21. Scene 21
Past. Ariadne and James are in a restaurant.
James- Why do you never let me in?
Ariadne- I don’t know. I mean, what are you talking about?
James- I’ve just noticed it. For the first time. That look in your eyes, I’ve placed it.
Ariadne- I think you’ve had too much alcohol.
She reaches to take his glass but he grabs her wrist.
James- What is it that you’re thinking of?
Ariadne- James, let me go.
James- Can’t you even look me in the eyes?
Ariadne- You are being ridiculous.
James- You’re always absent. Not physically. I bet you couldn’t even tell me what you were thinking of then.
She looks away. He lets her go.
Ariadne- I’m going home.
James- What is it with you and running?
Ariadne- I just want to be alone for a bit.
James- That’s how you are at your best, isn’t it?
Ariadne- Take a walk before you get to the door.
James- Will that shake the feeling that I’m engaged to a machine?
Ariadne- You know what? Don’t come home.