Mimi and Michael are trying to have successful sex after a few days of failures and conflicts.
26 INT. COTTAGE BEDROOM - NIGHT 26 Michael and Mimi are in naked in bed, kissing and caressing, putting a lot of energy into it. Suddenly Michael rolls on top of Mimi and starts to enter her. But he has a little difficulty getting inside her. MIMI Stop. Do it gently. MICHAEL Do you want me to stop? MIMI No. Just do it gently. Mimi looks as if she feels a little discomfort as Michael tries to work his way inside her. A second later Michael puts his hand to his mouth and transfers some saliva to their genitals. Finally Michael is inside Mimi and starts pumping his hips slowly inside her. The two make little sex noises and seem to be getting into the spirit of things. Later, the two lie in bed. Michael is on his back, and Mimi lies partly on top of him, caressing his hair. They seem more relieved than happy. MICHAEL Well.... MIMI Well? MICHAEL I feel as if we passed the exam. MIMI Ohhh. Don't say that. MICHAEL On the third or fourth try. MIMI Well, was it fun? MICHAEL Ummm.... yeah, I think so. MIMI (a little bothered) Hmmm. MICHAEL I'm sorry I didn't last longer. MIMI You don't have to be sorry. It was fine. There is a pause. MICHAEL I don't know. I was thinking so much about doing it that maybe I forgot to enjoy it. MIMI Oh. MICHAEL I was feeling a little detached, I must admit. Weren't you? MIMI Um - maybe. Mimi lies next to Michael She seems distressed now. Michael turns to look at her and sees that there is a problem. MICHAEL It's natural that we were a little awkward this time. MIMI (still cheerless) Okay. MICHAEL Mimi. Don't feel bad. Look at me. But she doesn't. MICHAEL (cont.) Mimi. MIMI What? MICHAEL It was fun. Sex is fun even when it's not perfect. Mimi takes a deep breath, trying to calm herself. MIMI Michael, stop talking about it. Michael is getting a little grim too. MICHAEL We're making an issue where there doesn't have to be one. MIMI Well, why did you bring it up then? MICHAEL What? MIMI You didn't have to mention it. MICHAEL (hesitating) I didn't think I was.... (pause) I just wanted to say something about it. I didn't want to bring you down. I thought it would be something we could talk about. MIMI Maybe it's better not to talk about every little thing. MICHAEL I guess not. Both Michael and Mimi are upset now.
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