After their first kiss at yesterday's picnic, Michael and Mimi are waiting for their next phone conversation.
11 INT. MICHAEL'S BEDROOM - MORNING 11 The DIGITAL CLOCK by Michael's bed says it's a little after five in the morning. Michael lies in bed on his back, staring into space. 12 INT. MIMI'S LIVING ROOM - MORNING 12 At the same ungodly hour of the morning, MIMI, wearing an oversized T-shirt, is VACUUMING the floor, quite absorbed in the task. 13 INT. MIMI'S KITCHEN - MORNING 13 Mimi's ANALOG CLOCK now reads a minute or two before seven. Mimi is washing DISHES. A moment later the phone RINGS. Mimi runs for the phone with dripping hands. 13a INT. MIMI'S BEDROOM - MORNING 13a Wiping her soapy hands on her T-shirt, Mimi answers the phone. MIMI Hello? 13b INT. MICHAEL'S BEDROOM - MORNING 13b Michael is still in bed. MICHAEL Hi. We go back and forth between the two locations during the conversation. Mimi sinks down on the bed when she hears Michael's voice. MIMI Hi. MICHAEL Did I wake you up? MIMI No. I've been up for hours. MICHAEL Me too. (pause) So - how are you feeling? MIMI Good. How are you? MICHAEL I'm pretty spacey. MIMI Are you happy? MICHAEL I'm very happy. (pause) It really happened, right? MIMI Yes it did. MICHAEL Whew. (pause) So. MIMI So. MICHAEL So what are you thinking? MIMI About...? MICHAEL About us. Mimi takes a pause, then goes for it. MIMI I'm thinking that I want to marry you. Michael is startled, and gives a little involuntary laugh. MICHAEL Oh, my God! Mimi waits for a response. MICHAEL Mimi! MIMI What? MICHAEL Are you....? Michael doesn't finish. MIMI (cont.) I do, Michael. I want to marry you. MICHAEL (laughing) Wow. Wait a minute. Let me.... Michael takes a while to collect himself. MICHAEL I love you, Mimi. You know I love you. (pause) I could marry you. MIMI Are you sure? You have to be sure, Michael, because I don't know that I'm such a prize as all that. You always make a fuss over me, but.... Mimi doesn't finish. MICHAEL I'm sure I love you. That's one thing I'm sure of. (pause) Are you sure? MIMI I'm sure. MICHAEL Just a few days ago you.... Michael lets the sentence hang. MIMI I know, but - even then I knew it. Another pause. Michael laughs. MICHAEL I don't believe this. I think we should do it before you change your mind. MIMI Give me two hours to pack a suitcase, and I'm ready. Michael laughs again in amazement. MICHAEL What's going on here? Is this an alternate universe or something? (pause) Mimi, we haven't even slept together. MIMI (smiling) Oh, no! I knew we'd forgotten something! Michael laughs, still in a state of shock. MIMI (cont.) It has been done before, you know. MICHAEL What? MIMI Marriage before sex. MICHAEL Not in this century. MIMI Don't you like the idea? MICHAEL Uhhh.... MIMI I like it. MICHAEL (intrigued) You do? MIMI That's the original concept, isn't it? That's what it was supposed to be. Michael loves it when Mimi gets abstract. MICHAEL Are we being completely crazy? MIMI I don't know. Are we? MICHAEL I think we are. But I've loved you for so long.... MIMI I love you too, Michael. Another pause. MICHAEL Two hours, eh? MIMI I was exaggerating a bit, I'm afraid, Michael. I don't think you can get married that quickly. MICHAEL You can't? MIMI No. They make you wait for a few days. (pause) Unless you elope.
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