HARRY. What are you trying to say, Lucy?
LUCY. Harry… Mr. Rhodes… Harry…
LUCY. I don’t want to cause anything, but my secret… my secret is…
(She leans in to Harry.)
HARRY. What are you doing?
HARRY. You shouldn’t do that.
LUCY. Oh… I’m sorry. I just thought that you…
HARRY. I just don’t want to get you sick.
LUCY. I don’t care about that. I make excellent soup.
HARRY. Then kiss me.
(Hesitant, she does. At that moment, Granny walks through the door.She stops, and Harry and Lucy abruptly part.)
Oh, well… it looks like your fever’s breaking. Hello, Mrs. Asher.
GRANNY. Lucy. How’s my son
-in-law?LUCY. I think his temperatures down a bit.
GRANNY. You know that’s not how you’re supposed to check, right?
LUCY. Right. I knew that.GRANNY. Hello, Harry.
GRANNY. Lucy, Nellie’s outside. She’s going to need her bath before her mother picks her
up. Would you mind?LUCY. Of course not.GRANNY. Thanks so much, dear.
(without another word, Lucy leaves. Granny turns to Harry and is silent for a few moments.)
So… fever broken? I don’t assume that’s the onlythink of yours that’s broken.
HARRY. Mary, I can explain…
GRANNY. What? Hallucinations? Your sweat blind
ed you? Maybe you’re not even sick at all.
HARRY. She came on to me.GRANNY. And you let her.