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INT. SOMEONE'S BED Inside someone's bed. Nadia and Nick wake up and think about the future. NICK I thought we could, today. . . NADIA You thought! You thought! NICK Yes. I. NADIA I think. Sometimes. NICK Yes. And you dream. I've heard you. NADIA You shouldn't be listening. NICK You shouldn't dream of me. NADIA I don't deliberately. NICK But you do deliberate. Don't you. NADIA Not intentionally. It happens by itself. . The whole thing. . I pause. . By myself. . As if someone, something, some other, is controlling me, is speaking me, is listening me, is driving me, is making me. . . Are you? Are you making me? NICK Not me. I'm a free agent. I live for myself only. I'm a regular believer in free will. I speak and act alone. NADIA Who do you live for then? NICK Me? NADIA Yes. You. NICK For you, of course. . . I live only for you. You are in my dreams. Like a persistent badger dreaming of clotted cream abandoned by an afternoon lawn. The drains of my affection run into your basement. You are my mucous. NADIA Muse? NICK Mucous. NADIA Muse? NICK Mucous. NADIA Music. The sound of things becoming disentangled. Like our lives. NICK The way we live them. NADIA Beside the tracks. NICK The trains all hooting forward is the rhythm of the day. NADIA And the phenomenal crisis is the rhythm of our nights. NICK In bed. NADIA Together. NICK We are. NADIA In bed. NICK Together. NADIA We are in bed together. NICK Why can't we ever speak, together? NADIA Because we are not alone. NICK Someone is speaking us. NADIA Someone other. NICK Someone like you. NADIA Someone like me. NICK But not you. NADIA Someone else. NICK A dreamer. NADIA Like you. NICK Do you always dream of me? NADIA No. NICK What do you dream of then? NADIA Sometimes I dream of the other who is operating us. . . I think. . . I think, we are in their dreams! NICK Whose? NADIA The one who operates us and makes us say the things we say. NICK There is no-one. NADIA There is! You told me, a moment ago, that you were a believer. That you believed in the other who operated us. And now you have changed your mind. . . Why??? What happened? NICK I stopped believing. . . I looked into your eyes and I stopped believing. . . That can happen, you know! It often does. In films. In real life. People just stop believing. NADIA I love you. NICK I love you too. NADIA He loves us two. NICK The both of us. NADIA That's why he speaks us. NICK There is no speaker. NADIA No microphone. NICK Just the sound of the tracks. NADIA The screaming metal in the hot sun. NICK Now that's what I call love! NADIA L. O. V. . . L. O. V. . . L. O. V. NICK Love. NADIA Spoken like that. L. O. V. . . Love, love, love, love, love. NICK If only it was true. NADIA It, is . . He makes it all up, so it must be true. NICK To you. NADIA True to you. I am. True to you. NICK Good. I love you too. NADIA He loves us too. NICK We all love each other. NADIA But does he exist? NICK A long silence. . A long pause. . A long silence. . NADIA With no reply.