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INT. A CORRIE DOOR OUTSIDE NADIA'S APARTMENT NICK It's just around the corrie door. You go first. NADIA You go. NICK You go. NADIA You're bigger. NICK You're more . . . . NADIA What? NICK Female. NADIA That means, what? NICK You think more than me. NADIA About what? NICK The things that matter. The things that stick. The things that coalesce. NADIA You are using my femalenessness as an excuse. To make me go. To make me go first. NICK Why are you so afraid? What is there to be afraid of? NADIA You tell me. NICK No. You tell me. NADIA No, you tell me. NICK There isn't anything. There's nothing there at all, around that bend, at the very next moment, you will see, nothing will happen. NADIA Well. . . Well. . . You. . You. . Go. . You, go, then. NICK Go first? Me, go, first? NADIA Yes, you. NICK I could wait for you. I could watch out for you. I could be your stone. Solidly waiting here, like a gin on rocks. Wavering on the rocks. NADIA Wavering? You would waver? NICK I would wait. Stolidly. Like a pan. A pan you could fry fish in. NADIA . . . Nick. . . NICK Yes? NADIA . . . Nick. . . NICK Yes? NADIA Let's go back. NICK Go back? NADIA Yes. To where. . NICK Yes to where. NADIA To where we became from. NICK We can't go back. It's too late to stop now. We must go forwards. NADIA Around the corrie door? NICK Yes. We could find a way out of the apartments and meet some other people. . . People with grins. NADIA And visions. NICK And feet. NADIA And minds. NICK And tongues. NADIA And imaginations. NICK And penisessess. NADIA And lofty dreams. NICK And bums. NADIA And admirations. NICK And a need to know who invented cheese. NADIA We could be like them. NICK We could be free. NADIA We could be wild. NICK We could explore the highway. NADIA And the slope. NICK The tar macca dam macca dam. NADIA We could go everywhere that people do. And be like people everywhere. NICK Who spit. NADIA And swear. NICK Who never have to wonder like we do. NADIA Of what's outside the corrie door. . . I'm going to go. . . I've made up my. . . I've made up my. . my. . my. . . NICK Mind? You've made up your mind? NADIA I've made up my bed, so I must go. Around the bend. I, am, going. NICK Around the bend. NADIA Yes. I am. Here I go. Are you ready. NICK As ready as an ever green. NADIA Well catch me then. . Catch me if I fall. . Catch me if you can. . Here, I, go. . One, big, jump. . . Ready? . . . . . Nick? . Ready? NICK Yes. . But wait! . . Let me think. NADIA Think? Think? Think about what? NICK About you. What might happen when you're gone. NADIA You will still be here. Waiting for me. NICK I will still be here. Alone. Waiting for you. Alone. I, will, be, alone. Waiting for, you. NADIA Yes. And I will be waiting for you. On the other side. Waiting, for, you. NICK We will not be together. NADIA We will be alone. NICK Both alone. NADIA But not together. NICK Not alone together. NADIA Alone alone. NICK We must be mad. NADIA To think of splitting up. NICK Nuddia. . . . NADIA Yaaaaaaa? NICK Nuddia. . . . NADIA Yes. NICK Let's go back inside. NADIA Inside? NICK Yes. To where the walls are. The ones we know so well. NADIA And go to sleep. NICK Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. In each others arse. NADIA Arms? NICK Arse! NADIA Arms? NICK Arse. NADIA In each others arms. Where the walls are like blankets and wrap us round. NICK Let's go inside. Tomorrow. . . NADIA There will always be another. . . NICK Corrie door. NADIA Corrie door. NICK But there will never be another. . . NADIA You. NICK You. NADIA You. NICK Me. NADIA Me. NICK Me, and, you. NADIA You, and, me. NICK Against the word. NADIA Against the corridor. NICK You said it.