do?
(BAT FLIES PAST. SHOTGUN BLAST)
SS: A gun?? But Chuck, you're a democrat.
GK: A North Dakota democrat. And I shot him.
SS:n I don't think you did.
GK: I shot him point blank.
SS: I can still hear his voice. He's saying, "Outdoors. On the
GK: But we have no balcony--
SS:n I'll find one somehow.
GK:n You're mad.
SS:nn I'm in love.
GK:n Same thing. (BAT FLIES PAST, SHOTGUN BLAST)
SS:nn Good shot.
GK:n So you didn't really see a strange man in a cape today--
SS:nn That's for me to know and you to find out. Kiss me, fool.
(A DEEP SULTRY LAUGH)
(INTO BAND TUNE)